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Jackie Brown - Mikkeller ApS

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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale, munich, cara-pils, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate), flaked oats, hops (nugget, simcoe and centennial) and ale yeast.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2006)
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Photo of dolemite77
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow... pours almost opaque... with a strong light behind it, becomes a hazy, dark-ruby brown... poured into a snifter this has probably the best head I've seen on a beer in a while. Fluffy almond colored and just the right size to top this beer. Aroma is roasted barley, with some mocha notes. Flavor is the same. Nicely roasted flavor, and there seems to be more dark chocolate than coffee flavors. Finishes with a nice burnt flavor with hops kicking in just at the last second. This is a home run of a brown ale... which is rare for me, because browns seem to sometimes seem like 2nd class beers even when a great brewery makes them. This one is a winner.

dolemite77, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice chestnut brown with dark reddish tints. The head rose rapidly upon the pour yielding a massive 3 finger foamy light khaki colored head. Retention was excellent as it caved and pitted in the center leaving light speckled traces for a lacing around the glass rim.

S: light with a soft roasted aroma of coffee beans and almonds.

T: starts out nutty quickly yielding to a fresh roasted coffee bean flavor. Some almonds and dry alcohol (cask notes) blend beautifully together providing a smooth flavor. A light smokiness, light roasted coffee beans, and deep chocolate are also appreciated as well a earthy dry bitterness. There is a nice burnt caramelized sweetness that lies beneath giving off subtle hints of its presence. Dark, ripe fruit skins are also well noted here.

M: dark, with a touch of graininess. A light dry roasted bean lacing with a sweet burnt caramelized malting also coats the tongue. A touch of charred campfire minerality, while light in nature, is heavily appreciated while the carbonation was light in nature with a slight slickness for texture.

D: Definitly one of the better browns ive tasted. Drank like a hybrid of a scotch ale and coffee stout and definitely stands out per style and very enjoyable and easy to consume.

beerthulhu, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, caramel brown body, lush, pillowy, creamy head.

Aroma: sweet, caramel malt, dark fruit, raisins, nuts, ripe and rich at once. Slight smack of hops, then a whiff of tartness.

Taste: chocolate hits first, followed by hoppy bitterness. Grit grows on the palate, digs in and hangs there. Rich malt, toffee and chocolate keep holding it down. Hop bitterness never stays away, either.

Interesting brew. Much more than an averag brown ale, but that wouldn't be the Mikkeller way, now, would it?
Great drinking, quite palatable, with consistent flavor, excellent texture, great character...so toasty and roasty it's almost a porter.

Thumbs up on this one.

feloniousmonk, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber bottle copped for $4.99 from Nikki's Liquors in Providence...
Without a doubt, one of the finest American Brown Ale's I've sampled, although this particular brewery is European...
Appearance: Beautiful, slow, steady pour resulted in a deep, maroon-brown hue with a gigantic foamy and frothy head that exhibited adequate staying power before slowly dissipating...
Smell: Rich malts detectable in the nose, along with hints of caramel, vanilla, and brown sugars...
Taste: Ultra-creamy, rich flavor with a strong roasted malt backbone... The finish is thick, with hints of cocoa powder and dark chocolate... Figs, prunes, and dehydrated fruits are also noticeable...
Creamy, rich mouthfeel along with a superb level of drinkability to match...
One of the finest depictions of the style...
Highly recommended...

dsa7783, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a brown color with a 3" fluffy head that stays around quite a while. Thick lacing paints the glass.

Smell: chocolate, roasted malts, and a little bit of coffee with some hints of floral bitterness.

Taste: roasted malts, chocolate, nice bitterness, and some hints of old coffee in the background. This is mildly bready and a drop of molasses arrives at the end.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start, smoother and a touch dry at the finish. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is long as the flavor hang in the mouth for a while.

Drinkability: nice sessionable brown ale that is easy to drink. Worth giving this one a try.

Gavage, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a wonderful roasted and chocolate malt scent along with a powerful hop aroma; kick ass! The taste is good. It's quite smooth with excellent malt character. The bitterness is off the charts for a brown ale. The hops really stand out. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tremendous beer. I love the hop character. These dudes brew American brown ales better than we do. My hats off to them. Cheers.

