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Dry Stout - Grand Marnier Barrel Aged | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 09-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mikkeller 'Dry Stout' @ 4.1% , aged in Grand Marnier Barrel's , served from a 375 ml bottle purchased for $12

A-pour is a cola brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with some ruby red peeking thru a medium size tan head which is leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-you can smell the aged Grand Marnier barrel

T-somewhat smooth dry stout

MF-too much pop like carbonation , weak medium body

Ov-barely ok beer , kept burping 'Grand Marnier'

prost LampertLand

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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a DryHop taster pint.

A - Ample dark tan foam settles to a thick cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacework. Dark brown body with ruby transparency when held to the light.

S - Smells like a typical dry stout, with toast biscuit, toasted malts, roast, hint of smoke, and a touch of char and oak. Seems a bit sweeter than other beers of this style; guess that might be due to the Grand Marnier? There's some vanilla too, which could be either from barrel or malt bill.

T - The taste has a bit more fruity spirit flavor and oak, and the roast dominates the malt character. Not as acrid or burnt as you'd expect from a Mikkeller dry stout, but somewhat devoid of depth or flavor intensity in comparison to the aroma. Nothing bad here per say, but just kind of ho-hum.

M - Light, creamy body, with carbonation on the higher end of moderate. Dry and tannic finish. As expected, there's no alcohol.

D - The barrel-aging is pretty restrained, but the base beer is a pretty solid dry stout. It was quite easy to down the entire 375ml bottle. For the price it's disappointing, but on the whole it's a decent brew. Not sure why Mikkel thought barrel-aging this beer would be worth the time though.

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Dry Stout - Grand Marnier Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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