kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting. Dark chocolate aroma with a hint of citrus. Great color and head. Weighty but not too much. Roasted Flavors up front followed by orange zest and other earthy tones.
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, Stavanger. Pours dark bron with small beige head. Aroma of oranges, citrus, dark chocolate, alcohol. Taste sour and sweet with some burnt bitterness.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a short-lived light tan head. Aroma is mostly barrel and a bit of mustiness. Taste is sweet with a medium bitterness and a slightly thin mouthfeel. I expected the orange to be overpowering with it both brewed and aged with orange but it is very subtle. As it warms up a milk chocolatey sweetness with a dry finish becomes apparent with a slight hint of aniseed. OK for the abv but overpriced and not what I expect from Mikkeller.
willisread (2211) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Aromas of light sourness with some vanilla, wood and light orange. Taste is fairly complex with some coffee, dark cacao, vanilla and smokiness along with a hint of funk on the palate. The yuzu is very muted in comparison with the standard version. It does rear it’s head on the finish in a slightly bittersweet yuzu way. Complex, but maybe a little bit too much going on.
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was ok, but a bit metallic and bitter with some astringency. Not sure I tasted any grand mariner either.
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FraekkeFyr87 (299) - - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate and roasted barley. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee and orange. A really nice beer with a slightly bitter finish with some orange.
rouhlas (2588) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, light chocolate, orange, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full body oily with soft carbonation.
wiedrzensky (728) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Dark with thick brown head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, orange, candized orange peel, licqourice. Taste is light sweet, dark chocolate with orange with some citric acidic notes. Medium to full body.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours pitch black with soapy light tan head. Aroma has sweet citrus, orange, barrel, candy, some apples, dark malts, roasty malts, aromatic mandarin and some grand marina booze. Smells really good.Taste is dark malts, sweet tang, mandarin hard candy, yuzu, zest, roasty malts, liquorice. Juicy and some kind of barbecued orange. Roasty dry liquorice and roasty finish. Really aromatic. Medium body, tastes of more than 6%. Zest and mandarin rock candy finish.
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whats Brewing 2014. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is yuzu, coffee, roasted malt, orange. Flavour is yuzu, coffee, roasted malt, hop, orange, fruit, alcohol. Very nice beer.