Marstonlad (620) - Helsinki, - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours very dark brown with a frothy medium-sized head. Aroma has roasty maltiness with notes of chocolate but also plenty of fruity elements; the hop aroma is very noticeable. Taste is also surprisingly hoppy and the roastedness and sweetness are comparably low. Hops are nearly pushing malts out of the scene with the bitterness and the exotic fruity flavour. Couldn’t detect much chocolate or coffee in the taste. Medium body, slick. This is a strange brown ale, has more similarities with IPAs than other brown ales.
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy brown pour with a big beige head, aroma has toffee, dark fruits and brown bread, taste has autumn fruits, sweet toffee, a hint of coffee and some chocolate action, nice.
pastymc (34) - Niscemi, ITALY - NOV 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bruno intenso, con sfumature rosse, ramate; bel cappello di schiuma beige, pannoso, persistente. Al naso, i sentori leggermente tostati del malto, con varianti di nocciola e frutta secca, si mescolano perfettamente con le note di luppolo, agrumato, erbaceo. In bocca arriva luppolata, per cedere poi alle note di caffè, toffee, nocciola per chiudere infine con un amaro, discretamente persistente. Carbonatazione e corpo medi.
ClaudeB04 (240) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
colour black with little head. Nose hoppy, cirtus.
Roasted bitterness, chocolate and fruity. Lots of hoppy bitterness in the finish.
Quite good, my favourite Mikkeller so far.
Gerbeer (2569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a very dark brown with full head. Aromas of light grapefruit, pine, hop extract and toasted malts. Flavors of citrus rind, pine and chocolatey malts. Hoppy...
seynie (275) - Tienen, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a light brown head. Fantastic hoppy nose, floral and citric. Oily mouth feel. Full taste of roasted malts, cappuccino, spices, candi sugar, coffee grind. Long finish with some more white sugar, mineral. Incredible taste for such low alcohol percentage
pogge (4) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Herlig! Meget fuld af bitterhed/humle på en smagfuld måde. Den vil jeg gerne have igen.
Pivceps (9) - SERBIA - NOV 5, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean and polished like most Mikkeller beers. Thin body. Slightly acid from dark malt. Beautiful nose. Great lacing. Coffee, hazelnut, vanilla.
MelvinKalksma (305) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly hops and citrus, slight chocolate and roasted malts.
Ruby beer with a huge foamy brown head.
Starts really hoppy and IPA-ish. Slight chocolate and malts.
klm1 (630) - - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown, haze, with yellowish brown creamy head. Visually low carbonation.
Aroma moderate malty, with chocolate and caramel like character, slightly nutty, with strong note of hops, with fruity esters, and with fruit, roses and pine like character.
Flavor is similar malty, with coffee, chocolate and nuts like character, slightly bitter in the midle, with strong presence of hops, with tropical pine and floral like character, and dry sweet finish.
Body is medium, silky smooth texture, moderate medium carbonation
Papajos (3) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had expected more from this. It’s a boring beer which is largely dominated by its bitterness. Some notes of roasted coffee.