daknole (9226) - 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.
Vignale (2106) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska köpt i Khioskh. Drucken med på ölföreningens julölsprovning. En märklig doft av pepparkakor och dillchips??? Vad är detta? En felaktig flaska. Hur som helst också melass och bourbon. Men dillchipsen finns där i smaken också. Märkligt! Lätt syrlig, söt, kraftig, bra balans men en lite stickig smk som av överhettat sågspån. En liten besvikelse som gör mig något förbryllad. Minns en lagrad vanlig fra til som betydligt bättre.
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy white head. Heavy bourbon, hard roast and chocolate. Smooth and oily. A bit too simple, young and the bourbon is not perfectly integrated. Still a decent effort for Mikkeller standards.
JorisPPattyn (7978) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge, dark brown-beige head, over black-brown beer; shards of lace. Sweet chocolate and rumraisins’ nose, and then, increasingly, Bourbon on new oak, vanilla included. Dry, bitterish, very woody and alcoholic - Bourbon and vanilla in the finish. Quite little sweetness, however, and no real bitterness. Chocolate, raisins on alcohol returning, bit of overripe banana. Gradually, a dry bitter-ish ground coffeeflavour creeps in. Very rich, thick & creamy texture, obvious alcoholwarming. Long, complex, fusely aftertaste. Another great, complex and impressive Mikkeller, but again one that is anything but easily drinkable.
DYCSoccer17 (3330) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12.7 oz bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma initially has a fair amount of cocoa present, which is a little sweet. There seems to be a little cardboardy oxidation in there as well. The aroma finishes with a little boubon fruitiness, too. An interesting aroma, but not as good as I would have hoped it to be with the boubon barrels. I really don’t get much in the way of spices. Moderately transparent dark brown body with a medium, fairly resilient tan head. Good lacing. Attractive. Starts a little sweet with lots of forward chocolate, and some roastiness that is reminiscent of coffee. This then turns into a bit of an astringent mess towards the end with what appears to be some light bugginess (pedio?) picked up from the bourbon barrels. Finishes with a chalky, dry texture. This really isn’t well-rounded or cohesive. At $1 an oz, I severely overpaid for this muddled experimental beer.
jtclockwork (8610) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, wood, nuts, vanilla and bourbon barrel. Sweet chocolate finish. Slightly dry. Medium body.
marcus (6596) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours black with a rich brown head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a bourbon-laced dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a warm alcohol trail. A nice winter beer.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a moderate to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and woody bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid standout brew.
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy bourbon aroma. Roasted malty spicy bourbon flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a sweetish malty spicy bourbon vanilla finish.
NosirIwont (1980) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a khaki/brown head. Aroma is strong, heavy and malty with bourbon notes. A bit overwhelming, but good. Chocolate notes in the background? A bit of roasted notes as it warms. In one sense it’s a bit too much, but it’s still pretty awesome. Smooth. Flavour is sweet, tart, roasted and slightly ashy. Quite nice. Tart, ashy/burned finish with a lingering dryness. Overall very good. 05.11.11.