dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 22 oz into a sniffer glass. Sweet malty amora Coffee color with an espresso like head. Has a sweet malty favor with slight roasted notes. This beer finishes on the sour side. Very lively on the palate. Overall a very nice beer.
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at Classic City Beer Fest. Nice little treat here served up by the 5 points bottle shop table. Sugar cane, dark fruits, figs, yeast, bready.
RLiddell (41) - Valrico, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful ruby red with copious head, taste is dark fruit, breadiness, sweet. Great beer!
Douberd (1690) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml from a trade with Countbeer, thanks. Into a snifter, ABV 10%
Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, with a bit more than a finger of head, tan in colour, thick but kind of froathy, with good retention neverhteless, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has prunes mainly, some faint chocolate, berries, red grapes. Taste is moderate sweet with a light acidity in too, with prunes once again, grapes and vinous notes, light caramel on the finish. The alcohol very well hiiden for its level.Medium thin body, good carbonation. Overall very good, very close to the better trappist ones.
Maakun (319) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish dark brown with big tan head. Very fruity, peach, strawberry, grapes, fruit candy. Lots of spices, fresh dough, raisin bread. Very sweet, with strong alcohol bitterness. Full bodied, nice carbonation. Great stuff, but the alcohol is a bit harsh...
martin00sr (227) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, minimal head. Vinous aroma with yeast and leather. Sweetish taste, spicy, raisins and cherries. Alcohol and a little bitterneness.
minihame2 (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown colour and a thin, offwhite head. Aroma has malts, sugary sweetness, and some caramel. Taste is very interesting, not in line with the aroma at all. A hint of bitterness. You get kind of a hollow feeling in the sense that the taste dissipates quickly. It’s quite usual Mikkeller beer, they take on a beer style and put their own twist into it and usually the results are pretty good.
jeremyh70 (585) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bier Station 3-8-14. Brown with orange highlights, a finger of off white head and good lacing. Aromas of plum and fig along with brown sugar and anise. Taste follows nose with those dark fruits and a brown sugar sweetness. Light anise flavor along with some clove spiciness and just a trace of alcohol and warmth. Finishes with some of that spiciness but is mostly dry. Medium bodied with a medium/high carbonation. Well integrated flavors. Good but not outstanding.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color, great brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate with yeasty and bready notes. Some fruits. Ciric flavor, hoppy, chocolate and with fruity notes. Quite mild pleasant hoppy finish.
PeatyPete (275) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown beer with beige head. Aroma of candied sugar, cane sugar and dark fruit. Taste is full and round. Malt, cough drops and spicy. Very nice.
Hopswagger (187) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a dirty brown body with chunky floaters and a airy khaki head that settles to a swirled wake. Milky lacing slips and slides around the edges.
S: Oxidation has set in. A treasure trove of dark fruits soaked in spiced rum, old leather, slight vegetable matter, graham cracker pie crust, and faint whiffs of banana bread.
T/M: Oxidation has hit this hard with a soapy residue masking the flavors and covering the palate. Dark fruits, heavy handed spice and bitter apple peels still shine through. Anise star, clove, cinnamon, and pippali pepper, cardboard, bready yeast and Belgian candy sugar. Stick body that has wondered on the side of light-medium. A hefty dose of carbonation allows this brew to tingle the entire mouth.
O: This bad boy has been in my closet for about 2 years and I kept forgetting about it. Glad I finally pulled it out and enjoyed it. Slightly oxidized but overall a great beer. I really enjoyed the dark fruits, spices and rum mingled into the yeasty backdrop.
Serving type: bottle