tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
All round ratings; shared by myself with the London crew at Euston Tap opening night.
The nose is coffee; cream, and vanilla. The appearance is opaque black and great creamy lacing.
Roasted malts; coffee, cream, vanilla, good bitterness, excellent drinkability, just a good honest and well-made stout. Have had better from Mikkeller and am so glad that the Dark Hole Red Wine edition is not this rare. Otherwise I’d have a loan.
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at KØ-2010. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, roasted, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is hop, smoked, roasted, malt, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, licorice. Full body. Nice beer.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Københavns Ølfestival 2010.
Someone gave me a HUGE glass of this. I wish I could remember who so I could say thanks properly. If whoever it was is reading this, sorry and THANKS! If anything, I think I had a little too much if that’s possible. I recall being somewhat worse for wear once I’d drained the glass... Very dark brown colour with a medium sized but very well behaved beige head. Sweet chocolate and hints of coffee and caramel. Very roasty and dry. Maybe just a little on the basic side for a Mikkeller beer but bloody good stuff all the same.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 150 cl. Pours an opaque black with an off-white head. Hard roasted malt in the nose with quite some alcohol up there too. Surprisingly light-bodied, hard roasted malt and a little burned coffee accents. Some malt bitterness. 080510
yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 1.5ltr, at KØ-10. It’s a black beer, topped by a finger-thick dark beige head leaving lacings. Sweet, roasted aroma with some alchohol, notes of licorice, and coffee and chocolate. The flavor has chocolate and coffee, hints of licorice, a good hoppy bitterness and some warming alcohol. Full-bodied and smooth, finishing bitter, roasted and slightly warming. A lovely celebration beer. 100506
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to preface this by saying that I was eating pork at the time, and it paired really well. It smelled like sweet vanilla mocha, and had a smoky sweet (pork) flavor with a bit of ash in the finish. Avant garde.
Pinball (10729) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1.5 litre bottle at home. (going to be a good day heh).
clear very dark brown, almost black. smooth light brown creamy head. Looks quite fantastic.
relatively mild roasted aroma, faint flowery.
flavor is roasted stuff, good blend, coffee, brown sugar. pretty mild considering the alc. percentage. lots of roast and coffee.
Had this from the fridge - i think it is a little too cold, heating up, it should develop even more character. there might be just a little too much of a sugary taste in it.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a black beer with a beige head. The aroma is roasted, licorice and tobacco. The flavor is roasted, licorice and sweetness. The palate is sweet, malt and roasted. Overall a good beer.
MiP (13516) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at KØ10. Good roasted aroma. Black colour. Small light brown head. Good creamy flavour, very bitter with a good grassy hop note.
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 warehouse. Black beer, light tan head. Light soft palate. Rich dark malt, slightly roasty and spicy and with some licorice. Some cream as well. Finishes with a little fruit and minerals. Better than I recall from previous tastings in Copenhagen.