tom10101 (1166) - Quebec, - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml. Pitch black with a medium fully diminishing brown head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits and slight vanilla notes. Taste of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy but leaves the palate dry (roasted bitterness). Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Very good beer but still a bit under my expectation (who where pretty high). I think I will need to re-taste.
ACD (379) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Mikkeller & Friends (brewed at Lervig). Motor oil black pour with thick bubbly mocha head - loads of lacing. Looks decadent. Lots of coffee in the aroma - very green, pungent coffee though - ripe dark fruit, really dark chocolate, heavy roastedness, light vanilla. Taste explodes with dark chocolate, that same intense green coffee note (can’t put my finger on it, obviously that’s weasel shit coffee for you), deep roasted notes, some vanilla, spruce, some dark berry. Full mouthfeel - silky and viscous. Big, big flavours going on here - all so well balanced (except for that crazy green coffee note which sticks out). No hint of the booze at all. Lingering coffee, chocolate, and light licorice notes. A great brew, incredibly interesting with the coffee character - don’t age it, drink it ASAP and check it out.
oppear (30) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color black, was unable to pour a top. Taste of roast, tar, rubber, chocolate, all the black bits and the sweet side of the coffee soon takes hold. The skunky coffee-feel overpoweres toward the very last mouthfuls and the idea of its origin becomes clear. Still a pleasant experience and worth another bottle.
thirstyrabbit (740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle with a new label, brewed at Lervig. Deep dark brown body with a small tan head. Smells like coffee and luxury. Very smooth and oily mouthfeel. Rich and decadent taste of coffee and deep roast. The alcohol is lost in this rich mixture of tastes, only its warmth remains. Great, splendid!
CPH2200 (69) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with lively head. very thick and full bodied stout, roasted coffee and chocolate. very balanced and not overly sweet.
haukur (1019) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lervig version. Very oat-y aroma, some coffee and chocolate. Huge malt present. Maybe some tiny hints of maple? Black, brown head, looks beautiful as the style should. Full bodied, there is lots and lots of roast and bitterness in the finish. Extreme oats again. Very good imperial stout, maybe a tad young, could use a bit more sweetness to balance the bitter finish. Very good imperial stout by the coolest man alive.
CitizenMeow (18) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black, very small tan head, looks like coffee. Huge coffee aroma, dark chocolate and cacao, some sweet malt notes, some cereal. Amazing flavour, again huge coffee notes, thick bodied and medium carbonated. Does not have a lot of malt presence, the coffee really covers everything else up, but its good.
MarkHawk (5) - North Shields, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A beautiful beer that lives up to the hype. Very dark with a tight tan head. Silky smooth with balanced dark malt, hop and coffee flavours. A truly stunning beer that shows what Mikkel is all about. Perfect!
RichTheVillan (962) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop; dark brown almost black pour with dark tan head, roast coffee and chocolate aroma, quality coffee taste with some chocolate and vanilla the mouthfeel is amazing.
suurjuust (618) - ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, almost black, small dark brown head. Nose is dark chocolate, warm roasty-malty notes, vanilla. Taste has tons of slightly sour coffee, vanilla, roasty malts, smooth bitter-roasty-hoppy dry finish. Full bodied, flat carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.
fugitive (1069) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color black with big brown head. Aroma coffee, chocolate, roasted, hop, citrus. Taste sweet, bitter, bitter chocolate, hop, citrus, coffee.