wombat23 (1510) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a foamy chocolatey head. Some light colored particles floating around; presumably (hopefully!) the orange zest. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate, but also has a clashing pungent smell. Taste is more roasted malt, chocolate, and faint orange zest. Floral hops bitterness and acidity is at odds with the roasty, chocolatety flavors. It’s okay, but was hoping for better. darbeer75 (911) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Aroma: intense chocolate smell with faint citrus undertones; Appearance: pitch black with thin, tan head; alarming collection of particles at the bottom of the glass; Taste: most chocolatey porter I’ve tasted; a bit overwhelming; not balanced enough; Palate: heavy palate with long, sweet finish; Overall: not my favorite style and not my favorite version. Can appreciate it but would not buy again. VertBaconStrips (2390) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - FEB 27, 2016
If I walked through a tub of this I’d get stuck it’s so damn thick. The smell reminds me of a lighter version George! Then again I’ve not have a dark Mikkeller beer in a long time. Big oily roast, nutty stuff with an almond hint, licorice, citrus is found best on the top of the glass. "She keeps nuts in her mouth like the bitch was a squirrel" Ice Cube. If this was 10% it might be undrinkable. Zip, citrus, close to pine, deep roast, more citrus that actually works, borderline burnt, juicy as it warms. Really fucking bitter and sharp after a long sit while slurping down the thin layer of liquid that’s coving up the rock sized sediment. The last sip was brutal to put back. Suffering is good for you. UXO (1896) - CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
Appearance: near opaque black with some particulate, one fat finger of medium dense beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (5/5) Aroma: orange zest, cocoa, liquorice, dark roasty malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter, light tart. (8/10) Palate: moderate slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter, tart, and warming finish. (4/5)
Well, that’s more than a little weird, but not in a negative way. The citrus tones really are orange zest, with not even a suggestion of juice or pith. (I’m also more than a little convinced that the particulate is actually the orange zest itself.) The sweetness is actually less than it seems at first, and is really barely sufficient to offset the bitterness of both the hops and the orange peel, which build and become progressively more aggressive as the pint progresses. Well balanced with a mild ABV that manifests only as a mild warming towards the end. Not your typical beer, but well worth a try. (16/20) Florya (2024) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: dark brown, small tanned head. Aroma: citrus, rye bread, floral, stone fruits. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.
IlGagario (119) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 In bottiglia. Colore rosso impenetrabile/marrone scuro, quasi nero, con riflessi cola, quasi violacei. Testa decente color crema di caffè/marrone, da soapy a cremosa, di ottima persistenza. Naso intenso di cioccolata, arancia e canditi, pungente e ossidato. Carbonazione media. Aroma di cioccolata amara e arancia, mediamente etilico, con note erbacee nettamente amare all’aroma di bocca. Marcata sensazione di ossidazione e di minerali, tendente allo smoked. Gusto amaro controbilanciato da note dolci citriche conferite dall’arancia. Corpo da soffice a medio. Alcool presente, ma disciplinato a mero rinforzo dei picchi citrici. Dopo beva lungo e tostato, a smorzare, poi pulito e balsamico. Tutta giocata su acuti, ma molto equilibrata, è una porter che punta sulla frutta fresca, piacevolmente alternativa come usuale da parte di Mikkeller. Mi è piaciuta. Grazie a Saverio e Cristina per il dono e la scoperta. dmctaster (90) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Black with a dark brown (imperial stout) head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, and hops. Tasted citrus, roasted malts, and somthing I cannot figure out. Very complex and unique but goes down smooth. rami_pl (3652) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 4, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 butelka, warka do 15/04/17. Spora piana, ladna, szybko opada, ciemny braz piwa. aromaty intensywne: czekolada, jakies owoce w likierze, spora palonosc, sporo kawy, w tle faktycznie czuc ta skorke pomaranczy. w smaku slodkawe, kwaskowate w mily sposob, dosc lekkie, srednio wysycone, intensywna powtorka aromatow, sympatyczne posmaki dosc dlugie. Bardzo dobre.Borup (14699) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2016
Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, oranges, bread and a bitter finish. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bouteille 15/04/17. Un liquide noir avec une mousse intense. Un nez de chocolat, levure danoise et un zest d’orange rappelant le Southern Comfort. Une bouche de café, amère, Triple Sec, pas trop mon genre, les oranges n’apportent rien.