WesWes, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of cameraman
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A seemingly light brown to red color, with a light beige colored head two inches thick, that shows tremendous rentention. The malt is very striking in the scent, caramel, roasted nuttiness, and bread fragrances are there at the start. Then, it finishes with a mild grassy and piny aroma. The taste starts off with the malt; the caramel flavor, with roasted barley taste, and bready yeast flavor. Then the hops come through with a grassy flavor, then a strong citrus flavor comes out, that counter balances the malt in a way. It deconstructs, what has been established at the beginning. A thin feel at the start, it gains weight as reach the back of the palate, to become more medium bodied. This beer started out very well with strong maltiness desired in a brown ale, but hop combination rips the malt apart, and not in good way.

cameraman, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown body with a quickly rising, napkin-requiring, light beige head.

Smell: An aromatic blend of chocolate, rich coffee, and oven-toasted nuts with a woody, spicy hop character.

Taste: Malts tasting of roasted nuts and unsweetened chocolate with a strong graininess and a distinct coffee flavor. Almost no sweetness present. Spicy hop with an encroaching woodiness and moderate bitterness. A good measure of bitter and roast on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: No thanks. Try as I might, I just simply wasn't enamored with this one. The in-your-face roasted graininess really starts to grate on the palate after awhile.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of hckyfn9999
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium dark brown with ruby and orange hues. Nice light tan colored head that has great retention and leaves lots of sticky lace. Aroma is of toasted grain, sweet cocoa, and a nice hops presence.

Taste starts off of bittersweet chocolate fading into bitter, slightly, citrusy hops, toasted and roasted grain with an espresso-like finish. Mouthfeel is fine although its a little grainy-like. Drinks pretty easy. Pretty good brew.

hckyfn9999, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of biegaman
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fiery highlights illuminate the beer from under, unleashing a glow that exceeds well past the perimeters of the glass. They add brightness and make the beer considerably more amber than brown.

Streams of bubbles encircle the beer entirely and fall like waterfalls in reverse. The head is creamy and always at a minimum of one full finger thick. As the beer reduces it leaves the glass enveloped in foam.

The smell is so full of hops you don't even need to hold the beer all that close to your nose to enjoy them. The aroma, and as I'm about to discover the flavour too, is blistered with green, spruce-y alpha acids. Should you choose to notice there is also plenty of milk chocolate buried in there with them.

Mikkeller uses flaked oats, pilsner, Munich, crystal, brown, pale chocolate, chocolate malts for this brown ale. It shows - and I don't think you have to be a home brewer to pick up on it. Flavours and mouthfeel become difficult to describe as they seem to change with each sip.

The chocolate malt, especially, stands out. It is most likely responsible for the lingering notes of dark cocoa. Astringent, roast coffee beans are a good contender for the beer's number one flavour. The malt bill on the whole taste like raw, unmalted grains. What I taste again and again are husks.

The body, and its flavours, are light but the mouthfeel is exponentially thickened by a strangling astringent. It is the brittle, but lingering, vinous plant like bitterness of hops. The beer also becomes a little heavier with the same degree of roast found in strong porters - only in this case, without the backup of flavour and density of body. It reaches a point where soot and ash meet spice and hops. Jackie Brown is a twisted exercise for palate!

The mouthfeel spills over into the flavour department with strong, lightly bitter flavours, that linger continuously. These are the coffee beans, dark chocolates, and most of all, the pounding spruce. So much spruce! I feel there is a lack of depth in flavour.

I found this beer on the whole to be a bit of an enigma. It was so much of so many things ... but among them: good. I'd be very curious to try my hands (err, nose and tongue) at this puzzle they call Jackie Brown again in the future, both for enjoyment and curiosity sake. I'm not sure what the main export of Denmark is, but it should be Mikkeller.

biegaman, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of mdagnew
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle bought online from The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured a deep mahogany nutty brown colour. Nice creamy tan head poured very tight, thick and foamy with a whipped meringue like topping then faded fairly quickly to decent thick covering. No carbonation at all... some light lacing...

