Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of mikem409
Bottle: The aroma roasted coffee, dark chocolate, black licorice, coconut, vanilla, and light oak. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small brown head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, fruit, and light black licorice. It finishes with roasted coffee, light sour fruits, and a touch of vanilla. It’s full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Thanks Sean!! Aroma is slight fruity malt. Taste is chocolate and whiskey. Slight tart malty finish
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz growler from Ryan on BA. thanks, man. pours a silky, inky black with a rich, creamy, rusty brown head that leaves tight rings of lace. aroma is excellent with heavy roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, toasted wood, and coconut backed by subtle coffee, dark fruits, ash, and cinnamon toast with ever-present whiskey notes. flavor is where this one shines with a great balance of toast, charred barrel, spices, whiskey, and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla, black cherries, coconut, and graham crackers coming in late. palate is full bodied, creamy, and subtly carbonated with a lingering dry, ashy finish. overall, another great imperial stout from Peg’s/Cycle.
jbruner (1674) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz swing top shared thanks to scotchzi! Pours a oil thick black with thin ring of bubbly brown head that doesn’t really stick. Aroma is bourbon barrel goodness, vanilla sweetness, oak toasty notes, nice chocolate back. Taste is all of that plus, nice bittersweet finish and boozy burn on the way down. Sticky thick mouth that leaves you wanting more.
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz growler, 2013 release. Huge thanks to Mark for this surprise!
Pours black with a short-lived small brown head that settles down to just a ring.
Aroma is big whiskey, charred oak, rich and malty, more dark fruits than chocolate, some smoke. Very good strength.
Flavor is extremely rich, a lot of dark fruit, a lot of whiskey, vanilla, caramel, quite sweet, some dark chocolate comes out as it warms, boozy, warming, delicious.
Mouthfeel is almost full-bodied, sticky, lowish carbonation.
Fantastic barrel-aged stout. Very rich and complex. A real treat!
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate whiskey vanilla finish.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, thanks to hannu for sharing. Body is black as pitch. Shiny, naked surface. Rich aroma of medium roasted, dark malt, notes of wood and liquorice. Tasted fine with chocolate, vanilla and nuts offset by resin-like bitterness to lingering finish. Warming alcohol beneath. Very smooth in the mouth. Just an enjoying and relaxing sipper on a Sunday afternoon in Copenhagen, 26.05.2013.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pitch black colour with a small head. Aroma is liquorice, toffee, caramel, some mild vanilla and wooden notes. Flavour is liquorice, some fruityness, vanilla, wood, mild toffee as well as some slight spicyness to it as well. Quite a beautiful beer.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught@Mikkeller&Friends, København - black beer and with a solid woody whisky-like nose, hints of cherry; low carbonation, full-bodied and thick; fairly bitter, sticky and fairly salty; notes of chocolate and pralines and warming alcohol as well
joergen (18815) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, licorice and bourbon.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, tar, licorice and dark chocolate with notes of bourbon.