CraftBeerNick (3108) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at home 1st December 2012, pours jet black, small bubbly tan head, aroma is liquorice and some sour notes, tcp. Taste is liquorice and a sour astringent finish, must be the cranberries. Drinks well below its abv, not as complex as others perhaps crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2012
I actually thought this was pretty straightforward for a Mikkeller collab. A well done stout, the licorice was not prominent. I didn;t really get much of the berries. Theydon_Bois (22083) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle at home (Beermerchants.com) 25/11/12.
Mid black with a coffee head that soon dissipates to the edge and a small film atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, big liqourice punch, molasses, touch of soap.
Tastes of roast malts, hops, pine, liqourice, light toffee and chocolate, dark fruits, light mineral tones. Light coffee notes came out towards the end as the beer warmed a little.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, dry roasted finish.
Tasty RIS (liqourice CDA ?!?) - would have this beast again no qualms! lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
Denmark and England united in one small mo####### bottle. A pitch black beauty in the glass topped with a major potent fluffy head with a dark brown cappochino colour. The nose is sticking out with fine notes of spices like anis, pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Together with a calm sweetness like from brown sugar it actually reminds mé about the fact that Christmas is just around the corner. The mouthfeel is not as thick as expected but more watery with a creamy attitude. The taste is a bomb of roastyness with mister hoppyness as co driver. Lots of dark flavours like dried plumps, chocolate and laqurice. The cranberries lay benhinds it all with a fine fruity sourness. A big and mo- fo- fantastic beer. Cheers ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours an oily black body with a large creamy beige head. Looking good! Nose is licorice, leather, grassy hops, coffee, hints of dark berries, pine and lactic creamy hints in the back. Really a brilliant imp stout aroma! :-) Taste is dark malts, chocolate, licorice, soil, roasted coffee, hints of leather, cellar mold and caramel. Original and very nice. Creamy mouthfeel, medium to thick body and average carbonation. Great mofo from Brodies and Mikkeller.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma is astonishingly fruity - lemon kitchen cleaner, mint chocolate and sweet shop combine to make this a very hoppy stout. Body is the only real downfall; it’s a very thin stout for 10% instead having body closer to light oil, slick and fruity. Taste is all lemony hops and coffee, finishing with a lovely roasted chocolate liqueur finish that provides some much needed contrast to the lemon dominated start. Very nice. ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Pitch black with a small tan head. aroma reveals copious amounts of hops, some coffee, chocolate, pine and roastyness. Very nice! Taste is roasted malts and very very bitter. Coffee notes and dark, bitter chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden, and is only revealed by the warmth from taking a sip. Hints of liquorice. Full to medium body with medium carb. DruncanVeasey (8663) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
330ml bottle. Tar pour with a swell of tan foam shrinking to a collar. Nose full of goodies; ripe, Struise-like berry and red apple; marker pen, Neopolitan ice cream, Allsorts. Slick, balanced, thickly oozing stuff with a distinct but elusive tang I would never have identified blind as cranberries. Not 20 kilos of the bloody things anyway. Opening soapy, floral hop bittering into black chocolate; black toast and burnt pistachio; liquorice stirs. Warming finish without burn; some powdery cocoa. Mellow, seductive stout that despite the cranberry/liquorice treatment retains its stoutiness. snzcujo (295) - RUSSIA - NOV 9, 2012
Tasted on tap @King William IV, London, on 09/11/2012.
Pours of sticky black color, with a tiny coffee head.
Aroma is quite intriguing and lovely, with hints of vanilla, berries and sweet liquors.
Mouthfeel is ultra full-bodied and low-to-medium carbonated.
Taste is gorgeous, well balanced and incredibly complex, silky with hints of vanilla upfront, with tones of citrus fruits and green apples in the middle, and moderately roasty&bready in the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Palme (5004) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
0.33l bottle courtesy of ClubGonzo and shared with The Crew. This is a near pitch black one with a nice medium sized chocolate top. The aroma is really something. Fantastic hoppy and so fresh! Fruity and really fresh hoppy! I also get soft sweet chocolate with licorice and cocoa hints. Smells really nice. In taste it’s really good as well. Wet gunpowder, rocks, burned bread, heavy roasted, and let’s not forget the strong licorice! A strong and lasting hoppy fruity bitterness all the way. Also, chocolate and dry cocoa nuts. Really mouthdrying in the chocolaty finish, before it shows a soft hint of burned acidity. Really good this, big thanks for sharing! 24.09.2012