SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Keg. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Roasted malt, vanilla, light chalk, chocolate, fudge. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, some sweetness, pleasant long bitter finish. Nice. humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
(20 cl on tap @ Mikkeller Bar)
Poured at the usual too-cold fridge temperature into a Mikkeller signature glass reveals a mostly black body with one finger of toffee head that subsides after a while leaving little film but beautiful lace. Solid regeneration. Left to sit in the window sill for half an hour but still pretty cold during appreciation. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt with a notable absence of disharmonic notes and the roast itself being decidely augmented by the tangible yet not rough or unpleasant coffee notes. Coffee can take many forms in a beer and some of them make you think more of the coffee grounds. That is not the case for this beer where you get the best of the aroma notes from freshly roasted beans as far as I can tell. It’s like the aeropress of stouts perhaps. Imbibing the brew reinforces the impression of a smooth, no-nonsense coffee stout. The mouthfeel is sufficiently oily to support the aroma and flavour yet not viscous in a bottom heavy sense. Oats have been dispensed competently of course. Is there sugar in this coffee? Well it’s certainly not harsh, ascerbic or rough but it would be a lie to say I could taste the sugar cube or that it got cloying in any way. This is a fine specimen for a coffee stout and it probably replaces Gamma’s La Cabra as my #1 contender for a breakfast beer in real life. It may not be as gratifying aromawise as the Maple Bacon but it’s certainly much more smooth, elegant and refined in the flavour and the mouthfeel. MrOrla (3059) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap c4. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, sweet malts, huge coffee, hoppy, roast, light choko. Taste is quiet sweet, huge coffee, quite hoppy, roast, light choko. Very lingerin coffee. chrisv10 (17298) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, wood and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, medium sweet, hop, caramel and medium bitter. saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Nice head woth good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, roast malt, chocolate, hops and has a nice rich coffee fnish.
Camons (12304) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Pours black with a small brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, rich coffee, expresso, caramel. Flavor is rich malty, rich coffee, caramel, expresso, some dark chocolate. Medium body, soft ot average carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 070316 Rasmus40 (20314) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 070416 tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma is deep coffee chocolate roasted malts. Flavor is fruity crisp pungent astringent chocolate coffee bitter. rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
Sample at The Trillium and Tree House-tasting in Kville, Göteborg. Extra bottle. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted dark chocolate and coffee aroma, licorice, cocoa powder, soot, licorice, some tar. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, coffee, espresso, soot and tar, well hidden alcohol. Full bodied, very well balanced coffee style stout. mansquito (6328) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bondurants, NYC tap: pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, hops, roasted malts, and hints of smoke. Taste is rather bitter for a stout, but not in the black IPA way. Very roasty. Hints of vanilla. Finish is nice and does not linger too long. Heavy on complexity and flavor. Quite nice.