rosenbergh (5573) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled on Sep 7th 2012. Courtesy of tiong.
Black colour with a tiny frothy brown head.
Very dark aroma with red wine, peat and whiskey without the sweetness it usually gives to the barrel aged beers. Peat, roasted malt and mild alcohol in the flavour. Quite smooth to be 15.2%. Warms a lot.
laiti (4550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Tampella, bottled on 07.09.2012
Aroma is sweetish vanilla, peat and whisky. Feels like powder after fireworks. Flavour has soy sauce, salty licorice and some oaky notes. Hides the ABV rather well, alcohol kicks just after the sip.
lusikka (5004) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, thanks tiong. Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, alcohol, gun powder and salt. Flavour of roasted malts, tar, smoke, red berries, salty licorice and baking powder. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Would work nicely as a winter warmer.
tiong (2788) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from De Molen Beershop
Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, whisky, hints of licorice, gunpowder and ash. Taste is smooth, oily, warming and strong with notes of whisky, wood, ash and licorice. Finish is silky smooth and warming with loads of whisky, wood and tar notes, hints of peatiness. Qiute strong and heavy imperial stout, feels more like a light whisky than a beer.
olio (4821) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma has mild peat and tar, vanilla, wood, some bourbon and burnt malts. Flavor of malts, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, some peaty notes, tar, mild soy and distant dark berries. Alcohol does come through a bit but not as much as I expected. Somewhat smootish palate, some alcohol burn on the aftertaste.
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with minimal head. Aroma is fruity, roasted malty and breadish. Smooth roasted, smoked and tarish. Lingering dark malty and tarish. Bitter and smoked. Lingering dark smoked and tarish to iodine finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black color with barely any head. The aroma is full of iodine, roasted malts, some mushroom. Very rich as expected from De Molen, yet lean mouthfeel; good combination of roasted malts, chocolate, peat, biscuits, iodine; strong bitterness, hints of liquorice… what the hell, this is delicious.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has light tobacco, roasted, coffee, quite some whisky. Low carbonation, oily and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of roasted malts, tar, oak, vinious, light coffee, some mild apple in there. Quite warming finish.
gEUS (788) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home - pours deep black with a small small head with a dark beige head. Heavy aroma of earthy turf and soy sauce, slight molasses, heavy alcohol smell. Medium body, no carbo whatsoever. Nice toasty flavours but damn what an alcohol smackdown. Pfew, heavy shit to drink.
JPDurden24 (1383) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a tan head. Some band-aid and some earthy peat, smoke and scotch. Its ok.