Traeblod Imperial Stout Brewed with Maple & Coffee

Review Date 4/8/2021   By John Staradumsky

 Well here’s an interesting beer I found on Mikkeller Traeblod Imperial Stout Brewed with Maple & Coffee. This lovely little brew is from Mikkeller San Diego, and though we get Mikkeller beers here in Georgia, I have never seen this one on store shelves. Mikkeller beers have never let me down, so I knew I had to taste a coffee maple imperial stout from them.

“Traeblod” means tree blood in Danish, what we call sap. It’s a pretty catchy name for a beer, and the beer has a pretty catchy label, too. It certainly caught my attention and influenced me to buy. Now that’s marketing friends. Mikkeller says on their website:

A massive Imperial Stout, blasted with an incredible amount of high-quality Vermont Maple Syrup and kissed with a moderate amount of dark roast coffee. A full serving of breakfast in a glass - decadent tree sap, roasted malt, and eggy french toast crust. Full-bodied and balanced, a unabashed symphony between sweet syrup and dark roasted coffee.

Mikkeller Traeblod has an alcohol content of 11.7% by volume-sipping beer! I paid $7.49 for my can from Craftshack. That’s not bad at all, a single can at the San Diego brewery will set you back $8, or $24 for a 4-pack. Total Wine sells it for $24.99 a 4-pack, though not here in Georgia that I have seen. My can is stamped BORN ON 1/26/21. I drank it on April 1st. I wish I had another can to age.

Mikkeller Traeblod Imperial Stout Brewed with Maple & Coffee pours to a jet-black color with a light creamy tan head and a nose bursting with roast and maple syrup flavor. Taking a sip, the beer is rich and amazingly full bodied, dark roasty with coffee and chocolate, and over the top with maple syrup notes. Like your morning pancakes smothered in maple syrup with a cup of black coffee on the side. There is a roasty finish with lots of sweet maple syrup at the last, a truly big boozy jet fuel finish. A tad woody too!

Mikkeller Traeblod offers just intense maple and coffee notes throughout. It is incredibly rich, and may just feature the most maple syrup I think I have ever got in a beer before. I highly recommend this.


And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, canned