crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
my least favorite of the 3 JK/Mikkeller stout collabs. This is good but was lacking compared to the other 2. smooth, oily, rich mouthfeel. moderate coffee melds well with roasted malts. chipotle seem muted compared to the others.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, November 2012.
Black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, also some light notes of smoke and caramel. The finish was dry and on the bitter side.
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mikkeller Bar, Black Celebration. An opaque black beer with a small light brown head. Thick coffee, roasty nose with plummy accents. Very smooth texture with a dry roasted bitter finish. Faint chili notes. Lovely.
TheEpeeist (3137) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick, foamy tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, caramel, oats, light smoke and hay. Medium to full body, a bit chalky with a tang and spicy tongue tip burn. Taste starts with a huge slap of intense coffee and smoky chipotle. Sweet citrus compliments the rich chocolate base. Finishing as silky and seductive as the opening is brash.
_angst_ (2266) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Jeffrey! Pours black with a dark mocha head that leaves lots of trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, salty liquorice, dark roast coffee, chipotle peppers, charred wood, fullbodied dark chocolate, very dark bread, burnt caramel, salty liquorice candy, viola and hints of green chili, alcohol, peat and vanilla fudge. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and spicy hot with roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charred wood, burnt caramel, chipotle peppers salty liquorice, vanilla, viola candy and hints of alcohol and peat. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, slightly spicy hot, oily and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charred wood, burnt caramel and toffee. A very good coffee stout. Jester King keep impressing!
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black, thin beige sudsy head, little lacing.   Roasty nose, chocolate, a little spicy too.   Roasty on the tongue, sweet, a little milky, chocolate, with a soft spicy chili pepper aspect.   Thankfully its not too overpowering.   Chili pepper comes out more as it warms up.   Roastiness dies down, chocolate (dark) comes out as well.   Does appear to have a little bit of smokiness to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   The spiciness creep sup after the finish on this one.   Not a hoppy example, or too heavy.   Clean, easy to drink, and well balanced.   Thanks Bill!
ansermadide (1430) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a very deep and rich black color with a thick, almost menacing, medium brown colored head. Its aroma is so rich and roasted that itís bitter, but with noticeable notes of chocolate malts, a warmth in the nose much like that of a chile pepper chocolate bar, and a tease of alcohol. I donít normally notice peppers in the nose like this.
Itís much lighter in the mouth as I expected this to be (1.013 FG is pretty light, after all), which prevents this extremely rich beer from completely clogging up your senses (and gut). The oats are present in just the right amount to add a hint of smoothness, while not noticeably contributing to its flavor - which is dominated by a very nice balance of coffee, chocolate malts, and a touch of chipotle. The smokiness of the chipotle also adds a nice characteristic of smoke without making the beer actually taste like smoke or smoked malts. This was definitely a good idea for a recipe, well-balanced, and well executed.
While still extremely rich on the palate, itís still very easy to drink. It finishes with an almost medicine-like flavor of alcohol and chocolate peppers. ...Thatís my kind of medicine. Iíll hold on to a bottle of this to age a few years and give you another update in 2015.
Leighton (9629) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours oily black with a big, brown foam head. Dark malt nose, burnt wood, faint plastic, very fant chilies, some age. medium to big sweet flavor, strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, decent bit of spicy heat, some peaty earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, the spiciness picks up a bit, especially in the throat, but itís just about the perfect level of spice - not too much, not too little. Pretty nice chili impy.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, cocoa, chipotle, and alcohol. Taste of roast, smoke, dark fruits, dark chocolate, light alcohol,and a faint spiciness from the peppers.