Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 9300] A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate, licorice, and spices - I pick up cardemomme and pine amongst others. The flavor is very sweet and very powerful the first strong note is from chocolate, but it is very soon overpowered by spices - and lots of different ones, vanilla, cardemomme, spruce, and more - like a mixture of all the different spices used for christmas - and I believe that Mikkel has used the used christmas tree from last year to rotate the mash - I guess that is where the spruce comes from, more subdued notes of licorice and roasted malt are found in the back ground, it also has a light acidic note from the hard roasted malt, before a very dry and still quite spicy finish sets in and lasts for a long while. Just a bit too spicy for my liking, but still nice and probably better with some spiced christmas food than alone on a November evening.
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I migth be a bit colored on this as I tend to favor porters at the moment, but it is just so damm good. Nice "dry" burnt aroma. A nice balanced flavor and mouthfeel. Maby a little on the shy side, considered it is a Mikkeller, but then a very nice experience of (again) very well balanced spices hits the tastebuds. This is an all season favorite porter...
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
det var vist mig selv som medbragte den til ølklubben. Tak til mig.
Sort som kul og et lystbrunt skum som er super creamet. fremstår indbydende men er ikke helt til min smag. lidt for brændt og lidt for sjovt krydret, på grænsen til det parfumerede. kaffeduften er god, men smagen minder mere om kaffegrums. Mørk bitter choko.
Defreni (2218) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fad. Rigtig god øl, men en del mere brændt en jeg normalt ville forbinde med en porter. Mere ovre i en stout kategori. Dette skal dog ikke ligge denne øl til last. Da der er en rigtig god balance, og en lang lang eftersmag. God måde at slutte aftenen på.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer ought to be under De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium (1187). It says even so on the label! Huge foxy-brown beer, dense & lacy over practically black beer with deep purple shine (and no, I don’t like R&R). Watercress, lesser duckweed, dark malts, touch of liquorice and molasses, very fine hops. Dirk says fruity-vinous. Stout, with Chinese herbs, like 5 spices. Almost certain far-chiew powder. Tastes like entering the spices/Chinese medicine part of the toko. Slight sourish, burned malts finish. Very slick, nearly oily, bit dry-burning MF. Pretty demure for a Mikkeller brew - and typically for a Proef. It’s interesting, but certainly not great. The idea for the name, however, certainly is.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pegasus. Pours a black with a beige head and lacings. Bitter and quite spicy. Anis and all spice. Low carbonation. Finish had a slight acidic touch with spices and a bit of toasted malts.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A Black beer with a big beige head. The aroma is light roasted malt, chocolate, clove, anis and cinemon. The taste is roasted, chocolate, light coffee, very spicy, clove, anis and cinemon. Medium body with a dry, long spicy finish.
oberabcbbsok (688) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Kulminator. Bottle mentionned brewed at proef brewery Locristy. 1st in the row of 4. Mikkelers. Very nice beer. Not to much alcohol taste. Full bodied
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle from Vinens Verden.] A heavy porter made of heavy doses. Everything is more than average. Roast over av., bitterness over av., notes of coffeechos, licorice, dried fruits such as berries, spices. Very dry finish. Cellered some bottles for the next decade!
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanx to Dr. Mengele. Colour is black with a medium sized brown head. Very roasted and malty with notes of burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, warm spices and a nice hoppy finish.