Aroma - Lots of roasted chocolate malts, tobacco smoke notes, strong peppery and grassy hops, roasted (maybe slightly charred ?) nuttiness, strong nutmeg spiciness, some anise, black coffee, woody hints, creosote traces, dark dried fruits (raisins and currents)...

Taste - Big grassy and earthy hop bitterness up front followed by lots of (charred) roasted malts, some pine notes, spicy dark fruits (raisins, dates, plums), dark chocolate, light smokiness, roasted nuttiness, light treacle sweetness, for only 6% the alcohol is pretty noticeable...

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry... medium bodied... Pretty drinkable although the hops maybe become a little harsh after a 650ml bottle...

Overall - A pretty decent brown ale although i prefer mine a little more malty than hoppy... recommended though...

mdagnew, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of Overlord
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After trying the underrated Stateside IPA, I now must confess that I found Jackie Brown to be quite overrated.

I've had some pretty great brown ales lately, with Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron leading the way. This was an indifferent effort, at best.

Pours a lightish brown with a tan, two inch or so head. Smells strangely piney ... not much malt, woodsy, or earthy tones here.

The taste is astringent and bitter, and rather than supple chocolate, roast, or malt tones it's quite bracing and offputting. The mouthfeel is way too light.

I'm just not sure what they were going for here.

Overlord, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of younger35
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received this brew as an extra from YonderWanderer and this will officially be my first Mikkeller brew. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Dark brownish yellow with hues of red around the edges where the light penetrates. Big soft two finger light sand head that has serious staying power. Loads of wood ring lacing is left everywhere.
Smell- Very hoppy nose from the start that kind of threw me for a second. Very earthy hop bite that has tinges of grapefruit and grass. The malt is no stranger either though. Nutty and sweet with hints of cocoa, coffee and caramel (especially the chocolate and caramel as it warms slightly). Very big enjoyable nose!
Taste- Big toffee and bittersweet chocolate from the get-go. The caramel malts add a slight bit of sweetness but slight is the key word here. The roasted malts add a bit of acrid coffee and a toasty hazelnut and some of the bitterness. The rather large hop presence adds the rest of the bitter goodness that engulfs the mouth. Part grapefruit, part orange pith it somehow all seems to work. Finishes with a bit of alcohol that seems slightly larger than the 6% ABV. Lingering hazelnut coffee lasts forever...
Mouthfeel- Somehow this beer is full of flavor but light on body. Nice zesty carbonation but thin and somewhat watery; I need more body!
Drinkability- This is a really nice big flavorful Brown Ale that I really enjoyed. I expected more malt but was greeted by loads of hops with just enough chocolaty/coffee goodness to keep it all in check. Turned out to be a very nice surprise! Big thanks to Dave for the opportunity to try this brew!

younger35, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of Crosling
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Massive amounts of hops contribute hints of grapefruit in the nose. Chocolate and roast, with hints of peanut butter and butter toffee on the finish. Similar in character to Alpha Klaus, with out being as roasty and dark. A really nice example of what Mikkeller is capable of. This beer is very impressive.

Crosling, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch and a half frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The first thing I noticed in the aroma is the hops, it's much hoppier than any brown ale I've had in recent memory. I can smell pine and citrusy hops, along with coffee, chocolate, and toasted malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some nuttiness in there too. Mouthfeel/body is medium with above average carbonation. Drinkability is good, even with the high carbonation it's still smooth and easy to drink. Overall I think this is a good beer. It's very, very hoppy for the style but I enjoyed it a lot. I'd buy it again.

bluejacket74, May 30, 2008
Photo of gford217
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark mahogany brown with a rocky off white head that dissipates to wisp of foam on top leaving very good lacing.

S: The smell surprised me with the hops, much hoppier than the normal American brown with the big fresh pine hops popping up front. There is also a slight burnt coffee smell with chocolate as well all on top of a faint sweet malt background

T: There is a more pronounced roasted malt flavor up front than in the aroma, but that is really just an intro to the big piny fresh hop flavor. The coffee and chocolate are still there but more in the background in the taste. The finish is back to the hop bitterness, almost an IPA-like aftertaste.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation and the hoppiness tingles the tongue more than just about any brown I've tasted.

