northropfrye (1889) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black body and thin brown head, very beautiful to behold. Aroma isn’t super intense but nice. Dark roasted malts. Taste is very roast and it’s not really coffee roast to me, it’s more just dark chocolate and roasted malts. Not very sweet, all roastiness. Excellent stout. Another winner from Mikkeller.
dreamflower (472) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. A celebration of coffee and chocolate both in aroma and in taste. Mocha froth. Deep dark chocolate in colour. Both lively and smooth palate. I love this beer a lot and wish I didn’t have to share with northropfrye except that I love sharing with northropfrye.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 22, 2014 - bottle from Randall’s. Black pour with nice amount of tan head that lasted and spotty lacing. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate, sweet dark fruit and some alcohol. Taste interestingly was dominated by the sweet dark fruit, some chocolate in there and the roast and dry alcohol in the finish. Medium to full bodied and relatively smooth.
ElManana (133) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours completely black with a lovely, creamy, beige head that leaves light laces on my glass. Aroma is smokey, sweet, roasted, dark chcolate and only a hint of viniousness. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour begins with some roasted and blackberry tartness, then turn dry and roasted with lots of dark chocolate. The relatively high tartness surprises, but doesn’t detracts as it makes it far more drinkable. Lingering, bitter dry roasted finish. Nice. Bit of an alcoholic burn, but this might be better when you let this age a little bit.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/19/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin beige head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate and licorice. Thick and robust, full body. Chocolate flavors, a bit of alcohol on the finish, but otherwise long, dry that just hangs around.
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with red/brown head. Aroma of some chillies? Taste was roasted malts with a slight pepper taste in the back of the mouth.
cards04 (1428) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one aggressive stout. Thick motor oil pour.. Small soft tan head. Aromas are great. Roasted malts, and oatmeal. Dark chocolate cake batter and some booze. Flavors are intense bittersweet chocolate, burnt malts, hot booze and intense hops. I can appreciate a well crafted beer.. And this is good. Sure wish there was more sweetness to this.
Kfelber (5) - - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as tar. Thick as tar. But great rich flavor, and beautiful aroma! Proud to be danish
JefVerstraete (876) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oily black colour, dark brown foam. Low carbonation. Very complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Full body. Very well balanced between sweet and bitter.
BiereLuc (726) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire à la mousse moka qui laisse une jolie dentelle en guise de souvenir. Nez timide de grains torréfiés et de café. En bouche, la bière présente les meilleures saveurs d’un stout impérial, sans fla-fla, avec l’équilibre dans le tapis. J’aurais préféré un plus GROS sucre résiduel, mais n’empêche, voici un autre bon produit de Mikkeller!