fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. Clear dark black color with a average, creamy - frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, heavy hoppy, moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, and a very nice dry finish. Body is full, texture is creamy - syrupy and very smooth, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very nice, good work Mikkel .. ;o)) (310108) yespr (45831) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 RB#4600: 37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy dense chocolate brown head. Fruity and dense roasted malt aroma. Bite from alcohol in the eyes. Sweet and fruity flavour with a heavy roasted malt flavour following. Impressive sweet flavour with cane sugar and somewhat else - kind of off. Roasted barley acidic dense flavour in addition. Sweet and fruity into the finish with a distinct burning feel. Utterly unbalanced. Has all the ingredienses yet not in a nice blend. :( I did enjoy the experience - although this is tough one. Also as Extra Stron 18 at Plan B, 28. december 2009. Sweet and more smooth malt flavoured, sweet - but not dextrose like. Ungstrup (37874) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Drunk to celebrate my beer rating number 10,000 (yes, it is rating number 10,243, but that number includes ciders, perries, meads, and sakes). A pitch black beer with a thick very dark brown head - the darkest brown head I ever remember seeing. The aroma is quite powerful - at first you are hit by notes of alcohol, dark bitter chocolate, hard roasted malt, and dextrose, but also a lighter note of oranges. Tasting it makes me go crazy! I don’t know what to think or which tastebuds to believe - there is so many crazy things going on. At first it is normally sweet, but then the sweetness just continues to grow in intensity getting more and more like dextrose - and getting totally out of hand, but besides the sweetness there are strong notes of hard roasted malt, dark bitter dessert chocolate, soy sauce, caramel, oranges, and grapefruity and citrusy hoppy notes towards the end. And building on top of the crazy sweetness and the extremely powerful and complex flavors the alcohol is also building momentum - to top at a totally crazy level, where it together with the sweetness fries the tongue and palate, and together with the hops makes the very late finish very bitter. I must admit that the flavor is over the top for me - I hope cellaring well take the top of the extreme sweetness - so I’ll be back in a year or two. I get warm ears from drinking this... joergen (28394) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle, my porter/stout rating # 500.
Black coloured with a lacing beige head.
Roasted aroma of liquorice, alcohol, dried fruits and pine needles with notes of soy sauce.
Sweet and roasted flavour of liquorice, dried fruits, hops, pine needles and grape fruits with notes of grass, soy sauce and alcohol.
Warming alcoholic and very dry roasted and hopy finish, that lasts for hours.
Think it would be better with a few years ageing. anders37 (26699) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Poursa black color with a small tan head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma with some sweetish hints. Rosated malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty warming finish.
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
Bottled. Deep brown colour (close to black), big brown creamy head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, toffee and sweet malts. Flavour is coffee, alcohol, mild acidicness, roasted malts as well as some burnt wood. Rather sweet imperial stout, otherwise very pleasant. Travlr (25250) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
The Surgeon General’s Warning is not enough!!
Appearance: Absorbs light like a black hole; pours like Sarah Palin’s motor oil
Aroma: "It’s burning my eyes!"; clears the sinuses better than Afrin.
Palate: "it cleared up this cough I’ve had for two years";
Flavor: like when you leave the espresso pot on the burner too long, then forget to add sugar; I timed the finish at 23 minutes, but one taster claimed he could still taste it the next day at work. omhper (25250) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2008
Bottled, thanks ante! Extremely black with firm brown head. Aroma of sugar and dextrose. Extremely sweet with an onslaught of sugar, tobacco, licorice and ink. Massively full bodied, yet fairly soft. Shitloads of dextrose sweetness overrun my sensory organs, distorting all flavours to harsh ink. Finishes resiny and plastic with an inky bitterness of gargruantic proportions. Mikkeller is one of my favourite brewers, this is not one of my favourite beers. In fact I did not enjoy a single sip of it. Aging might help, but I think it’s just over the top anyway - at least for my senses. Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Pours completely opaque black with a thick, creamy, shaving foam style light brown head, that leaves big lumps on top of the beer. Fat, intense aroma of burned malt and burned caramel. The body is ekstremely solid - almost fat. Very sweet on the fore, then the burned malts come rolling to end with a distinct, creeping bitterness - from both malt and hops - that almost numbs your palate. Fairly sticky and alcoholuc finish that leaves a prickly sensation on your lips. This is almost a dessert wine - if it wasn’t for the heavy bitterness. Extreme indeed, but not bold or unsophisticated. 080308 madmitch76 (25004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
15th May 2011
Opaque black beer, no head. No carbonation. Dry palate. Dark malt - dry. Lovely jammy fruit comes through in the mid. Blackcurrant, raspberry and blueberry sticky goodness! Turns to dry bitterness with aniseed alcohol. Dry finish. Some parts of this beer are great, some are frankly hard work. This was a 2 year old bottle.