Habanero (3046) - 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.
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
yeah this is good shit! Pours almost a black color with a really nice tan head. Aroma is roasty and toasty with tons of chocolate, espresso and a bit of smoke. Flavor is loaded with bittersweet chocolate, prunes, roasted malt and finishes with a very satisfying bitterness. Damn nice.
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Warm it shows cherry tar wood leather smoke, a grassy long dry hop-bitter finish. Great tall tan-foamy pour over blackish-brown coat & lighter brown highlights. Smell cocoa malts coffee rich and subtle Am drinking warm so I will cool it down to bring up the cocoa + coffee, and to dial back the strong yet round alcohol. Is a bit acidic and sour on the palate, very cleanly made and not sticky - truly distinctive - Flavor balances good hopping against any lingering sweetness, feel is solid and smoothie-like if you cool the beer a little bit! Drink it not too warm and the cocoa-velvety-coffee sensuality envelops. GOOD! I put it next to Nøogne Ø.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from swolf3, muchas gracias Steven. Mild aroma. Getting some chocolate and coffee from this, pretty good drinking.
Jerre (2799) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted with friends @ Alvinne.
Black color, small brown head.
Aroma chocolats, fruits, roasted malts.
Medium to full body.
Taste strong roasted malts, choclates.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby black with a thin brown head, and some decent bubbles. Nose is rich chocolate, raisin and alcohol. Flavors are very complex. Smoke, black licorice, coffee, anise. Mouth is creamy and smooth. Great upper tier IRS.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
muddy black-brown body with a creamy light brown head, bumpy at the surface. aroma is sweet & dark chocolate malt, dried prune, some faint vanilla, and licorice. flavor starts with smooth chocolate roasted malt, some salty licorice, then burnt bitter hop. a little acidic like Starbucks coffee, and a lasting heavy bitter aftertaste.
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, with espresso and a bit of a dark chocolate sweetness. The flavor has strong notes of coffee and roasted malts, with dark chocolate and a lingering roasty and hoppy bitterness. Very nice.