ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nip bottle courtesy of my buddy Tim! pours rich, dense, and silky smooth and sits black in the glass with just a razor thin khaki head. aroma is excellent with dark chocolate, licorice, dried figs, raisins, and toffee backed by ash, roast, ouzo, and hints of smoked grains. flavor is marvelous as well with rich dark chocolate, peat smoke, cigar ash, coffee, and licorice backed by dark fruits with a hint of tartness, pralines, black olives, and a touch of soy. palate is full bodied but maybe a bit thinner that the pour led me to believe with a lingering finish of cocoa and roast. overall, another excellent imperial stout from mikkeller.
HopRedHead (396) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Pours black with a short, creamy khaki head. Smell is big roasted chocolate malts, espresso, raisins, soy and cocoa. Taste is huge, chewy chocolate, coffee and vanilla bean flavours with a warm boozey finish. Loads of dark fruits; raisins, licorice, plums. Man what a beer.
Simonsen (750) - NORWAY - JUL 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart farge,lav til medium karbonert. En tynn beige skumrand. Føles fløyelsmyk kremete i munnen. Smaker lakris,kaffe,toast,tre og humle. Ble litt satt ut av den intense ettersmaken av bitterhumle. En anderledes men utrolig god
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, intense bread. Strong flavor, strong chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, some liquorice
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, black roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is bitter roast, chocolate, caramel and licorice. Full body with a creamy mouth feel. Great beer, strong, balanced and a great creamy feel.
solidfunk (4547) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
George Foreman knock out stout. Word. This is brilliant. Pours syrupy black with some mocha head and lacing. Aroma has coffee, pungent dark chocolate, roasted malt and a small bit of booze. Excellent balance here and some great notes on palate. Thick and slick texture, alittle syrupy. Nice bitter chocolate finish with hint of sweetness. Some vanilla as well. Enjoyed watching Stanley Cup Final at Rhino. Great game, great beer.
gunnar (5761) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head.Aroma is heavy roasted malts, dark sugars, coffee. Taste is smooth sliky, roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. Balanced with good bitter hops. A really pleasant sipper
visionthing (3051) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Grünerløkka brygghus. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt with dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, cocoa and hints of alcohol. Sweet and roasty with warming alcohold and a balanced bitterness. Full bodied with fairly soft carbonation. Heavy stuff, but certainly decent!
Arve_Christian (3356) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oslo Beer week. Black color, ok brownish foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, coffee, malt & dried fruits; high aromaintensity
Full body & high complexity. Immediate sweetness, good bitterness; ok balance . Very enjoyable
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Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 20.01.2013, tap @ Mikkeller Bar:
Big brown creamy loooonglasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly sweet, dark malts, sweet licorice, roasted coffee, cocoa, caramel, grass, dark sugar, chili, dark fruits, hints of vanilla. Taste is very rich, dark roasted malts, raw licorice, slightly sour-ish coffee, cocoa, dark sugar, burnt caramel, oak, grass, hops, hints of chili. Longlasting bitterness, thick syrupu mouthfeel. Incredibly mild and balanced for the ABV. This is just pure pleasure, it can’t get much better than this unless it’s bourbon aged!