zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. black beer that pours with a large foamy tan head. It has rich spice, liquorice and chocolate flavours with roasted coffee and slight sour red fruit on the finish. SUPERB! larsniclas (7108) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a thick, beige head.
Piney flowery aroma with along with a lot of chocolate.
Dry cocoa and chocolate in the flavour. Rather sweet. High bitterness and a rather light body. Perfume and/or soapy notes. gramity (1673) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Pours almost black with a brown, 2 finger, thick head. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, christmas spices, chocolate, some sweet notes as well. Taste is heavily roasted with quite a lot of dry chocolate, fresh ground coffee and hops. Some sweet notes blend in with the other elements. Slight alcohol taste. After taste has a long and nice bitterness omhper (25250) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. .Completely black, beige head. Tarry spruce aroma. Sweetish with full body and clean mouthfeel. Massive piney shampoo-like bitterness overkills everything in its way, leaving my tastebuds as sooty ruins. Some spice and caramel, but really - the super aggressive shampoo bitterness is just extreme. tommann (3801) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours jet black with a large, thick head. Aroma is salty, bitter coffee and chocolate, some dark berries and piney hops also. Taste has salty liquorice to start. Burnt bitter chocolate finish with a coffee aftertaste.
Yorker (2007) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, herbal, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, and anise. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, herbal, and anise – with a slightly bitter finish. ekstedt (6881) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Black with a large beige head. Strong spicy aniseed liquorice roasted aroma with some ashtray. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with massive and salty bitterness. DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, and Ian. Very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, hints of dark fruits and spices. Chocolate centers the palate, but there are distinct woody elements, and some dark fruits here too (plums?cherries?...hard to pin down), but most surprising and pleasant is how the spiciness really comes forward. It is an odd spice character, but in a complementary way-- maybe fennel ? I can’t place it with certainty (the palate is a little worn out at this point in the evening), but I really like it. Mikkeller delivers once again! Jpflanz (5) - - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
Pours black with an ever expanding head. Enjoyed as a fantastic Christmas night treat. Wonderful lIqorice taste with a very active palate. Highly recommended. Bov (12888) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 26, 2012
draught@erzbierschof - black beer with a modest foam left; fairly roasted with notes of ashtray and licorice, chestnuts; full-bodied anmd slightly sticky, very bitter and hugely dry; long roasted and hoppy finish with more notes of ashes, nuts and spices - I love it !