jcwattsrugger (11590) - 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 (5375) - 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 (7515) - 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
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 650 ml bottle from kmweaver. Pours and opaque black color with a big tan head. The aroma is rich with molasses, chocolate, coffee and dates. The flavor showcases all of the elements, with a big emphasis on dark chocolate and mocha. The hops are well integrated and effective in a supporting role. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy--in fact I would say that the palate is this beers primary appeal, they got it right. The finish is long and dry with lingering dark biter chocolate. Overall: One of the greats and for a good reason, this is remarkable stuff.
ciuspan (94) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smagt 22/4 2008 hjemme. Tak Mikkel, jeg havde ikke smagt den igen ellers.
Intens duft af kaffe, kulsort i glasset, tyk i konsistens og kraftig i smag. Den er rigtig vellykket.
DietPepsican (1534) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a big tan head. Aroma was strong coffee and roasted malts. Similar flavor with a touch of hops and caramel, caramel, a bit of earth. Finished bitter, but not overly coffee. Very nice.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks for another great tasting Kim (Beljohansen)!!!
Very dark, short creamy head, notes of roasted malt, chocolate, hops, coffee, sweet and bitter. Great balanced.