elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a reddish head. Has hints of dark fruit, burnt, chocolate, spice, and belgium yeast. Finishes sweet and spicy.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour. Sweet aroma with bubblegum characteristics. Sugary, spicy flavor. Medium body is just right for this enjoyable holiday brew.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby brown in color. Very nice head with plenty of nice lacing.
Both the nose and taste is slight belgain candy sugar, some chocolate, spruce and some clove. Creamy on the mouthfeel. Mikkeller has a nice palate on all their beers I’ve had.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Deep black; milky brown foam in a firm and lasting coating. Aromas of old, wet leather, prune and raisin; rich milk chocolate, oily hazelnut, and sprucy, green spices. Really strange and fun interplay that gets more self-indulgent and unusual with warmth; brown sugar, alcohol, light wet smoke, and black olive juice. Full flavored and similarly bold; brown sugar and honey coated bananas, molasses, and belgian chocolate. Syrupy in its candied sweetness, although the burly malts beneath are so robust that it isn’t cloying in the slightest. Touches of whiskey and minerals toward the back. Full bodied, slick, and softly carbonated, retiring into a luxuriously long finish of stick cinnamon dough and crunchy sugars. Awesome. Thanks for sharing, Pete!
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a large dark brown head. aroma of candy sugar, chocolate, and hops. an aromatic mix of a dubbel and a stout. flavor is of light chocolate and sugar. appearance is a little misleading because it tastes more like a belgian than a thick, black, dark beer. very sweet. slightly sour and tangy with belgian yeasty notes. interesting stuff.
cbait21 (18) - Delaware, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Small creamy light brown head. Pours black. Aromas of dried fruit and spices. Medium bodied with a smooth finish
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(75 cl bottle, thanks ekstedt!)
Clear black color, brown head. Apple, spicy, yeasty scent. Rubber, sweet and coffee taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
ekstedt (4915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Black with a creamy brown head. Caramelly and candyish with spices and roasted notes of coffe and dark chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. A bit too sweet with a moderate bitterness.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head.
The aroma is dominated by dried fruits with notes of fruits, liquorice and spices.
Flavour of dried fruits, caramel, fruits, liquorice and spices with notes of alcohol and hops.
Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish..
Well balanced, but the dried fruits are a bit too dominating.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black beer with a thick, creamy, dark-beige/foxy head. Sweet-smelling, some dark fruit as brambles, sweet plums, a little liquorice, and I seem to get some coriander blending in. Light sourish lining around mainly sweet-spicy beer; coriander even more obvious. Soft, mild stoutlike, spicy and slightly fruity. Velvety, pretty rich MF, without being really pompous as some. Nice, not overpowering but that hasn’t always to be the case, no? I could have done with a little less coriander, however.