ClarkVV (4630) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 Bottle, from Julio’s drunk on 2.2.09.
A dark robe with a frail, receding tan head and plenty of sediment left at the bottom of the bottle.
Prunes and espresso-like notes, nice and oily, waft gently from the glass. A warm, rather inviting shot of ethanol emerges with warming and breathing. Surprisingly, there is almost no noticeable banana or cotton candy to the nose, which is impressive, being from a young bottle.
In the mouth, the pruniness and bittersweet roast notes lend momentum to the emerging roll of sweet, milk chocolate-like maltiness and obvious alcohol warmth on the finish. The residual sugars are very persistent (and in my mind, too excessive) and lightly fatigue the palate in to tasting only this dominant flavor, over the course of the beer (three of us split the bottle). Interesting notes of fudge, sweet almond and oily, bittersweet coffee beans, and I can’t admit to being terribly offended by the alcohol appearance, being quite light for this young and high abv of a beer. Good stuff, hopefully some more complexity will develop with age.
josanguapo (508) - SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Legend of Grimrock 2. Alcohol perflectly hidden. Nice aroma, taste and feel. No need to worry about the weasel dropings this is made from. It doesnt stink at all but the contrary
scirtes (235) - POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep black with brownish head and good lacing. Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste: again lots of coffee, only a bit sweet, with well marked bitterness. Full bodied, with oily texture and perfectly hidden alcohol. A very good stout.
meyers1023 (9) - - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious stout. Pours a black color with a tan head that disappeared quickly. The smell is sweet up front with coffee and booze kicking in at the end. Taste is exactly the same but very smooth because of the oats.
VamboladeTolly (921) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours deep dark brown almost no head. Aroma: roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, plums. Taste: roasted malts, chocolate, sweet dark plums, coffee, creamy, sweet with some bitterness, a bit spicy, toffee, hazelnuts. Full body. Sweet roasted finish.
Achel (273) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear sparkling dark black color with a huge, creamy - rocky, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, coffee, moderate roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, pine. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - oily, smooth and soft, carbonation is soft. Very nice beer Mikkel and then the story in the news
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared from 11.2oz brown bottle into taster glasses, opaque black colour with deep sudsy brown foam, long-lasting with fine lace. Rich malts, grainy, fruity, dark chocolate, dark coffee, brown bread, toast with orange marmalade, roasty, stone fruit esters, pleasant sharpness from burnt barley grains. Somehow both chewy and creamy. Sweet and bitter. Tart. Full-bodied, chewy mouthfeel, subtle tannins and mineral essence, average carbonation, lingering multi-layered aftertastes with a hoppy snap and bright coffee acidity at finish. Boozier and less smooth than the regular Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, which I actually enjoyed more. But don’t get me wrong, this is still a masterpiece.
fkoolen (671) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Waxed bottle at home. Pitch black, oily pour topped by a minimal foamy brown head. Nicely balanced roasted coffee, dark chocolate and bourbon-y notes in the nose and taste, some dried and red fruits. Lingering aftertaste, slightly bitter sweet. Big bodied, medium carbonation, oily and smooth mouthfeel. Impressive balance with big flavours.
Diabobale (339) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Al naso nei primi minuti è un bell’accostamento di cacao, tabacco e legno. Note vinose di sottofondo e frutti rossi. Ma col passare dei minuti scompaiono per lasciare posto alla sola carruba. Peccato. L’aspetto è piacevole, con il nero corvino del colore e la schiuma non abbondante color marroncino cremosa. Al palato ha un bel corpo, molto strutturato, con bollicine molto esigue. In bocca tanto cacao e un lievissimo tostato, caffè solo sull’etichetta. E’ morbida con un finale secco, amaro di tostato e lieve resinoso. Persistenza del retrogusto prolungata. Ne parlano molto bene, ma più di un dubbio resta.
Cousin_Larry (714) - - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s been a good afternoon. Not gonna lie - I liked this one a lot more before I knew it was made with defecated coffee beans.
tandembrauer (804) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with small brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, burnt hay, acetone. Taste roasted malt bitterness, well balanced by malty sweetness. Oily palate.