Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Medium to heavy toasted malt, rum and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet rum flavor with a medium to heavy toasted sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex good brew.
Phillies08Champs (551) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2010. Pours black with slight head that I coaxed out. Nose is slight sour with boozy overtones. First sip is sweet almost sherry like but vanilla and burnt sugar. Finish is cherries with black strap molasses. Mouth feel was not bad for such a flat looking beer.
JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour, almost zero head. Chocolate, molasses, rum, some sweet fruit, and heavy roast (like burnt bitterness). Decent, better then some of the other black hole treatments.
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/6/11 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Pours an opaque oily black with thin, brown, bubbly lace that recedes further, to thin spotty lace. The nose is primarily dark chocolate and vanilla, with underlying espresso, molasses, some char, and a lightly honeyed aroma. The flavor is more vanilla, brown sugar, and honeyed sweetness up front, moving to the molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, and ashy flavors, which are all very dry. The body is full and oily, almost syrupy, with light carbonation, and a very long vanilla, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and bitter espresso finish.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 bottle served in a tulip. Pour is oily onyx without any head, despite a vigorous pour. Nose is, oddly enough, tequila, wood, raisins, prunes, and astringent alcohol. Taste is a very flat chocolate covered raisin with a thin mouth feel. Boozes and flat beer linger to comprise the finish. I donít know if I got a bad bottle or what, but this was close to swill in my book. My rating doesnít quite do it accuracy, but that is because there are some nice attempts at flavor. This is my first unhappy experience with Mikkeller.
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Drunk on deck crossing the Irish Sea to Dublin. Black looks, with a creamy brown head. Dark choc ahoy in the nose with roast, dark fruit and rum notes. A similar tale in the taste which had notes of vanilla, booze and coffee also. Full bodied, smooth and very drinkable. The warming finish showcased the rum aging very well . As a rum lover this was right up my street and seemed the perfect drink to sip on the high seas. Top notch stuff.
deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375cl bottle shared with friends.
Very thin off white head. Very deep amber pour. Great
Prokroustis (570) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, no head. Sweet aroma of licorice, coffee, alcohol, roasted malts. Syrupy palate with no carbonation. Wood, vanilla, ash, rum, some coffee in the flavour. Great.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle... inky shiny black, light tan head is gone fast... the aroma is a bit rough, reminds me of a scotch ba beer, black sharpie, lots of peat, barrel, alcohol... the taste is a hot mess, sweet liquor, rum, burnt ash... skip this one
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl. bottle@home: lighter shade of black, little to no tanned head, heavy liquorice, toasted malts, spices, heavy oak, 95 % black chocolate, very heavy aftertaste, way heavier than the initial taste, very bitter coffee especially in the aftertaste, alcohol, ash, booze, heavy rum, barrel aging is very heavy on this, scorched wood, hint of vanilla, wow the barrel aging is harsh on this especially coming from the red & white wine versions, very raw (new 2011 version)