maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2018
Bottle. Thanks to Nate. Nose of dark chocolate, dark fruit, and dark sugar. Deep brown color. Chocolate, red wine, prunes, and a little coffee. Somewhat burnt. Medium body. Pleasant. Has more or less held up over six years. Sammy (13000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2017
Despite near six years on it, still a decent porter. Big mouthfeel, getting much chocolate malt. Taste as boozy as 8% maybe more. Dessert, bit certainly not a chugger. Musty taste, a bit sour as well. madmitch76 (26435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017
18th November 2017thirstyrabbit (1862) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2016
Opaque dark brown beer, good darkish tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, a little dark chocolate. Smooth spices, a kind of cardamon cooling vibe. Tangy and well integrated fruits. Mellow coffee and cream. Smooth cooling finish. Smooth and tasty but yet somehow still gets a bit chewy down the glass, just lacks a bit of the ephemeral drinkability.
750 ml bottle. Dark body with a tall tan head. Aroma has sweet black licorice with firm roast and still pretty firm hoppiness. Rich velvety mouthfeel with notes of dry ashiness. Taste has hoppy roast with plenty of cocoa nibs and sweet licorice. Finish is milky smooth with cocoa nibs and mildly ashy roast. Very smooth and rich dark beer, considering the thick body and big roasty flavours I would even describe it as an Imperial Stout. Held up nicely for more than 3 years in the cellar; no sharp edges, everything just comes together smoothly. stevoj (5878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle shared with Boise RBers. Initial impression was disappointment, but this was one to sneak up on you, very subtle in many ways. I had hoped to resample before leaving to get a second impression, but was left with lots of positive thoughts and approving nods.
jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle, pours a dark brown topped with a thin brown ring. Nose is roast, ash, licorice, a faint bitterness from maybe a baker’s cocoa. Tastes bitter, ash, and some spice. Nice weight. BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to stevoj. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts some Christmas spice black licorice and some smoke. Taste is more of the black licorice spice roast some smoke and a ash end. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Couleur noire, mousse moka foncé. Nez café glisse. Au palais, rondeur, douceur et grosse amertume café. Bel équilibre, longueur moyenne, finale sèche. Gluepot (756) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2015
A Mikkeller Christmas present. The nose is quite unique, featuring a damp woodiness, roasted coffee and a touch of chocolate. The woodiness continues through into a complex taste profile. Other elements include roasted coffee, a touch sourness and bitterness, some nutmeg, alcohol, and finishing with a touch of cherries and dark berries. Really well blended and feels bigger than its 8% abv. A real treat. martjoobolut (5359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Nice brew with a lot of dark chocolate and some spices.