daje (2609) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, shared february 16th 2013. Thick black body, low fading beige head. Roasty start to the aroma, some wood, and a disturbing alcohol scent followed by blue veined cheese and melted plastic. Taste is sour malt unbalanced with a way too high tequila taste, sugar and acid. Have to admit I’m not a big fan of tequila, and I appreciate experimental beers, but in this case the barrel aging completely destroys a very good beer. The regular BHB is a top notch beer on its own. Aftertaste is alcoholic with tequila aftertaste. We were two guys sharing a bottle, neither of us could finish his glass. Well, I guess you can’t get them right every time, there had to come a Mikkeller I didn’t enjoy sooner or later :)
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, grapefruit juice, fruity citrus, tequila and oak. Medium body.
Foffern (1276) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. Has a deep brown to black colour with a small light brown head. The aroma is marked by spiced liquor along with roasted malt, coffee, wood, crème brûlée and sweet liqueur. Complex. There’s a lot of tequila in a sweet flavour with some spices, roasted malt, coffee and pickles. Is slightly sour. Has a rich and oily mouth feel, and a light bitterness. The beer has a nice aroma but the flavour is weird and unbalanced with too much tequila in my opinion.
Inbreak (2335) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 11.05.2013, 0,5l bottle sampled @ BBGTC moving-home-tasting for Floffern:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is boozy, wood, cocoa, burnt caramel, dark sugar, licorice, grass. Taste is sweet, sugar, sour fruits, sour coffee, wood, sorrel, cocoa, citrus. Low carbonation, medium bitterness. Don’t really like it very much, but still a interesting beer.
ClubGonzo (4175) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, shared with Foffern and Inbreak at Foffern’s going-away tasting. Pours a jet black body with a small light beige head. Nose is tequila-agave-cacti aromas - quite a lot of it as well - along with the expected coffee and hints of alcohol and paint thinner-ish notes. Weird. Not sure I like this. Taste is astringent bitter alcohol and coffee tones, propelling the tequila-cacti-like tones and hints of dark fruits. Full body, medium carbonation. Too far out, really, and not in a good way. A miss from Mikkeller.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
In short: A bad idea.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed soon after receiving it through private importation.
The look: Black body topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Repulsive intense nose that reeks of cheap alcohol (bordering rubbing alcohol) awkwardly bending with a chocolate cake. I couldn’t detect any hops in the aroma with the cheap alcohol overwhelming everything. Taste is equally awkward. In mouth you can really taste the tequila and it really doesn’t work with the chocolaty malt backbone. Finish is burning alcohol overwhelming the hops (and this is only 7.5%!?!?!?!?!?). I didn’t finish my first glass, poured the rest of the glass and half the bottle down the drain. Black IPAs need to be in Tequilla Barrels as much as my portly aunt Lise needs to be in skinny jeans.
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st January 2012
Opaque black beer, good dark tan head. Semi dry palate, a little crisp. Tangy dark malts well balanced with mildly sour and tangy tequila. A little marmalade hop in the background. Tiny bit of smoke in the minerally semi dry finish. Interesting and tasty.
cgarvieuk (14984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan head ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... soft tequila nose... sweet dark malts ... deep roast ... big fruits ... dark chocolate ... loads of Tequila ...
rederic (3058) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, deep black color, with a thick bubbly tan head, mild mochaish, coffee, herbal, cactus plant, espresso nose, with some chocolatey, vanilla, chocolate pudding, brownie, earthy green agave accents, and a burnt dark dried fruit, burnt chocolate cake, taffy, lime, tequila note, within a chocolate chip cookie dough, molasses, black, roasted malt aroma follows through a full-bodied palate with a warming, yeasty, chocolate cake, mochaish, licorice, lime, tequila barrel, light lime, lemon juiciness, black coffee character, with some roasted, black, chocolate, toasty malty, burnt toast, green grapefruit peel, molasses flavours, with a faint zesty lemon pie, burnt brownie, flowery citrus lime, lemon peel, leafy hop undertone, leading towards a warming, sweet dark chocolate, lime juice, mild tequila, chocolate cake, coffee, black, roasty maltiness bittering finish.
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of super piney and resinous hops with humongous notes of tequila. Taste is also dominated by loads of piney and resinous hops with some notes of boozy cheap tequila which are not really harmonious. Body is quite full with good carbonation with way too much apparent alcohol. Awful beer with way too much tequila notes which isn’t the best alcohol to use for barrel-aging IMO.