BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, chocolate, cognac, roast and earthy coffee malt, prunes and raisins. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, oak, cognac, light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. pentaz (1289) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a average well lasting creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, wood, honey, cognac, espresso roasted coffee notes and booze. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter. Body is medium+, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet, woody and alcoholic. The barrel aging is very evident and suits the beer quite well. fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Best before 09/05/15, brewed 4y beforeSirLimpsalot (4698) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
Black color, generous creamy head. The nice aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt is a bit dusty, but complex. Big flavor of chocolate cookies, full bodied, roasted malt, quite evident alcohol; quite strong bitterness.
A bit too much roasted malt and alcohol in the end.
@ Gyllenbock: Rund doft, ganska diskret fatkaraktär, len och mjuk smak uten något som sticker ut. Sympatisk. gyllenbock (10027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
Black with a small tan head. On the sweet side with roasted malt, fruit, wood, chocolate and notes of cognac. Rather "soft" mouthfeel. A tasty one.
maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bomber. Dark chocolate aroma, along with a chemical, phenolic note. Pitch black. Initial features a big burst of chocolate and vanilla; mid palate is sweet chocolate cake, and the alcohol blasts through; alc. stays strong in the long aftertaste. Medium body. A young and promising imperial. Needs some mellowing. Like to have it again in a year or two. KyotoLefty (10809) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Nose of cognac, chocolate, coffee, blackberry. Flavor is cola, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. Still too hot, but better than the other, younger ones I have had. Crisp and fruity. Good body. Luscious, but the alcohol is a bit too obvious.
Camons (13497) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, light vanilla, cognac. Flavor of malts, dark coffee, sweet filled chocolate, oak, cognac, vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Very nice beer. 190912 Rasmus40 (22133) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cognac. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 190912 fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled black. Half a finger of light chocolate colored head. Head faded pretty fast and just left a murky sea of film. Decent ring of lacing.
S-- Cognac soaked chocolate covered cherries. Expected a bigger nose than this really. Faint notes of oak but this nose is really soft.
T-- Cognac, followed by sweet dairy chocolate. Thin, soft and sweet. Alcohol is well hidden.
M-- Alcohol is more evident in the mouth. Still pretty soft and thin until the end when get the usual Mikkeller trademark. ASH, CHAR, BURNT RUBBER. Sigh. Medium alcohol burn in the finish. Light bodied and low carbonation. Like this until the finish and the burn from the alcohol.
O-- Light and easy to drink for 13.1%. The alcohol burn in the end is annoying and a turn off. Good notes of cognac though. Not a bad beer but a decent one.