gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at SBWF.
Black with a small tan head.
Thick liquid but unfortunately the beer tasted way too sweet, unbalanced and lame. Extremely disappointing!
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Very black, small beige head. Hugely sweet with sugar, chocolate and coffee up front, followed by sugar, alcohol, sugar, sugar and more alcohol. Later on I get sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar and sugar. Finishes with a warming sensation, some tobacco, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar and sugar.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Coffee, lots of it. And licorice. Spicy, resiny, syrupy. Honey, slight vanilla notes. Rum. The most coffee/mocca-oriented one in the series so far. Feels quite young at this point, the flavors haven’t settled yet - maybe better in a year or two. 7448
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a small light brown head. The nose has very intense coffee notes and sweet vanilla. Very full-bodied, a little low in carbonation. Intensely sweet hard roasted malts - almost sticky sweet - loads of vanilla and dried fruit. Ashy - almost like Chipotle chilies - and tons and tons of coffee notes. Lacks some hops to balance out the extreme sweetness although the alcohol is not overly dominant. Hard to drink. Would’ve loved to like this a lot more than I did. 200910
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barril. Pitch black colour, short beige head. Sweet, very sweet aroma with dark fruits, lots of roasted malt along with chocolate and coffee. Sticky mouthfeel. Quite sweet a flavour with roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and wood. Lasting sweet roasty dark fruity alco chocolate finish. Rather sweet a brew, too sweet.
espenra (764) - Kurland, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Batch 373. Brewed 2008-07-03. Best before 2018-07-03. It poured a pitch black colour with almost no head. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, alcohol, hops. Sharp on the nose. Some pine perhaps. Flavour is suprisingly sweet. Notes of brown sugar, syrup, coffee, toffee, caramel, alcohol. Some hops and a small amount of bitterness. Medium long, but warming aftertaste.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 25cl@Beer Hunters (batch 373, brewed 03/07/2008)
Opaque black color, tiny head (some foam). Strong coffee and dark malts aroma. Similar cold coffee and melted black tyre aroma than in Mikkeller Black. Full-bodied. Sweet, syrupy, very coffeish flavor. Actually this brew has only two components: coffee&coffee beans + sweetness. Hopefully improves over the years although it is already reasonably nice dessert beer.
Pinball (9671) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at mikkeller bar worldwide release. Black. Small smooth light brown head.strong woody roasted grains,wood note is almost sour/bitter. Dark caramel. Flavor is extremely sweet, roasted grains, honey, syrup,faint licorice,remknds me of mikkeller black and dark lord.
thewolf (9883) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has loads of coffee, light roasted, some sweetness, light herbal hoppiness. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is extremely sweet. Lots of dark sugars, sticky, vinious, light roasted, a hint of berries, coffee. Wow, this is so sweet. When is some of the good brewers gonna make a stout that isn’t this sweet? Why couln’t they make it drier, more bitter, and make it more coherent? Why? Really? Why?
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2011 Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of coffee, dried fruits and hops with notes of chocolate, pepper and cocoa beans.
Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate and dried fruits with notes of pepper and alcohol.
Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.