Mikkeller Black Imperial Stout (16.1%)

I’m not sure whether I like this or not.
It’s certainly an intense experience, but is it pleasurable?
Actually, the answer is no, this is beer as torture.
Pouring an impenetrable black with a big cappuccino head, the aroma is coal tar soap and tarmac.
I can’t really tell you about hops or malts or yeast because all this is is an aggressively boozy and bilious alcohol hit.
Beer ought to be pleasurable and this isn’t.
And I like big beer, experimental beer, scary beer, but this is undrinkable diesel fumes and paint stripper.
Maybe I just got a bad can, or maybe this really is just a terrible beer.

Source: Cotteridge Wines

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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