thewolf (11183) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought ?
Pours utterly black with a small, creamy, light-brown film head. Aroma has roasted malts, sweet cognac, caramel, dark chocolate and quite a bit of alcohol. Low carbonation, lovely oily palate. Flavour starts mildly burning (this gets far better as the beer warms up), lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts, cognac. Fairly vinious (obviously!), warming. Some plums and tar. Long, lingering, bitter and warming finish. A lot better than the un-oaked version, this softens out the many rough edges of the original. Lovely.
theSlipperyPen (238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like all of the Black range this pours out dark as pitch with a particularly solid and creamy head, which lasts throughout and leaves an intricate lacing on the glass. There’s a wonderful heat of cognac to this, held above the traditional aromas of the base beer; but there’s a rich late harvest grape profile too - wonderful nose. In the mouth it’s intensely bitter-sweet, leaning towards the drier side of things. Alcohol, chocolate, soy and hops sit behind the cognac and the wood; then developments of honey and coffee come through, finishing with a flourish of bitterness. Perhaps my second favourite of the line, just behind the white waxed whiskey edition. Wonderful sipper, even better shared.
hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense. Cognac on the nose, cognac throughout the palate. And just a hint of beer.
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… Dime-n-Hetfield’s "All the Way to 1K" Throwdown… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, ultra-creamy, beige head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is a swirl of dark chocolate, caramel and vinous notes layered upon vanilla, tree nuts and brandy. Full-bodied and velvety with kicked-back carbonation. The flavor is sweet and nourishing – molasses, charcoal and Cognac without the customarily accompanying heat. Sweet, dark chocolate, Cognac finish. A sipper for certain. Kudos to Plovmand for supplying this bottle of world class beer!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this one!! Super dark pour, jet black, oily, and thick. Aroma is full of cognac, booze, and sour apple. Flavor is pretty boozy, chocolatety, malty and hot. It’s a pretty intense beer to say the least, but boy did I love it.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch pink with an impressive head for a 17,5% beer. Aroma is heavy on the cognac barrel, dark fruit sweetness, sweet chocolate, candy, notes of port, chewy oak. Taste is massive, very sweet, lots of residual sugar, sweet port, cognac barrel, a hint of coffee and chocolate and a clear cognac impression in the finish. The alcohol is evident, of course, but not 17,5% evident. So far the best of the Mikkeller Black Series.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml at Beer2000 courtesy of Meilby. Pours pitch black with finger thick creamy brown head. The cognac aroma hits you immediately, accompanied by coffee, licorice, roastiness. Taste is very sweet and very bitter, warming. Full body, thick, flat to soft carbonation. A bit too hot on cognac and alcohol, but still lovely.
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Beer2000
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, molasses, oak, licorice, alcohol and cognac. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared my Meilby. It pours a pitch black body and a finger-thick brown head with medium longevity. The aroma has a big influence from the booze, a whiff of cognac reaches my nose immediately after opening the bottle. Roasted malts, licorice, molasses, a note of cellar and something at first leading my thoughts to bakers yeast but it’s definitely not that. And of course there’s a certain amount of alcohol too. It’s super smooth and velvety on the palate, quite warming and with the amount of co2 required by a beer at this strength. There’s a little bitterness in the flavor, but dark sugar, molasses and alcohol dominates. A little touch of roasted malts blends in. The finish is of the ever lasting kind, boozy, sweet and roasted, with a warming sensation too. Overall, an over-the-top beer that goes well as a sipper, but it’s a good idea to share a bottle with a good (beer loving) friend or two. Certainly not for youth looking to get drunk cheap or the guys on the benches in the park. I prefer the regular edition to this one. 110330
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Meilby.Pours jet black with a brown head.Aroma of marzipan, alcohol, cognac, soy sauce and roasted malt.Flavor is very sweet and warming with some roasted and coffee notes.Somewhat hot and boozy but still sweet, roasted and velvety.