kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FDBK 2010 The head is good, and brown, body black. It smells sweet, very roasty, sweet-alcohlic, intensive. The taste is coffee-bitter, roasty-intensive, a bit burned, sweet-alcoholic, aromatic. Interesting and good.
Nacho_1985 (82) - MŠlaga, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fuerte cerveza escandinava. Cerveza muy fuerte (18 grados de alcohol) desde las fabricas Milkeller. Cerveza oscura fuerte idonea para postre acompañada por un buen pastel de chocolate. Una de las mas fuertes que he probado
k2cr2o7 (65) - SPAIN - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cerveza imperial stout típica. Apariencia similar a un café con espuma muy ligera, aunque cremosa. Sabor muy alcoholado con ligero toque de frutos rojos. Final seco. Esperaba más de mikkeller...
NeoHippie2 (752) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with no head to speak of. Big boozy aromas at first with roasted malts, coffee, notes of anise and molasses. The first thing you notice when you take a sip is the alcohol. This beer is HOT! So that takes away a lot of the experience for me. The nice roasted impy flavors are there but theyíre overshadowed by the alcohol. Maybe cellaring this brew for a few years would help take the edge off. As is though, this was a cool experiment but itís just a bit too harsh for my liking.
NatKadaw (79) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve had this a few times now and itís difficult to rate, in part because the alcohol hotness takes away from some of the good roasted, burnt toast and coffee flavors and lends a much more assertive mouthfeel. If it was scaled back it would be more palatable, but then again, this beer was meant to be a little extreme, so I guess the abrasiveness is really the point. So, itís a little like an imperial stout with a couple shots of good vodka.
MrFecesious (742) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at underground. Pitch black with an oatmeal cap and great, dense lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, molasses, vanilla. Taste is sweet, and very bitter from the dark chocolate and coffee beans. Very sticky.
spkevin (369) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extreme beer! Wow. Great, complex stout with a lot of hints. Chocolate, coffee, roasted and hops. Hoppy/bitter aftertaste. Very nice.
shurrui (7) - torreon, MEXICO - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una de las mejores cervezas que he probado. Fuerte sabor a cafe con un final fuerte con un excelente balance entre el lupulo y el alto contenido alcoholico. El sabor te queda un buen tiempo, una cerveza para disfrutar y tomarla lentamente.
Dennoman (17) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this many times (tap and bottle), but following review is from the best Iíve had. Bottle 37.5 cl, 2007 vintage big ups to Werner. Pours as black as your ex wifeís heart, with a quickly fading dark coffee colored head. Aroma is pungent alcohol, with underlying coffee, fruity hops and candy sugar. Also some madeira, sherry. Taste is fairly muddled behind the alcohol. Everything pretty much happens on the finish here. First hit of alcohol burn and sweetness is washed away with intense bitterness from hops and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is thin and boozy. Not my favorite imperial stout, but this vintage blew every other version Iíve had clean out of the water. Well worth chasing an older bottle.
Garlic_of_Doom (343) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage.
Black (of course!) with a surprisingly big light brown head.
Vanilla, sweetness, dark chocolate, port/sherry notes.
Sweet at first, vanilla, then chocolate, coffee, sweet liquorice, almost herbal bitterness, sweetness again and biting but not disturbing alcohol.
Smooth mouthfeel, soft low carbonation.
Huge bitter long lasting after taste.
Like a beefed up, bitter Black Hole. Nice.