yngwie (14905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml. It pours a dark brown to black body and a dense, small, tan head. Roasted nose with chocolate, some alcohol and booze, dried fruits and vanilla. Really pleasant. The flavor has chili, vanilla, roasted malts, booze and chocolate, leading to a roasted, lightly chili burning finish. Full body. A bit unbalanced I think, but pleasant and tasteful, and sure nice. 130504
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Black with a brown head. Deep, powerful aroma of roasty coffee and dark chocolate. Also some cherry and blackberry fruitiness with barrel notes at the edges. On the tongue an initial wash of chocolate drops out abruptly to be replaced by pepper heat. Vanilla only shows up fleetingly and sporadically. It hits a lot of the right notes but does feel pretty muddled at times. Then again it’s must be a hard task to make a beer with these elements come together right, so well done to Mikkeller on this occasion.
gunnfryd (12070) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chili, cocoa. Flavour is roasted malt, vanilla, chili, cocoa, coffee. Very nice beer.
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, coco and burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chili, vanilla and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
daje (2633) - NORWAY - JUL 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, july 18th 2012.
Black body, big brown head. Thick oily. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, peppers. Roasty taste, with oak, chili, coffee, cocoa. Damn nice pepper and vanilla blend. Hot and bitter finish. Really nice.
Sigmund (5605) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared green bottle at local tasting. Black colour, moderate beige head. Complex aroma with notes of smoke, oak, tar and cocoa. Hints of vanilla. Flavour of chipotle, roasted malts / coffee, oak and cocoa. Some slight sourish notes in the background.
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml shared bottle kindly provided by gunnar. Black with a small creamy light brown head leaving excellent lacing. Inviting roasted smoked chipotle dark fruits tar vanilla. piny pollen malty nose. Roasted fruity acidic with the chili heat present and well integrated. Medium bodied. Long bitter finish.
gunnar (6193) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet, Ålborg. Pours pitch black with a small light tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, tar and vanilla,smoke and cocoa. Taste is moderate sweet chocolate and toffee, vanilla with that burning sensation at the end.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle thanks Ben. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of chillies, chocolate, vanilla and Bourbon. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chalky mouth-feel. A nice chilli bite with lingering cacao nibs and alcohol. Lovely.
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with big golden head. Big aroma, chocolate, slightly smokey, vanilla, bourbon. Taste has vanilla then bourbon, massive chocolate, incredibly rich. Slighlty sweet with a bit of a chalky mouthfeel then a mild chilli burn at the back of the throut. Very nice