MrBeerFanatic (924) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 14.99 1pt .9fl oz bottle ordered from internet. Pours a dark caramel color with very little head. The aromas don’t come off as your average coffee stout. There is more of an acidic quality here. Theres burnt malts malts, strong coffee, molasses, wood, chocolate, and sweet caramel under the other malts. Flavors of burnt malts, cocoa, coffee (which is not that strong here like in the nose ), and just a poof of hops underneath. Medium acidity, highly bitter with a sting of a bitter finish that lingers for quite some time, medium sweet, and a velvety texture. The special coffee used doesn’t add any more special flavors then most other coffee stout except it seems to be more bitter/ acidic and leave that bitter bite on the palate. A very good stout but a little over rated. Would not buy again because of the rarety and price but glad I did get a bottle to sample. A rare treat indeed. Now at least I can say I’ve tried some of the rarest coffee in the world. I just won’t mention where or rather from what it comes from....
Syfher (205) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass ; room temperature.
Very strong beer, in all means. I didn’t like it. The taste is really well balanced between porter and wisky. Great colour, and a overhelming palate.
MPA (899) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aged sample - probably at least five years. Black with beige head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts. Sweet flavour of cocoa and coffee with roasted malts bitterness in the finish. Great beer.
Cristobal37 (534) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gray wax sealed bottle. Bubbily dark black with a little bit of foamy tan head. Aroma is mild but sweet milky stout comes through. Really smooth roasted bitter coffee beans, dark chocolate, mild hop bitterness at the end. Thick body and dry. Some lacto notes in the finish linger with the coffee, like drinking milk n coffee. Some booze in the final sips, pleasant though. Preferred the Slyrs whisky barrel version, but this one is really awesome too. I still can’t believe I’m drinking catshit.
deaconmike (443) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Really great imperial stout. Black with mocha head. Nose is coffee, chocolate and roast along with vanilla, and hints of fruit and spice. Dark ripe fruit on the tongue, not too sweet, finishes slightly bitter. Slick, oily mouthfeel. Drinkable, alchohol well hidden. Plenty of complexity to enjoy with this beer.
bergstaden (1956) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a brown head - Good aroma of roasted malt and some coffee tones as well - Good roasted malt body that is soft and olso a nice flavour of coffee roast and some chocolate notes as well with some bitterness - The coffee, roasted malt and bitterness goes into the finish - This was real good
Flanfl (442) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2016 Thick black body, medium brownish head. Aroma of toasted malt, surprisingly floral, i had notes of lavender at first... Some fruits too like plum, blueberries and black current. Coffee is coming afterward and as the beer breath it takes a more prominent place. Flavours of toasted barley, coffee, lots of malt complexity, caramel, licorice, alcohol fusel, cocoa. The floral hops arrives at the end bringing the bitterness with them. Long finish, toasted malt, coffee, alcohol, strong bitterness. Oily body, low carbo. What an outstanding beer, complexe, savory, balanced, elegant.
ThomasRohde (1) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From bottle at Mikkeller Bar Barcelona. Amazing as always. Pitch black and Good balance
linusb (353) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pitch black with a one finger brown head. Disappears quite fast and leaves a thin lacing. N: Coffee, floral, liqourice, some dark berries, plum, apple T: Salty, coffee, liqourice, salmiak O: Very very nice! Perfect carbo that gives an soft tender mouthfeel. Very bitter coffee, just a little tartness and hint of sweetness. Love it!
983ROOTS (5) - VALLADOLID, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sedosidad, potencia en aroma, suave cafe de civeta, no se q se puede decir de este pepinazo.
nerdboy19 (131) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 10, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 One of my favorite imperial stout. Full of coffee flavor and very well hidden alcohol. May be the best beer Mikkeller ever made.