jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012-03-09. Black body with a small foamy brown head that looks a bit like chocolate milk. 3+ Mild aroma, sweet dark malt, light roast and mild barrel and bourbon character. 7+ Flavour is similar, dry roast, rich dark malt, sweet core, lingering mild roast and coffee like bitterness. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate. Rich fairly straightforward imperial stout, and the barrel aging is surprisingly mellow. The alcohol presence is VERY restrained. Pretty solid. Enjoyable. Bottle via trade with Savvy 1982, approximately six months old
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Aroma a bourbon, café, malta torrefacta y chocolate. Negra de giste beige. Sabe a bourbon, madera y café.
orangesol (455) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to foofaa for sharing this one with us.
A - Pours jet black with a small half finger tall tan head leaving spotty lace down the glass.
S - Smells of rich coffee, chocolate, warm bourbon, dark charred wood and some sugary sweetness comes in as it warms.
T - Starts off with quite a bit of dark roast up front slowly giving way to a mix of fresh brewed coffee, chocolate, light smoke, and some warm bourbon. Pretty smooth initially growing a bit watery as it sits in the glass. Finish is roasty with some light sweetness developing as it warms. Booze is fairly well hidden but it does grow as it warms up.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dark, roasty feel with a slight alcohol burn at the end of each sip.
O - Not too bad. I am not sure how much of an improvement this was on the base beer but a good barrel aged stout none the less.
canuck_j (49) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: has a thick malt chocolate aroma with a hint of bourbon
Appearance: Black as a woman’s heart ,with a big light brown head
Taste: Dates, raisins, molasses,chocolate, toffee, and a nice roast finish and a bourbon hint
Palate: full bodied with a slick tongue from the oats. Chewy.
Overall another terribly complex beer from the greatest Brewer without a brewery there ever was!!
BelgBeerGeek (1263) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Head: thick, espresso
Smell: dried red fruits, figs
Taste: first is a sweet alcoholic red fruity flavour, a bit of red wine, then comes a very very smooth espresso coffee with awesome roasty flavour, herby, end is vanilla with dry earthy after , awesome !!
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- big bourbon, coffee, oak, chocolate, oatmeal, molasses, maple syrup
Appearance- pretty damn dark with an off-white head, some alcohol legs, no real lacing
Taste- slight bourbon upfront, big coffee, sweet chocolate, bitter oatmeal, smooth finish
Palate- medium-bodied, not real heavy, however it works for this particular beer
Overall- A really nice, drinkable beer from Mikkeller. Although the bourbon notes are subtle, this is a really quality treat from Mikkeller.
sunevdj (2737) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Sweet and quite dry. Aromas of dark chocolate and bourbon. Later vanilla notes, liquirish and hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet and dry finish with lots of toasted malts.
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle pours black in color with a huge light brown head with excellent retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts and some coffee and whiskey. Taste is roasted malty bitterness and coffee with enough malty sweetness to mellow out the bitterness and a bit of whiskey and smoke to add character and a bit of hops and alcohol to round things out. Very complex and interesting Imperial stout with an unbelievable balance of flavors.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. #463, brewed 22.10.2009, BBE 22.10.2014.
Pours pitch black colour with small head. Aroma of oak, whiskey, tar, roasted malts, chocolate, some topacco, soy and smoke. Flavour of smoky ham, tar, ash dry chocolate, oak, whiskey notes and cocoa. Very complex brew with balanced set of elements, not too sweet and not too offensive in any way. Excellent.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home. #463, brewed 22.10.2009, BBE 22.10.2014
Aroma has roastiness, tobacco, ash, some coffee and vanilla typical to bourbon. Also some bourbon-like alcohol comes through. Flavour has vanilla and some roastiness. Dryish finish with bourbon-like alcohol. Aftertaste has smoked ham and some alcohol. Palate is a bit thin compared to the world of flavours and aromas. Good, everything is in balance. But still worse than the original. I wonder where did the 3.2% came from?