Lagerboy (1026) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/6/2014, Mikkeller Tasting Night @ The Brownstone, Rounds 2 and 3: (side by side with the Grand Marnier Edition) 375 ml bottle. Deep dark ruby hued brown, lasting tan foam. Vinous woody dry roast aroma. Smooth light roast, less coffee/more oaky vinous taste. Soft carbonation, light-medium bodied, low hopped. Again, nice enough, but lacking in strength and depth for a barrel aged stout. NFL (Not For Lagerboys) Paired with a pulled pork and coleslaw bunwich.
Gerbeer (1415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate head. Aromas of paint and oaked white wine. Light flavors of sour white wine and black coffee. Dry and watery. WTF? Not something I would expect from Mikkeller. Pass.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
375mL bottle, pours black with a medium-large tan head. Nose brings out dry red wine notes, and some residual dry roast from the base beer. Flavour isn’t so massively influenced by the sauternes barrels, offering just a hint of red wine, moderate dry roast, and maybe a touch of lactose sugar. Quite muffled, just like the Grand Marnier version - and again, what is up with barrel aging a 4% stout - makes no sense to me. Not very interesting, but easy enough to drink.
nilsas (866) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
God duft av kaffe, lakris og sjokolade. Dyp mørk farge, nesten sort. Tynt brunt skum langs kant. God smak av kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.
ChristianHR (147) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a strong aroma of oak and expresso. Pours very dark with a brown cappuccino head. The mouthfeel is watery but it still has a strong flavor of coffee and sauternes.
Hansen (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured with an off-white head, lasting. Sweet aroma, fruity, white-wine, lightly toasted. Flavor is sweet with some acid. Creamy, watery texture.
HenrikSoegaard (10014) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some roast and barrel notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Zita (4221) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light malty aroma, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, watery, sweet soft malty finish.
llkc (197) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mikkeller Dry Stout (Sauternes Edition)
Smag: gran citrus. ikke den store krop. men et twist er ege spåner. en kant af ristet malt.
Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 17.01.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Big slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of neutral, dark malts, unripe banana, spices, chocolate, coffee, dark sugar, oak, soap. Taste is kind of dry soapy, dark malts, hay, roasted grain, soap, oak, chocolate, coffee. Medium bitterness, dry soapy mouthfeel. Boring and disappointing.