fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml white wax
Black with hints of ruby. No head, just some gurgles of bubbles.
Dark chocolate, dark fruits, oak, port, sweet chocolate. Thick, rich decedent nose. Smells like a 10% RIS.
Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. Big full on taste. Roasted malt, tobacco, chocolate, port, oak, brown sugar, and caramel.
Massive beer but subdued. Sweet but a sick good beer. One of his best efforts
biggsbowler (448) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - pours dark black. Lots of rich chocolate in the nose plus some notes anise and dates. The taste is a rich dark chocolate, some booze, and sweet. This is how I like my chocolate milk.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RussianDragon (567) - - AUG 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle shared by ygtbsm94, thanks Brad! Pours a near still dark brown/near black with a rich caramel mahogany hue when backlit. Aroma is rich and complex - roasted malt, soy sauce, dark fruits, coffee bitterness, alcohol spice and muted alcohol. Flavor is same with a delicious round complexity that is somehow beyond description at this point in the tasting - 24 hours in. Like a coconut roundness - delicious. Mild carbonation, silky lactic mouthfeel, and roasty tobacco leaf finish.
Huhzubendah (2807) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Long time want. Thank you to ygtbsm94 for sharing. Brad, you are still the man.
The beer is dark brown with a broken, bubbly, beige head. Aromas of dark roast, distinctly European. Chocolates and roast. Booze, oak, Euro malt profile. Absolutely fantastic flavor. Instant 5. The best flavor of any Mikkeller beer I have yet had. Oh my. I’ll never forget this beer - it’s that good.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating of bottle of 2006 version (16.0% abv). Bottle opened and original rating entered on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007.
Bottle... O-Town Pre-RBSG 07... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. Decent retention... ok, enough about the looks; let’s dig in! First off, the ethanol wafting from the wide-rimmed glass stings my eyes as I’m engulfed in an intoxicating, complex swirl of esters and phenols; malts and hops. A vinous, dark-spicy cloud surrounds me. Notes of port wine, tobacco, rawhide and smoked French oak with undertones of cocoa, horse blanket funk, dark raisins, dried plums and charcoal. The flavor make a U-Turn on the road toward complexity and instead, virtually screams chocolate, whiskey and hop bitterness. Overall – moderate lactic acidity, medium port sweetness and heavy, tannic, ashy bitterness. Full-bodied and velvety with adequate carbonation. Lengthy, astringent, almost-violently-bitter, bone-dry finish. Very, very warming! I tried, but couldn’t describe my experience in fifty words or less. Thanks so much, Boboski, for sharing this world-class beer with me. A great friend and ambassador/proponent of the brewing arts!
rxeight (1737) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 white wax bottle. Thanks Erik. Chocolate, vanilla, custard, dark fruit and a whole lot of cane sugar. Almost dark lord levels of sweetness. Only thing that brings this down is the complete lack of carbonation. Bottle didn’t even hiss when I opened. A few bubbles when poured but no head. Really tasty stuff.
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to charule. Pours a clear dark brown that forms a slight head. Aromas aren’t your typical Mikkeller stout. Aromas of candy sugar, dark fruits, caramel. Taste is super sweet. Similar flavors to Thomas hardeys.
Beerman6686 (5054) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a murky dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, light roast and caramel. Flavor was lightly burnt brown sugar, chocolate, dark fruit and light roast. Good stuff.
charule (1473) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade. Poured black with thin to no head. Aroma is very sweet caramel. Light carb med bod. Quite sweet taste almost dark fruit.
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle, 2013. Black with niece head that disappears. Sweet calvados like, roasted malt, some molasses, chocolate, vanilla, some booze. Mild carbonation, full body, sweet, some sherry, great dessert beer.