PhillyCraft (7739) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2017 mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a dark dark brown with no head. Aroma is chocolatey woth some earthy spice and toffee malts very enjoyable. Flavor is a soft chocolate and a rich spicey roast. A thin mouthfeel at first then a heavy spice finish.
Backlog, Bottle shared with James and Pat in 2010. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a 2 finger head. Nose is brandy angels, wood, cocoa, sugar, and spice. Flavor most of same with some nice dark fruit, christmas spice, and fig. Insanely smooth compared to the 09 on the heat level. Cheers 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Although this is past it’s prime and has gone flat in the bottle I’m going to fill in some blanks from some other SLH bottles. Dark fruit, baking spices, charred sugar, booze is very present, nice citrus flavor still comes through after all this time. Like the cocoa on the nose. Wish I had opened this way earlier! doh
Learninbeer (625) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
The aroma is light cinnamon and cocoa. Pours a very dark brown with no head, some wisping bubbles during the pour. The taste is a light sweetness. The body is medium, the texture thin and a little creamy, the carbonation soft and the finish smooth, no alcohol. Has tastes of figs, raisins some chocolate, the coriander still comes through and it still has some bite. Very Good! alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
750 ml bottle at home. I found this buried in the cellar and thought I would give it a try (a few days late). Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, cocoa, orange peel, spices, coriander, hints of cinnamon, and still a bit of alcohol. Probably better a few years back as the hops have faded, but not bad. Soft on the carbonation. Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Drank this in 2014. Nice flavor, nice aroma, but I suspect this might be past its prime. It’s weirdly watery. Oh, sure, I get plenty of orange peel and cocoa, but it’s off. I thought you could age this? Is it me? If I need to delete this, let me know...
Kavu (5038) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2014
0,75l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours dark red with a nonexistent head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and some hops. Pretty good stuff. slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"this is simply a great beer and put some other worthy belgans to shame. dark, with an aroma full of pine, half from the hops, half from the spices. quite lively, with just a hint of cocoa under the big pine hop and sugary sweet flavor. smooth full body, lasting finish. one of Mikkeller’s best? 2009 up to the task as well."
AndyW68 (1593) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Little late on this one. Dark brown witb short lived biege head. Aroma is sweet light roasted malt. Taste is sweet fruit with a short bitter finish. Agdled well. VastActiv (7493) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. 20130420. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, hints of sourness, berries and red wine. ration (2261) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
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