yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Dmac. Thanks. Super dark black chocolate color with a little off white head. Slight sticky lacing on glass. Rich body and nice mouthfeel. Aroma is very pleasant and has tons of creamy coffee and molasses with rich dark cocoa undertones. Alcohol is well hidden. You would never know these beans were once inside another living animal.
madsberg (9650) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Huge brown dense head. Lasting. Aroma of coffee, roast, light cocoa, sweetness, liqourice (anise), herbs and some light smoke. flavour is tense and smooth. Again coffee and liqourice. Loads of molasses and a nice herbal touch. I get some espresso associations while sipping this. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Ends on a roasty, coffeedense bitterness, with a light bite of alcohol on the lips and palate. Very intense beer.
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Opaque with a deep tan rocky and frothy head which produced good lacing. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, anise, herbal hop esters, and some black charred smoke. The taste has a wonderful balance of coffee and hop driven bitterness to counteract the heavy chocolate malt sweetness. Finishes with a hint of smoke, some licorice bite, molasses twang and has an overall dark fruit presence. The mouth feel is creamy and lush, medium to full-bodied with an metallic finish, some boozy warming noted but not distracting. All in all, very much a coffee forward brew that still provided depth of palate. Mikey Likey but then again I am coffee geek too. By far my favorite of all the stouts I have had so far from Mikkeller beating the regular Beer Geek and Black Hole. This should age nicely as well. (IMO, still a waste of this coffee to ever be put into a beer, any good earthy estate coffee would have done just fine).
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shit. I wish I remembered this.
I must have been wasted, but I have very concise, well-written notes.
Aroma is dirty coffee, roasted malt, and red fruit.
Taste is sweet, lots of milkiness, estery, red fruit, alcohol, graininess, and coffee.
Mouthfeel is very full, hoppy, and slightly bitter. Sweetness lingers the most.
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 17, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 (bottle - 500 ml) Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is huge and roasted with tons of coffee notes, cream, and some sweetness. Flavor is incredibly roasty and dark at the beginning with copious amounts of dark malts, coffee, cream, and some bitter hops in the middle. Finishes big and roasted with some smoothness coming from the oatmeal. The aftertaste lingers for a while with bitter coffee and burnt malt notes on the palate. Thick and chewy. Outstanding beer. [[Rating #1700]]
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Beer Bistro’s Danish Beer Dinner, Toronto. Crazy story with this beer. Weasel shit?!?!?. Pours a deep dark black with darlk tan head. Big roasty, intense coffee aroma. Strong stuff. Taste is intense coffee, roasty, rich. Fuller mouthfeel. Cant wait for more
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is definitely clearly filled with coffee and oatmeal. But the smoke and coffee are clearly the best parts
The pour creates a huge head that is a mild brown and cascades nicely but doesn’t leave any lacing.
I feel like the balance of this stout is wonderful. There is a sweetness to the coffee taste that balances the smoke of the aging in a way that is extremely satisfying.
I feel like the beer is well crafted and much better than I expected based on the hype of the coffee. I expected the coffee to be overwhelming, but it is just a wonderful backbone of a greatly balanced brew.
lb4lb (2214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in trade from ROBORB. Thanks for hooking me up with this! Pours dark black with a medium lived tan head. Smell is oatmeal, chocolate and somewhat acidic coffee. Taste is bittersweet with lots of chocolate and oatmeal creaminess and lightly tart coffee and licorice. Nice bitterness, and the coffee presence is there, but not super strong. The coffee flavor has a slightly different and lightly tart/acidic quality about it that while still was tasty, I didn’t particularly want as much of as I got. Like trying to drink down melted marshmallows, this is thick and chewy, just like I like it. Body and mouthfeel is perfectly rich with soft but suitable carbonation. Overall a very tasty beer that, in the end, I’m glad I tried as it did seem a bit different than the regular Beer Geek. I definitely prefer the mouthfeel of this, and the flavor of both were almost equal to me with the regular possibly prevailing with less acidity, as I remember it. The oatmeal creaminess played a more noticeable role in it to me than any sort of specialty coffee bean flavor however. Awesome beer all around and no sign of the almost 11% ABV which is a huge plus. Thanks again Rob!!
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black, nice full layer of light brown head. Aroma is a bit of sweet chocolate and a slight hint of coffee. I was expecting the aroma to be more full with coffee. Full palate and the flavour starts in right away.Lots of coffee taste, good coffee made in a frnech press at the right temp. Some roasted malt in there, and a bit more chocolate, but not sweet this time. Leaves a semi bitter flavour that is not hoppy at all. This is pretty enjoyable and pretty easy to drink for a big stout.
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour was a little chunky toward the bottom. No signs of infection, though. Very dark brown. Very little light passes through even at the edges. large, dark tan head.Coffee is big in this one, perhaps overpowering the rest of the beer. A bit of licorice underneath the coffee. Very low sweetness for the size and style and a small hint of soy sauce. Not the oxidized, left over beer soy, but that common soy sauce flavor in a lot of top-tier imperial stouts.