alexsdad06 (6755) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip top bottle shared by ? Pours dark brown to black with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, some barrel notes, but not overpowering. Pretty much what I would expect in a solid imperial stout. As I drank more, a bit of a tart character began to sneak in so I guess we had one of the infected bottles or at least one that was beginning to go. I thought it was still pretty good.
Ungstrup (30009) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, roasted malt, and soy sauce. The flavor is very sweet with notes of vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and soy sauce.
MikeJslc (767) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black, tan head. Aroma: dark chocolate, licorice, cocoa. Flavor: licorice, light acidity with some cherries, tar-like sensations, vanilla, bourbon.
charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to artmcd8. Poured black with quite dark brown head. Strong roasted vanilla boozy barrel aroma. Light carbonation with med body. Smokey dry bitter choc taste with whisky finish. Pretty good but not for the trouble to acquire.
Steve_0 (3269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Tangy, fruity, pears, green apples, raspberries, cocoa, and sour aroma. Taste is dark fruits, licorice, tangy, tannic, apples, pears, and blackberry with a medium sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really a tragedy - another infected mess. 2.4 UPDATE: Bottle at home with my wife. Pitch black pour with a big brown head and sticky lacing. Rich milk chocolate in the aroma - light vanilla, graham crackers, light whiskey, toffee and raisins. Taste is big coconut, roasted caramel, cocoa, some vanilla, prunes, light wood, bourbon and pie crust with a roasted bitterness on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Much more of what I expected and glad I got another shot at this one.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a thin dark head. Dark chocolate, anise, raisin, a bit fruity aroma. Tangy raspberry, vinous fruity, vanilla, dark chocolate, a bit boozy flavor. This is one of the infected growlers, unfortunately. Not horrendous.
arminjewell (8519) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 Pour out 500 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought raspberry, dark cherry, hints of earth, hints of dark fruit. Taste is sour fruit, dark fruit, hints of earth, slight grass, hints of vinegar. Damn it. Rerate thanks to BVery! Chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, nice sweet molasses. Nice.
Countbeer (5151) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with a brown lacing.
Aroma is awesome, reminds me of the KBS: cream, vanilla, dessert, chocolate, rum and raisin. One awesome aroma!
Flavours of vanilla, cream, earth, roast, chocolate, wood, light coffee.
Aftertaste is vanilla, wood, chocolate and earth.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Lovely beer! Yum!
kraddel (4506) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
thnx to mikkeller crew !
pours black, no foam . sweet smell ( bourbon-ish )
taste is very big on the whiskey . very bigger mlouthfeel than rareR , and way better too .
77ships (5091) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
THX! for the sample of this gorgeous rarity. This originated from one of the growlers that Mikkeller & To Øl @ Borefts 2013. I didn’t get it from the stand, I managed to get RareR there but missed this one. I have heard from pretty much everyone who has ever gotten hold of this one that their growler was infected & this was no exception. It didn’t taste terrible or anything but this was clearly not what it should have been. I have absolutely no idea how this beer managed to get its reputation. Huge local pushing? Or is it mind-blowing at the source? Black with a mocha head. Smells lactic (yeah) with bourbon, vanilla, sweet, chocolate, caramel, coffee,… Lastic taste, high carb & a bit thin body but still very enjoyable with its notes of vanilla, molasses, caramel, touch coconut, sweet caramel, coffee, faint roast, light warming spirit. Flat, spirit. It must be noted that even despite its condition this was till very enjoyable. Luckily the RareR was in good condition.