McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Firmly dark black with soft beige head. Really gritty seasoned nose, black peppercorn husks and a clean percolated roastedness. I can’t tell if the puckering liquorice/oily hop combo I’m really enjoying because it tastes nice or because the clear hop burn is carrying the sticky liquorice goop through. Spicey, wee bit of a booze burn but looses pace in the last few yards. Smokiness comes through more after a few sips, but I didn’t expect to have to layer this up to get the full impact. Bottle, Black Friday Tasting cgarvieuk (25322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft roast .. chewy roast ... light roast ... big peppery nose ... soft roast ... dark malts ... big peppery hop... light bitter roast .. soft coffee ...dark roast .. and loads of pepper ... nice erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
Pitch black, lasting dark brown head, beautiful. Chocolate, thick, coffee, Ash, tobacco. Medium bitter, thick creamy chocolate body, herbal ending. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Good full body. Very nice. (75cl bottle from Saveur Bière) 5lickv1c (113) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 One year old on tap at mikkeller and friends. Good aromas of coffee, chocolate and sweet almonds. Very full bodied beer with a nice sweetness and a lot of complex flavors. Much superior to this years version on bottle but that is of course to be expected. Melker (266) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
Almost black beer with a nice mocha head. Plain milk chocolate aroma, maybe just a little bit roasted and some christmas spices but not much at all. Dry taste, ends with some sourness. Medium/thin body.
KennethArd (602) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and smoke. Black with very large, long lasting, creamy brown head. Tastes like chewing a very dark piece of chocolate while you smoke a cigar. I would prefer some more sweetness and creaminess. Medium body with soft carbonation and bitter finish.
fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller and Friends, CopenhagenFancy_Clown (15) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Pitch black color with small brownish head. Mild aroma, some roasted malt and some aniseed. The mouthfeel is leaner and drier than expected; roasted malt flavor, roasted almonds, some ashed, light touch of dark chocolate, strong bitterness, a bit spicy.
Earthy and spicy on the nose, coffee undertones.
Jet black with a tan head, looks like night.
Bitter coffee flavor initially which gives way to a smooth dryness. Vegetal tones. Weird taste, but pleasant. Coffee aftertaste that lingers long after a mouthful.
Smooth and slightly thick palate.
Overall a very good and unique beer. kraddel (8603) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2013
Pours black , big grey foam
Smell is like a typical porter
Taste is soft , very roasted malts , some bitterness , some swetness , bit metallic . Ok ? Yet nothing special . Bit metallic . aeste (8) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
Dark beer, but oily, brown-whitysh head. Tast is somwhat salty and reminds me of medicine... Not sure if I like it.