MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been holding out on opening this for a while, so I decided to share it for Monday night’s #CraftBeerChat on Twitter. body is an opaque black, with a thick foamy/rocky tall burnt umber colored head. the aroma is nothing short of fantastic, mildly roasted coffee, dark chocolate bars, roasty malts, a little vanilla, mild licorice candy. Flavor is a wee salty, with nice bitter earthy roasted/burnt coffee malt, some anise/licorice liqueur flavor, and dry high cacao% chocolate. a little charred oak and blackstrap molasses in the finish, with some mild leafy bitter hop and coffee aftertatse. great brew, lives up to the hype. Special thanks to my twitter friends to share the review in real-time! @jimbinder @ChicagoDiane @arikhanson @steveschoon @jeffmello #CraftBeerChat
kyzr (1189) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ultra dark pour with nice brown head. Nose of coffee, tabacoo and chocolate. Falvor is much like the nose with chuncks of smoke that round out the finish. There are a ton of hops in this thing as well, has a nice bit of bitterness that rounds out the gem.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Euro-bomber. Pours deep brown with very little head. Lots of earthy coffee, chocolate, and dates in the aroma. Flavor is incredibly rich with a robust cherry chocolate finish. Slightly boozy at the finish. Absolutely unique and delicious.
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared by Gregis. Pour is black brown with a one inch dark tan head that falls with nice lacing, along with some viscous oily streaks. Aroma of roast, bright pine hoppiness some bright almost sweet acidity. There really is not much coffee in the nose, unless the acidity is a coffee based. Interesting and full nose. Taste is big vanilla sweet roast, hints of burnt roasted coffee, followed by a nice pine hoppiness in the back. As it warms there is some iodine, which lends it an odd sweet and salty taste which was pretty weird. This transitioned to an aftertaste which featured the soy. Palate is medium heavy, lowish carbonation, and pretty boozy in the finish. This was interesting, but I certainly prefer Beer Geek Breakfast. Thanks for sharing this one Greg.
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a very dark brown-black with a medium sized creamy mocha colored head...lively looking with lots of bubbles...lacing and retention could have been better. definite coffee in the aroma with some bitter chocolate too. also hints of dark fruit and milkiness...touch of alcohol too. flavor has definite coffee too and more dark fruit than the aroma suggests. bitter chocolate is present in the flavor but is very subtle. lots of roastiness at the end. mouthfeel is very creamy and heavy with a lingering roasty dark fruit finish. damn good beer but more dark fruit than i generally prefer in my stouts...
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Wow, a nice surprise from friend @trevor211. Great dark pour with ring of off white head. Boozy, irish coffee nose. Sharp coffee (unique too, it comes through) and boozy taste. Intense, acidic and some surprisingly nice spice and fruit. Scary intense flavors, awesome. Rating #300.
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at ratebeer tasting 07/09. Spiced cookie, coffee and toffee aroma. Deep brown color with beige long-lasting head, medium body, silky palate. Tastes like coffee with cream, some butterscotch and chocolate malt.
Linnet (1389) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 Big foamy brown headthat settles to a thin lid. Colour is black as a winters night. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, spices and is heavily roasted and warming. It is a bit thinner than expected though. Flavour is full of coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate and brown sugar and also some spices. It is rather acidic too and to be honest I find it to make the flavour a bit unbalanced. Mouthfeel is rather smooth, but the carbonation is actually a bit too strong. This beer is very good, no question about it, my expectations were so high that it still is a bit of a disappointment to me, every time I open a Mikkeller brew I expect perfection and this one is a little short of that.
edit: first time I had it a bit too chilled, at the right temperature it was great and had a better balance.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was my first beer of 5 new-beer session. i rated it as the best vs. stone russian imperial, great divide espresso yeti, founders imp and sam smith imp. obviously not worth the price, but a very nice beer. that said, i’d still rather drink a founders breakfast stout.
pilsnerrogge (2678) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a weak head. Aroma is sweet, sticky liquorice, nougat and Jägermeister. Flavour is sweet and malty with touches of Jägermeister. Mouth feel is surprisingly thin. Finish is dry and roasty with warming alcohol. Where’s the coffee?