tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Deep brown, nearly black, thick and still with a quick fading tan head. Aroma is rustic woody smoke, meaty and peaty, liquid smoke, mild oak, smooth bourbon, some sweet underlying malt, mild caramel. Taste is a nice concoction of warm but smooth bourbon, some sweet, liquid smoke, mild campfire woodiness, light cocoa sweetness and some burnt and roasty malts. Smokey, woody, only lightly sweet cocoa finish. Warmth is there but only hits back end. Medium body, almost sticky mouth feel. Very unique and tasty beer.
Update: Another bottle, this time from the second(?) release? Thanks to Tom. Still a lovely beer, though the aroma didn’t blow my mind as much as it did the first time. A little less smoked meat & booze... Just a little more timid all around. Enjoyed it supremely, nonetheless.
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey peaty aroma, Pitch black body with tan colour foam, tastes of chocolate, peat, licorice, smooth with some alcohol heat in the finish.
good damn good!
Bule (1274) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Needs some time to breathe. Smoked rye aroma and flavor. A very intriguing and unique mix of flavors.
coolunclesony (10) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best among the 2000 beers that I tried. Not a smoked as expected and the vanilla is kept well under control. No taste of pure alcohol.
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells almost like a barrel aged barleywine. Very bourbony aroma and taste. Thicker mouthfeel. Decent but nothing special.
Desverger (4231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - pours black with tan/beige head. Big dark and smoky roasted malty aroma and taste with coffee, chocolate, char burnt dark malty nuances, some vanilla, bourbon infused wooden notes, roasted finish.
tcon25 (300) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow absolutely amazing beer here, never thought I’d try this beer. So happy I’d try this. Dark pour, chocolate coffee, and so much moor. All I can say is wow.
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a brown frothy head. Aroma is smoke and peat. Taste is peaty, smokey, ripe fruit, red berries, and some cocoa
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... massive smoke roast malt nose ... dark roast.. dark chcoolate .. massive smoke .. not me .. soft bourbon
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky chocolate, wood, fruity, vanilla, taste is dry, sugary, chocolate, sweet, fruity, bourbon, little fizzy.
JorisPPattyn (8566) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Towering foxy-beige head over black beer. Rich Bourbon nose with all the vanilla & oak as expected. Huge head does temper the explosive nose somewhat. Roasted coffee notes. Outspoken roasted coffee flavour, bitterish, with the sweet Bourbon int he background. If I’d ever drunk the stuff, I’d hazard Bourbon County Coffee without the cream. Speciality chocolate, pralines. However, I don’t get much smoke. Rich, voluptuous warming feel (tasted in the sun at 25°C in the shade...) Excellent I.S., as expected from De Molen, but does it bring something new (exept 13 ’different’ versions? En Menno, is die wasrommel nu écht nodig??