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Kings Night Cap

Brewery: Kings Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 12.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Nutella & Toasted Hazelnut Stout.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.42
My rating: 3.3

Intro: A 500ml waxed bottle (such a pain to open), with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Nutella, nuttiness, light chocolate milk and a hint of banana bread.
Taste: Chocolate milk, Nutella, vanilla and banana cream pie like sweetness, with only hints of hazelnuts in the background.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Body was so light (too light) that the whole time it seemed like I was drinking a 6% Stout instead on an Imperial Stout. It also lacked roastiness to balance some of the sweet, and even though this is a Pastry Stout, it just lacked balance without any roast. Lastly, the hazelnut was unfortunately just hidden in the background and not really found in the flavours.


Kings Cereza

Brewery: Kings Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from website menu) Barrel aged sour, that was aged for two years in oak barrels before refermenting on two type of cherries for 6 months. Then it was allowed to bottle condition several months.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.52
My rating: 3.4

Intro: A 375ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy copper amber colour with a two finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, funky, cherry, oak with a hint of band aid.
Taste: Sour, tart, funky, oak, lemon juice, lemon rind, cherry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was fine, but taste was a bit weird for me with too much funk which masked the cherries a bit.

Mikkeller NYC Beer Geek Parlor

Brewery: Mikkeller Brewing NYC
Country: USA
ABV: 7.5%
Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Stout brewed with Parlor coffee.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.06
My rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 14th June 2018. Poured into a Spiegelau Stout glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a big three finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, strong coffee, chocolate, cocoa with a hint of dried berries.
Taste: Roasty, dark malt, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, light to moderate bitterness, with a splash of caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice drinking with lots of roast and coffee plus an interesting bitter and sweet balance.

Mikkeller Raspberry Quadrupel

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 13%
Style: Belgian Quadrupel
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale brewed with lactose & raspberries.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.99
My rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 20th January 2020. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.
Appearance: A murky dark brown colour with a one finger tanned head that settled fairly quickly to a thin but replenishing layer, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Raspberry jam, very intensely jammy with only a hint of any roast and chocolate.
Taste: Raspberry, raspberry juice, raspberry jam, boozy raspberry. It’s sweet, on the borderline of being overly so, but still ok. Sourness follows soon afterwards along with lots of dark fruit, raisin, prunes, plum, fig, and hints of dark malt, roastiness, and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation and a touch of booze.
Overall: I loved the intense jammy raspberry aroma and while taste was just as jammy, it was on the borderline of being too sweet, and this combination of sweet and booze is not my favourite.

Amager Gone Porto

Brewery: Amager Bryghus
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Port Wine Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Malts – Pale, Warminster Low Crystal 50/100, Warminster Crystal 70/140, Warminster Crystal 400, Roasted Barley, Black, Warminster Crystal Rye, Demerara sugar and White sugar. Hops – Hercules, Chinook and Cascade

Brewer Description: (from bottle) [in Danish] Gone Porto er en helt ny langtidskogt Imperial Stout fra Amager Bryghus, som vi har lagret i umådelig lang tid på store Niepoort portvinsfade. Det er der kommet en pænt saftig sag ud af. Helt uigennemsigtig sort med et cremet, lysebrunt skum. Duften er sveskeagtig og tydeligt oxideret – akkurat som en god årgangsportvin, mens smagen rummer både kakao og chokoladenoter, som leder frem til den varmende alkohol i finishen. Gone Porto er en hygge- og nydeøl til de stille, eftertænksomme timer. Alternativt kan den anvendes som standardøl til familiefesten i Tårnby Selskabslokaler. Se DET ku’ blive en fest…

[Translated to English as best possible] Gone Porto is a brand new slow-cooked Imperial Stout from Amager Bryghus, which we have been storing for a long time in large Niepoort port wine barrels. The result is a nice juicy case out. Completely opaque black with a creamy, light brown foam. The scent is pruny and clearly oxidized – just like a good vintage port wine while the taste contains both cocoa and chocolate notes, which lead to the warming alcohol on the finish. Gone Porto is a fun and enjoyable beer for the quiet, thoughtful hours. Alternatively, it can be used as a standard beer for the family celebration in Tårnby Selskabslokaler. See it could be a party…

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.8
My rating: 3.7

Intro: A 500ml bottle, batch no. 648, with a best before date of February 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with an almost one finger dark tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, dark malts, coffee, chocolate, port, red wine, oak, raisin and prunes.
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, light bitterness, prunes, plum, dark fruits, raisin, sourness, port and oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Interesting flavours of roasty coffee and chocolate and dark fruits. Port isn’t one of my preferred drinks though.