lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
Pours a black colour with a slightly tanned head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, wood and strong licorice. Flavour of roasted malts, strong licorice, plums, light diminished hops and wood. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a warming, roasty and licorice like finish. Very well balanced.
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sweet aroma of Christmas spices and pumpkin peter. No head. Sweet, but really flat and thin. Kind of lame, the abv is definitely hidden.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Jespr - dark black coloured with a little dark beige foam left; notes of Madeira/Portwine, roasted chocolatey and licorice aroma; low carbonation and very sweet; late and low bitterness; sugary notes in the finish with lingering hints of black chocolate and licorice
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Thanks to David for this one. Murky copper color with a thin tan head. Spice and chocolate in the aroma with some light yeast notes. Dark malts and lots of spice still in the flavor for the age. Smooth caramel and light spice linger on near the middle and into the finish. Nice and warming aftertaste.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th March 2008
Slightly Imperial Stout in texture. Rich mix of malt, chocolate, subtle coffee and fruit. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Complex. Nice.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased early ’08. Poured a dark ruby, virtually flat, opaque. The aroma is lightly spiced with hints of nutmeg and ripe dark fruit. The flavor is very malty and smooth. Oily slick mouthfeel, smooth finish.
Camons (9629) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Falling Rock, Denver, Co. Pours dark ebony with a small light brown head. Have a light olie surface after head fades. Nose is chocolate, port, brown sugar, anise, oak, dark fruit. Taste is very complex with all elements from aroma, cherries, blackberries, light booze. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very nice, but a sipper, think it would be lovely with some sweet deserts. 031210
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 vintage shared with The Pa crew in Nov 2007. Pours a deep dark ruby brown with a med head. Aroma is big fruity esters, some solvent, alcohol apparent, lemongrass, and spring flowers with dark candied sugar, caramel malts, big burnt toast, and some light black pepper phenolics. Flavor is caramel, fruits, biscuit, cookie dough, chalk, burnt toast, solvent, very minerally- almost metallic near the end, and very bitter for a BSA- high ester, solvent and high alcohol in the end. Not my favorite Mikkeller.
cgarvieuk (20422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle drunk 07 2010 ... Huge thanks to Jan for this one ... deep red brown ... tan little creamy head... huge chocolate malt nose ... huge chocolate front ... big fruits ... juicy toffee malts .... blackcurrant ... again chocolate in linger ... light spice ... very tasty
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of anise, spices and fruits. Flavor of anise, spices and fruits. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Interesting.