Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours an inky black body with a big, dark brown, slowly dissipating head that remains very lacy throughout. Great looking beer. Aroma is very smooth and mild. Lots of mild coffee roasts, bittersweet chocolate, and citrus hops. The more this warms up, the more citrusy it becomes. Flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. An abundance of mild black coffee beans throughout as well as a nice balancing chocolate and citrus hop backing. Finishes mild with a good lingering touch of all three main flavors. Palate is medium bodied, very smooth, and becomes more and more chewy as this warms up. Leaves a very fragile alcoholic burn on the tongue as it slightly warms on the way down. Overall, a fine example of the style. For a pretty straightforward oatmeal stout, this really has an abundance of taste. Exceptional balance between the coffee, chocolate, and citrus. Very well done. thornecb (5874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha medium sized head with excellent retention slowly recedes leaving spot lacing. Chocolate syrup, espresso and oatmeal aromas. Sharp espresso and chocolate upfront with a lasting espresso finish. Sours slightly in the finish at it warms. EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml. Nos yeux observent une bière de couleur noire que même les ténèbres ne peuvent traverser. Que dire du col de mousse couleur café qui s’impose du début jusqu’à la fin de la dégustation. Au nez on découvre des arômes complexes de chocolat, de grain gumé, de grain torréfié et de cône de houblon frais. En bouche la bière possède un bon corps ainsi qu’une effervescence moyenne et très crémeuse. On goûte des saveurs de café, de chocolat noir et de grain fumé, le tout finalisé par une amertume de houblon et de torréfaction parfaitement balançé. Wow Very Nice Brew! mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2009
bottle: pours very black with a huge tan head that recedes to a good line of head. aroam has lots of oats and a lot of sweet malt, and chocolate. then th ecoffe kicks in and adds a good roast, but seems light. i loe the sweet oatmeal aroam though. flavour is alot of coffe much more than is in the noce, followed by plenty of dark chocolate and touches of the oat. but th eoat makes the beer so smooth and tasty. the finish is just like a shot of espresso very nice beer. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a deep black with a dark brown head. Notes of coffee and roasted malt. Wonderful aftertaste of roasted malt and coffee. I prefer this beer over Black Hole. Breakfast is good in the morning, noon or night.
jkwalking05 (4731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
black with a large brown head. Aroma is of oats, cocoa, chocolate and fresh coffee. Taste is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oatmeal and coffee. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. BroSpud (2164) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle $12.99 Julio’s Liquors - This one tasted real fine. Very dark color. More chocolate than coffee taste. Nice creamy head. If I were to have a beer for breakfast this would be a fine choice! Instead had as desert. Will definitely seek out more Mikkeller. SHANER4 (500) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle - Poured black with medium tan head.
Aroma - coffee and oat scent. I just had devil over barrel by Tyranena and this is mild.
Flavor - coffee and chocolate with a little vanilla.
Palate - heavy mouthfeel with average carbonation. Creamy smooth on tongue with dry roasted almost smokey finish.
Overall - Great beer with more of subdued coffee aroma and flavor. Definite breakfast brew!! ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2009
drinken on my 30th b-day...for breakfast!!!!! right now!
looks fucking great great tan hea...great head retention and lacing...but seems a bit one noted and not a ton of complexity and not a ton of coffee flavor? decent but will I buy it again?????? not so much GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 500mL. Pours a very deep brown to near black with an extremely healthy tan head with infinite retention and big lace. Aroma is classic Danish stout: lots of olive brine, Kalamata, roast, spicy vanilla extract. Taste thankfully is only partially olive briny and adds lots of ultra bitter dark chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, slight roasted grain and earthy malt. Mouthfeel is soft and quite rich but this is on the high abv end for non-imperial stout.