danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a bottle at the OTM Tasting room. The appearance is a pretty dark almost black hue with a small medium brown head. The aromas are where all the hops are. A nice citrus to earthly hop profile in the nose with a good roasted malt backing. The flavors seem to showcase the deeper malt roast profile with additions of some coffee and some oatmeal and other grains.. The mouth is pretty full boded with a heavy feeling after taste. Probably a bitterness left from the hops. I enjoyed this one and would love to try it again.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black. Brown head. Nose and taste of oatmeal, roast chocolate malt, hops and coffee. Medium body. Nice Black IPA/Stout hybrid.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Sarah. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a strong pine hop note that combines interestingly with the roasted malts. Flavor starts with roasted malts and a slight dark chocolate and a growing pine note in the finish.
sherm1016 (1134) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Groppi’s. Pours a black color with a big tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, roasty. A bit heavy on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, roasted malt, coffee, with a bitter coffee finish. More of an American Black Ale than a Stout for me. Meh.
ekstedt (5405) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Black with beige head. Rioasted chocolate aroma with coffee, green pepper, citric and perfumy hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry with long, firm bitter finish.
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle, thanks to rlgk
BB 1/3-2012, sampled on April 1, 2011
Black color, big brown head. Very bizarry mix of hops, citrus, coffee in the scent. Not balanced though removing some elements of one kind might smooth it out to be better for me. Bitter, dry, coffee taste that finishes dry and malty. Sort of thin mouthfeel, rather high dry bitterness.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Courtesy of rlgk. Pours black as night with huge brown head leaving nice lace. Aroma is old gym shoes, hoppy, roasted malts, Peaty Mouthfeel. Flavor is peaty, fruity, slightly sweet. Medium palate. Finishes tart peaty.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour topped with a substantial lasting brown foamy head. Cirtus and coffee aroma. Thick creamy mouthfeel strong coffee taste mixed with an initial sweetness followed by a sharp lasting bitter finish. My second Mikkeller beer ... I think I like this guy!
Cuso (4424) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Black color with thick light brown head. Aroma is coffee, apricots, hops, walnuts. Taste, definitely coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, some spices. Nice bitter finish. Nice complex beer.
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml brown bottle. Black opaque pour. Good sized rocky, creamy head, light brown in colour, Lots of clinging lace. Hoppy citrusy notes, hints of pine and lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Taste is chocolate/cocoa malt up front, citrusy middle followed by black coffee. Ends with a burst of citrus- orange, pine, grapefruit, long bitter and coffee/roasty aftertaste. Medium body, medium carboantion. Another killer Breakfast brew from Mikkeller.