DrumBAR Black Sap | Mikkeller ApS

DrumBAR Black SapDrumBAR Black Sap
BA SCORE
82.4%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 51 ratings
DrumBAR Black SapDrumBAR Black Sap
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter with Maple Syrup.

Added by ZombiesAteMyDog on 08-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
51
Liked:
42
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
8.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 375ML bottle in a trade with a friend in Maryland - poured into a crystal tumbler.

Pours black as midnight with extreme viscosity, fatty tan head with ridiculous retention, lacing coats my glass from start to finish. Wow - tons of barrel on the nose...Single Barrel Jack stylie - no joke - so bomb! Roasted malt, burnt raisins, molasses, dry oak, sweet boozy goodness. Tastes like the nose insinuates - so much barrel, my god this shit is tasty! Fresh brewed espresso, vermont style maple syrup, toasted grains and all that barrel goodness that lingers for days...

Already blown away by the Golden Sap, I was curious to see how the Black Sap compared - a roasty/smoky counterpart to it's blonde brother or sister if you prefer, this one did not disappoint, and we found even more fun barrel characteristics compared to the Golden. So bomb!

Seek and destroy!

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - Giant tan foam slowly settles to a thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace. Body is black, with only a glint of brown at the bottom edge of the glass.

S - Huge oak, char, dark roast coffee, and whiskey. Maple is there but understated, mingling with caramel and baker's chocolate. As the beer warms up there's some vanilla and also a faint permanent marker note. Alcohol is well-concealed

T - The taste is signature Mikkeller. Burnt, charry, roasty, and smokey, with a good dose of oak and a whiskey character that is more evocative of whisky than bourbon. The maple sweetness comes out significantly more as the beer warms up. Again, the alcohol is quite well hidden; never would have guessed this was 10%.

M - Active carbonation, but somewhat creamy and smooth. Medium-full bodied, with some tannins that linger into the finish. Mild warming by the end of the 375ml bottle, but again quite restrained. Not overly sticky like some Mikkeller offerings.

D - This is quite good. I enjoyed the bottle and would consider ordering this again on draft. To fully enjoy the maple barrels one should let the beer warm up too room temperature. The maple really blunts the char and smoke character of the base porter.

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Photo of oline73
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours pitch black with over an inch of fluffy cocoa head. The head settles down to a rather thick layer on top of the pour. The nose is sweet with an obvious maple sweetness up front. Underneath the maple I'm getting some roast and a hint of dark chocolate. There's more coffee in the taste than there was in the nose. The maple note shows up more towards the end of the sip. The only real roast I'm getting seems to be from the coffee and isn't overly bitter. There's quite a bit going on here. Other than the maple and coffee there are some notes of dark chocolate, warming alcohol, and some mild dark fruit. The finish is warm and full of sweet maple. I'd have this again if it wasn't so expensive.

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DrumBAR Black Sap from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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