blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2010
bottle poured a dark black with a nice thick brown head. aroma has dark rich coffee, dark chocolate, toffee sweetness, some oats, and roast. mouth feel is hefty and thick with low side carbonation. flavor has huge dark coffee but little bitterness, oily, earthy oats, dark baking chocolate, medium roast, has a touch of sweetness, and some hops pop in from time to time. a huge rich beer but it is very smooth and the oats just thicken it up a bit more. Skvader (150) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2010
Aroma of vanilla ice cream and caramel. Very pleasant taste with a long lasting bitterness. Sweet and creamy. A lot less coffee than can be expected although some is present when smelling garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 8, 2010
On tap at Mikkeller. Pours deep black with a coffee cream colour head but very timid. Dark chocolate aroma, fresh. Medium sweetness very well balanced with medium bitterness in the taste. Hints of dark chocolate and some coffee. The chocolate feel persists in the after taste toguether with some bitterness. Despite the alcohol volume, it is almost imperceptible. This is a must try of Mikkeller. BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
Fragrance of dark roasted malt with a hint of burnt coffee and a vague shade of hops in the background. Sweet taste of roasted malt, burnt coffee, alcohol and hop bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter and burnt. This is NOT my type of beer! Only for coffee-holics I would say! Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Has an aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, and soy. Has a sweet roasty taste with some coffee bitters on the back end and a nice velvety chocolate finish. A little coffee spice that lingers. Creamy and smooth. Very good.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Nose of coffee, wood, leather, feel is quite creamy, carb is mediumweak, taste is sugar, alcohol, dry hopscough syrup. Gislings (4) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010 does not count
Tap at ølbaren, nørrebro. Pours midnight jungle black, with a two finger espresso lasting head. Aroma is coffee, tar and coffee. Medium carbonation, fully bodied. Taste is beautiful, it’s thick, oily, bitter, sweet and sticky. The blend of burned malts, coffee and hops are astonishing. I thank you Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. Tweeke (37) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2010
Shared bottle with jaspe007. Very heavy cold coffee smell. Oily, incredible coffee, chocolate. Very good, will drink/rate again when more familiar with this beer category. jaspe007 (47) - Utrecht/Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2010
Only my third stout, so I will probably revise this some day.
Bottle. Little foam with nice compact bubbles in it. The head remained quite long. Darkest beer I’ve ever seen, reminds me of licorice candy. Strong, but very nice smell of coffee, a bit roasty.
Taste has a more relaxed coffee hint, it has some sweet and also some bitter tones, but it seems very balanced, however complex. Every sip allowed something new to be discovered.
Palate was different from anything I’ve had so far, very nice carbonation along with the soft "olive-oil" like texture. At least, that’s what it reminded me of. Overall a very different, nevertheless tasty experience.
Zita (6325) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
coffee, dark chocolate, hoppy,black, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish.