mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 250ml shared from Drink It Shop Tallinn .Thanks to FatPhil! Murky black beige head ring Scent sweet roasted malts hint of cognac. Full body coffee sweet roasted malts complex, alcohol.
beernbourbon (1429) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from West Lakeview by John, thanks buddy! Pour is viscous, opaque, black with a thin layer of brown foam. Aroma is loaded with milk chocolate malt, light coffee notes, faint notes of alcohol, light metallic notes, subtle notes of vanilla, and faint cream. Flavor is roasted coffee malt with a delightful smooth toffee note followed by more coffe and roasted notes. Finish is long on maple and roasted malt. Great beer with an inner struggle between overly roasty and perfectly buttery. Still a bit on the roasty side.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle with friends. Black pour with little head. Thick nose you have to almost wade through. Flavor is balanced coffee, alcohol, fruitiness and chocolate. You knew this was going to be good.
TheCametron (2197) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Oily black with a thin, tan head. Cognac on the nose. There’s lots going on in the flavour. Roasted coffee, burnt toast. A lovely vanilla edge brought to by the oak. A fairly rampant booze burn permeates the whole experience. Totally delicious.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 250 mL bottle, thanks Josh for the pour! Thick oily black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, nice sweet cognac, nice coffee notes, slight roast, milky notes, touch of roasted malts. Taste is a nice mix of big, bitter coffee, nice cognac and sweet fruit notes complement into a woody middle, slight oak, finishing fairly sweet but dry. Very tasty, though I do prefer the regular version.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is opaque black with little to no head. The nose is nice but a bit too cognac oriented, dark chocolate, black strap molasses, earthy and woodsy, grape skins, light coffee notes, and wisps of alcohol. The flavor reminds me more of the beer geek breakfast with more roasted notes, cedar hops, a\plenty of dark chocolate and molasses, grape skins, and some toasted almonds. The palate is full, less than lively, very velvety, and chewy. The finish is still rich with molasses, grape skins, some cedar, and toasted almonds. This one was nice with all the richness and balancing complexities but the grape notes were a bit prominent and hid a few some of the original character. Nice IS but not worth the incredible price tag.
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks pitch black in the glass with just a bit of brown head on the edges. Compared to the original cognac has come and taken over the aroma. Some hints of roasted malt and coffee can be found underneath. Aroma is good but perhaps not as good as the original’s. Flavour is dark fruity, roasted and has plenty of cognac again. Pleasantly bitter finish. Thick and oily.
Sarlacc83 (1542) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is pitch black with a deep brown/mocha head. Nose consists of chocolate, berries, layers of chocolate. The sugary cherry and alcohol of cognac make their way forward as this warms. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee, Kopi Luwak and its berries, but not a terrible amount of cognac. This really breaks apart as it warms. Mouthfeel is coating and thick. really hits the sweet spot. Overall I expected a disappointment, but this one has quite a bit to offer despite the price. Still, I’d rather have the base beer as this one doesn’t really have enough cognac, or well integrated cognac, to recommend it for $15 per 25cL.
JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nip bottle. Appearance: Black pour with red shades, small brown head that recedes quickly. Aroma: Red grapes, wood, chocolate, flaked oats, spices and fresh coffee. Incredibly complex. Taste: Coffee bitterness, chocolate sweetness and red grape tartness. Palate: Oily mouthfeel, rich yet light bodied and low carbonation. Like a fin red wine. Overall: Way better than the harsh orginal brunch weasel. After several Mikkeller disapointments, I had low expectations. Nice surprise.