ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out in an opaque black colour with small disappearing tan-coloured head. Rich aroma of wood, whiskey, nuts, raisins, figs, black chocolate and roasted malts. Full-bodied with strong notes of wood, lack pepper, whiskey, burnt malts, black chocolate and white pepper. Long roasted finish of wood, white pepper, figs and black chocolate. Really intense and tasty!
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De molen black Jack. Small nip bottle consumed at de molen... Pours a
dark cola brown, almost black, with a reddish tinge as you work
towards the outer rim. Little to non-existent head, more so a thin
ring of light beige film... Bourbon or whiskey woody nose with a
little peat, tobacco, and some bitter dark chocolate... Flavors are an
amalgamated combination of woodiness, chocolate, peat, and a soft
smoke. Sweet through the beginning and middle moving to a bittering
finish. Alcohol hits mid-palate and through the finish. Fairly warming
all around. Closer to thin than medium bodied. Carbonation provides
Vaiz (3259) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, port, whisky and some slight ashy notes. Flavor is ashy, very roasted bitter, some bready yeast, slightly sweet caramel malts and some tobacco. Complex and slightly harsh. Creamy texture, very full body and low carbonation. Decent brew.
PhillyCraft (3071) - 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.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18cl bottle courtesy of anders37 AKA Secret Santa
This beer pours black with a small brown head. It’s very smooth to drink with a touch of licorice in the flavor. It has some nice warming in the finish
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a small head. The aroma holds chocolate roast, light oak and some smoke. Some coffee as the beer gets warmer as well as brown sugar and raisins. The flavour is light sweet, near medium bitter and light acidic. Hops, oak, smoke, hard roast, coffee, liquorice and light citrus. The mouthfeel is soft but too light for an Imp. Light carbonation. Roasted and citric/resinous finish. Medium bodied.
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanx to Menno. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of tonsil with wood. There is chocolate and some dark fruits. Hints of whisky. The taste of heavy dark fruits with wood, hints of alcohol with whisky. There is bitter with some sweets. The aftertaste is bitter and notes of alcohol.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 642 of 1140. Vanilla, whisky, dark fruit, cocoa, and char in the nose. Flavor of baker’s chocolate, alcohol, spicy pepper and raisin. Molasses also there. Whispy head stays throughout.
kraddel (2716) - 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?
abemorsten (2593) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle # 531 shared at one of gunnar’s top shelf beer tastings. Black with clear red edges and topped by a short lived creamy brown head. Molasses and alcohol among the aromas along with roasted notes and dark dried fruits. Sweet and alcoholic flavors with plenty of roasted notes and coffee. Full bodied and splendid!