nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by bgburdman, thanks Brian. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavors of rich coffee and chocolate, roasted malts. Good mouthfeel, velvety, rich, roasty, and bittersweet. Tasty stuff.
bierkoning (11229) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost pitch black. Strong aroma of milk chocolate, cream and coffee. malty sweet, creamy roasty flavor with loads of milk chocolate and coffee. Roastbitter aftertaste with coffee and ash. Very well balanced brew with a creamy and velvety mouthfeel. A tad onedimensional? Maybe. Delicious? Yes!
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a big creamy, medium brown head. The aroma hold tones of aromatic espresso coffee, creamy dark chocolate cake, prune-like dark fruits, anise and mild tar-ish liquorice. A nice brown sugar-like sweetness balances the roasted tones perfectly. Hints of citric/resiny hops and wet stones. The nose is concentrated and compact. A whisper of glue and almond-like alcohol. The flavour is medium sweet, near medium bitter and medium roasted. Tones of smooth espresso coffee, creamy chocolate, salty liquorice, bitter hops, tasted nuts and brown sugar, alongside a light hint of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is compact, round, oily and silky without any stickiness. The finish is light acidic with a light to medium, lingering bitterness from the mild tar-like roast and the citric/resiny hops. Full bodied. The typical Mikkeller residual sugar profile is present but not out of bounds like in some other Mikkeller IMP:s. A nice one!
RangledeFreak (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very darkish brown/black our with thick creamy tan head. Great aroma could really smell the coffee, actually bit to much. Smooth on the palate and flavor was perfectly balanced, could sense the alcohol content on the follow through but not overpowering. Great beer this is a keeper.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is amazing, I had just gotten done with a beer tasting at my house with 12 other bombers, and we saved this one for last, glad we did. The smell is just lovely, raw coffee, different levels of roasted coffee and malt. So well balanced for an a coffee stout, bitterness is on point. I bought a couple for the cellar and will re-rate when sober. GREAT BEER
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. This was ok. A little too much coffee. But the rest was decent.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle at Toncatchers’s T3 tasting. Pours an opaque black with a tan head. The aroma is strong over-roasted coffee and espresso. The flavor did not quite live up to the aroma; I was expecting complex rich coffee, but what I got instead was mono-dimensional coffee grounds and some chocolate. The palate was smooth and full. The finish was long with lingering burnt coffee. Overall: Interesting brew, but as a coffee lover I had higher expectations, and this was a let down.
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown head. Opaque pitch black body. Deep fruity coffee aroma with mealy milky chocolate and caramel notes. Dry-sweet intense coffee, alcohol, and pine needle taste with milky notes. Soft, mild, hot, powdery mouthfeel. Considerable alcohol heat, right away. Light and lively body. Fizzy in the mouth. Dry, faintly acidic, cocoa aftertaste. Balanced, harmonic, complex, and interesting. (0.5l bottle from OleR.)
TMUp82 (5) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very darkish brown/black our with thick creamy tan head, poured in a brandy snifter, great aroma could really smell the coffee espresso right off the bat, very smooth on the palate and flavor was perfectly balanced for the most part, could tell the alcohol content on the follow through but not overpowering, wasn’t too crazy about the coffee coming from feces but was pleasantly surpirsed on what a great beer this was definitely a keeper.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to AlohaC for bringing this. I hate to be a contrerian with this one but I was a little put off with the bitter, almost burnt coffee flavors in this. Pours black with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee, roasted coffee, and did I mention coffee. Flavors were bitter coffee, and some malt.