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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a deep black with a thin dark head. The aroma is dark and rich, with dark chocolate, raisin, cassis, cranberry, cappuccino, and cocoa. The coffee is far more rich and apparent in the flavor, starting sweet and chocolatey, and then becoming dark, espresso like and bitter. There are also notes of raisin, dried cranberry, black and red currant, and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium thick with small bubble carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer, great depth, complexity, and intensity - all the flavor additions are well used. The mouthfeel is not overly rich, and the whole thing comes together nicely.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black and slightly slick and oily with a finger of thick and frothy light brown foam.

A blast of chocolate, ground coffee, and espresso hits immediately with a faint vanilla or cream sweetness.

Solid coffee flavor rounded out with chocolate, vanilla/cream, and some light earthy hop flavor.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, slightly chewy, creamy smooth.

Overall, a top notch coffee beer that all coffee fans need to try.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes.

Thanks to drseamus for sharing quite a while ago now.

A: Nice dark beer. Almost jet black. Coffee colored head. The beer poured like motor oil from the bottle.

S: Out of this world. One of the best smelling stouts ever. MASSIVE coffee nose. Not just coffee but the best smelling coffee ever and I am not even a coffee drinker. Quite a bit of chocolate in there as well. A touch of roast. But this is all about the coffee.

T: Wow. Massive coffee in the flavor as well. More chocolate that in the nose. As balanced as a beer can be with the super intense flavors here.

M: Super smooth. A little bit creamy but not as thick as you would think it would be. Which is a good thing and a bad thing. If anything a little bit more richness in the body would not hurt. That being said it was velvetty in my mouth.

D: Wow. Beer geek breakfast was a great beer and this took it to the next level. The price is high but it is a really nice treat every once in a while.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle from Green's, Ponce location, Atlanta, GA. Poured into a 12 oz. brandy snifter in increments.

Appearance: Pours a thick though perhaps not as thick as you'd think (courtesy of coffee oils, no doubt) inky black body, capped by a fizzy, multi-colored-though-generally-and-dominantly dark tan head, fizzy at first, but rocky and bubbly after an initial fast-fade. I have to imagine it would fade faster if not for a ridiculous amount of fast, spritzy carbonation, some of the fastest I've ever seen on a beer, really, zipping upwards and replenishing the fading tan finger-and-a-half mass. The lacing is magnificent, swooping up and down the sides of the snifter, dipping and diving and clumping.

Aroma: Very light and crisp, almost sort of like a freshly-picked, green coffee berry, or at the very most some sort of half-roast. Grassy, citrusy, and currant notes waft up, light and airy, wrapped in a barely-perceptible earthy, toasted package.

Taste: A remarkably refined and smooth-bodied taste, earthy and musty at the same time it's fruity and sweet. The coffee notes are remarkably clean, light and zippy with notes of smooth dirt, currants, fresh cut grass, and citrus overtones. Noticeably lacking, of course, are any sort of harsh or bitter "coffee"-esque astringencies. The oatmeal adds a slight wholesome presence, and these two - in conjunction with the rest of the malt bill, which lends a few hints of dark fruit, toast, and faint bitter cocoa notes - interplay well with one another. A very unique and enjoyable flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and slick from the oatmeal while also oily and slightly crisp from the coffee, with a light, spritzy body courtesy of all the carbonation that doesn't belie its alcohol content or its malt bill. Still somehow remarkably even, though, so kudos.

Drinkability: Well that was quite an experience. A 10.9% stout isn't the most drinkable of beers, but this one was extremely pleasant. A coffee beer that doesn't taste at all like your trad- ... wait, what? WHERE did the coffee come from? That's not funny, dude, don't even joke about that sort of shit. Oh come ON.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer Geek Brunch Weasel
1 pt., .9oz bottle, 2011
Hunahpu's snifter

A: Pours completely pitch black in color.  Initially a half finger of dark tan head that ends up dissipating fairly quickly into a ring around the edges of the glass. I definitely get some alcohol feet when I swirl it around.  Some darker lacing bits.

S: Deep dark chocolate.  Espresso like coffee notes.  Rich dark fruit hints.  Dark cherry.  Deep roasted grains.

T: On the tip of the tongue, I get dark roast coffee.  Delicious dark roast coffee bitterness.  That bitterness leads to an amazing dark rich cocoa flavor.  Lavish bitter chocolate.  Cake like flavor.  Decadent for certain.  Richness comes from the outside of the mouth to the inside.  It really grows.  Prickly carbonation that flows over the tongue. 

M: Full bodied.  But it's very much pleasing, not cloying.  Carbonation really helps with this.  Coats the mouth with flavor.

O: A+.  Just an amazing beer.  I was actually thinking that it would suck or not live up to the hype.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a dark brown, almost black, with a 1/8” medium brown head that recedes to a ring around the glass and some thin islands and swirls of foam. Sipping leaves bot a ring edge and lots of tiny speckles of lacing. The ring slides back to the liquid while the speckles of lacing cling to the side of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is full of dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roasted malt that has a very faint burnt character.

Taste: The flavors are much as predicted by the nose, with lots of coffee and bittersweet chocolate that mingles with a bit of sweetness from the malt and the alcohol. Except for a touch of sweetness the alcohol is well hidden here and there is no heat or burn, just a gradually spreading warmth.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the full side of medium bodied with very faint carbonation. The long finish begins in the coffee and dark chocolate, slides through a brief bit of sweetness and then lingers on with dark roast bitterness in the back of the mouth and throat.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This is an interesting beer to sample and it is reasonably drinkable. I do find the dark roast bitterness at the end of the finish to be just slightly off putting, but not so much so that I find it unpleasant to drink. My overall impression is that this is a pretty well made stout which I’m happy to have tried but I’ll look for something with just a bit less burnt character in the finish. Also it should be noted that this one is fairly temperature sensitve in that as the beer warms the burnt bitterness becomes much harder to detect.

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