ClubGonzo (3415) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with a bunch of people at Bergen Ølfestival afterparty at my place, including Yngwie, Beer3000, Palme and the rest of Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-) Pitch black body, big creamy beige head. Nose is licorice, chocolate, coffee and hints of roasty malt sugar tones. Taste is toasty ash tones, dark chocolate, coffee and hints of leather. Full body, medium to soft carbonation. Very nice indeed.
fletchfighters (994) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a dark cola color, settled black with just touches of ruby. Big, three finger mocha colored head. Great head retention and left lots of streaky and spotty lacing as dissipated to a thick film and collar. Nice looking beer.
S-- Lots of roast, coffee and chocolate. underneath get some dark fruits and earthiness from the hops. has held up quite well for a 2 year beer.
T-- Earthy, grainy dark fruit followed by coffee and chocolate. Slightly thin at first but picks up quickly and eliminates that gap. Good amount of earthy bitterness to this.
M-- Medium bodied and lighter medium carbonated. Get flashes of coffee acidity in the back but this is about chocolate, roasted malts and coffee in the mid palate. Nice long lasting feel to this. .
O-- When Mikkeller hits it he hits it big, when misses... you get the idea. This is a hit. Well made porter. Well hidden ABV and easy to drink. issue with this is the 1.5 L bottle. Share with friends and have a good time. Try this alone and this will get to be a bit much. Really solid US style porter that regrettably did not make the US. Would easily have again.
JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, magnum-sized @ thanks, Palle. Pitch black beer with a brown hue and a frothy, mostly lasting beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavor is bitterswwet and roasted with liquorice, dark chocolate and resiny hops. Roasted malt bitterness, slight acidic note, full body, creamy texture, lingering dry hoppy finish.
Martinus (2608) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, reddish shine. Firm tan head. Aroma of malts, tobacco, roasted malts, chocolate and hops. Hints of ’after eight’ chocolates. Sweet malty flavour, kvas, dark chocolate and pronounced bitterness. Finish coffee, burned malts, light sweet and spicy tones. Nice.
(From 1,5L bottle @ ZZT3, Oirschot. Courtesy of Benzai. Bottle 1017/1170)
Benzai (6219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1,5ltr bottle I brought @ ZZT III, bottle #1017 / 1170. [bottle from trade with Fonefan] Pitch black color, full creamy light brown head. Smell malts, dark malts, hints of overripe fruits, coffee, roastyness, hops. Taste malts, roastyness, dark chocolate, bitter, roasted malts, slightly hops. Medium to full carbonation, medium to full body.
DutchDrebus (3330) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 1017/1170 thx to benzai@zzt3. Dark brown colour with a nice brown head. Smells hoppy, dark chocolate, roasty, alcohol. Tastes coffee, roasty malts, hops, dark chocolate, vanille. Full body, thick. Nice beer!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very hoppy/bitter toasted dark ale. Very good
How: 1.5L Magnum. Consumed when approximately 16 months of age. Tasting session with Montreal gang
The look: Dark brown body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention
In long: Nose is moderately roasted, something that resemble toasted wood and wooden hops. Taste starts with crunchy toasted caramelized malts before it is taken over by the a hefty dosage of resinous wooden hops. Light notes of chocolate, dark fruits and brownies here and there. Bitterness level is in the medium-high range and the finish is relatively toasted-dry. To me this came-through more like a hoppy no-style American Strong Ale than an Imperial Porter as presently listed. Whatever it was I really liked it, a tasty beer an I could have drank the whole magnum by myself. Another winner by Mikkeller. A nice big magnum that we shared in MartinT’s living room while his young daughter who is too young to speak was staring at me and just laughed and laughed. No doubt she sees me clearly.
rederic (2846) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1500ml bottle, 360/1170, dark brown color, with a frothy bubbly tan head, yeasty, nice mochaish, cappuccino, chocolate cake, semisweet chocolate baking bar, molasses nose, with some cocoa powder, chocolate milk, chocolate wafer notes, and some black coffee, light roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt, chocolate pudding accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good, smooth yeasty, chocolate, roasted, black, choclate, toasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, grounded coffee bean character, with some licorice, mochaish, cappuccino, chocolate pudding, burnt toast, burnt dried date, fig fuity flavors, with a molasses, chocolate chip cookie dough, a faint flowery leafy, grassy, minty hop bittering backbone, and a burnt bran muffin, chocolate wafer undertone, leading towards a warming, dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, chocolate cake, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
fiulijn (13334) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at København Ølfestival 2010
Black color; creamy head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, dusty, with light chocolate. Chocolate flavor, some roasted malt, quite dry. Strong bitterness, with light liquorice. Good, but without surprise.
amarillo (10) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottiglia beershock viterbo, colore: nera impenetrabile, schiuma compatta persistente color cappuccino, al naso: cioccolato, liquirizia intensa, note affumicate, corpo presente, al palato: bassa carbonazione, cioccolato e liquirizia persistente, sentori di radice, finale amaro medio. ottima, l’avrei preferita leggermente più sapida.