radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, unexpectedly shipped from my father—thanks so much, dude! It’s an 11.2 FL OZ/331 mL bottle containing an inky brown-black combination with an ascending, amazingly fluffy mocha head, 4½. fingers in length which gradually sank to just 1½.. I may have to stand back the aromas are so intensely complex, but what I get almost immediate is: charcoal bricks, chili peppers (it most certainly teases the nostrils), cardamom spiciness (keyword here: "earthy"), chocolate almond milk (ironically, I had bought some recently and the nose is quite reminiscent of that), Dutched chocolate, tangerine peels (yes, there is indeed some citrus in this bitch, especially on the nose), wheat flour, cinnamon rolls/doughnut glaze, celery sticks, aluminum (oh, you know what I fuckin’ mean), Kero syrup, wormwood, anise, avocados (strangely, the avocado comes through in the aroma really strongly; didn’t think it would), pancake butter, pomegranates, roasted malts, brown sugar, and limeade. Tastes deliciously well-rounded, bittersweet, roasted, nutty, charred, and leathery with notes of chili pepper heat, almond butter, avocados, bay leaves, dark chocolate, burnt hay, and spent grains. Ends bitter and earthy; hops, spruce tips, white tea and bacon grease by swallow. Transformative! And I was starting to think that Mikkeller didn’t brew any beer worth good money. Fantastic fill!
martjoobolut (2800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from Mikkeller webshop). Pours dark brown-black with brown head. The head stays. Aroma is chili, roast, dark chocolate, malt, smoke. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, smoke, tar, dark chocolate, chili, coffee. Finish is dark chocolate with chili. Overall: great brew.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
Mad_Ferret (976) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Folkis.
Pitch black, nice and slightly porous spongy brown head.
Sweet chocolatey aroma with some chili and musty spice, dry dusty cocoa, something odd which could be the black beans. Quite sweet. Roastiness reminds of Yeti.
Taste is sweet and richly roasted with chocolate, dark berries and grapefruit, faint chili heat, some tar. Sweet.
Soft round mouthfeel, medium big to full body, silky, slight syrupy.
Sweet snd tasty, but maybe a tad old bottle cause the chilies and spices where kind of muted.
Lambister (436) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21052016. Bottle @ Mikkeller San Francisco.Dark brown to black color with medium brown head. Aroma is spicy with roasted malts, some and dark coffee. Balanced roasty body, some chilis burning, coffee, chocolate.Nice brew.
Arseniq33 (62) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
D’une bouteille à un verre. Bière noire et opaque avec un large col beige. Au nez, ce qu’on aime d’une stout; café bien torréfié. On sent également un petit quelque chose d’épicé. En bouche, l’intensité des notes rôties domine. On sent cependant que tout ça est adouci par quelque chose de plus doux (horchata?). La finale surprend. C’est épicé et on goûte le cacao. ’Em weirdos they be good at it.
Scrumpy369 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
300th rating! On tap at hopaholic. Pitch black colour huge brown microfoam. Nice roased malts and smooooth bitterness in the taste, but nothing outsanding and can’t really feel the special herbs added.
brewtalita (222) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black, high beige head, siropy. Aroma dried prunes, chocolate. Medium palate, low carbonation. Thick, oily and rich with taste. Everything goes together and reminds me of freshly brewed, flavor-packed nice espresso (piccollo) - a taste bomb. Nice sweet finish with slight chilli warmth. Very good.
rusos (540) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Yeme. Black colour with stable beige head. Complex aroma, roasted, coffee, chocolate, caramel, spicy, espresso. Taste is roasted, initially sweet, coffee, chocolate. Roasted dry taste. Caramel. Roasted aftertaste. Very complex and very good.
DwarfeD (2548) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Herbal bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Chocolate, spices, caramel, coffee, some hops and herbs. Nice!
melush (2657) - SPAIN - JUN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
T: Roasted malt, spicy, slightly hoppy.