ShelbyGrey (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color oscuro denso con espuma marron claro, buena retención. Aromas tostados a malta, caramelo, chocolate y caffe.Al paladar con cuerpo contundente, dulce. Alcohol bien escondido.
Boutip (5833) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice huge foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light lactose notes and some deep roasted malt is quite sublime. Taste is also a great mix between some black chocolate with just enough lactose notes and some roasted malt to make this truly interesting. Body is full with a super nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I wasn’t expecting much but this is truly wonderful. Mikkeller is becoming the go-to brewery for Imperial Stout.
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and hop aroma. Sweet coffee, roasted taste. High carbonation. Lingering sweet coffee aftertaste.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a sweetish malty chocoalte aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with weak hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and coffee finish.
RichardGretton (4627) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Flat looking black beer. The aroma is milky and roasted, and the flavour is initially milky with a very malty and roasted bitter finish. Overall complex in parts but not that palatable.
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kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is medium Iron, rye, alcohol, dark roasted malt, some cooked vegetables, cane sugar, feel is medium, carb is very, very low, taste is mushroom, cake, alcohol bite, leather, cough syrup, late fig and stale coffee
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Skjold Burne, Aarhus, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee and liqourice. Flavor with roasted malt and some caramel
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Theis
Black color, with a creamy but not persistent head. The aroma of roasted malts is also mildly cheesy, very nice. It would have a better mouthfeel with less carbonation; the body is not too thick; excellent flavor of chocolate and dark malts, spicy, peppery, with a good share of sugars, and also high alcohol content, everything powerful but balancing each other. Very good.
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black at the glass. Head should maybe be some bigger but ok. Roasted malts, coffee hops, the sweetness is there but not to overwhelming. Misses a bit of body. Light earthy biterness...
jesperhammer (4134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25-NOV-2011, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken".
Black with brown head that dies quickly and only leaves a brown rim and a slightly coated glass.
Nose is tar, smoke like peaty, very roaste - burnt chocolate and espresso.
Taste is the same with a sweet dark fruit-like addition. Under the peat I sense some wood, dry wood.
Layers of burnt brown sugar fills the mouth.
Fine carbonation to sort of break the sweetness.
Extremely complex, and very very sweet. Nothing wrong with that:-)
I love this brew. My 99th Mikkeller rating and my rating #1200.