Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Opaque very dark brown to black color, virtually no head. Aged bottle, 2010 apparently. Aroma is malts, roast, liquor. Malts, alcohol, liquor, bitter. Wow, incredibly tasty still. I love it!
Martinus (3878) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel, sherry, apple, molasses, soy sauce, roasted malts. Sweet malty flavour, chocolate, brown sugar. Finish molasses, caramel, madeira, porto wine, milk chocolate. Aged rather nicely, but wonder how it would’ve aged in a bigger bottle.
(from 18cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bottle nr 689, bottled 2010. Bedankt voor het delen, Joris!)
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a deep black with a thin tan frothy head. Oh aye, a big dirty diesel of a beer. Sweet chocolate, roasted malts, smooth, big chunky body, lots of madness. Very tasty indeed.
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle traded to me by kamiel, thanks dude, tried with Al, pours deep black with light off white head, accompanied by spotty and light lacing. Aromas of the most rich scotch whiskey smelling barrel ever, roast, licorice, dark fruit, molasses, flavor is coffee grounds, chocolate, fudge mix, tobacco. Everything that is good about stouts in the winter time is encompassed in this Dutch brew. Stickiness is medium with the same for the body. Warming. Cheers Meno.
NosirIwont (2152) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 12.0%. Bottled June 13 2010. Bottle no. 1074. Pours almost black with a thin dark tan head. Somewhat tart aroma, and fruity in a cereal kind of way, without being actual cereals, at first. As it warms, the fruity note turn more toward dark fruits, and a candy-like touch appears. Flavour is sweetish and mildly tart, with some dark fruits, but not very distinct. Roasted and dark fruit finish. Almost sugary note. Light alcohol burn, but nowhere near the high %; well-balanced. Lingering grassy note. Overall okay, but the tart notes interrupt, and both aroma and flavour could be more distinct. 15.12.13.
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rating from 2010:
At schwer und dunkel! Der ht ist malzig-rößtmalzig. , leicht röstmalzig, süffig, toll!!
Seht vollaromatisch, leicht säuerlich!
Der Ng ist lang anhaltig, röstmalzig, toll süffig, vollmundig, toll
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle ( 18 cl ) 437/ 1440 , thanx to kermis !
brewed 16-12-2009 , bottled 13 - 05 -2010 . back then i didnt even drink craftbeer lol :p
pours very dark, near black. good foam ( brown) that fades , but leaves a good layer .
smell is quite heavy, roasted malts, bitter.
soft, sharp carbo. waaw ! best porter i had for sure. why not call this a imperial stout ?
a rather light mouthfeel, but still very nice. carbo is low, but sharp. just the way it should be !
bitter, roasted malts. coffee, redicolously drinkable? 12,5 ABV ? this drinks away like a lager.
there’s some ’ hidden ’bitterness in this, also get bread notes ( grains?? ) very sweet. leaves a sticky backfeeling, and a very , vey low alcohol warmth . but its there . has notes of coffee as wel.
very complex, much is going on in there, yet its so easy to drink..
again, another ’old’ de molen beer that is redicolously awsome. is it that they get so much better with age? or is has de molen realy got so much worse?
kermis (7139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, oak, vanilla and coffee. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
SlackerMads (2222) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a minimal light brown head. Aroma is leather, licorice, chocolate, wood, cocoa. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Medium+ body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn. I lost track along the way. Very pleased.
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours near black with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, well integrated whisky, wood, soy. Taste is near heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium+, texture is viscous, carbonation is soft. Finishes alcoholic sweet and malty bitter. Quite homogeneous.