jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours black in colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy raisins and toffee, caramel, light dark chocolate, brown sugar and sugar icing. flavour is mostly the same, raisins, light toasted malts and dark chocolate, with a hint of alcohol, herbal hops and a light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at De Molen. Poured a deep mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, leading to a strong bitter flavour with lots of malt and liqourice on a surprisingly smooth palate. The finish is a little weak.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG. Draught at De Molen, Bodegraven. Black beer with a beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, earthy, hay, cocoa, floral, herbal notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, hay, earthy, vinous, cocoa, tar, warming alcohol, ash. Nice but not crazy good.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008. Its recommends to save for up to five years, so its past time to drink it. Aroma of chocolate cake and licorice. Taste is slightly sweet, alcohol, thin, not a long finish. Its probably too old for a fair rating.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, 2008 vintage, pour 5 days past best by date. black pour, chocolate, coffee, big roast in both flavor & aroma. a twinge of sourness starting to build. Still beer held up for a long time.
PotjeBier (1732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bottle (young) enjoyed Sept. 2008. Very dark color (not quite black). Big uneven head. Aroma’s: coffee, heavy roast, acidic, some fruit. Flavor: burnt malts, drop/licorice (not sweet!). Quite strong alcohol feel. Prickly mouthfeel. Finish: ashy, but also mild mocha.
Habanero (2663) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a medium sized off-white to beige head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits notes. Solid sweet flavor with a bitter finish and alcohol notes. Full bodied, creamy texture and soft CO2. A delicious impy stout. ★★★★
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thx. to tderoeck (Tim) for sharing this one // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // 2011 Vintage /// SSS Triple stout, 9.99 % ABV brewed after a 1914 recipe :) // I love historical porters & stouts + I dig the humour // Black with a creamy mocha head. Smell is of bitter roasted malts, mocha, creamy with chocolate & chocolate mouse, sweet coffee. Taste is mocha, tad light bitterness & roast, choco & chocolate, milky sweetness, tad dark fruits & fruits, chocolate milk & light herbs, lightly creamy with light powder. Carbonation is unfortunately a bit too high, lightly grounded body. // I am diging it, not bad & lightly different for a change.
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red colour, almost black, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cacao, coffee, roasted malts and caramel. Chocolate milk flavour, sweet, roasted malts and coffee. Coffee finish.
(From 33cL bottle at the DMT @ Tim’s living, Gent. Shared by tderoeck. Thanks, Tim!)
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle from The Bottle Shop (Canterburry) @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 10/VI/11 (2012-1431)
GUSHER alert! Clear purple brown beer, big beige brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: dried fruits, mocha, caramel, sugary, coffee, raisins. MF: way too much carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, sour from the carbon, alcohol, caramel, bit sugary. Aftertaste: mocha, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, caramel, bitter and hoppy dry ending.