mnoud (312) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015.09.13-De Molen Triple Stout SSS-11.2 oz bottle in pint glass-Bottled May 24th 2013. Aroma-mild caramel, maybe, and dark malts. 7/10 Appearance-Deep deep chestnut brown, slow forming minimal head, minimal sticky lacing,slight outer ring. Slight dark sediment at bottom of glass. 5/5 Taste-Sweetish front end, probably the caramel malt, gives way to darker taste. I was about to gush that someone does roasted barley the way I like, subtle but prominent, then I look at label and see there is no roasted barley. In any case that is what it tastes like a superb application of roasted barley. It may be the Ken Goldings confusing me. 9/10 Palate-Down the middle, not watery or slick but not thick or creamy either. Kind of like thin to medium body with a thicker body of malt suspended. 4/5 Overall-One of the best brews by one of my favorite brewers. Repeat purchase. Like a light stout (I slammed this) but it’s actually 9.99% abv. 14/20 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with no head. Nose is caramel, grain and a little chocolate. Taste adds some bourbon.
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks to Roman. Nice dry smoked roasted beginning. The beer starts fresh and mild, not too deep. Fresh and malty. Sweetish but not too deep. Round and smooth with caramel-sugar in the background. Smooth, fresh malty-smooth, not too deep. Fresh sugary malty, round but not too deep.
Koelschtrinker (17738) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Süßlich kaffeeartiger Antrunk, passend würzig, mild herb. Leichte Schokoladigkeit, trocken Kaffee, gut. 12/11/12/12/11/12
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle at home (though I shared a different bottle in 2009/2010 and didn’t enter the notes). Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some roasted malts, lots of chocolate, a splash of coffee, hint of anise, the body is very light for an imperial stout, thin mouth feel, flavor is still good.
Homer321 (4327) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle. First whiff is very chocolate and fudge forward with a light sweetness over any coffee or roast. Pour is a deep dark red, to brown, but well short of black. small-medium head that dissipates to a small film on top. Taste is immediately bitter with a dark chocolate note. Light in body but high in alcohol warming. This is weird. Like an imperial porter, but very light in body. overall, ok. I guess it is interesting from a historical aspect.
rosenbergh (10707) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled 10th June 2011. From the brewery some years ago.
Black colour with a small frothy tan head.
Roasted malt, mild bitterness and some sweetness in the aroma. Airy.
The flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, salty liquorice, ashy dryness, mild sweetness and some medicinal notes. Fizzy. Super fizzy. The flavour is very nice but this over fizziness ruins the enjoyability.
Iphonephan (6274) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle at Churchey DC. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of licorice and chicory. Bitter finish.
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Beer Store, Southampton PA 11.2 ounce: Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is smokey malts, molasses, coffee, Taste is somewhat sweet. Body is really sticky and chewy. Minimal bitterness, but there a kind of smokey aftertaste to be had there. Some minimal hop bite. Mostly an avalanche of burnt molasses though. Alcohol is, of course, well-covered.
marcus (9238) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry bitter finish.