johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with nice size brown head. Aroma was of strong coffee and roasted malt. Most of the flavor was coffee with hints of chocolate throughout. Very nice and smoothe.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle via trade with my pal Ughamash, thanks Jason. Beer 1 of Bartzilla birthday bash of course shared with Bart. Aroma is amazing with oatmeal and roasty hops. The pour is super pretty with a black base and a huge retaining head of dark brown. The taste is super malty with roasty sweetness. This is a really supremely fantastic brew with lots of drinkability and so much flavor damn, nice stout, good work Mikkeller and damn good name.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle at culminator. A smell of real coffee. And first tast is a very strong cop of coffee. But i liked the beer
FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Nearly opaque brown-red with a medium sized dark brown head. Roast malt, dark alefruit, coffee bean, and a vegetal hop character in the aroma. Heavy, smoky roastiness up front, followed by slightly tart alefruit. Coffebean bitterness peers through in the finish, with residual roast malt, verging on acrid. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, rather smooth.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imported bomber. Near black pour with a large head. Aroma of coffee, oatmeal and chocolate with plenty of bitter, grass-like hops. Medium to heavy body. Smooth and rich texture. First taste of Mikkellers, and it was wonderful.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle from Tom] Pitch black with a tan head. Lots of coffee, some milk chocolate, fruity, figs. Full bodied, fruity upfront, a little fruity tartness, coffee, dry, lingering coffee finish.
Funknmilla (668) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, thanks Wayne for sharing...:)....Pours a rich brown, looks like coffee with a dark brown sugar colored head...smells orgasmic!...on a deep inhale, coffee beans rich and deep, licorice and prunes seep into the nostrils, I allow it...it smells sweet, I want to taste it...palate creamy and hearty all at the same time, aroma is more powerful than flavor, its good but a bit unbalanced in the malt department...a lot of coffee showing through, and a bitter finish thats blended with baking chocolate and unsweetened cocoa
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Capone’s of the 22 ounce variety. The pour was onyx with 2-fingers of dark brown head; one of the brownest heads I’ve witnessed. The aroma was huge chocoff, dark patent malt, molasses. The palate is hefty, complex, and rich, providing flavors of roasty patent malt, fine espresso coffee, rich chocolate, and molasses. This one is very smooth, well balanced, and you want to chug it after a few sips. This one deserves all the accolades it has received.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 22 oz bottle purchased at Liquor Outlet. Pours black with a nice compact and large light brown/tan head into my Tripel Karmeliet chalice. Aroma of this beer is great, chocolate, coffee, light notes of roasted barley. Taste is even better with alot of roasted malts, caramel, and the coffee really seems to hit the beer in the finish where the flavor lingers nicely and is moderately bitter for the style. Body is silky and smooth as I expected, roast is more bitter than astringent. excellent, glad this finally hit NJ, even if it is almost 13 for a 22 oz bottle.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally they have BGB at my local NJ beer store. Pours jet black, coffee aromas wafting up from the glass.
Black patent and coffee come through strong at first sip, finishes on the dry side. Second sip and get more of the dark roast coffee flavors. A bit of a harsh bite, would expect it to mellow a little with time and improve.