- My Rating: [C-], I gave it a (2.5 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Barrel Aged 1000 IBU, 9.6% ABV – 375ml., (Copenhagen, Denmark)
underneath the wrapped paper label:
- Style: (whiskey) Barrel-aged Imperial IPA
- Taste: Flat alcoholic sweet oaked whiskey brown sugar cacao malt coffee bittersweet
- Where I got it : W. 16th Liquor Store (?)
- How much: ??? – 375ml., sometime in 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah, it’s retired anyways
Visual: Pours molasses brown with lots of suspended sediment, zero head, just a few countable larges bubbles around the perimeter; Not all that appetizing for a beer.
Nose: smoked woody malty sweet brown sugar. (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: FLAT, incoming super sweetness
Mid-palate: alcohol, (lvl-8)-sweetness, (MAIN) roasted coffee, malt, brown sugar, cacao nibs, oak, whiskey
Finish: orange peel, lingering coffee bitterness + hops, malty sweet finish.
Summary: Lots of flavour once you get past the fact that it is non-carbonated. The first few sips are discouragingly uneventful since one would expect a crisp bite when drinking a beers. About a third way through the buzz and (therefore) the character start to emerge. Many others are reporting a head so perhaps this was an expired bottle..? (BB 8/3/2013). Still it was corked. Tasting THIS bottle, it’s overly sweet and my least favourite so far of all Mikkeller’s plentiful offerings.