Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2009
Strangely enough the aroma doesn’t give much away, on opening the bottle there was a decent burst of coffee, touch of sourness, bitter choc etc. But once in the glass this vanished into the black hole that is the pint itself. Looks great; impenetrable darkness; lovely disappearing choc-coloured head - looks like a storm in a glass. Taste is charcole, roasted Columbian coffee, the bitterest dark choc. Finish is long earthy and acrid (in a good way) Lovely rich mouth feel, slight oilyness, wants to expand out of the mouth; chewy. Alcohol nicely hidden. Only complaint - being extra picky - a liittle more carbonated than the first batch I tried... If this beer was a woman I’d probably marry her - the way ALL Stout should be!!! abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2009
Darkness even in the foam, with a coffee metallic aroma, rich haevy flavour of coffe, and roasted malt. Heavy bitterness that lasts. Recommended. BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
This beer I had higher hopes for. Especially the price you pay. Mikkeller seems to charge way to damn much for their beers. This is a slightly above average stout that I will not fork over the high price for another
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
Acheté à Lombard au état-unis dans l’état de l’illinois au famous wine and spirits et dégusté avec Glandine dans un verre de guinness. Apparence d’un noir intense avec un petit reflet de brun et une mousse collante et abondante. Arômes de noisette, caramel, fûmé, malt de chocolat, chocolat amère, café, un peu métallique avec une touche terreuse et vanillé. Une stout avec une bonne amertume légèrement métallique, un peu fruité, chocolaté, caramel et un peu d’hicory. Le tout est armonieux et évolutif, crémeux et persistant en bouche.« Rien ne se perd rien ne se crée» dit-on! Que l’essentiel a été rajouté pour paufimé cet élixir céleste me procurant cette sensation de plénitude. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bursting aroma of caramel and light chocolate. Huge rocky, off-white head. This is a cup of coffee in beer form. I like the hoppiness - it seems the grassiness of the centennials is balanced by the roast. Lingering char. Very tasty,
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2009
(bottle - 500 ml) Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is rich and roasted with tons of coffee notes. Flavor is much the same. Incredible roasted coffee flavor with a slightly sweet and malty middle. Bitter aftertaste lingers on the palate for a while and leaves a good roasted taste. Outstanding. Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 Pours an opaque brownish-black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is very chocolatey, sweet smelling, coffee. Nice powerful aroma. Flavor is glorious: Very chocolatey, and highly of espresso, tar, cigar tobacco, leather. Very agressive and profound flavor. Leaves the mouth coated for a long aftertaste. Booze is barely detectable. Nice thick, sticky viscosity, as well as a little fizzy. This stuff is more profound than many imperial stouts out there, forget just stouts. I love it and wish I had more. This stuff is just amazing. Overall, elite, world-class. Thanks Mikkeller.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Impressive thick (4-finger) tan head. Incredible staying power--like foam; leaves thick chunky lace. Near black where no light shines through.
Semi-sweet chocolate smell. Some black patent smells in the background. Very attractive.
More harsh (read: bitter) than the smell would indicate. Lots of black patent flavor. Tastes like an iced coffee with cream. Decent body with a high level of carbonation for balance. Creamy. This could be the closest thing to a perfect stout. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours thick black with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of sweet coffee and toasted malts with notes bittersweet chocolate of cherry. Taste is coffee, chocolate, licorice and caramelized fruits.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with soft carbonation. papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Sampled from the bottle courtesy of [email protected]
’s tasting bar: Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted dark malt, dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Flavor starts dark chocolate followed by some stong coffee and a dark chocolate bitter finish. Full body is rich and smooth with moderate carbonation.