bytemesis (2409) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with thanks to Jan!! Pours inky black with no initial head, but a secondary small brown head that forms after several seconds and slowly dissipates to a ring that leaves pretty decent lacing. Aroma is rich cocoa, roasted malts, anise, and some smoke. Flavor is similar, medium sweet, somewhat smokey and lightly bitter. Smoky ash and lingering bitterness in the finish. Interesting almost ham flavors that somehow don’t distract like meat usually does. Some coffee notes as well. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Quite a nice little beer.
Beer4000 (4255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle from Ølbutikken sampled in 2008. Pitch black body with a small, quite dense dark beige head. Strong aroma of dark, roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, mocha and fruit. Flavor is sweet, dark, roasted malt, salt liquorice, chocolate, coffee and fruity bitterness. Full body and long, strong aftertaste. A fine and complex beer.
PapaVillum (244) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 cl på fad, 11 % ABV, nydt på Mikkeler Bar på Viktoriagade på Vesterbro, 17. december 2013.
Sort "kølig olie" med zero skumtop, men med lækker moccafarvet skumkant.
Duft af espresso kaffe, chokolade og vanilje. Måske lidt engelsk lakrids.
Smagen er meget kompleks og i meget vellykket balance mellem sødme og bitterhed. Det bitre dominerer og smagen afsluttes tør alkoholisk, men på en aldrig overdoseret måde.
Kulsyreindholdet er som i de fleste Mikkeller's meget fint tilpasset og i dette tilfælde lækkert neddroslet.
Min bedste Mikkeller-oplevelse?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 25 cl bottle into a Konings Hoeven chalice. Bottle says: "Holdbar til 1/10-2009."
Pours a near black with small dark head.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, espresso.
Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of burnt coffee, dark roasted malts, burnt malts, bitter chocolate, dark toast, smoke. This is obviously a bit past it’s prime but still has lots of tasty flavors along with some oxidation.
tkrjukoff (3844) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC 2013. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is vanilla roasted malty chocolate astringent. Flavor is ashy barrel acidy bitter.
_angst_ (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours viscous pitch black with a s,all creamy dark mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving a very small trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, burnt caramel, moist soil, charred wood, bitter chocolate, coffee hard candy and very subtle hints of green pepper. Taste is bitter and malty with heavily roasted malts, dark roast coffee, charred wood, moist soil, unripe coffee berries, burnt caramel, oatmeal cookies, bitter chocolate, coffee hard candy and hints of pine needles and grass. Mouthfeel is slightly round, roasted astringent, tiny dry, tiny fruity tart and near full bodied. Finish is bitter with heavily roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, dark roast coffee, salty licorice candy, unripe coffee betties, charred wood and burnt cookies. Very heavy and very tasty...
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with coffee and some chocolate
Borup (4884) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and licorice.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session 2. Pours oily bkack with a thick, dark brown head. Heavy dark coffee nose, some chocolate cake, brownies. Big sweet flavor with lots of rich coffee and baking cocoa, charred malts, moderate roast. Full bodied, viscous, with fine and creamy carbonation. Moderate bitter earth finish, somewhat warming, with rich brownies, more baking cocoa. Good balance for such a bruiser.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted thick malty coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with toffee caramel hints. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.