BlackEyePA (573) - USA - FEB 7, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma- esspresso, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, roast nuts and tofee, alco esters, dried figs and dates, dough. Appearance- is dark coffee black with tan thin head. Taste is chocolate cookie dough, coffee, esspresso, figs, raisins, heavy cereal, tosted oats, earth. Palate- is well balanced, a little warmth, hops come in after the sip but again not too much, easy to drink, Overall Amazing loved it. One of the best beers I ever drank.
BrianWillum (228) - København S., DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating from note. Bottle. Black, tarred beer with a golden thick head and a sweet, caramel-like aroma. Taste is awesome, a fine balance between the bitter, the sweet and the bit of coffee which can be tasted as well. Maybe a bit too bitter in the very end, but almost perfect.
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black. Compact beige head. Fruity aroma aroma. Wood and peaty taste with lots of bitterness. Smoky wooden aftertaste.
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, many thanks to DSG and Dror, pours opaque black with a nice brown head, aroma of chocolate, sour cherries, scotch, wood, vanilla and some smoke notes, flavor is smokey with charcoals, strong wood taste, coffee, caramel, cherries and brandy, nice bitterness towards the end, full bodied, great brew
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great presentation in the little bottles with red wax seals. The beer is a rich, dark black colour with a tan head. Quite hoppy on the nose with some sweetness and plenty of oak. The palate is a little oily with lots of bitter chocolate and coffee flavours. A cracking beer!
caesar (6295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 18 cl, 666 bottles made. Cant find any more info, but I think it’s about 3 years old. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma is quite typical old style de Molen dark imperial stuff, lovely chocolate, some roast but not much, bit coffee, sweet toffee, some vanilla. Wow, absolutely stunning. Just like the best of imperial stouts (or porters) smell. Bit sweet, bit dry astringent in the roast and coffee. Chocolaty, velvet, slight boozy. Aroma is fantastic, taste is a bit too dry for me, could have used slight more sweetness. But it’s an absolute treat, world class stuff.
kermis (9041) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Bottle at De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Another fantastic Molen beer, but did not find the oak aged version to be quite as good as the original.
Re-rated, June 2012:
Pours black with a thin beige head. Massive aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, and roasted malts. More noticeable coffee in the flavour and unfortunately just a little alcohol, a small downside of is great beer. Moderate to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with soft tingly carbonation. Fantastic! The one remaining bottle from my cellar and will probably never see again..
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home.
Aroma is deep roasty coffee, some toffee and caramel, bourbon, chocolate, bourbon and loads more, but I quit here. Must enjoy now.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smagt hos J & C TAK! mørk malt, kaffe, chokolade, svesker, grape, vinøs, fyrrenåle, træ, sort, uklar, flødeagtigt luftigt kort skum, rolig, meget sød, meget bitter, cremet, blød.
Blairgus (3882) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 June 2011, bottle. black, foamy brown head. absolutely gorgeous nose! sweet! like a whisky aged barley wine. alcohol is sweet and bites the nose. lots of vanilla. med body, syrupy and very fizzy. sweet tasting. almost a barley wine but i understand why they call it an imperial porter. sweet and bourbony but also slightly burnt chocolate and oatmeal. maybe a bit too fizzy but amazing!