Meilby (7610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet, woddy, vanilla and roasty bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, roasting, Bourbon, oak, dark ripe fruit, light chocolate, slight berries, light wood, and a hint of alcohol. Poured pitch black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, dark ripe fruit, slight berries, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, roast, Bourbon, light dark ripe fruit, light oak finish is lightly dry. 8%ABV is noticeable throughout, but not hot.
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, spice, tobacco, weak earth and sweets. A flavour of liqurice, spice, dry, tobacco and bitter.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Strong, though nice, bourbon aroma along with licorice, ash and wood. Roasted flavour with licorice notes, bourbon and coconut, and a drying, roasted finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle). Pours pitch black with generous 2 finger chocolate head. Nice lacing. Aroma is spices, cocoa and light bourbon. Taste is sweet with loads of chocolate and a touch a vanilla. Medium bodied with an oily texture. A bit of a dry roasty finish. Not bad at all.
suprchunk (2245) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Huge, dark, tan head that lasts quite a while. Leaves plenty of lacing behind. Smells, chocolatey, peppery, hints of vanilla, and bourbon and wood notes. Taste is woody, chocolate, and alcohol. A little warm, but the sweetness mellows it out a bit. Not bad at all.
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours pitch black with a huge creamy brown head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, bourbon barrel, cheese and fruity. Flavor is acidy, dry, ashy, vanilla, bourbon, bitter and vinous. Finishes biter acidy.
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a nice lasting brown head. Vanilla aroma, cheese, oak, fruity, milky, tar, oaky, some figs. Vanilla flavor, tar, oak,a bit dry, hops, cocoa, dark chocolate, some figs, sweetish notes. So much better tan the original Fra Til Via.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, coffee, alcohol, fruit and sweetness. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour, tan head. Roasty malts, sweet cocoa, bourbon and oak aroma. Flavor is toasty, a bit rough around the edges, bourbon, oak...ok but not the best from Mikkeller.