gunnar (4740) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from madmitch76. Pours very dark brown with a small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, whisky,tar and weak peat. Taste is good roasted malts, weak sweet, soft carbonated, light sticky mouthfeel, with just a touch of whisky and wood, well integrated, dry roasty end with a touch of liquorice and tar. Nice
kdoc (14) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at London Beer Lab. Pours like tar. Zero head. Light sweetest, charcoal, burnt toast. Light carbonation. Taste clings to mouth.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a deep dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, coffee beans, caramel and a little whisky note. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee beans, wood, liquorice and some booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours pitch black with a very small and dark tan head leaving light spotty lacing. Head quickly subsides leaving a ring around the glass. Nose is whisky forward. Seems like the barrels have done a fair bit. Fair amount of vanilla bean and light earthy spice, hinting at a touch of smoke with mild liquorice behind it. Quite raw and in your face. Taste is milky chocolate, heavy spice and dirt, moderate whisky, sweet vanilla and light ash underneath it all. A real astringent bitterness to follow. Touch thin on the mouth feel with very light carbonation. A very solid BA stout but I feel it’s just lacking that wow factor to be great
Niller (417) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Brewery. (Shared with Desverger). Pitch black with no head. Aroma/taste of roasted malts, hint of whisky, chocolate, liquorice, coffee. No carbonatoin. Nice thick silky mouthfeel. Very nice.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Black pour with a light tan lacing (head soon vanishes). Dark roast coffee, wood, oak and dark chocolate aroma. Quite a low carbonation. Flavours of coffee, molasses and dark chocolate. Long sweet finish.
Sledutah (4068) - Utah, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle brought back from London by the man himself, PaulUnwin, Thanks
Pours almost black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is whiskey, roast malts. leather and coffee. Flavors are roasted malts, woody, whiskey, vanilla with some bitterness
Very nice and smooth, tasty.
Desverger (1121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Brewery - pours pitch black with no head (no carbonation evident) Aroma and taste of roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice , light smokiness, whisky wooden tinged nuances on the palate. Slick mouthfeel. Lovely.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop, Stefansgade, Copenhagen; bottled 12.06.13, bb 12.06.17
Oily pour, near black, with no carbonation, and therefore no head. Nice aroma of chocolate, then biscuits, with a hint of tobacco, and some cardboard later. Thick mouthfeel, with a very gentle carbonation making it’s appearance; good chocolate flavor, dark caramel, liquorice, traces of roasted malt and leather; the final is weak, short, empty; no real evidence of the whiskey.
Besides the nice aroma, it’s rather purposeless.
Countbeer (3890) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Almost pitchblack pour. Black body. Small brown foamy head/lacing.
Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, some roast, cacoa, hazelnut, light vanilla and marzepin tones, toffee, light yeast and some coffee roast.
Flavours of cacoa, dark chocolate, toffee, some light whiskey tones with vanilla, cream and a hint of oak, some caramel, light bitter, herb/malt and coffee roast and some creamy liquor chocolate chalk.
Aftertaste is a mix of dark chocolate, fudge, some wood and malt roast tones, hints of cream, bitters and coffee.
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Close to complex, yet easy drinkable. I like it! Very nice!