kbudd19 (249) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin texture black pour, nice finger of tan chocolate head. Aroma of boozy smoke, bourbon, vanilla, and sweet oak. Taste is a big sweet sticky hit of bourbon, some smoke and ash towards the middle, medium carbonation with a thin mouthfeel no cough from the booze on the finish but a bit of warmth after the fact. The bourbon is a nice add here, gives a bit of dynamic without taking over the original brew.
Countbeer (3662) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Deep dark brown pour.
Medium sized creamy darker beige foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of peat, smoke, dark chocolate, hint of iodine, woodand some smooth wood roast, some whiskey and whiskey spice tones, some coffee, barley malt roast, a hint of manure, light hints of fruits like apple and chocolate drenched grapes and peach.
Smooth roast, wood, chocolate and whiskey tones.
Flavours are a smooth but complex creamy blend of peat, dark chocolate, spices, some smoke, some bitters, some tar, some barley malt roast, rice, oatmeal, whiskey, some wood/oak, some yeast and apple tints, some roast, some coffee, coffee roast, some cacoa and a smooth wood toast sprinkle with just a bit of vanilla.
Smooth chocolate, whiskey, wood and light roast and coffee tones.
Aftertaste is bitters, spicy, dark chocate, malt roast, some oatmeal, some coffee, cream, wood and light smooth whiskey tone.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a thick creamy texture.
Delicious and very well balanced! I was expecting this so I am not at all dissapointed! Very good!
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, almost no head. Roasted and prayed, wood, malts. Quiet boozy brew. Not bad at all, but not totally outbalanced it seems.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong peated whisky aroma and taste, roasted malts and coffee. Peated whisky takes the overhand. Sweet burnt aftertaste.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, almost black. Has a light brown head, lasting. Real nice aroma, roasted and vanilla, sweetness and coconut, mixed with roasted notes. FLavor starts sweet, more roasted notes and vanilla. Soft texture, long duration.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light alcoholic aroma,dark brown, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice long harmonic finish.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, very thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, leather, molasses, burnt malts, roasty, pipe tobacco and licorice. Flavor is bitter roasty, very smooth and slightly warming. Great balance and huge body. Amazing brew.
vipinvelp (1611) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with brown foam head, bit fluffy. Aroma is roasted nuts, some coffee and definatley some whiskey tones. Taste is quite strong, nice bitter, coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, whiskey. A beer to sip. (Velp 201311)
CraftBeerNick (616) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 9th November 13, after bonfire night, nightcap. This one hot the spot, great full on smokey, peaty, aroma, liquorice, cocoa also present. Taste is fantastically balanced, fairly sweet, acidic, bourbon notes come through, to complement the palate, smooth and velvet. Very decent, imperial, De Molen are the consistent European champions at impis, in my view
DwarfeD (465) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at De Molen. Black with a short off-white head. Thick body with light carbonation. Sweet with alcoholic bourbon notes. Smoke, wood, roast and chocolate. An impressive imperial stout.