D: This is one of the more interesting brown ales I've tasted as Mikkeller has amped up the hoppiness in this one. Drinkability is probably a little diminished by the hop bitterness, but not too bad. Complex, tasty, and highly recommended.

gford217, May 30, 2008
Photo of kajerm
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber from Whole Foods Clybourn. Pours red-tinged brown, murky but translucent, with a finger of thick, cream-colored head. Soap bubbles are scattered over the surface, and lacing plates the glass pretty completely. So far so good, Mikkeller.

Aroma is a mixture of straightforward nuttiness and subdued citric hops.

Taste is a big surprise-- hardly any malt in the opening at all. Sweetness comes in VERY slightly towards the end, but the mid-palate and finish are almost completely dominated by bitterness. This is one bitter beer. Sweet jesus, I haven't touched the glass in a minute and a half and it's almost as bitter as when I first drank it. The hoppiness is great in the middle (especially overlaid on the nutty brown ale aroma), but the finish is just way too bitter.

The real problem, I think, is that the bitterness isn't just plain old straightforward hops-- there's a nasty kind of burnt flavor that colors the astringency and makes the aftertaste pretty harsh.

Mouthfeel is about right for the style, medium-bodied and briskly carbonated.

Drinkability is limited by the extreme bitterness.

Beers this tastes more bitter than: Ruination IPA, any IPA/DIPA referencing hops or satan in its name, any other beer.

kajerm, May 29, 2008
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"You've got to be all mine, all mine
Ooh, foxy lady"

--Jimi Hendrix

Coppery cocoa with cherry and orange highlights. When backlit with bright sunshine, the beer becomes dusky ruby... just like most brown ales. The golden almond colored crown is a thing of beauty. It has a creamilicious texture and is absolutely slathering the glass with shotgun-shredded lace. Jackie Brown is definitely a fox.

The nose is very nice as well. For starters, it leaps out of the glass rather than waiting to be coaxed out. Each sniff delivers an appetizing cloud of multifacted maltiness due to the use of pilsener, Munich, crystal, brown, pale chocolate, chocolate and flaked oats. Both milk and bittersweet chocolate are in the driver's seat, with hops riding shotgun.

Jackie tastes like a brown ale on steroids. The high-octane flavor profile includes roasted cocoa nibs, roasted coffee beans, dark caramel and a boatload of green, citrusy, spruce sappy, bitingly bitter hops. In fact, regarding lupulin lusciousness, this offering tastes like something Three Floyds would brew... if Three Floyds brewed an American brown ale. It may not be as hoppy as Alpha Klaus Xmas Porter, but it reminds me of that beer in some respects.

An incredibly lace crusty glass tells me that the appearance score was a good call. The only (minor) letdown is a body/mouthfeel that is slightly too thin. And I do mean slightly. For the ABV, it's still right on point and is as smooth as possible given the surge of alpha acids that rake the tongue following each gulp.

Jackie Brown is up there with some of my favorite browns of all-time (Bell's Best Brown and Dogfish Head Indian Brown), although Surly Bender is still on top. This is fantastic beer for those hopheads who also enjoy the darker malts on occasion. Wow, what a treat!

BuckeyeNation, May 28, 2008
Photo of bkilpatr
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. 05/22/08.

Pours a cloudy nut-brown color, with a massive four+ finger puffy beige head. The head fades slowly, leaving nice lacing around the glass. Aromas of toasted malts and citrusy hops.

Taste is more toasted malt and citrus hops. Some caramel, nut, and toffee flavors from the malt. Grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon from the hops. Slightly sweet up front, with a nice bitter back end from the hops. More hoppy than I prefer for a brown ale, but I guess that's what makes it "American" brown ale.

It's thin and watery and kinda slick from the hop presence. Well carbonated. It'd be nice if it were a bit smoother and thicker. Drinkability is good though. The ABV is low (6%) but the amount of hop flavor is a bit excessive.

