TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a deeper blackish hue, darker with some thickness in the legs. Darker blackish pour, gentle brownish red glow on the edges. Frothy light brown head atop stays as a small filmy layer, loose ring dies down, laces ok. Aromas are cocoa, lotta cherry elements, some toffee, toast, and cocoa nibs. Mellow barres some vanilla, oak, gentle warmth. Cherry really sets the pace here. Initial is firmer bodied, some sweet sticky toffee, toast, cherry puree and vanilla. Gentle cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Mellow coffee, toffee, more cherry juice and skin. Middle is a bit more spirit, caramel, oaky vanillin and spirit. Some sticky caramel, coconut, and more oak. This isn’t hot but thinned a bit by the barrel, offers some rich flavors in exchange. The cherry dies out more into the backend with some sticky malts, firmer oak, some gentle pokes of spirit warmth. Finish is a bit of barrel, spirit, and warmth. Gentle toastiness, sticky malts taper out. Wow, well incorporated. Tasty stuff. A touch sweet at times but overall a very nice beer.
Howlader (392) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle split with friends. Just a great beer. A little tart - and stouty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joergen (19354) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mikkelller Bar.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and cedar with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted finish.
madmitch76 (13062) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Big thanks to Paul for saving me a nice nip of this. Opaque black-brown beer, no real head. Viscous palate with a little fine carbonation. Smooth sweet dark malts. Vanilla and a touch of cherry and tangy red berry fruits. There is a vague sense of Neopolitan Ice Cream here! Touch of brandy and brandy spice. Finishes smooth. Sweet and tasty.
Niller (419) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, CHP. Black colour with a small brown head. Sweet dark fruits, dark chocolate, caramel, cherries, bourbon, wood. Great mouthfeel. Smooth malty finish. Great.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade
Pitch black color with small collar of brown foam. Strong aroma, roasted malt, chocolate, light cocoa, ancho chilies, overripe banana; unfortunately also some cardboard and liquorice limit the elegance. Full bodied, the mouthfeel is round and lightly oily; chocolate and roasted malt flavor, not ashy, rather sweet; it has a light fruity touch (stewed cherries) and the relative light acidity; the alcohol is warming, but with this sugars it’s masked and doesn’t become boozy.
Good. But it’s just an American example of lack of style an elegance, just a mix of everything.
Mikkeller has reduced the glass size and increased the price. 80kr (15$) for 20cl. I will just visit the bar less and less often…
Desverger (1128) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap@Mikkeller bar - Black coloured pour with very thin brown head. Sweet dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, ripe cherries, slightly nutty and cake like, bourbon,woody. Lovely mouthfeel, boozy sweet finish. wow. So many good beers in one night!
Theydon_Bois (6498) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at the Kernel, massive thanks to Paul, 09/11/13.
Pitch black with a good sized dirty tan head.
Nose carries a good dark roasted assault on the nostrils, cherry notes, bourbon evident, woody booze tang, dark chocolate, light smoke.
Taste comrises dark chocolate, Black Forest Gateux, molasses, earthy, brown sugars, dark berry fruit tang.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey closure, a little cloying.
Solid impy from a draw that may require a small stool to reach !
Apache (29) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a CCB branded bottle. Pours black with little thin brown head, the flavor is sweet, but lacks any cherry notes. Aftertaste of chocolate and mint.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A black beer with a rim of dar brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of prunes, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, and exotic fruits, leading to a bitter finish. A bit over the top for me.