Tap at Mikkeller Berlin. Coffee nose. Black, golden brown cream. Medium full lactose sweetness, chocolate and cocoa, sugary, praline fattiness, somewhat well balanced pastry.
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head. Aromas of toffee, coffee beans, dark chocolate, slight sweet dark fruits, some malt. Taste is strong roasted coffee up front, some malty sweetness, dark fruits, dates, some woody notes, bitter dark chocolate.
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Cola, roast, sweetness, coffee, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, light spice. Surprisingly easy drinking, rich and smooth but no hint of the booze. Sweet but not cloying. Lightly spiky and spicy. Good stuff.