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 (4167) - 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.
b3shine (8175) - Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint (split between two of us). Looks good; deep and opaque. Smells outstanding! By far the beerís best attribute. Tastes good; not as intense as I anticipated. I wonder what it tasted like fresh (and if it was better or worse). Palate is good too (considering). Overall, a much better beer than I expected.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Picked this up at Hunger Mountain Co-Op in Vermont. Taken right out of the fridge and poured into a Dogfish Head glass.
A - Pours with an appearance that resembles sewer water. Very milky with lots of sediment and an orange to brown mucky haze. The result is a thick orange beer that lets very little light through. The head was 3 fingers that had a leather color with a mix of big and small bubbles. The bubbles donít settle too fast and are very creamy in appearance as big bubbles go away.
S - Standard hop profile. Tons of grapefruit, tons of pine and citrus with hints of honey and vanilla. The aroma isnít what I expected though. Smells like a Double IPA but not a 1000 IBU IPA. letís see how the taste comes through.
T - Whoa. INTENSE bitterness. The bitterness overblows everything else in the bottle. Itís remarkable how strong this beer is but the booze and hops mask all other flavors. Itís intense for sure. Thereís not much going on Iím getting hop resin, loads of bitterness, pine and ruby red grapefruit.
M - 60% carbonation on a swish. Heavy bodied with a huge hop linger that sticks around forever. Itís an almost syrupy / oily with viscosity thatís unlike any other beer Iíve had.
O - This is more of a proof of concept really. Thereís nothing too memorable about this beer or worth buying again. Itís just an intensely strong beer with insane bitterness.
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, redish amber, rather hazy though. Staying, medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, lots of fruit, apricot, peach, oranges and light pineapple. Medium carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel with a very dry finish. Super hoppy flavour, dry, very bitter. Powerful bitterness that almost burns. So much hops and so much going on here...This was also the stickiest beer Iíve ever had. Maybe they should rename it Mikkeller 1000 Sticky Fingers
tregan (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex. The hops arenít as straightforward as you might expect, and not as bitter as expected. But it all comes together as a nice malt hop party in your mouth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Arve_Christian (4837) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wanted to try this one for a long time.
Did expect more hops, but a nice complex beer
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had the Barrel Aged version a few years ago which I loved. Pours out a dark orange/rusty amber with a thick finger of yellow head. The head dies slowly to a thin cap but leaves tons of spotty and sticky lacing on the glass. The nose is potent and pungent with a ton of citrus fruits and a herbal pine note. A bunch of toffee and caramel sweetness and notes of grapefruit, tropical fruits, resin and some leafy floral hop goodness. The first taste hasa huge resin sweetness in the middle with some great citric fruit and a mild caramel malt. Bitterness encroaches on the fruits and malts quickly and leaves a massive dry and astrignent hop bitterness in the finish. Big resin smack on the tongue and a lingering aftertaste for minutes. Quite a bit of pine and floral spice hop on the finish. This is a simply fantastic IIPA. Doesnít hide what it is...a simply massively hopped beer.