foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
got lucky and had a night of good beers. had never even heard of this brewer before a good friend introduced me to this beer. difficult to find flaws in this beer that somehow has reproduced a kind of expert home-brewed feel to it.
mine poured a dark brownish color with little head. kind of cloudy looking. aroma was pretty hard to identify except for a very refined yeast and fruit. the flavor told me that some love went into brewing this one. all kinds of stuff hitting me at once, but all very softly.
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mahogany brown ale with thick creamy head and characteristic brettanomyces yeast aroma. Sour cherries, caramel and chocolate hide underneath the funk. Thick body with fantastic complex flavour, sweet at first, then sour, finishing with roasty chocolate and rich fruits. Very little alcohol presence. Very easy to drink for 10%!
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a very dark brown with little tan head dissipating to very little lace. Aroma is a bit woody maybe oak but complex, a bit of booze(not uncommon for the style) dried cherry and rasin. Flavour is strong coming from the bit of booze but a nice touch, notes of caramel dried cherry and rasin. Complex and does not disappoint as per usual from mikkeller.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Tap @ Cph Øldage. Pours a dark golden red with a fine creamy brown head. Aroma is complex and fruity. Plums, raisins and other dark fruits. Taste is even more complex. A touch sweet, but not too much. A little clingy and creamy, but still fresh and ’alive’. Dark fruits and spices abound. Extremely satisfying brew - and a stunning balance between everything.
Later tasting: Still an extremely nice beer, though the alcohol may have taken over a little bit. 4.3
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at Copenhague beerfestival 2007. Pours a red copper brown beer with a slight beige head. A lot going on in the aroma’s, lots of fruits, lots of berries, some roastyness and hints of coffee. Flavour got me to think of the westey 12 of four years old. Bready flavours with addition of coffee, caramel and a good balanced touch of bitterness. Mikkeller proves here to be brewing at higher standards than most belgians do. Very well balanced and alcohol extremely well hidden. Nice sweet and long finish.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
<Draught at Ølbaren>
Even after all the christmas brews, this one was still powerfull. Absolutly amazing vinouse nose of alchohol tons of begian yeast transformed into darkfruits, some brown sugar and caramel aswell. Bubbling texture and a nice intense mouthfull with sweet fruity notes and a very plesant warming alchohol.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, maybe a year point five old at consumption. This is nasty good! Nose is big with dark fruit, especially fig, thick sweet black malts, a mellow mineral yeast character. Color is a dark blue-black. Flavor is bangin: almond, vanilla, more fig, yeasty powder. Better to me than Rochefort 10. Really great. Really glad I saved it for friends.
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow wow wow, it’s no secret I’m a Mikkeller fan, but this one is awesomsauce. Bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo New York. Pours a dark colour that is slightly translucent as well. The head is a khaki like colour and is quite big at first, but dies down to a ring around the walls of the glass, flecks of lacing here and there. The nose is damn sweet and spicy, a little bit of licorice as well. Tastes like licorice and cherry, there’s some spicy in there as well and some dark fruit like raisin. Keep up the good work.
Rangi (583) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really nice pitch black pour with a lingering light brown head.
Bordering on sickly sweet this was an awesome night cap especially with the abv of 10%.
Smooth, rich and tasty. All ingredients included in brew come togeather nicely.
grunx (367) - - JUN 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vainilla i molt de plàtan en nas. Molt bona textura en boca. Vinosa i amb cos. Per acompanyar carns. Per mi millor que la Westvleteren.