Dedollewaitor (13802) - 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 (7877) - 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 (3305) - 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 (8173) - , 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 (6419) - 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 (10544) - 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 (16537) - 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 (1954) - 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.
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours black with big brown head. Fairy weak aroma, alcohol, chocolate, bourbon. Taste has chocolate, wood, bourbon, burnt. Very fizzy, thin, initially sweet then a burnt astringency, chalky. Disappointing
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 375 from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very black with a huge dark tan foamy head. Bourbon/vanilla aromas. Full bodied. Flavor is dark chocolate/burnt malt with some sweet bourbon/vanilla. It finishes just a bit sweet. Good in a snifter.