drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wowee zowee! holy muthablinkin catshit. This bottle courtesy of Paul B; thankee kindly sir. Poured with a tan head. Some lace. Head and lace disappear after a while, but it’s so good, who cares. Aroma is a coffee imperial stout, but with some lovely floral characteristics that work perfectly. Floral notes aren’t in the flavor, but some malt sweetness is. Sublime. Don’t pick up the alcohol much. All hail Mikkeller!!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice thick near black pour has an orange tinted brown head and all kinds of lacing...
the coffee smell is milder than i expected... ashy roasted malt... really roasty... bitter chocolate, dust/oatmeal, a milky/lactic stink and a savory earthy note which i cannot place.
the flavor is extremely roasty as well with the coffee playing second fiddle... it is almost bitter but not quite, not sweet but not dry. that same unexplainable savory character carries over into the flavor along with some metal, ash, wood, molasses and light coffee with a nice acidity on the finish. acidity increases as it warms and helps to cut through the oily medium body. not being sweet or cloyingly rich gives it an easy drinking feel... though.... it is missing something... a roundness to bring it all together. 8/5/7/4/16/4.0
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2009 I know I’ve scored this very highly, but looking for places where I could mark this down I really struggled, its that good. It pours a thick oily deep black. The nose is a blast of mainly chocolate, with notes of burnt malt & coffee. On first taste it’s just an explosion of flavour. There’s massive amounts of malt, treacle & choco on the palate & so much power. As always with Mikkeller the finish is a stunner & absolutely huge. Some sweetness, malt, some coffee but also a pleasing amount of bitter malt to keep a great balance to the beer. Drinking this beer is a real experience to savour.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Good oatmeal and chocolate aromas. Black body with tan creamy head. Creamy milk chocolate body texture with some coco, roast and oatmeal in the mix. Enjoyable impy stout with out the dry biiter palate and alcohol warming affect.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Sparky27. Poured black with a massive dense brown head, nice lacing on the glass. The nose is full of strong coffee notes, burnt malt, and a hint of chocolate. Body is full with a creamy, viscous mouthfeel. Flavor is quite sweet and roasted, hints of slightly acidic coffee, bitter chocolate, and vanilla. Slightly bitter finish, very drinkable. I think I prefer BG Breakfast but this is great. Thanks Eric!
DerWeg (1493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 Looks really cool in the glass with a very grabby-globby head, like a cappucino smoothie foam over a cave-dark body. really black and unusually dark head. Has a chewy feel that I immediately love. & associate with Scan-beer. Oodles of coffee-infused chocolatey malt flavors, with a late finish coffee note that is tangy, a bit green and herbal, wine-like. The aroma indicates the flavors plus a bit of animal muskiness. Or i imagine. There is also cola, saltiness, and dry dry green hops that emerge after a time. Comforting food-like Stout I would expect from this area. Experiential, and I love the look and feel just as much as Amager and Nøogne.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick black with a large poofy head that lingers. Aroma is somewhat metallic. Slight booze and malt in the aroma. Pretty vague aroma for an impy. Flavor is very robust, yet very smooth. Everything I’d hoped for is present: Dark chocolate, dark roasted malt flavors, coffee, and brown sugar. Very round, very balanced. Mouthfeel is very smooth making this stuff very drinkable for such a big beer. Man, Mikkeller just has the touch... Everything they put out is gold. Overall, world class. Thanks Mikkeller.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured in to snifter glass from bomber, and shared with Alex to celebrate graduating from Wesleyan University. Appears dark brown with a medium tan-brown rocky head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasty-mocha, with some nuttiness for depth. Flavors swirl gently, a wonderful array of smooth dark chocolate, Belgian chocolate, vanilla beans, buttery coffee and toasted wood. The palate present is just so soft despite the high ABV, aided by some pearly, rolling carbonation. Nothing is too forward here; if anything the “weasel” coffee lends balance, nuttiness, and soft roasted character. An excellent beer, a treat to drink, and worthy of searching out. Which I will again now that I live in CA.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with off white head. The aroma is of espresso, oatmeal, and bakers chocolate. The flavor imparts much the same, with an additional lactic nature to make it more balanced. The palate is pretty silky and smooth. Overall, pretty impressive. Points added for poop.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours jet black with a brown fluffy head. Huge coffee aroma. Slight espresso bitterness in the beginning of the taste. This is followed by a great, slightly thick, body and mouthfeel. Some chocolate, coffee and tobacco in the flavor. Very nice beer.