brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Thanks to Derek for this one. Black pour with a small tan head, if anything. Soy sauce, vanilla, smoke, and lots of oak. Plenty of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, and a nice touch of brandy. Flavor is much better. Really nice sweetness of vanilla and brandy. Oak, roast, and dark chocolate. Subtle bitterness of roast and coffee. Smooth, lowly carbonated. Slightly smokey. Pretty nice.
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The smell is great, wood, cognac, nice alcohol, and could keep smelling for a while. The look is dark brown in color with a tan head. The taste is alcohol, dark, wood, and cognac.
bgb1991 (120) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma hides the alcohol content with a nosefull of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and dates. Really had to work the glass while pouring to get a small amount of head which disappeared quickly. Nice cacao finish adds wonderful bitterness which cuts the sweetness of the barrel. Big chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Best tasting beer I have ever had, can’t wait to get some more Mikkeller.
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11/15/12 $13.99 bottle received in a trade drank on a Friday night before 1st resident interview day.
Pours jet black with zero head. Smell is very boozy with subdued dark roasted smells. Taste is boozy at first and then you get to the stout. Dark bitter chocolate dark roasted coffee. Finish is bitter almost a numbing quality. The mouthfeel is exceptional very thick and chewy. As it warmed it got more complex.
Wonderful exceptional beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TourDeBeer (119) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OMG, great aromas. Pitch black, amazing taste, this is so much better than plain weasel
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
Maltser85 (316) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
• The beer pours a pitch black color. The head is dark brown and less than one finger. It turns into a tan ring around the glass. Big aroma. Lots of fruity esters, some dark fruits, but also some vinous notes. Sweet alcohol notes mixed with oak, definite bitter chocolate/coffee notes pulling at you as well. Wow! Huge flavors! Massively complex! The beer enters your palate very softly with faint cognac notes and a vinous fruitiness along with some oak. As it moves to the middle of the palate, it explodes with a carbonation burst that unleashes the most amazing combination of semi sweet/dark bitter chocolate flavor mixed with slightly bitter coffee. As it finishes, the chocolate takes a back seat to the pleasantly bitter kopi lua coffee which rolls the alcohol burn down into your belly, and you exhale cognac. WOW! The body is medium to medium full. Very velvety in the mouth. Leaves tremendous legs down the glass.
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany beer with a thin beige head. Big fruity nose with lots of alcohol, especially as it warms. Huge beer with tons of alcohol, dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Definitely an end of the night sipping beer.
alexsdad06 (5938) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown to black color with a small tan head that disappears into a thin ring. The aroma and flavor have a subdued coffee note, roast, dark fruits, ash, dark chocolate, barrel notes, light cognac, some molasses, and hides the alcohol well. Big beer that we were lucky to see in Ohio.
Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BeerTemple Amsterdam. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. There is so much cognac everywhere in this beer. The coffee has faded compared to the regular brunch. Taste like grown up’s candy with dark chocolate. Thick and sticky. Really good, though we ordered George! Cognac ;)
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
8.5oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head that settles to thin lacing. Aroma is slightly boozy, cocoa, and rich coffee. Taste is delicious roasted coffee, oats, caramel, cognac, and cocoa. Absolutely delicious!