MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
A Mes rate: bottle in Kobenhaven thanks to those very good folks at Mikkeller.lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
I was very very lucky to get a hefty sample of this. Lucky because of its rarity, even luckier because it was absolutely mind blowing. Looking back over my notes I can remember it clear as day. We had already had many incredible beers that day but this stood out from the crowd. Rich dark amber with an impressive off white head that lasts really well. Damn, this is proper stuff. A convincing clone for certain but it has more. It also has the feel of something that has been aged a little. A faint sourness creeps in at the sides and creates a tunnel of love for all the fanfunkingtastic sweet fruity malt to fall into. Lots of christmas spice and a hit of incredible pineapple and other fruit. Alcohol is noticable but utterly lovable. The yeasty notes are sublime and creates a glorious creamy mouthfeel. Loads of body, complexity is through the roof and in general, just an all round stunner of a beer. Amazing, amazing, amazing.
A part of the mastodont beer dinner hosted by Mielcke & Hurtigkarl featuring Mikkeller and Struise. This one went in as the seventh Mikkeller beer and was served to a pumpkin ice cream dessert next to the Struise Tsjeeses reserva. The pour was dark redish with a tiny tanned head, The aroma is clearly influenced by De Dolle, and you can find the unique belgian notes that they always have. It has vanilla and clean laqurice that almost reminds me of the kind of cough medicine I got as a kid. The taste is suprmely round with a soft, smooth and plesant palate with a huge long finish with traces of dried fruits like raisins. Traces of almonds, wooden notes and a mild feeling of alcohol is in the picture too.
A super complex beer that is very balanced. The finish has a mild warmth from the alcohol. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 Bottle at Kiin Kiin (Slaget om Nørrebro - Mikkeller vs Niche Vine). Clear dark amber - white head. Nice sourness, berries, dusty, winey, light rubber, licorice, sharpness, wild yeast notes, citrus, minerals, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, honey, light sweetness, light light alcholic. 12.1%. Lovely.... ReRate: OK It’s not a 5’er but: (8/4/8/4/18) Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle at Kiin Kiin beer vs wine
Thanks to Mikkel for pulling out this rarity for the event. Its dark amber with a minimal off white head. Lots of caramel malt in the aroma, along with grain, wood, berries and a very distinct spearmint aroma. The more i sniffed the more it somehow reminded me about after eight. Thick rich sweet flavor with a minor tartness. Incredible well rounded and well "hidden" alchohol which in the end brought alot to the dish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
(500ml bottle) Pours a murky apple cider like body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, yeast, vinous, wet paper bags, and leather. Flavor of raisins, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, plum, caramel, some earthy oxidation, and toffee with a dry finish.
gyllenbock (9160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, May 2012. (the bottle cost 200 DKK)
Dark brown with a small head. The aroma was rather heavy and complex with a lot of malt, fruit, some plums and dust. The taste was vinous and sweet with toffee, dried fruit, yeast, malt and notes of alcohol. A very nice beer that I never though that I would try.
VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Deep ruby liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, fruity esters, rep apples, caramel and Cachaça. Very reminiscent of the original Stille Nacht. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very well made clone, similar to the original thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy brown pour, very few bubbles. Nose is extremely rich, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, rum, delicious! Taste of caramel, brown sugar, rum and other spirits, super rich, raisiny, and delicious. Nice carbonation and rich finish. Great! Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy Blazer06. It pours hazy copper with gold edges and off white head. It has a sweet dark fruity aroma with sweet black currants and blackberry to go along with chocolate, a sense of molasses and heat at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with rich dark fruitiness mixing with molasses, muted smooth spicy yeast, rich sweet black currants, tart currant skins and then thin boozy molasses pleasingly coating the palate into the finish. There’s only a slight sense of the ABV. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle shared by blazer06 at the Sea Bass tasting. Yeasty sweet dark fruit aroma with a very sweet, almost sour flavor loaded with dark fruits, molasses, and more. Nice!