TaktikMTL (6358) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièriopholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de café avec une pointe de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #2470)
Finwe (414) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle of batch 115 at Olutkellari Helsinki. Quite opaque black with a tan head of mediocre size. Roasted malt and sugary sweetness dominate the aroma. After a while in the glass it was also possible to note a scent of alcohol. Notes of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, hops and treacle in the taste. Hoppy bittterness and hints of charcoal in the aftertaste. A delightful Imperial Stout.
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got my knife & fork out in anticipation of this beer & was not disappointed. Pours out as black as your hat with a lovely fawn head. The nose is intense with malt, burnt molasses, some sweetness but also a nice bitter spiciness. Just lovely on the palate, smoother than James Bond, excellent subtle carbonation. Great balance of flavours, burnt malt & the sweetness of pale honey, or brown sugar, not chocolate. The finish is a whopper, long with great bitterness, slight chalk/minerals & spice & that sweetness left on the lips to leave you wanting more.
SrSilliGose (3296) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with a nice tan head. notes of burnt malts, dark chocolate, coffee. nice body with a bit of booze on the finish. Really enjoyed this one.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours like ten fifty (not fiddy) motor oil, with a large, dark brown head and a pitch black body. Great lace left behind. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, leather and a sort of sweet, vanilla like tannin. Taste is super dry residual sugars wise, with a pronounced bitterness. Supper rich coffee, leather, alcohol, and dry baking chocolate. Creamy carbonation and mouthfeel.
tennisjoel (1209) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with a creamy tan head. Aromas of deep milk chocolate, roast, licorice, really nice. Flavor presents a very nice expresso and chocolate combination, with a slight peppery kick in the finish. Really quality and unique offering here. I am enjoying this immensely!
mjs (5117) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Olutkellari Helsinki on 2009-06-01) Black. Medium sized nicely tan coloured head. Roastedness, hops and liquorice in aroma. Full bodied, bit creamy and dry palate with little carbonation. Roastedness, liquorice, coffee, hops, chocolate, ash and bitterness in taste. Ash, roastedness and bitterness in aftertaste.
Habanero (3095) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Bottled. Pours pitch black beer with a tan head. Nose with roasted malts, coffee, licorice and with notes of hops and chocolate. Sweet flavour with roasted malts, coffee and alcohol. Full bodied. Oily texture. More dry finish. Nice and complex imperial stout.
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m not quite sure that any hyperboley I use is quite fitting enough. This is a king of beers. Firstly before any other remark I make I must emphasize how well controlled/hidden the alcohol is. This tastes no stronger in abv. than Mikkellers Beer Geek Breakfast which is around 7% On with the comment: Lovely almost oak like-vanilla aromas greet you from the glass, enticing and sensual. Definite coffee, bitter/sweet on the nose. Looks fantastic in the glass. Total black hole. Keeps a nice off white-grey-brown head. Palate is soft and smooth, but not at all sickly for an impy stout. Slight carbonation keeps it crisp with every sip you take. Flavour is almost rum-like, touch of sugar cane, dense roasted barley, sweet malt, more coffee (espresso) some ultra bitter dark choc. Quite an asertive hop pressence underneath all the roasted coffee notes. This beer is quite mind altering in it’s effects! Basically I love Mikkeller, and this beer basically hits perfectly a balance between the BG Breakfast and BG brunch at quite an affordable price. My first ever Amager beer and certainly not my last. Fantastic! Quite simply one of the best beers I have had the pleasure of tasting.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at Hophead22’s Imperial Stout Tasting. Thanks Tim. Dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Sweet malty chocolate aroma. Tastes of chocolate, and espresso with some chalky notes throughout.