sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 4/29/08. 22oz bomber. Pitch black hue. Moldy taupe head. Crazy aromas. Pepper, BandAida and minty spices. Wow! Big nose. Cocoa and dark rich chocolate. Good amount of aromatic burn with a nice citrus zest. Full bodied and rich. Over the top! Floods the palate. Sweet sticky malts. Coffee acidity and a nice cookie note. Burnt citrus. Polling bitter palate. Espresso. Toffee. Lotta alcohol for only 7.5? Big hop too. Big all the way through. Raisins citrus piney hop character. Blam!
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Pours dark, dark brown with a thick tan head. Strong sweet coffee aroma. Intitia taste of dark roast coffee, sliding smoothly into a huge, lastng bitter finish. The coffee really dominates here. Medium carbonation and silky mouthfeel. Excellent beer.
Pinball (11520) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Great aroma, looks great too, flavor is as advertised, i’d love one of those for breakfirst, if i had a hangover. One of the best stout i’ve tasted, it is a bit on the smokey end of the spectre. I had a chance to check it hed2head against ølfabrikken’s porter (bottle version) and ØF’s brew was more balanced, but also had a sour/aged tone, which this one had not. Mikkeler’s BGB stout is a little better imo. Great brew. i’m going to stash up.
RERATE bottle sampled 2 yrs after being brewed. 7,5,7,4,17 (4.0)
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Immy!!!! 22oz bottle. Pours pitch black in color with dark brown head. Aroma of black coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt with bitter finish. WOW thanks Tim.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle-pours a thick creamy brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty, dark malt, oatmeal. Taste is roasty, dark malt-chocolate/coffee beans, alcohol, lactose. Bitter/acidic in the finish. Nicely done but not my style.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my backlog. Decent head and lacing with the strong aroma of bitter coffee and hops. Signature Mikkeller odd mineral character that I find present in most of their beers. Not to my liking when combined with the style of hops in this one. I do really enjoy the coffee flavour and bitter finish which I was hoping for in this style. Decent mouthfeel and body, but would’ve liked to have seen some type of silky or creamy character on the palate. Nice use of specialty malts with a wonderful slightly smokey/bitter/roasted flavour.
Wanderer (33) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
DAMN! Pours a dark very brown color, dark brown head. roasted coffee hints chocolate, hops, and hard roasted malts. Amazing taste... amazing balance.
mjs (5366) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-02-23) Very dark brown colour. Small head. Hops and roasted malts in nose. Full bodied. Roasted malts and hops in taste that moves from sweetish to bitter. Coffee in taste. Dry palate.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Gillard. Thanks buddy I’ve been waiting a very long time to try this. Pours deep dark brown with thin mocha head and decent lacing. The aroma is assertive with roastiness and tart malt astringency, dark roasted coffee beans, chocolate, semi sweet molasses and more coffee. Great smelling brew. Yum. The flavor is both smooth and bold. How can that be? The taste is roasty moving toward burnt and then turning dark roasted coffee grounds by midway. Just amazing flavors that are rich and delicious.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice stout with a coffee dryness from roasted malt balanced by hop notes and a nice malt sweetness