jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I donít know what to make of this. Itís a very intreresting beer indeed, pours pitch black and stards imimdiatly to spread a nice aroma. There is tar, roased malt, coffee and more. The problem is that this beer is almost completely undrinkable. At first there a really wierd sweetness to it, almost the same kind a diet soft drink can have. Then the alcohol starts to burn and not in a nice warming way, but rather in way as bad bourbon burns. Lastly there is bitterness, this beer is so bitter in the finnish that you have on hour after tasting it still feel as if you licked an ashtray. Bizarr to say the least. Beeing ridiculously unbalanced it may gain from storing. Have another bottle in the storeroom, may try in two or three years or so.
TBone (11749) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, small brown head. Strange aroma: black tyre, alcohol, brandy, licorice - very unique. Flavor has tyre-rubber, sherry, licorice and alcohol - it is a volcano explosion in the finish. Some sweetness too. Aftertaste is loooong, roasted and alcoholic. This is demanding beer, propably changes after few years cellaring, but now it is a bit too much to drink liquid tyre. I canít say that I enjoyed it.
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on DLD and man was this strong and real sweet and bitter,thanks mike(SPRINKLE) for the sample,this also had lots of chocolate and was to hot needs to mellow out i like my IPS but this was a bit to much.CHEERS!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Body-jet black with a beige loose head. Nose-alcohol vapors, Starbucks coffee liquor, pecan shells, herbal, smells like coffee syrup. Taste-B-I-T-T-E-R, alcohol burn, sweet like brown sugar, espresso grounds, cough syrup like finish, sweet unami. Like SATB without the maple. Sweetens as it warms. Like Starbucks coffee liquor with some cream and honey and a crap ton of alcohol.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black oily look with a low tan head. Kahluha in the smell also inspect spray. Taste is definete alcohol, with chocolate, coffee, prunes, and mucho roastiness. Intense but good.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks mgumby. Black with a milky white cap on the top. Silky looking. Alcohol forward nose but does not detract from the oil of bergamot, patchouli, and roasted malt aromas. Very chocolatey, roasty flavors with cinnamon. Overall, killer shit!
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye.
Pours a DARK BLACK, no light is comming through this thing.....Barely get a sign of Ruby on the edges when holding up to a light. Dark Tan head with great retention. Aroma will knock you on your butt!!!!! It can be compared to VERY strong Dark roast and Jet Fuel (Thanks Bu11zeye & Lumpy for mentioning that during tasting) Flavor much the same....Itís like taking a shot of liqour. Also had a high bitter that seemed to just live on your toung for 10 min. while even eating. Palate is Very Full bodied with low-medium carbonation.....I liked this shit!!!!!!! It is a sipper!.....Hard to Drink, but HELL Yeah!!! A beer with balls!!!!!!! I donít normally talk like this but this is some hardcore stuff....store it for 5 years if you want, donít think it will make that much difference. This is a beer that doesnít want to be balanced........!!!!! Give some to your Miller lite drinking friends and watch them cringe! I wander how much this would be per gallon, can probably run your car and give anyone driving behind you a nice buzz.....
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured blacker then black with a massive brown foamy head. Aroma. wtf? Taste. wtf? No seriously, wtf? I mean..... wtf? ok.... fine.... Aroma of burnt wood and molasses, coffee, and bitter chocolate... of course alcohol. Tastes of roasted wood, strong stuff, alcohol., and more strong stuff. I had to chase this with an expedition. wow. crazy. Iíd like to try when Iím 84. thanks.
ekstedt (5082) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 Bottle 鶷 ml), thanks gnoff. Intense black with a rich creamy beige head. Aroma is a wild mixture of tar, coffee, molasses, and the characteristic Mikkeller green peppers, in no harmony whatsoever. Medium bodied and very smooth. Cloyingly sweet and brytallu bitter at the same time. Ridiculously unbalanced, could not finish my sample. Will perhaps be more drinkable in some years to come.
mjs (4191) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tasted twice at Pikkulintu, on 2008-04-18 and on 2008-04-22 ) Pitch black. Good sized brown head. Alchol and some fruitiness in nose. Alcohol in palate. Fruity taste containing black currant flavours. Some chocolate. Roasted malts which give some bitterness. Light sweetness. Hops. Too young, probably.