JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish black pour with a frothy brown head; turning into a creamy tan ring.
Roasty oatmeal stout aroma with possibly slight hops.
Nice full flavored roasty coffee, brown sugared oatmeal, 80% omanhene chocolate (made with cocoa liquor),. Full and thick with flavor. Great drink. Similar to the Founders Breakfast Stout, but a bit more "real" and fuller to me.
rane (832) - Nibe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Bottle: Pitch black body with coffebrown head. Aromas initially dominated by hopps but then roasted malts take over, but still this note of hopps lies beneath, which may be the reason why a person like me, who normally don´t like stouts can find a lot of interesting stuff in this beer.
Taste dominated by roasted malts with vague hints of hopps. And after a while the coffee becomes noteable. good and long finish.
A very complex beer, but for breakfast ?
By my opinion 66 cl is too much. The finish gets too dominating and after a while tasting gets impossible. I don´t find it harmonic, a little too much of everything and not so well balanced.
A good beer, but not the best danish.
Habanero (1873) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Pours with a pitch blak body and a huge creamy, brown head - medium lasting. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate and espresso coffee. Flavour is with malt, black coffee, oatmeal and liquorice. Oily texture. Full bodied. The finish is bitter and again with roasted malt. A complex and very drinkable brew.
pivnizub (8367) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (at the Duesseldorf Gathering): Black coloured with a tanned head, like a freshly prepared Espresso; coffee, roasted malt and espresso in the nose; dry bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, soft MF; lingering coffeeish-bitter finish. Good, well prepared stuff.........
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thin head but beautiful. Thanks to JohnC for bringing this by the PP Strong Ale Fest in December. (Just now getting around to rating). Some strong coffee and chocolate flavors with lots of roasted malts and some walnutty flavors. Very good and would love to have this again.
Saarlander (1677) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Düsseldorf gathering. Black pour, brown fluffy head, coffee, chocolate malts, some roastedness,Sweetness on the lips, bitterness on the finish, Very good.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Düsseldorf Gathering. Muddy, amber body. Creamy, light brown head. Pours quite sirupy. Aroma of coffee, liquor, chocolate (strong malts). Lightly bitter, lightly bitter flavour. Quite dry. Ok balance, but not very very complex.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dusseldorf Gathering, Bottled. Grassy and moccha aroma. Black color, brown fine head, good lace. It starts like you’re chewing on coffee beans, roasted and bitter but gets sweet half way. It’s all there, everything you were expecting. Very good but not really exceptional. Finishes a little dry. Thank you Papsoe!
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this one two times during the same evening from two different bottle and there were some deviation, slightly dissapointed due to high expectation, but still very nice.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 I had waited a long time to get this beer, and finally I found it. After a few days of resting, I simply could not wait any longer, I just had to open it. It’s a pitch black beer with a huge, light brown head and the aroma is simply wonderful, I’m in love! I get notes of bitter chocolate and coffe, and the sensation is so very balanced, that I even before I taste it know, that I’m not going to share this one with anyone.... The flavour - Mamma mia.... I think this must be the best stout I ever sank my greedy teeth into, it’s thick and lovely - ready to be eaten with its notes of porridge and coffee with a hint of chocolate. The coffee flavour is simply wonderful and the oats gives a smooth and soft counterweight, and the balance is unique. The finish is marvellous and very long, and the bitterness develops in an exciting way. I can only say: Mikkeller RULES, they make great beers, and this one is phenomenal...!!! It is a more than worthy beer for my personal rating # 1600.