armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 11, 2010
0,355 l bottle, as a gift, thank You, Rickgordon!Pinball (12222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Deepbrown, so black beer with a delicious creamy superb beige head. Aroma of espresso coffee, caramel, deep roasted grains, some vanilla, cigar and leather. Deep roasted malt and coffe in the taste with fantastic spicies like vanilla, caramel and toffee, some cocoa and dark chocolate. Nice hoppy flavor in the finish with a wooden cask character. Dry, roasted aftertaste. Wow! That was very pleasant!
pitch dark, smooth offwhite head.
dry "tight" aroma of roasted stuff and coffee primarily. no off flavors, just dry coffee-ness. it works.
flavor is roasted grains, dryness, faint cofffee, some chocolate, ends dry and hoppy bitter, slightly flowery. Must be quite some coffee in it as i can feel it already (i’m somehwat coffee allergic). Flavor is pretty much on the spot, but i would prefer one from great divide. Block (2950) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2010
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is donated by coffee with an alcoholic finish. luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown-black pour with tan/espresso head. Nose is huge dry black coffee, some sweet mocha, dark chocolate. Body is tart-sweet coffee, smooth and filling. Sticky finish, dry bitter. Huge beautiful flavor, perhaps the most coffee in a stout around. Yea, I’d love this for breakfast. phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 Pours opaque black with a nice espresso-brown head that makes lacings on the sides of the glass.
The nose has hard roasted espresso, raisins, hops, a hint of chocolate and alcohol, nice and roasted too. The hops give the aroma a really good balance, mixing the heavy notes from the roasted malts and the freshness of the hops, which altogether makes a full, but refreshing nose.
The taste has lots of coffee, chocolate, hints of dates and figs, and a small, but well-balanced hoppiness. The oatmeal makes it really round and soft combined with the relatively low carbonation, it feels dense, but with small bubbles. After taste has coffee, roastiness, liquorice and hops.
A really good brew, easily drinkable. Right in the border-zone between a regular stout and an imperial stout. When Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast is considered a regular stout, then this one might as well be, cause the two beers are much alike. But in comparison I might prefer this one, it seems a bit more balanced and soft.
(The present score is from a re-rate, the first rating was 8-4-7-5-16=4.0)
Nisse666 (7778) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2010
Bottle (the banded one), 2010-04-03, Göteborg
AR: cocolate, coffey,
AP: dark stouty body, wee beige head
F: cocolate, coffey, mild and distinct flavors! Joakgust (1473) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2010
Bottle, 355ml - Pitch black beer with a small head. Aroma is malty with notes of tobacco, chocolate, smoked sausage and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of espresso, tobacco, vanilla, soy sauce and smoke. Very very enjoyable! Ober (2817) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2010
A pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark beige head. the aroma of smoked malts with chocolate and coffee. Also some dark fruits. The taste is dry bitter of coffee with chocolate. Some sweet notes of fruits but in the back mostly chocolate bitter. The aftertaste stays long. It’s dry bitter. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle marked 10/08 by my Secret Santa. Thanks Santa! Oily blanched french roast coffee aroma, coupled with snooty dark chocolate so fancy it comes with instructions. Jet black, espresso tan head, nice lacing. Charcoal, and ashy burnt grain, sticky residue cloying in my mouth. Finishes with a gummy oaty molasses residue. tommysheehan (2) - Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2010 does not count
Don’t be put off by the greasy appearance when you first pour this beer, the appearance is the only thing that isn’t perfect about this beer. The initial smell is of coffee, chocolate and a hint vanilla. More importantly, the taste is heavenly. The first impression is the bitter taste of coffee, which is quickly offset by a bitter-sweet chocolate flavor. The oatmeal adds smoothness and heft. This is purely a sipping beer – at 8.3 ABV, more than one or two would be dangerous – with a thick creamy texture. This beer one of the richest and most enjoyable I have sampled. A joy.