Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, - JUN 17, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Black, viscous, minimal tan head. Strong coffee on the nose, but it is shortly joined by apricots, black chocolate and a big toffee smell, which lingers on. Just so inviting. Tastes absolutely unbelievable: big whack of smooth toffee, silky milk chocolate and jammy apricots, with aftertastes of lovely nutty coffee. And of every other flavour in it. This beer is so good it makes me a little mental.
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250ml bottle at home. This is the "old" version, bought it in 2013 from Mikkeller and Frinds bottle shop. Black color with nice brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, cookies, spicy -cinnamon, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma, dark chocolate and coffee, cookies, brownie, light spicy, wood and alcohol. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
Sjohnh (430) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some superlatives apply to this beer. One of the darkest I’ve had, and definetely the darkest brown head I’ve seen, though it doesn’t last long. The texture is, if not the thickest, then the most velvety and creamy mouthfeel I’ve had. Aroma starts off as pure coffee, with the cognac taking a while to sneak through, though it is pleasant when it arrives. Dark chocolate and black fruits with some toasty malts in the mouth. The booze is present but submerged, not under cloying sweetness but under a weight of chocolate.
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; deep opaque black pour with a big dark tan head, quite a big cognac aroma with some sweet chocolate and roast, taste has smooth chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, cognac not as big in the taste as the aroma but there, dark fruit, very good.
MrHangover (3140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ THLBBT May. Pours a pitch black beer with a decent amount of brown head. Aroma is boozy, roasty, touches of cognac but not much. Flavor is very alcoholic and strong a bit out of balance, some coffee in there, base beer has faded behind a strong alcoholic front, most likely done by the cognac. Aftertaste is strong and sweet as well. Meh, not the greatest.
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of overpowering cognac booziness upfront with caramel, licorice, dark chocolate and coffee subdued behind. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. The cognac didn’t work so well with this, too boozy and detracting from the excellent base beer.
SlackerMads (2062) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a medium sized dark brown head. Smells real nice; wood, pepper, vanilla, fudge. Soft and filling mouthfeel with warming and light stinging alcohol. Pleasantly sweet with balancing bitterness, some acidity too. Rich flavor with oak, salty licorice, light minerals, roasted malt, figs, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate. Malty finish that slowly fades. Good, real good.
vjohans (421) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, woody, black, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
thepeter (325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with thin head. Grassy, orange peel, cocoa, charcoal, booze on the nose. Taste is a dry field of grass, cocao, burnt wood, not overly complex and a bit dry for me. Feel was a bit thin for the style but overall decent.
thebeertourist (5078) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Black with a beige head. Complex roasted coffee, oranges, vanilla aromas. Good dry roast balanced by orange zest, vanilla and sweeter chocolate flavours. A great beer.
Nische (1156) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitch black with very small brown head. Aroma off roasted malts, coffee, quite boozy, cocoa, some sweetness. Heavy alcohol in taste together with coffee and some soy sauce.