Belgo (154) - Køge, - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Pours very dark reddish brown with an off white head. Crystal clear. The colour is a bit too dark for my taste but otherwise a nice appearance.
The aroma is very malty with caramel, fudge and dried fruit and a hop note, that is very present vis a vis the average Doppelbock but very downplayed for a Mikkeller beer.
On the palate there is nice carbonation to lift heavy malts and make this quite drinkable. Finishes more hoppy and with more bitterness than usual for the style, but it works very well with the sweet and malty flavours.
wchesser (1151) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with low medium carbonation. Malty nose with some spice and peaty smoke. Sweet start with spicy yeast esters, maybe very light banana, light smoke, lightly dry finish.
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, thick biege head. Coffee aroma. Deep coffee and slight chocolate taste. Smokey. absolutely delicious. Love it.
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing thick dark brown. leather prune smells. Big teriyaki, soy sauce thick syrup taste. A light sweet roasted taste in there as well. Lots of flavor to explore in this one.
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Advertised as a Triple Bock at RnH, 2010. Sweet chocolatey, a touch boozy, has a nice fruitiness in the midpalate that melds nicely with the chocolate bitterness. Very nice.
gEUS (1041) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle - pours deep brown, with a small soapy off-white yellowish head. Immediately an aroma of rhum soaked raisins and salted caramel. Medium body, high on the sour side, alcohol sting as from the middle darkly roasted and slightly smoked towards the end. Peat aromas and light toffee taste. and alcohol burn - pity
dbeatdano (50) - - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from bottle - milk chocolate brown with creamy tall head
Aroma - Very fruity aroma. Raisins, figs, dates, dark cherries, raspberry. Also loads of chocolate, brown bread, and faint whiff of booze.
Taste - chocolate covered cherries, raisins, bubblegum, roasted malt, citrus hops, touch of lemon juice.
Palate - oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, syrupy heavy body, sweet aftertaste that is pretty brief.
Very delicious, but pretty sweet and heavy. Definitely share a bottle with a friend.
daje (2254) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with edvard january 25th 2014. Dark brown body, big beige head. Aroma of malt, raisin, herbs and alcohol. Taste is spicy, choriander and chamomilla, with raisins, licorice and malt. Slightly alcoholic finish, with a herbal and malty aftertaste. Very heavy without being too sweet.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick and malty. Long-lasting head. Slight coffee, but predominately chocolate flavor. It’s almost like eating a Snickers bar. This one drinks slowly.
berlinoise2go (608) - NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (75cl). Inch-thick light beige head, good retention, settles as a thick bubbly layer with flame-shaped lacing. Dark brown colour. Complex, sweet malty aroma with raisins/prunes, chocolate, licorice, menthol, wood, ash, vanilla, whisky. Full body, yet somewhat lighter than expected from the ABV. Soft carbonation. Taste is dryer than suggested by the nose, very well balanced with a rich bitter-sweet and woody maltiness. The finish is tongue-dryingly bitter with sweet malt and menthol/cloves.
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 2, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO quite some time ago, pulled from our ’cellar’. Lovely caramel and raisin aroma. Opaque. Lovely lacing. Thinner than expected. Would not guess this is 11%, masks the alcohol quite well. Bit of lingering bitterness on the end. Wish we could get more Mikkeller in Ontario.