Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 18 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a pitch black with a brownish head. Hard roast nose with a vinous barrel-like touch. Massive body, very hard roast - almost coffeeish - vanilla, metal and dark fruits. Again a little vinous. Hard roast all through the finish. Delicious. 230311
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, brown head. Thick and oily! Lots of chocolate and dark dried fruits. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, prunes, molasses, vanilla, awesome!
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by someone at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, dark fruits and chocolate
Taste: Coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits and coffee
douglas88 (5152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another awesome brew thanks to Dak. Had this right after the Steam Edition, the steam was a big better I thought. Pours a dark almost totally black hue with a medium brown head. A rich nose of coffee, cocoa and roast. The flavor is dominated more by heavy coffee, chocolate and cocoa than roasted malts, quite dry. Very nice.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Utterly black with a magnificent, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is powerful, light vinious, cocoa-beans, coffee, oak, dark chocolate, light vanilla. Not that sweet, which is a good thing. Highish carbonation, oily yet fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderful, viscous chocolate, cocoa dryness and vanilla sweetness. Light coffee notes with a nice oaky and vinious presence that balance everything nicely. Reminds me of Black Isak a bit. Great.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl, black waxed bottle courtesy of madmitch76. thanks, ken! pours a deep, dark, cola-brown with a thick, two-finger, cocoa brown head with great retention and sticky lace. aroma is amazing with huge, dark, roasted malts, cigar ash, licorice, and dark, cacao chocolate with notes of fresh roasted coffee, earth, and subtle hints of whiskey, dark fruits, and peat. flavor is beautiful de molen goodness with pure, rich, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and charred coffee beans backed by subtle oak barrel, toffee, and ripe figs with hints of salty licorice, ash, and spicy whiskey. palate is full bodied but briskly carbonated with the signature dry, rich, roasted finish of the de molen stouts. overall, an outstanding barrel treatment of the great black damnation.
Borresteijn (4144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ’t Arendsnest. Black colour, thin light brown head. Aroma of buttered popcorn, vanilla, milk chocolate, alcohol, some coffee roast. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, bourbon, popcorn, coffee, moccha, chocolate, moccha bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 666th rating had to be a little more or less special brew. This one I have in my house since the BBF, so time to open it. Pours out pitch black at the glass, with a small light brown head. Should be a bit bigger, but hey… The smell is great. Roasted malts, sweet coffee, something liquorish, earthy/ashy. The taste is roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate, slightly some whiskey gets his way through, mostly at the end.
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botlle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, earthy and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet peat & malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. . This is a very good beer.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. big thanks again to Kan for sharing. Pours black tan head. nose is ashy and smoke burnt walnuts and chocolate nibs, scotch whiskey notes as well. flavor has upfront cigar ash and chocolate, prunes and oranges in the finish, smooth finish nice beer and a nip bottle is the perfect size.