Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Poured a highly-viscous, murky deep brown with very little carbonation evident. The aroma picked up a base of molasses, dark chocolate, and black patent maltage surrounded by spicy, fruity, Belgian-inspired yeast and darker spices.. a bit of soy impression on the back.. a touch brash at first, but it came together when given a chance to breathe. The flavor found soy and licorice at the core with dried cocoa and sticky black patent sweetness around.. warm spices and tart fruity character around.. a touch of oxidation hit on the back. Medium-plus bodied with very low carbonation.. tart and spicy notes accented decently, but it wasn’t all that enjoyable.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jason’s bottle, aged what 3 years or so? Black, with little head. An anoying sourness with chocolate and roasted barley. Aroma is big chocolate. Average mouthfeel overall. A sipper.
VastActiv (1607) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.75l Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish black with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, dryness, red wine, Belgian yeast and some malts.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle cellared for about 7 months. Dark brown pour, nearly opaque in the glass with a medium head. Nice Lace.
Aroma was a mix of chocolate, roasted malts, yeast, prunes and peppery spices. Alcohol is well covered. Medium-thin body. Spicy aftertaste. This one might give you heartburn if you drink too much in a sitting.
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with small head. Aroma of caramel and spices. Flavor of sweet malt, dried fruit and a tone of alcohol.
gnoff (7030) - 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.
Koelschtrinker (9458) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lebkuchen-Geruch. Süßer Beginn mit Kräuternoten, hefig, etwas oxidiert. Nicht ganz rund, zuckrig, röstig, deutliche Holznoten. Zum Ende hintergründig alkoholisch, etwas Vanille. /10/9/9/9/9
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Thanks Ryan for another Mikkeller brew that is hard to choke down. Pours dark brown with a one finger tan head that fades leaving some lacing. Aroma is very phenolic and reminisent of urinal cakes with spicy yeast, caramel, and roast in the background. Taste is spicy yeast, roasted malt, caramel, and spices. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and slightly warm alcohol. Not good.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has cola, fruit (cherries), toasted malt, and chocolate. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The flavor is not like the aroma. It has sweet cola but both bitter and random spices seem to ruin it. The palate is a bit thin. Overall I am not a fan of this one.
Rustyham (1685) - 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.