Filed under: Mikkeller, Stout (English pint) | Tags: absolutely loved, alcohol, amazing, bacon, burnt toast, caramel, carbon, cashew, chocolate syrup, cilantro, drying, dust, espresso, espresso roast, excellent, favorite, fresh, genius, gift, hazelnut, incomparable, lemon, licorice, mint, mold, oat, phenomenal, resin, rye, sugar, tar, Toast, Toffee, warming
Purchased at: OakTree BuyRite, South Plainfield NJ (Thanks, Jay & Matt!)
Size: 22.3 fl oz
ABV: 7.5 %
Estimated Calories: 175 C
RateBeer Rating: 100
Aural: quick release in opening, dark, quiet carbonation, intense but uneventful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Impression: so nice
Malt Aroma: oat, sugar, toast, hazelnut, caramel, espresso roast
Hops Aroma: mold, licorice, tar, resin, lemon
Other Aroma: bacon
Notes: An amazing aroma. An aroma by which to compare all others. Phenomenal.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: wholly opaque
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: A full darkness with a dark tan head. An exact replica of deep roasted coffee.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Impression: so very nice
Malt Flavor: oat, rye, chocolate syrup, burnt toast, carbon, cashew, caramel, toffee, espresso
Hops Flavor: mint, cilantro, dust
Notes: An amazing flavor. Comparable to no others. An instant and lasting favorite.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: drying, warming
Notes: Leaves you wanting another taste. Would make a great gift. I wish I was having pancakes right now.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: absolutely loved
Notes: I cannot find more superlatives to apply here. It is, without a doubt, my favorite beer. Mikkeller is a genius.
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