Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
G: Poured into an oversized snifter.
A: Pours a very, very dark brown with a good amount of bright-brown head. Plenty of carbonation and excellent lacing.
S: Sweet espresso and dark cherries coming in over and plenty of dark, bitter coffee.
T: Not getting much of the oatmeal, but the coffee is definitely present in large amounts. There are some hints of bitter dark chocolate, as well as some sweetness, mostly consonant with dark dried cherries.
M: Medium to full bodied without a ton of carbonation. The alcohol is present, but not overpowering.
D: Lacking in complexity compared with the gems of the style. Still, however, a very nice brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-11-2009 ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
5oz sample from a flight at Capone’s. Pour is onyx with an inch of dark brown head; fantastic head retention and moderate lacing on this brew. Nose is roasted malt, hops, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is on par, but the vanilla/chocolate and hops combination roll into the finish and stay the course. That lingering loveliness is probably my favorite part of this beer. This is definitely another brew that should be sampled if the opportunity presents itself. dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 On draught served in a snifter pour was black as black could be with one finger of dark mocha head. Nose was exploding with coffee chocolate and toffee. Taste was coffee chocolate vanilla and light hops this beer has a soft and creamy texture and a strong coffee finish this is a great brew flemmingwillum (1233) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Rating #455, bottle from Ølbutikken jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
A completely black beer with a nice head, however duration is not the best. Aroma is loaded with chocolate and has nice smells of cappucino coffee and cascade hops too. Flavor is chocolate, flowers, hops and has a nice bitter hoppy ending, but never too much in anyway. A fantastic stout with nice and rare touches of floral hops at the same time as the demanded heavy elements. The palate is unbelievable smooth, but never thin. I never thought a beer could be this soft - like velvet. Amazing brew.
Bottle. Black color with a brown head. Amazingly compelling palate with the right balance of sweetness, alcohol, coffee, vanilla, oatmeal, and bitter chocolate. Simply delightful with both complexity and subtleness.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2010
Pours oily black with a large dense thick brown head. Intense full coffee aroma with lots of toffee, dark bread and licorice. Thick mouthfilling coffee flavor mixed with spicy hops and some fruitiness. Finish is dry with a rather harsh coffee bitterness. Faint aftertaste of brandy. jebbe (22) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2010
Aroma of coffee, caramel, licorice, and coconut.
Taste of caramel, sweet coffee, vanilla ice cream and wood. Fantastic beer. 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 (163) - 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 (574) - 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.