Benzai (9140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized brown head. Smell malts, hops, coffee, lovely roastyness. Taste malts, superb roastyness, lightly hops, a touch of coffee, some alcohol. Velvety silky texture, full body, suitable carbonation.
Lukaduke (2398) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich deep umber with a dark mocha foam... Aromas are sweet milk chocolate with traces of bright focused citrus and deep roasted malts. The palate follows the nose with a great balance between citrus and chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel delivers the flavor profile with elegance and restraint. Love how the citrus peak and fades and peaks again.. not overpowering but just enough to heighten the senses. Best citrus stout Ive ever had yet I will say Ive only had a few !
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes, on draft at HF Harvest Festival.
Viscous black pour with a thick, dark brown head. Great retention. Aroma is rich blend of roast and chocolate malt with citrus peel and light citrus hops. Molasses, burnt sugar, citrus zest and pine also present throughout. Crisp, smooth and creamy body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is remarkably unique and unlike anything expected. Initially typical stout flavors of roast malt, ash, molasses, dark chocolate and brown sugar before finishing with a zesty and fruity orange punch (nothing like an IPA however). Somehow, it all works in perfect balance and this is one of the most unique and enjoyable stouts I’ve had recently.
Koelschtrinker (11151) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ausgiebig malziger Antrunk mit leichten Röstnoten. Schokoladig, würzig, Kaffeenoten. Wenig und passend trocken, dunkle Getreidenoten, voll. Rundes, nicht übertriebenes Bier. 12/12/12/14/12/13
Huhzubendah (2726) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.
The beer is dark brown, nearing black. The beige head is nearly a half inch thick, fading to an oily thin layer atop the beer. The aroma is classic Mikkeller. Dark roast, oak, booze, chocolate. Roasty and smooth on the palate with a nice hop finish. Lots of chocolate and bitter roast in the flavor. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. A very good stout, I would definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-19-2012
piscator34 (2005) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Malty aromas of Whoppers chocolate candies, orange peel, and a bit of booze. Huge clear chocolate flavor, along with notes of coffee, roast, caramel, and smoke. Heavy bodied. Very nice.
SirLimpsalot (2399) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Mikkeller Bar: Tydliga rostade toner, lakrits, kaffe, malt - ganska het eftersmak. Helt ok
cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is jet black with creamy dark caramel head. Nose is heavier on the roast coffee, light vanilla and some touch of milk chocolate, light cherry and fair bit of citrus takes over. Body is thick, very heavy and creamy, taste is heavy roast coffee with notes of peat. There is some milk chocolate mid palate and faint sweetness in back and a slowly increasing citrus very powerful in back. It’s almost like a loaded hop stout with assertive carbonation and a dry, slightly bitter finish.
SlackerMads (1778) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with thick lasting dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt a little coffee and a citrus note making the aroma a little lighter. Soft, smooth velvety mouthfeel. Taste has notes of chocolate, soft roasted malt. Soft, soft oily chocolate and caramel. Dry finish, but still a soft mouthfeel. Citrus burps! Damn nice. Instant favourite.
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured dark black with a mild forming, light brownish/tan head. Moderate mouthfeel, not too thick. Notes of chocolate and orange zest along with roasted malts, dark cocoa, coffee, and toasted bread.