lusikka (6049) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Tick #6000. Having a picnic and drinking this. And itís +28 degree celsius outside. Anyways, pours a pitch black colour with a thick, beige and small head. Aroma of smoked wood, licorice, earthiness and some cigar. Rich flavour of roasted malts, elegant bourbon notes, syrupy sweetness, vanilla, some milk chocolate, tart wood and tar. The cherry notes are rather subtle at first, but the cherry tartness with sticky syrupy sweetness get stronger towards the end. Finishes with smoked meat, tar and bourbon. Dry. Full bodied and very soft carbonation. 13 % ABV is extremely well hidden. Itís like milk.
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Thanks lusikka!
Pours jet black color with a small beige head. Bourbon and mild cherry notes on the nose, smoky malts, caramel, chocolate and distant vanilla. Very smooth malty palate, chocolate, cocoa, bourbon and faint cherries. Not overwhelmingly aggressive, quite soft actually. Excellent.
Mora2000 (5568) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this Batch 2 bottle. Dark brown to black pour with a brown head. The aroma ha some heavy smoke and chocolate notes. The flavor is similar. I get some big smoke notes with some chocolate, whiskey, oak and roasted malt. The barrel notes really add to what seems like a very nice smoked imperial stout. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.
Errl (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to jstax...Pour is black with a tan head..Nose smoke, bourbon, oak, dry, quality bourbon, roast..Tatse is dry, oak, fudge, chocolate, roast, spice, smooth..badass
Plovmand (6320) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aroma is very sweet roasted with smoked notes. Light vanilla and oak. Roasted flavor. Some smoke with sweet bourbon notes. Long roasted sweet ripe fruity notes in the finish.
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, kindly shared by Dennoman. Pours deep dark brown with an amber hue and a medium creamy beige head. Immense rich nose of subtle bourbon, vanilla, peat, cherry oak and candi sugar. Thick body with a nice silky mouthfeel, slightly peaty and smoky, slight bitter kick to it as well. One of the most refined flavours out there when it comes to stouts, one of the best Molens to date.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
02.07.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Small slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, salty licorice, oak, dark sugar, caramel, grass, whiskey, smoked peppers, soy sauce, chocolate pudding, vanilla, toast, coffee, spices. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, oak, grass, burnt caramel, whiskey, coffee, hay, dark malts, spices, minerals. Longlasting bitterness, dry and almost a little watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, kind of expected a lot more from this one...
burg326 (3576) - Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black color with aromas of smoke, malt, roast, chocolate, light vanilla, and some bourbon. Flavors match the aromas, lots of smoke and ash in the flavors, not my kind of thing, but decent overall.
Yorker (1110) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt - with a bitter finish.
boFNjackson (4117) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured jet black with a light tan, khaki head. Roast and smoke along with dark chocolate here. Both in aroma and taste. Bit of barrel and whiskey notes but the charred, smoked grains stay present throughout. Complex and certainly delicious.