fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne
Dark brown color, with very low carbonation, and almost no head. Nice aroma of lightly roasted malt and sourish fruits; not too strong, not complex, but pleasant. Good body strength, with lean mouthfeel and light carbonation; very good flavor of caramel with a touch of malt, roasted malt and chocolate; it has a light herbal touch, and moderate fruity character; good bitterness level; warming alcohol feeling; the final has a lot of dark caramel and light liquorice, and a touch of fudge.
In this hot summer night it works well, with its dynamic character; it seems wine barrel aged more than bourbon barrel aged.
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown to black pour, no head. Aroma of ripe fruits, roasted malts, vanilla, oak, berries, some spices, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is very smooth, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some spices and slightly warming in the finish. Amazingly well balanced but sadly almost no carbonation and the slightest bit too thin, but furthermore a great brew.
Torrefacto (198) - SPAIN - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro con tonalidades rojas y prácticamente nada de espuma. Los aromas son ácidos, afrutados, pasas. Lo mismo en boca. Nada emocionante.
Christian (10354) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black with no head. Malty aroma with toffee character, fruit and bourbon, and a touch of alcohol. Sweet malty flavour with caramel and chocolate, bourbon notes and lots of oak
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted, fruity nose with notes of oak wood, bourbon and vanilla. Quite vinous. Malty, roasted taste with caramel, bourbon, oak wood, vanilla, dried fruit, liquorice and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Tasty imperial stout with a generous bourbon wood character. Very nice.
Aniela (2228) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a beige not lasting head. Woody, licorice, raisins, a bit vinous aroma. Fruity, woody, whiskey, chocolate flavour with vanilla notes.
erickok (2806) - Tours, FRANCE - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I belief this is my 100st De Molen brew. Yeah! No smoke on opening and filled to the brim... and indeed pours without much of a head. Dark brown body. Funky notes, roasted malts, bit of wood, red berries. Pleasant, comples and smooth body, light carbonation. Dark sweetness of berries and some milk chocolate, burned caramel and sweet forest hops. Not as funky as the aroma, rather vineous and woody with dark fruits. Much more like a quad than an impy, but with the moderate aged that adds complexity rather than whiskey, I really dig this beer. Unique brew, complex and delicious. A sipper. Awesome. (33cl bottle traded with Rob, thanks!)
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 5K backlog. Pours dark brown. No head. Nose and taste of bourbon, smoked wood, sweet malt, chocolate wine, vanilla, caramel and sweet chocolate. Medium body.
Rasmus40 (8879) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Clear dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. Smooth and soft. 190513
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Woody whisky aroma, raisins, prunes, chocolate, licorice, roasted, vinous, some caramel. Woody vinous flavor, whisky, chocolate, soot, vanilla, cream, some warming alcohol. Decent body and with a pleasant chocolate and whisky finish.