lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Glass: English pint
Purchased at: OakTree BuyRite, South Plainfield NJ (Thanks, Jay & Matt!)
Size: 22.3 fl oz
ABV: 7.5 %
Estimated Calories: 175 C
RateBeer Rating: 100
Aural: quick release in opening, dark, quiet carbonation, intense but uneventful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Impression: so nice
Malt Aroma: oat, sugar, toast, hazelnut, caramel, espresso roast
Hops Aroma: mold, licorice, tar, resin, lemon
Other Aroma: bacon
Notes: An amazing aroma. An aroma by which to compare all others. Phenomenal.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: wholly opaque
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: A full darkness with a dark tan head. An exact replica of deep roasted coffee.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Impression: so very nice
Malt Flavor: oat, rye, chocolate syrup, burnt toast, carbon, cashew, caramel, toffee, espresso
Hops Flavor: mint, cilantro, dust
Notes: An amazing flavor. Comparable to no others. An instant and lasting favorite.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: drying, warming
Notes: Leaves you wanting another taste. Would make a great gift. I wish I was having pancakes right now.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: absolutely loved
Notes: I cannot find more superlatives to apply here. It is, without a doubt, my favorite beer. Mikkeller is a genius.
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big tan head. Smell is super roasty, coffee, oatmeal, chocolate, smooth, and creamy. Taste is all of the above in the smell. Good body. Good beer.
GRM (3645) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 50 cl, best before 15/2-2009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on June 28 2008; eye: black, opaque, nice voluminous cappuccino head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, vanilla, light grain, strong coffee, dark chocolate milk; mouth: creamy, roasting, roasted malt, strong coffee, dark chocolate milk, finale in roasted malt with a nice presence of hops, grainy texture, dry enough to make your teeth feel like they are being pickled, lactic, mildly bitter, full body, slightly oily texture, not much carbonation, light astringency; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 50 cl, meilleure avant 15/2-2009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 28 juin 2008; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse cappuccino abondante, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, vanille, léger grain, café fort, chocolat foncé au lait; bouche : crémeuse, torréfaction, malt torréfié, café fort, chocolat foncé au lai, finale en malt torréfié avec une subtile présence de houblon, texture granuleuse, suffisamment sèche pour laisser la sensation d’un décapage de dents, lactique, moyennement amère, corsée, texture légèrement huileuse, peu carbonatée, légère astringence; en résumé : bien aimé
Bananamaniac (35) - Kristinehamn, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl Bottle. Brutal coffee flavour on this one. And some smokiness too! Well, you actually could drink this for breakfast, cause it’s probably more calories in it than in the danish "smorebroed" lol.
Well, on the more serious note, very much coffee, and some dark chocolate in the flavour. A slight hint of smokiness as i wrote above. Not worth the expensive price though. 59 SEK = about 9 Dollars.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black with a monster tan head and lace sheets like it loves the glass. The aroma is of sweet espresso, chocolate, and malt. The flavor is bitter chocolate, coffee, oats, and bitterness in the linger. The palate is slick and lively. This is well done.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours extrrmely dark. Aroma is roasted chocolate coffee. Flavor is bitter, a little sweet. Not really made for my tastes.
mabjork (688) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pitch black in color, minor beige head, lacings. The aroma is that of roasted malt, a dry bitterness, fullfilling. The flavor is damp with alcohol, malty with a dry finis. The is an aftertaste of burnt malt.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a nice deep brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee and malt. Flavor is again sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Nicely done.
tennisjoel (1326) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is black with a thick cocoa colored head. Maybe even a slight hint of orange in the head. Aroma reminds me a lot of Rogue Shakespeare. Complex and nice. Coffee is the ingredient of the day here, although it is well balanced with oats, vanilla, slight smoke, and chocolate as well. Very well crafted and good without the alcohol kick. Reminded me a lot of Shakespeare, one of my highest rated of the non imperial stouts.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a fizzy brown head, that took several minutes to go down. Fizzy brown lacing on the glass that quickly dissipates. The aroma is of dark malts, coffee. The flavor is full of roasted malts, tons of coffee and just a hint of baker’s chocolate. I was not overwhelmed by this one, but there is a lot of potential. I can’t wait to age one of these to see if it improves.