VDuquerroux (1132) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Bottled 03/2013. 3 years old. Home. A very dark brown beer, nearly black, with a medium beige head ; average retention. Caramel (+) nose, candied fruits, roast, light prune, nutmeg, black chocolate note, alcohol. Medium sweet, round, warming, light to medium dry bitter. Full body, thin texture, light oily, soft carbonation to flat, sweet nutmeg warming lasting finish. Overall, a good strong ale ; too much caramel ; a bit rough around the edges.
IOzh (108) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JUN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with tiny little beige head. Aroma of plums, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is mostly sweet with mild bitterness in the finish.
Probabeer (138) - - JUN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bastante buena. Tiene aroma a chocolate. Poco gas. Bastante cuerpo. Deja al final un sabor a ahumado ligeramente.
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Does this world need a 11% impy porter? No! So I will rid the world of this bottle. Very dark with some amber highlights. A tan head leaves sticky lacing. An earthy, cocoa aroma. Big rich very sweet malts are tasted. Just a little fruit under that and mild bitterness. Again, huge sweetness. A little dark fruit. This is like drinking a liquoer. So thick and smooth, velvety even. Brown sugar and cooca. This is not beer for someone on a diet! Despite the listed ABV I don’t taste it at all. Really sweet and fortunately I like sweet beers. Really good.
bergstaden (2218) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head - Dark amlt aroma with some dark fruyity tones - Dark malt body with some chocolate and coffee flavours with hints of warming alcohol - The dark malts and chocvolate goes into the finish - This was good
MrTipple (3105) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, dark, dried fruits, prunes, raisins, sweet, red wine, wood, dark chocolate. Hazy, dark brown, no head. Medium sweet. Sweet, dark, toasted malts, chocolate, pralines, sweet, dried raisins and prunes, flat carbonation, full bodied, light alcohol. Stunning Imperial Porter, amazing chocolate, dark fruits, wood, extremely complex and so well-rounded. Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry.
Lele (372) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 23, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ottima imperial Porter, come sempre quando si parla della De Molen. Sia al naso che in bocca sentori di caffè, caffé bruciato, cacao, un tocco di cioccolato, tanto liquoroso. Unica nota negativa, la trovo leggermente più acquosa rispetto alle altre del suo genere, e con bollicine quasi nulle. Per il resto, un capolavoro!
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, no head. Aroma of malt and peat. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Rask0lnikov (573) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black colour. Thin head. Lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, hints of berries, hints of sourness in the aroma. Hints of caramel, dark fruits, hints of coffee, toffee. Coffee and some dark fruits in the end. Liqeury hints and caramel in the aftertaste. Low carbonated, rather heavy bodied, quite well balanced beer.