CousinBrenden (88) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour nice head. Coffee and caramel and dark malts. Long lasting coffee malty finish.
DroolYeast (405) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Mikkeller and friends. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Pitch black with tiny tan head, tiny lasting. Taste is more chocolate, moderate malt bitterness, alcohol sweetness, dark deep roasted. Full body, thick texture, light+ carbonation, boozy roasted malt finish.
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with minimal toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, roasted/burnt malts. Taste of burnt malts, dark chocolate, and a slight hint of booze.
kristaps (14) - LATVIA - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught. Black color with almost no head. Roasted malt, vanilla and coffee notes, excellent imperial stout.
swampwater (37) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Day 19 of Julepakkekalender from Mikkeller. Bottled.
Aroma: Dark chocolate. Ginger. Slight roast coffee beans. Caramel.
Appearance: Pours a tar colour, with an almost non-existent caramel head.
Taste: Treacle, with a bitter hit of coffee.
Palate: Sweet upfront, with a big hit of bitterness. Very oily mouthfeel. Full body. Barely any carbonation.
Overall: Not my kind of thing at all. Very sickly sweet, with a big bitter kick to it. I’m a fan of blonde ales, and this hasn’t convinced me to change that any time soon.
PapaSkeetSkeet (995) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, glints of warm brown at the edges, 1mm of medium-brown, medium-fine head that reduces to a film. Aroma is cold-pressed coffee syrup, hazelnut, brown sugar, candy, touch of pear and chili. Body is thick-medium-thick, syrupy, somewhat oily, light carbonation, medium-light burn. Flavor is huge hazelnut sugar syrup, butterscotch, cold-pressed coffee, some sap and considerable candy. Delicious!!!!
Lore (1357) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep dark brown, almost black colour, 1 inch of creamy and quite stable brown head; aroma of roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, lightly smoked wood, dried plum, hints of herbal liqueur and alcoholic notes; taste of strongly roasted coffee, woody notes, herbal liqueur, dried plum, hints of vanilla, and spicy alcohol in the aftertaste; excellent imperial stout!
Alusmamuts (726) - LATVIA - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with almost no head. Sweet aroma if roasted malt. Roasted bitter taste, with sweet vanilla and coffee notes.
Pelzky (71) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark brown color with 2 finger, beige and short-lasting head. Very complex aroma of coffee, malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, a bit of vanilla, cherry and dried plums. Strange salty note in taste but it’s interesting. Quite high bitterness. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. One of best beers I’ve ever had.
Zakoon (140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown with a creamy dark brown head. Aroma is rich and bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter, salty and espresso. Full bodied, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Finish is bitter, roasted, espresso and quite long.