kallimalli (7) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma had a roasty note that was matched well with the malt and chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Taste is chocolate and some licorice, this was a perfect beer for chistmas eve ;-)
KennethArd (120) - 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
doublebock (487) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with healthy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, apple, and loads of vanilla. Very complex flavor. First,we’ve got a heavy bourbon infused smooth, malty porter followed by vanilla bean.Finishes with a layer of espresso and a subtle hopiness. So rich I need a glass of water halfway through. MIkkel is a genius.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Black with a thin creamy tan head. Earthy and musty chocolate coffee roasted cereal grain and whiskey aroma. I know it says bourbon but peaty scotch flavors dominate with light smoke and a nice oaky woodiness with chocolate and coffee flavors playing nicely throughout with an earthy peaty ashy roasted malt finish with just a hint of tobacco. Very good silky bright palate. Excellent brew with a nice complexity. It would pair well with a cigar in my opinion.
gunnfryd (9326) - 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.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours turbid dark black with minimal head. Nose is big oaky bourbon, some spice, hops, roasty malt, plum. Tastes rich, with roasty malt, oak and bourbon up front, some plum, cherry, and spice at mid-palate, and as it warms it gets port winey, with subtle and effective oak. Nicely made, as usual with these guys.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with a tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of char, roast, bourbon, vanilla, wood, smoke, and light alcohol. Taste of roast, smoke, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, and bourbony alcohol in the finish. Seemed to be from a barrel that held a wheated bourbon.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades normal.
S - Roasted dark chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, roasted coffee, black licorice, dark fruits, candi sugar, and some booze.
T - Sweet dark chocolate and caramel malts, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, roasted coffee, black licorice, citrus and earthy hops, candi sugar, smoke, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nicely balanced Barrel Aged Baltic Porter. Great complexity and depth added by the Bourbon barrels.
jesperhammer (2512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
03-NOV-2011, draft @Mikkeller on ØJ-dag.
Black with low brown head.
Roasted, almost burned nose with lovely bourbon lingering.
Taste is again roast and bourbon, mostly bourbon. I really love bourbon, but where did the "Fra Via Til" go? Bourbon clouds the original brew. But what the ... I love bourbon.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - 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.