ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 50 cl. bottle. Served in Spiegelau snifter.
Black with fine, brownish head.
The aroma is beautifully coffeeish, very darkly malty, well-hopped, lightly fruity and highly complex.
The flavor is deliciously coffeeish - very elegant and yet intense - roasted and darkly malty, slightly sweet, hoppy (mellow citrus) with bitter, lasting and powerful hop/coffee finish that reveals just a touch of bracing alcohol. Perfectly balanced.
A magnificent beer; the best coffee-flavored stout I’ve ever had. KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle poured in a Mikkeller glas. The beer was black with a huge light brown head. Aroma had plenty of burned malt, coffee and hints of chocolate. Flavour was very rich and vinious and contained notes of burned malt, bitter coffee, chocolate and hops. Finished bitter. Not as good as the limited regular edition I’m afraid. But still a bloody good beer that gets better and better. yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle. It pours an oily, jet black body, covered by a tan head of moderate size. Quite big bubbles, and fine lacings, but the head disappeares a bit rapidly. Heavy roasted aroma with lots of coffee and a good dash of chocolate. Some licorice lurking in the background, supported by fruity and slightly piney hops. The roasted malt and coffee are doing most of the job though. It’s smooth in the mouth, oily, full-bodied and slightly warming, with a big flavor of coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Fine hoppy fruityness too. Both hoppy bitterness and most of all coffee-like bitterness. Everlasting finish with a wonderful bitterness to support the flavors found initially. My girlfriend loves coffee, I don’t. With this beer it’s opposite, and I loved it. It’s not an easy-to-drink beer, but damn delicious if you’re ready to hold on to your glass for an hour. And even though you can bury your nose in it as long as it lasts, the flavor is even better. Keep on rocking Mikkel! (090107) HrHolm (6) - DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009 does not count
Very dark, smells slightly roasted with a hint of alcohol. Taste is mildly burned with nice coffee and chocolate notes. Surprisingly unbitter. Very nice.