Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, some soy sauce, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with some coffee, congac, wood, warming alcohol and chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation.
TheHognof (5) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose: cognac, sweet toffee, cognac, wee bit of roast, cognac
Pour: very dark brown, no head, mocha lacing
Mouthfeel: very light carbonation, full bodied
Palate: Jesus, this is outstandingly more-ish! First up, cognac sweetness followed by a lovely chocolate and oat mix finished with slight booziness in the throat. On further mouthfuls roastiness makes itself apparent.
Overall, a dark beer as smooth as its cognac counterpart, being tasty with low carbonation means this goes down ridiculously well for 10.9%
DocLock (8251) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown black with tan head. Nose is heavy cacao, coffee, dark roasty malt. Tastes intense, very thick and rich, with heavy cacao, coffee, dark malt, figgy raisiny fruit, Finishes complex, intense, and delicious.
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another Greek brunch from krompt, that weasel. He tried too convince me it wasn’t that good and the standard brunch weasel was better. He is a liar, don’t trust him. I’ve never had cognac but this makes me very interested in trying it because it works well for this beer.
andrewturba (1134) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a small light brown ring of head. Aroma is cognac, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, licorice and a touch of soy sauce. Flavour is cognac, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, mild alcohol and a nice velvety mouth feel.
Reimer96 (1431) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with little head and great legs up the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cognac, coffee, light oak and vanilla and a gentle sweet candy aroma. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, sweet cognac, oaky vanilla, coffee and a complex and well balanced alcohol warmth and bitterness on the finish. Cognac also makes the finish dryish and makes this beer great to sip on.
Beerhunter111 (9300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, süße Schokolade.
brokensail (12222) - 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 (4284) - 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 (125) - 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.