TorbenJensen (1296) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thin but durable foam appears when gently pouring from this gold wrapped bottle from Mikkeller. It has a very vinous aroma where little cherry stands out. The taste is rich, thick, inter alia, roasted malt, prune and cherry. In its heavy fruit nuances and vinous complexity appears also a hint of dark chocolate. Estimates protracted fruity aftertaste with warming alcohol to follow. Certainly a beer that should be enjoyed for a real gourmet dinner. The very vinous character and distinct flavor of alcohol in the final, causes it to protrude slightly from its beer style as dubbel. I think the closer acts as a cross a dubbel and a Belgian quadrupel. So if you expect a good full dubbel you should maybe choose something else, for Mikkeller has once again challenged the usual expectations and created something ground-breaking.
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Dark amber copper color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, light bread, yeasty spicy, fruity, dark ripe fruits, citrusy fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
tderoeck (6667) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
20/IX/14 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel @ Klaas’ place - BB: "imorgen" (2014-1019)
Note: ridiculously expensive!
Clear dark amber to red brown beer, aery irregular fizzy beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: very oxidized, lots of caramel, sherry notes, bit nutty, port, alcohol. MF: soft to no carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of milk chocolate, caramel, bit sugary, soft bitterness, bit lemony, sour. Aftertaste: very oxidized, caramel, nutty, lots of chocolate, little bitter, alcohol, sugary. Damn, I bought this bottle like 3 years ago, but apparently the beer was already 2 years old, then... To conclude: NEVER, EVER, EVER do this again, just put (preferably bottle) dates on bottles, all right? Kthnxbye!
olio (8070) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Originally rated on 20091107.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, yeast, caramel malts and spices. Flavor of spices, caramel malts, yeast and ripe fruits, some toffee notes too. Decent.
Rasmus40 (14425) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Estate Wine, Holstebro. Unclear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Soft, smooth and oily. 271212
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of berries, grapes, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, wood, grapes, and berries, leading to a bitter finish. The body is powerful.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky dark brown body with an off white head. Strong roasted malty nutty aroma with caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits, spices. Full, highly alcoholic palate with little carbonation. Strong alcoholic flavour with caramel, bread, nuts, and a bit of dark chocolate with a light bitter finish. A great one.
gEUS (1540) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml bottle - heavily oxidised... bummer - notes of nuts, dates, port & madeira.
yngwie (15608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml. A clear, copper colored beer topped by a dense, finger-thick, light beige head. Malty, caramel aroma with dried fruits and a weak, pleasant oxidation. Some faint notes of alcohol too. The flavor is on the sweet, malty side, with dried fruits and caramel, and some bitterness. It’s full-bodied, smooth and lightly warming on the palate, finishing with a lasting caramel sweetness, some dried fruits and bitterness. A beer that hides the alcohol very well, and tastes nice too. 120203
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
37.5cl bottle, no BB date, just the ’imorgen’ which tells me nothing other than to drink it after-tomorrow. Once again, another Mikkeller beer that despite its enticing shrinkwrap is just another Belgian type beer that the price certainly does not warrant. Yes, for once my rate takes into account the price of the product because I’ve finally come to see that many Mikkeller beers beyond the gimmick-aspect do not warrant the price and more importantly the quality of what I am getting.
Couleur alternant acajou et cuivré, col beige léger/crémeux.
Arôme malté fruité noire, sucre brun, caramel avec ce profile très belge.
Palais garde un style très belge dans son approche, sucré assez douce avec ce profile fruité noir de prune et date et un léger chocolat, le tout sur un alcool réchauffant.
Encore une fois, sous un air de bel emballage se cache une bière qui ne justifie pas son prix, on retrouve ici une bière rappelant plus une triple avec un profile très DeProef.