Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Black Hole

Mikkeller Barrel-Aged Black Hole, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: Pours black in color with an off-white head that fades quickly

S: Buckets of dark roasted malt with a mild to moderate acidity. A bit of fireplace like smells coming in as well.

T: Very dark and roasted malty, Lots of acidity the taste of the fireplace coming in as well.

M: Medium bodied, medium carb.

O: Drain pour. Way to much ash and char flavor for me. Black and Tar like. Although not a huge RIS fan this one was over the top for me.

Serving type: bottle

Mikkeller It’s Alive

Mikkeller It’s Alive, originally uploaded by adambarhan.

A: Very clumpy and thick head, leaving sticky lacing. Pretty standard for the style. Beer is more orange than pale yellow.

S: Aroma is tart, funky, citrusy and a touch of dirt. Definitely noticeable Brettanomyces, not too many Belgian qualities coming though.

T: Funky more than citrusy, almost moldy cheese in flavor. Has a bit of sweetness towards the end, but this one definitely leaves a Brett flavor in your mouth.

M: Thin and low carbonation, has a creamy mouth feel that just fades into funk quickly. Not overly enjoyable.

O: Not great. This makes the 4th or 5th mediocre beer from Mikkeller. I will stick to Draft Bear from them.

Serving type: bottle