A decent brown ale, but a bit too hoppy I think.

bkilpatr, May 23, 2008
Photo of swizzlenuts
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a dark brown with a lot of carbonation and a good sized head. Very good retention on the head as well.

The nose on the beer is filled with the dark roasts and hops. The mixture is very nice. The beer tastes like dark malts, the hops create a nice bitterness at the end as well. Very balanced and very good. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I'd want, but still nice. I could easily drink a bunch of these.

swizzlenuts, May 23, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear ruby hued brown with a creme head. Flavor is a bit acidic, oddly. There is an earthy tone to it, yes, but the bite is a bit much really. Fades a bit as it warms thankfully. The earthy character seems to be able to show more with that bitter edge gone. Mild sweet tone to it too; very mild. After it sits out for quite some time, a roasted and almost coffee tone comes out. Feel is a bit full of carbonation, but it doesn't kill it. Drinkable, yes. Not the greatest brown ale ever, but decent enough. Probably not worth the price, but cool to be able to try another Mikkeller.

RblWthACoz, May 19, 2008
Photo of dnichols
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured a capped 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. I shared the bottle with my beer buddy, imacoug.

A: It poured a dark brown tea colored body with a tan one finger head. The head receded to a ring around the collar and a dense dry lacing that clung to the side of the glass.

S: It gave off a bundle of hops, citrusy, floral and bitter along with an undercurrent of toasted sweet and nutty malts.

T: The hops dominate with a sweet floral initial flavor that blended well with the toasted and nutty malts. The citrusy hops followed and they were complemented by tart and tangy flavors with hints of dark spices.

M: It was a light bodied brew with a tangy and zippy profile and clean finish. Moderately carbonated.

D: The thin body and light ABV make it a long session candidate. However, the dominant hop profile make it a winner in the hop crazy Pacific NW but may be a bit excessive for the style.

dnichols, May 09, 2008
Photo of aerozeppl
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Fairly deep brown with a decent amount of very light brown head. Traces of lacing.

S: Vanilla, chocolate, roast, nice earthy and nutty aromas, hops. Really complex especially for a brown ale. There is something else going on that I cannot quite put my finger on.

T: Starts off very bitter from the roast as well as the hops. Then it takes a backseat and almost tastes like a normal brown ale. Finishes very sweet.

M: Definately this beer's shortcoming. Little to thin for the bold taste. Not bad just not as good as everything else.

D: 6% with this flavor? Sign me up. The price keeps this from being anything but an occasional treat though. I think it was around

aerozeppl, May 04, 2008
Photo of Avryle
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally getting Mikkeller into the area. Whoohoo!

A- Solid opaque brown with a 2-finger almond-colored head

S- Nutty roasted malts and piney hops with hidden toffee notes

T- Tastes like your standard brown initially until the bittersweet chocolate and earthy/piney hops kick in.

M- Roasted malts and hop bitterness linger after you swallow. A bit too full-bodied for the style but pleasant for this particular beer

D- The strong bitter finish makes this slower to drink than a standard brown ale.

Avryle, May 03, 2008
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Massive, three finger light brown head on a clear, amber-brown body. The head is extremely tenacious and it leaves thick lace in its wake.

S - A light, crisp coffee and roasted malt aroma backed subtlely by floral, cirtusy hops.

T - Strong, bitter roasted malt up front, followed by and intertwined with citrus and pine hop flavors. The middle clears out quite a bit with some mild toasted malt flavors and continueing bitterness from the initial roasted malt blast. The finish is dominated by lingering malt bitterness and piney hops, with a complex aftertaste of charcoal, tobacco, and chocolate.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Hard to judge. This beer is extremely top heavy with a bracing surge of malt bitterness as the first, and overall dominant, flavor. All the bitterness up front seemed a bit much at first, but it grew on me, and the extremely complex finish keeps me coming back for more. Overall I would have to say that this is an extremely successful, if very odd, take on the style. It reminds me, in a good way, of Three Floyds Black Sun Stout.

nickfl, May 02, 2008
Jackie Brown from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.