bursprak (1730) - Aarhus, - DEC 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 250 ml bottle @ home. Pours oily black with some light brown lacing on top. Texture is really thick with minimal carb. Aroma is soy sauce, coffee and malts. Taste is chocolate, malts and coffee. Warming alcohol finish.
Sammy (10338) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick RIS, and it looks it. Calvados not imposing but rounds out the stout. Very rich and worth seeking out.
Jorn69 (2138) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog...................... @ Havregatan 20130405. Bottle from Systembolaget.
Florya (1208) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: bottle Appearance: pitch black with no head. Aroma: intense cherry and grape smell, dried fruits, nuts, grass and some chocolate in the back. Palate: almost a full body, low carbonation.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250ml bottle (Drink Shop,Tallinn) 2012 batch
Woh, pure booze coming off this as I pour and bring it close to my nose, cognac heat. Closer up, itís ashily burnt, raw and charcoaly. Black, brief brown head, looks like obsidian in the glass. Flat palate, slick and oily, carbonation nowhere. Rich burnt roast taste, fortunately not aggressively astringent.Leaves cocoa-powder on the tongue in the finish. Some burntness, and some alcoholic vapours. A bit of a mess, but the glass is finishable. Glad itís shared 3-ways though,
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250ml bottle. Pitch black color. Small to medium head, stays. Sweet, roast, butterscotch, toffee, biscuits and dusty in aroma. Biscuits, roast, dried toffee, almonds, chocolate cake and dusty in taste. Long lasting dusty sweet roast in aftertaste. Taste is bit weird. With every sip it gets more and more boozy. Sweet and boozy brew.
popway (134) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A heavyweight contender, had on tap at Mikkeller Bar
Now enjoying this small potent 12% bottle at home
What I noticed is the thick black pour w no head
and the residue on the glass was an orange hue.
The aroma is sweet and fine spirits A sipper une grande.
Unagi on the tongue
hackobock (2782) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
December 11, 2015. Bottle,
Pitch black with a small dense dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cognac, dark sugars, licorice, wood, soy, notes of baked pears, figs and prunes. Taste is bitter and salty with a light sweetness. Finish is roasted bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee, some ash and wood, salty soy and licorice notes, hints of sweet prunes and molasses, lasting salty and bitter roasted notes. Full bodied, very thick and viscous, almost flat carbonation.
Quite intense imperial stout with a quite salty and bitter finish. A bit too viscous which lowers the drinkability.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger frothy mocha head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention for style and ABV, coating the glass with streaks of soapy lacing. Very impressive looking.
Sweet boozy aroma with a really nice barrel character thatís decently integrated into the stout characteristics. Lots of spirit/cognac along with some bourbon, toasted coconut, marshmallow and subtle charred oak/toothpick. Little bit of vanilla and the spirit really comes through without obliterating the stout characteristics. Underneath, thereís a nice balance of roasted and silky malt sweetness. Gourmet coffee beans with bitter dark chocolate, oatmeal and burnt toast. Also some dessert-like sweetness with caramel, hazelnut and chocolate cake. Nice complexity and balance in the nose of this beer.
Slightly chewy/viscous full body with a flavor profile thatís very similar to the aroma. Barrel is more subtle but the flavors are there and nicely integrated into the base. Very nice cognac/spirit flavor without being overly boozy or overpowering. Subtle dry oak along with coconut and vanilla bean. Slight creamy texture with the malt profile a bit weaker than expected. Subtle roast countered by very strong sweetness and boozy heat in the finish. Somewhat burnt dry malt flavor with deeply roasted coffee and roasted nut but the sweetness counters. Light chocolate, dark fruit, caramel and burnt sugar along with boozy heat in the finish. A bit hot for my liking but the high ABV is relatively well masked. Easier to drink after it warms. Nice barrel flavor that doesnít dominate letting the other flavors come through. Decent mouthfeel but itís too sweet and needs more roast for balance. Otherwise, this is another solid barrel aged beer from Mikkeller.
omega (872) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
By George this a great impy stout. Very viscous and it hugs the glass with velvety goodness. Length on the palate lingers - one to be savoured.
charule (1988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Aviary/Office. Poured jet back with no head. Aroma sweet tons of barrel smokey dark fruit. Light carb med bod. Taste light bitter bitter dark choc barrel undertones.