GlasgowTAD (1501) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in a trade with BenH, straight from his bag of obscurities - when I put this in my wants I wasn’t expecting to ever get it so grazie! Pours black with a slight mocha head which soon recedes to a ring around the glass. Aroma is strong black coffee, some malty sweetness, hints of raisins and other dried fruits from a similar category. Taste is mild coffee, slight red wine, vanilla, slightly smoky notes which lead to a semi-dry buttescotchy and cocoa bitter finish. Full body with a creamy and sticky finish.
simont1 (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of freshly roasted coffee, vanilla, and chocolate, intense roasted aroma. Taste is very evened out coffee with a peak in the after taste, very full and slightly acidic and earthy, with some berries in it, very good coffee notes which aren’t espresso like but more so a long lingering vanilla chocolate berry note. Mouthfeel isn’t completely top notch, and this beer is quite one dimensional, but still - very good.
rarbring (2288) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Coffee beans, black berries. Bitter orange peel.
Note: On-tap at Mikkeller Bar. Reviewed 2015-02-20.
teemoney (95) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Blackish brown with no head and very thin medium brown lacing around the edge. Smells like slighty boozy chocolatey roasty coffee. Taste is mostly smooth coffee, with a little bit of bitterness and some notes of dark chocolate. Medium-full body with smooth feel. Really tasty brew, great flavor from the fancy coffee. I guess you can’t go wrong with a stout from Mikkeller.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mycket sötma i smaken, mycket chocklad och kaffe. Fantastisk balans i smak och kropp. Mums !
_angst_ (4654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ All In Beer Fest. Pours oily black with a creamy mocha head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toasted oatmeal flakes, high quality coffee, luscious dark chocolate, raisins, moist soil, burnt wood and hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, freshly baked oatmeal cookies, heavy dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, burnt wood, moist soil and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is fat, soft, round, tiny roasted astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, oatmeal cookies, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, burnt wood and moist soil. Top notch stuff. Yummy as expected!
neongolden (1332) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(On tap at VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 4 2014) Pours pitch black with small tan head and no lace. Aroma has dark chocolate, a melange of dark fruit/berry aromas that recall a fortified wine, some coffee that has a pungent smell but isn’t particularly strong, touch of vanilla, moderate roast, and a reasonably sweet dark malt/burnt sugar sweetness that supports everything. On the palate, a bit rough and hot when cold, warming essential. When warm, rich sweetish dark chocolate, a port wine dark fruit vinousness, touches of bitter coffee, a little leafy character, moderate to strong roast. The sweet core persists into the finish, as does that fruitiness and chocolate, but the roast adds a bit of ashy bitterness and there is a touch of the earthy kopi luwak. Much less alcohol heat when warm than cold, oddly. Full bodied and reasonably thick with very soft carbonation. I like all imperial stouts on the warm side but temperature seemed essential for keeping this as a smooth beer. It lacks the super-full creamy oatmeal character and outright pungency of the Brunch Weasel and is merely very good rather than transcendental, but that’s still pretty high praise given the point of comparison.
BRW (2260) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with no head. Coffee, roasted aroma. Roasted, coffee, dark chocolate taste, slightly sweet. Medium to full body.
Nickls (2428) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep dark nearing black body. Coffee, slight sugar, and vanilla and oak in the aroma. Flavor is similar, touch sweet, and lots of oak. Thick body.
bytemesis (7439) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque inky black with a large creamy dark brown head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa, anise, molasses. Flavor follows, medium sweet, medium bitter, a bit of ABV burn. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Certainly not as overtly coffee as other Koppi stouts I have had, but a pretty tasty effort