fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Black color, flat and oily,, but at least there are nice legs.
The aroma is not only alcoholic; there is also roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, leather, raisins; the alcohol becomes a bit too strong, with a shade of dusty roasted malts that I don’t fancy to much, but all the rest is very nice.
Thick mouthfeel, the texture is almost oily; it’s a devilish mixture of flavors: whiskey, chocolate, leather, some cookies, coffee, roasted nuts, dust, light liquorice; the strong sweetness allows to blend together all these flavors; the alcohol is only apparent. Just a pleasure, sip after sip.
It would be difficult to measure the ending bitterness; the final is a powerful mix of chocolate, whiskey, leather; and here the alcohol warmth coming, comforting the mouth and the soul...
The speakers play The Cult - The Rain...
oh6gdx (24904) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@Mikkeller Bar (during the opening days). Pitch black colour, no head. Aroma is alcohol, smoked wet wood, some liquorice, mild vanillaish and dark dry fruity notes. Flavour is rather much the same in a quite nice balance. Slight alcoholic burn in the finish. Smoked wet wood is also staying for quite a while in the aftertaste. Balanced and rather nice for being this strong.
kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - OCT 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small handbottled sample, very big thanks to yespr for this one! Looks great in the glass, deep black, oily, no head. Intense fiery aroma. Starts very, very strong but not the alcohol is dominating, but the intense malty notes. Burns more and more, finish very warming and fiery. Intense strong malty notes in the aftertaste. Very nice experience!
bierkoning (12182) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottled. Intensely dark. Loads of malt, licorice, soy sauce, pipe tobacco in the aroma. Viscous, thick.
Soy sauce, roast, ash and licorice in the flavor. Alcoholic off course, yet the alcohol is hidden by the intense sweetness. Very interesting brew.
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone at the 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Wow, very vicious aroma. Feels like engine oil. Heavily peated flavor, salty and coffee, ash and burnt beer. Still amazing, for this high ABV, this is awesome. Intense.
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with no head. Has a roasted malty licorice aroma with hints of wood and some hints of smoke. Roasted sweetish malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty warming licorice finish with woody hints.
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn (hand-bottled) - hazy and very dark brown colour with no foam; heavy roasted coffeeish aroma with notes of licorice, nuts and chocolate; some rum analogies; hugely thick and oily, no carbonation; full-bodied, very bitter with a long chocolatey almondy and rum-like finish; strong alcohol presence
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Black colour with no head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, licorice. Flavour is alcohol, coffee, roasted malt, syrup, hop. Too much alcohol in my opinion.
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mikkeller. An oily pour gives a black beer without any head. The aroma is dominated by a brandy-like alcohol sting, but there’s also a lot of coffee-like roastyness. Alcohol, roasted malts and some vanilla in the mouth, lots of coffee. Full-bodied, warming as hell, and woody. Lasting finish with loads of vanilla. And alcohol of course. Tasteful, but way, way, way to alcoholic. 100506
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Draught at Mikkeller.
Looks wise, this could not be any more black. It also has, as far as I can recall, the thickest, longest lasting legs that I have ever seen. Aroma stopped me in my tracks like a brick wall. Amazing smoky booze, ash, charred wood and tar... soooo much tar. Bitumen in fact, oh and loooooads of sugar. The flavour, christ on a sodding bike, the flavour... Utterly incredible. All of the above and then some. Charred as hell, it really is like chewing on a bonfire. This is beyond madness. My lips are sticking to the glass with each sip. Incredible black concentrate. I swear cars could run on this no problem... but I couldn’t... not for very long anyway. Hey it would be fun though. It coats the mouth and doesn’t even shift when I lick at it. A very very special bit of madness. It’s pretty much undrinkable by the way but my god I love it.