TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on tap at WLV De Molen Event (Chicago, IL). Pours a richly blackish opaque pour, dark and ominous, with a frothy ligt brown head, laces and froths, stays a good size with firm lacing. Richer aromas offer toffee and a rich coffee and cocoa sheen, dark cocoa and mocha grow, bakers cocoa, touches of sweet sticky toffee, roasty malts. Fairly rich, some vanilla, wet oak, and toffee. Touches of gentle spirit, rich cocoa and sweet toffee. A kick of espresso, coffee, and roasty elements with sweet toffee, caramel, and touch of vanilla grows. A kiss of oak, the cognac spirit gives a small tug. Middle is a touch sticky with a rich coffee and espresso element, touches of toast, cocoa grow on the palate with flourishes of gentle spice from the oak, vanilla, espresso, cream, and coffee. Good roast, toffee. Firm body but nothing big or overbearing. Very nice Impy with firm rich espresso flavors, not too big but some good assertive inviting flavors.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Bottle split with, and courtesy of Vinny. Poured after the De Molen event at Monks. Body is pitch black with thick chocolate brown head with insane lacing. Aroma is chocolate fudge, toffee, wood, light roast and some sweet vanilla-caramel notes. Mouthfeel is beautifully rich, complex, and warming. Notes of rich chocolate, nuts, caramel, cherry and other dark fruits. Incredible. Thanks for making this happen Vinny.
PhillyCraft (5874) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #666, had to take her down after the awesome de molen event. Split with james after the De Molen event at Monks. Pours a mirror black with medium khaki head with tiny, tiny, bubbles, great thick lacing rings. Aromas of fudge, caramel, peanuts,roasty malts, booze, charred wood. Taste is sweet rich stout notes with bitter chocolate, cherries, whiskey barrels, belgian sugars, caramel corn, licorice. Graham cracker smore aftertaste. More warming then Satans butthole. Chest and stomach was buzzing after this. So layered with robust scents and flavors. Proost Menno.
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mikkeller bar. Solid black with a small beige head that leaves some lacing. is chocolate, liquorice, plum, date, brown sugar. Creamy and slick in the mouth, smooth, balanced and a warm finish. Taste is chocolate, dates, rum, molasses, touch of wood.
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. A black one, with a dense, tan head. Lots of dark aromas and flavors, some booze. Smooth, full-bodied and warming. Some vanilla. Roasted malts, coffee and dried fruits, with a touch of licorice. Lasting finish, really lasting. A wonderful sipper. 111014
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, thick coffee, bitter chocolate, wood, caramel and hops. Nice and bitter. Full bodied.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tiny bottle with a tiny label, certainly not a tiny beer!
Dark brown black pour with a dark ruby shine, a medium tan brown head, which changes with regular speed into a small tan brown lacing on top of a pitch black beer. Yummi!
The aroma is mostly dominated by a subtle dark chocolate smell with mocha and coffee tones as well as some vanilla, cream, toffee, light caramel and oaky bourbon tones.
The flavour has fine notes of earth, good bitter, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee beans, chocolate coffee bean candy, spicy coffee roast, light mocha and some fine hop and dark chocolate bitterness. Delicious!
Aftertaste is dark chocolate coffee bean candy with herbs like bitter choco grass and hop tones. Lightly dry mouthfeel in the aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft creamy/oily mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture.
Another delicious imperial stout from De Molen, whether you taste the rareness or not!
Beer5000 (5938) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap@schouskjelleren 14. oct. 11. Pitch black body with a moderate sized but dense, brown head. Really good locking. Strong and rich aroma of dark malt, coffee, dark fruit, liquorices and warming alcohol. Strong flavor of dark malt, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dry fruit and warming alcohol. Quite sweet and bitter, but in perfect balance with alcohol and all other flavors. Full body and aftertaste that lasts forever. An amazing beer with strong flavors, much alcohol and still surprisingly easy to drink.
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren 14.10. 11. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coff, cocoa, licorice. Flavour is coffee, cocoa, malt, alcohol, licorice, roasted malt. Full body. Easy drinkable smooth beer.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
18 cl bottle at the Farmer’s Cabinet De Molen dinner served with Slightly Pickled Halibut. Deep black brown with a tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and a whisper of cognac. Creamy medium to full body with soft but zesty carb. Taste is dark chocolate, brandy, caramel and vanilla finishing slightly bitter. Superb blending elevates this to extraordinary levels.