oRos (1239) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tony at capitol beer. And taproom pours motor oil black with cream head. Taste is vanilla shake. Fits the name perfectly. Amazing.
MarcoDL (2504) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Rating #2500. Bottle. Black oily pour, no head. Rich and strong aroma of vanilla, bourbon booze, sweet coffee and a bit of oak. Taste is overwhelmingly good. Very full and long evolving, with strong earthy vanilla, cofee, roasted malt, milk chocolate and a boozy bourbon finish with a little bitterness. Really amazing, world class beer.
rxeight (1607) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 330ml Bottle, big thanks to Erik. Smell is beyond amazing. Like a Milky Way candy bar explosion. Taste is vanilla and bourbon. Some oak barrel. Roast and sweetness. My only complaint is that itís completely flat.
bursprak (892) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split 4 ways. Pitch black pour with a small dense mocha head. Nose is sweet, vanilla fudge, some chocolate and light roast. Taste is sweet as well, vanilla fudge, caramel, milk chocolate, light coffee notes and some roasted malts. Wonderful stuff!
Zakoon (109) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, light roasted malt and molasses. Flavour is sweet. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation and boozy bourbon and vanilla finish.
Martinus (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, lots of vanilla. Bitter coffee flavour, sweet malts, cacao, caramel, roasted malts, vanilla. Full body, thick, quite alcoholic. Finish vanilla, bourbon, coffee and cacao. Nice.
(from 33cL bottle -was initially under the impression I opened a normal vanilla until I read about the wax- @ home)
Saeglopur (536) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml waxed bottle from Mikkeller Webshop.
Black, oily body, with a tiny, creamy, dark brown head.
Delicious, sweet aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, coco, bourbon.
Tastes of booze, bourbon, choclate, coco, vanilla, barrel notes, dried fruits some bitter coffee.
Full, slick, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes boozy, alcohol warming, with bourbon, bitter chocolate, coffee, subtle vanilla and long-lasting wooden barrel notes.
Tasty! While the nose is just amazing, the taste is a bit too boozy for my liking, although still enjoyable and complex. Overall a delicious, heavy, thick and sweet Stout, to sip slowly, but not my favourite Imperial Stout from Mikkeller.
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl gold waxed bottle. This is something I guess that costs a bazillion dollars to get in the US. It is not worth that. Black pour, huge vanilla tones dominate, some coffee, cocoa, and soy as well. Bourbon adds nicely to the base beer but it isnít something that is blowing me away.
Bobhund (436) - - NOV 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Köpt på Systembolaget, Boländerna Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten Aalborg shared with daje
Pours pitch black with a thin tanned head. Smell of choco pop, vanilla, bourbon and loads of chocolate sauce and soy sauce. Heavy heavy sweet, a bit fat actually, chocolate sauce, dark malts blended with bourbon and vanilla. This feels like dessert! Good beer; maybe a bit too chocolate laden for me
ninecats (214) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at All In Beerfest, 2014. Pitch black, small brown head. Looks like used motor oil! Aroma is sweet vanilla, coffee beans and bourbon tones. Taste is coffee, vanilla, bourbon, slight alcohol in the finish but not dominant. Big body, medium carbo, very oily and thick texture. Like a stand alone dessert, like a cake and coffee with avec in one.