beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
PIB 2008. Over the top imperial stout... drool. Intense flavors of every sort, chocolate covered cherry, dark chocolate, molasses, rum, coffee, flavor and flavor. I can see some peoples point, it is over the top, but I’d be lying to say I didn’t enjoy every drop.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at Portland International Beerfest--A dark black abysmal opaque beer with a small tan head. Rich, roasted malt bomb with a multiplicity of complexities. In your face but not over doing it if this is possible. Quite bitter, sweet, fruity, and WOW!
bierkoning (10157) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Bottle @ DTS. Roasted malt, varnish and salt in the aroma. Sugary sweet flavor, varnish, roastbitter and caramel. The alcohol is reasonably well hidden, but a lot of force is used to hide it. Not a trace of any balance. This is really too much! 6 3 5 2 9 = 2.5
Draught @ Borefts 2013. Coffee, malt and roast in the aroma. Malty sweet, salty flavor with licorice and soy sauce. Very alcoholic.
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dutch tasting session Bunnik. Bottled. Opaque black. Earthy and malty aroma. Extremely bitter flavour. Pretty extreme. I can’t drink a whole lot of this, but when limiting yourself to a few sips it could certainly be interesting.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle@DTS. Aroma of veggies, terpentine and coffee. Black color, brown head, good lace. Espresso extract, loads of alcohol, very bitter, very sweet. Thick and dry fiish. Over the hill, exploding, couldn’t take and swallow more than maybe 5 sips. Too much.
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 Bottle, 17.5%. Vinous sweet liquorice aroma, burning my eyes slightly. Black colour. Big stable brown head. Very thick mouthfeel, must be because of the intense sweetness. Very sugary with intensely rough campari-like bitterness. I think there is some aroma hops, but it is hard to be sure. Well, this beer is certainly interesting, but is it good? I do not know, but I do not think I will beer drinking more of it soon. Tried to drink the rest of the bottle mixed with some Helles, but it just will not do. I guess I should rate this high or low, but it will be in the middle.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma of; alcohol, caramel, coffee, malt and a bit acidly. It has a brown head and is of course black. Flavor of alcohol, coffee, caramel and hops. It is sweet. I guess I will have to wait a couple of years to rerate this, when the beer has matured.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with an average, light brown, creamy, pillowy head which is somewhat lasting and some tight but sporatic lace. Nose is potent, powerful, and intense; rum-soaked black currants, candied dates, black molasses, fudge, light notes of leather, and alcohol. Flavor is the same rum-soaked black currants and candied dates with some heavily roasted coffee notes, hop bitterness from perfume, cedar, and resin notes, and other notes of molasses, fudge, and some light notes of grapefruit into the finish. Palate is very full, maybe the fullest beer I’ve tried to date, soft to lively, very viscous but not quite syrupy or oily, and intensely warm with fusel alcohol notes. Finishes very long with lingering sweet notes of candied dates and fudge, heavily roasted coffee, and some resinous and grapefruity hop notes. This one was huge in every aspect and would certainly benefit from quite a few years in the cellar, but as is, it was extremely intense and interesting. Palate is amazing already and the nose was incredibly inviting; many qualities were quite port-like. I can’t wait to see what this will be in 3+ years; it may end up being similar to WWS, which would be tremendous. Mikkeller stretches the boundaries again.
Marko (3912) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, RBESG08 grand tasting.
Brown/black body, tan head. Nose contained chocolate, soy, dust and alcohol (surprise surprise). Aggressive bitterness, soy sauce. Roasty, malty but just overwhelming and not all that enjoyable in my opinion and I feel like I’m overrating it a little. Guess even I have my limits...
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: very powerful, black malt, big roasted backbone. Alcohol, estery (elderberry), fiery, orange, slightly fudgy, vaguely of smoke & ancient leather, coffee, rowanberry.
Flavour: big, sweet, sourish, extreme malt bitterness, burnt sweet liquorice. Great balance of obscene & extreme falvours. Absolutely adorable. Alcoholic burn & mandarin sweetness. Some oak tones? Very bitter aftertaste with hints of beautiful hops, red onion & golden grapefruit.
Appearance: ridiculously dark - black coffee-/red-tinted with superfine dark tan head leaving a greyish film. Awesome.
Palate: very smooth, fluffy, vinous, oily, surprisingly ’fruit-juicy’... could almost swear they’ve put some juice in it.