wedgie9 (2029) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a bottle. Pours absolute black with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lacing. The nose is darkly roasted with dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, and underlying bourbon and vanilla notes. The flavor is very dry with all of the roasted dark notes from the nose and the vanilla, caramel, and whiskey notes more prevalent. The body is full with average carbonation and a long dark chocolate, coffee, and light bourbon finish.
Benzai (8767) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Pitch black opaque color, small to medium sized light brown head that leaves a fine lacing. Strong aroma of bourbon barrel aging, very distict smell of bourbon and wood. Taste lightly malts, wood, bourbon, lightly sweet and a bit dry aftertaste. A bit thin texture, warming mouthfeel.
DutchDrebus (4265) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating 1500, bottle i took with me to Joes? house. Pitch black, opaqu colour with a big, creamy light brown head. Smells wood, bourbon, sweet, some alcohol. Tastes roasty, coffee, subtle bourbon notes, chocolate, sweet, round, porto. Slightly warming, medium to full body, low carbo, silky. Lovely. 1500!
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This is my 100th Mikkeller rating.
The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, but it also features a hint of oak and some bourbon whiskey notes. The flavor is heavier on the barrel-aged notes. I get a lot of oak and bourbon, as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.
KennethArd (249) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best chritmas beers i have ever tasted. I hope Santa will give me this every christmas
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, cocoa, roasted malt. full body. Very nice beer.
beernbourbon (1323) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour Is deep brown with a very large brown head. Aroma is smooth and creamy roasted malt with notes of cocoa, coffee, faint spice, toffee, and faint vanilla. Flavor is rosted malt with hints of coffee, faint holiday spice and a faint musty note. Not too much bourbon present. It’s like a good standard porter with a hint of spice and a hint of sweetness.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in AZ. Cloudy, deep brown appearance with a big dark brown head and some lacing. Slightly peaty whiskey, woody, roasty, chocolate malty, slightly burnt, light anise aroma. Rich dark chocolate, fairly fruity, plum, fig, oaky, a little burnt, toffee, a bit smoky, light whiskey flavor with more whiskey on the warming finish. Not bad.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hopcat. bottle. mikkeller from via to barrel aged. pour from bottle. black with large beige head. aroma of delicate bourbon and vanilla. big chocolate and roasted coffee. very nice. flavor of barrel and wood, light alcohol. chocolate and burnt marshmallow. 848415
sunevdj (3264) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a beige head. Smells of bourbon and alcohol. Sweet and dry. Lots of bourbon aromas. Some aromas of roasted malts and chocolate.