Steasy66 (891) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tiny bottle at Mikkeller.
Not quite black, brown head. Dark fruit, bourbon, huge marshmallow aromas. Flavors of plum, date, oak, candy sugar, coffee, and chocolate. Crisp carb and surprisingly thin. Overall, very good beer, glad I got to try it.
anders37 (16915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with weak barrel hints. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice finish with hints of wood and vanilla.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st September 2010
Opaque very dark brown beer, little tan head. Slightly sour coca cola nose. Soft semi dry palate. Pleasantly sour dark malt that isn’t bitter or dry. Coca cola sourishness contrasted with lacto sweetness.Finishes semi dry with a whisper of nuts. Nice!
Rasmus40 (11342) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and borubon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 120512
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ MikkellerBar. Black with large brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, medium sweet, liquorice, hops and a medium bitter.
deyholla (6713) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome to get a chance to try this. Pours black with a milk chocolate brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of roasted malts with a hint of coffee and underlying notes of sour red fruits/Bordeaux barrel and a nice light vanilla bourbon note. Flavor has an overlying sour red fruit note but the base is much more malty with dark grains, roasted malts and a hint of bourbon in the finish. A bit muddled on the tongue.
dutchbeerpages (1633) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The barrel influence is noticable. Slight sour, whisky like taste with a full well rounded finish. Amazing fatty palate. Bottle number 1836, guessing from 2010. Havent been too blown away by De Molen beers lately. This one is simply brilliant.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nip bottle, 2010 vintage, #1429. Poured clear, deep brown with a short and uniform, but well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up bright barrel notes upfront (oak, bourbon, and vinous) with burnt, lightly smoked dark chocolate and licorice notes beneath.. wisps of vanilla and tobacco too.. a lot going on, and it was all good. The flavor opened with tangy oak and bourbon.. vinous notes and nondescript roasty dark malts at the core.. finished with more sour-ish barrel and residual roast. Heavier-bodied with thick, rolling carbonation on the palate.. not a bad feel overall, but there was a bit too much barrel presence.
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
18vl bottle @ buitenlust. Pitch black, opague colour with a light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, ash, chocolate, alcohol. Tastes dark chocolate, bitter, coffee.. Great stuff! Full body, great carbo, thick, oily, warming.
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another ’lil medicine bottle of Dutch barrel-aged stout. Pours black with a handsome ring around the collar, perhaps a touch more carbonation than some of these have. Nose is a bit sweeter, vanilla like, with a touch of anise, not so peat and ash forward. Really high carbonation on this. Dark chocolate and anise in the mouth followed by a strong wine-like red currant and berry flavor. Lots of chocolate cherries in the finish, slightly tart. I’m not a huge fan of wine barrel aged stouts, especially ones that focus on very sweet berry flavors such as this. Not bad, decent, drinkable at least, tons better than Black Hole (Red Wine) at least.