DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with mmmIPA, in a head to head tasting with Haandbryggeriet Dobbel Dose-- the Scandanavian DIPA Battle! Round one.... FIGHT!!! Both were hazy amber, but Haand was more golden while Mik 1000 was more reddish. Both had enormous mountainous frothy bubbly heads that laced generously. Dobbel Dose had a very piney nose, with minty and bitter citrus accents. Mikkeller had a sweeter citrus aroma with tropical fruit accents. On the palate, both were enormously hoppy with sweet supporting malt structure, but the Dobbel Dose was more bitter and coniferous in the finish, pithy even. The 1000 IBU had richer malt structure and a more complex aromatic hop character while still imparting a lasting bitterness in the finish. We both preferred the Mikkeller 1000 IBU, but thought that both brews were excellent. Dobbel Dose had more gritty sediment that became intrusive toward the end.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown and hazy with an average size off white head. Nose is big time English IPA. Minimum hops big malt caramel nose. Mild pine. Flavor is sweet and mild bitter with a big smoke presence. Mouthfeel is creamy and lively ass well mouthfeel is long.
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TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky bronze with a tall, thick, foamy tan head. Strong pine and citrus notes in the aroma along with sweet malt, pineapple, caramel and floral hops. Taste is big piney hops, citrus oils, hop resins, caramel, sweet malt, pineapple, faint maple syrup and fresh wet hops. Body is medium-full with a thick resinous, syrupy feel and mild, dense carbonation. Lingering hop bitterness throughout. Ends with more caramel, pineapple juice, hop resins, whole leaf fresh hops, pine needles, sweet malt, lightly candied citrus and faint maple syrup. Damn tasty!
Foffern (1678) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Henrik. Pours a very hazy brown colour with a pretty small off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma with grapefruit and hops. The flavour is surprisingly less bitter than expected, and is more sweet and reminds me of liqueur or maybe a british barley wine. There are also some fruit and apricot here, and with a dry hoppy ending. A rich and a bit sticky mouthfeel. This is really a powerful beer with a pleasant heavy bitterness.
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oooo! The reg version of one of my fave beers. Poured a very dark amber brew that is not clear with a dirty tan head made of large bubs and leaves a total mess. Sharp grapefruit nose followed by fuzzy peach goodness, sweet caramel, rrfg, lemon and fresh bread, solid fruity nose. The taste is very good with a healthy slightly powdery spice that end up morphing into an almost painful endless hardcore bitter after taste. Rrgf, more bitterness of both the pine and the grapefruit, caramel, peaches, sweetness, more harshness in the form of bitter abuse that starts to impose its will at about mid sip, holy crap that bitter quality is killer especially after many small, quick sips. Very good carb, nice sweetness right before mid sip and then the onslaught of bitter. Excellent beer - there are better one but.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to Tulip. Pours a cloudy golden brown with a thick light tan head that is fully lasting with the lacing sticking to the glass. Hoppy aroma is citrusy with hints of floral. Flavor is a mouthfull of hoppy citrus with a sweet bitterness that has a syrupy creamy texture. Fairly easy drinking if your a hop head!
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle to tulip. Huge head that overflowed glass. Very tarty heavy citrus taste with a sweet aftertaste. Not a favorite.
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Henrik. A unclear, actually on the border of being murky, brown-water colored with a big lasting beige head thatís lacing quite heavily down the glass. Caramel-sweet aroma with ripe fruity tones and hints of rye bread and flowers. Really nice, and I had totally expected something else. It has a really sticky mouthfeel, but it manages somehow to not be directly sweet. Surprisingly balanced - definitely in comparisment with the light-version. More of that rye tone found in the aroma. Itís quite thin-bitter at first, but then itís all caught up in the finish and aftertaste by a powerful candy- and malt-sweetness before a strong and rich bitter-hoppy aftertaste turns the flavors all round again. I liked it, but I kinda like beer so I guess thatís no shocker. 19.02.2012
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome leafy green hop aromas. Extremely sweet malty flavors and a little bitterness. Finishes with citrus and bitter. Overall a very interesting beer.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with a ruby red look, quarter inch creamy crown leaving behind tons of lacing. Sweet peachy aroma, something Iíll call rotting apple, toffee, and the unmistakable aroma of warm milk. Massive bitterness in every sip with a big peach start. Earthy leather, mild wood, something that reminds me of smoked beef but not really. This a great beer, I canít stop drinking it. There is almost a peppery heat in the aftertaste. Flavour is full and thick but never in your face. Another great beer from Mikkeller that Iíll probably never buy again due to price. Mark to me actually seems to high.