mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Pretty funky and complex beer this one with a big hit of alcohol in the finish.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a really large bubbly tan head with some retention. The aroma has milk duds, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, and earthy / funky yeast. Medium / full body that’s on the smooth side and has lots of unobtrusive carbonation. The flavor starts off initially with the cocoa aspect, but that is quickly swept away with dark berries, roast, apples, butterscotch, light char and spices. The finish has lingering cocoa,spruce and berries. Not sure what this was like fresh (aged bottle here), but it has turned into something that is quite interesting. Certainly can’t tell it is 8.5% and has lot of strange flavors that seem to work together at this point.
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Dark brown pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet is a malty assortment of milk chocolate, toasted nuts and almond extract - lovely. Full-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor presents fudge, bitter dark chocolate, toasted nuts and loads of deeply-roasted malts. Finishes crisp, roasty and bittersweet. Thanks goes out to biggsbowler for providing this world class bottle of beer!
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some roasted malt notes and not too much else. The flavor is similar with some strong roasted malt and chocolate notes. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, citrus, chocolate, brett, grass, and light roasted grain with a dry, bitter finish.
marcus (7473) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a fruit and treacle aroma. There is a dark molasses and plum flavor with a slightly sour finish.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beady lace everywhere, brown body. Roasty, smokey, a little watery. Kinda good, kinda not. Standard Mikkeller (and Stillwater too, honestly).
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark brown/black with ruddy glints and a creamy/foamy dark tan head. Aroma is sweat sox, darkish fruit, darkish malt. Suggestions of prune. Med body. Flavor is chocolate, darkish burnt malt, and a very minimal brett flavor. Might not realize brett, it’s so restrained. However the drink is a good one. Finishes balanced - nearly dry. The malt is maybe a little towards treacle.
StevieT (962) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweet and sour taste, quite unusual. A very distinct flavour of fruit, try it if you get a chance.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Medium tan head atop black-brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, light wood, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy/grapefruit, vinous, light coffee, ash, faint cherry. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Big body and higher ABV -- seems more an IS than a Stout. Brett is virtually invisible at this point.