kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz-ish bottle courtesy of blomster. Thanks, Christer! Pours a deep, dark chocolate-brown color; modest light-brown head with decent retention. Roast-forward aroma, with bitter chocolate and hints of char alongside a light honeyed sweetness; cognac contribution very quiet. Medium-full body; light CO2; modest amounts of honeyed sweetness alongside generous roast, milk/dark chocolate, and very soft, lightly tannic barrel character; there’s also a light, piney hopping here that balances things quite nicely; a pervasive, solid bitterness with a fair amount of subtle hop flavor behind that core, malt-forward approach. Lasting dark/bitter chocolate, roast, and modest bitterness in the finish.
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is oak, cognac, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Flavour is sweet, oak, cognac, alcohol, coffee, , roasted malt, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown, near black, with a moderate tan head. The nose is toasted coconut, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, wood and alcohol. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coconut, chewy malt, earth and chocolate digestive biscuit, with alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body and low-medium carbonation. Complex, yet very well balanced. Delicious!
Idiosynkrasie (6306) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Deepest dark brown with small, stable, lacing, creamy to frothy beige head. Smokey, woody aroma, leather, ashes, almost sulphur. The first sip’s impression is: heavy - heavy in its literal sense. Full body, even the glass seems to be filled with a fluid doubling the weight of water. A cognac note is present in taste throughout; a leather-like woody note predominates in the beginning; coffee gains influence with time; dark chocolate reigns the finish, liquorice sweetness sticks on palate, lips, teeth. Even a Black IPA note, often concentrating hop and malt to a carrot-like taste, is present. Very good, ageless beauty in its simplicity seen from distance.
maledictum (754) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Completamente negra, giste escaso y beige. Aroma a malta torrefacta, alcohol, chocolate y café. Sabor placentero a maltas torrefactas, chocolate, y café.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London with Paul. Pours oily black-brown with a creamy, light beige cream head. Big woody, hard alcohol aroma, some burnt rubber and cocoa and dark sugar. There is a strong wood character in the flavor, medium to strong sweetness, charred malts, dark chocolate. Some burnt grass. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, lots of lightly dry wood, some mild smoke, cocoa, faint spice, scorched earth, moss, some dark fruits. A very impressive beer. Big and bold with tons going on. Excellent.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split amongst friends. What a gem of a beer! Great aroma of bourbon, woody notes, chocolate and slight coffee grind. Absolutely stellar beer!
77ships (7640) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(A) 33 cl. bottle @ home / purchased @ hopduvel in Gent: (A) very, very dark brown, slight Bordeaux hued with little to pretty much no head formation going on / (S) very ‘De Molen’ with lots very, very strong grounded coffee beans, ’De Molen" smoke, dark malts, nicely roasted, thick fresh wood, almost peppery character to it, touch nutty / (T) very creamy, nice milk chocolate sweetness upfront followed by lots of ground coffee beans going into a very bitter finish, not much smoke in the flavour, slight touch fresh wood but not lots, slight hazel, nutty, touch ‘milky’, lots of cocoa, very bitter chocolate in the finish / (B) not as thick as you would expect, slightly slick & quite oily, not much carb. – very lovely, I have had the regular, wild turkey, this one and Misto so far, would rank this second after Misto (bottled on 14.11.2011)
Huubs (142) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a minimal head, which fades away quite quickly. Flavor of coffee, smoke and cognac. Taste is mostly coffee with a bit of cognac and chocolate. It’s a bit sticky/creamy. Ends with a little bitter.
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mile (3787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, very small fully diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, roasted malt and coffee and faint licorice, light oak. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, lots of coffee with roasted malt and light licorice, light oak and light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, lots of coffee and lots of roasted some burnt malt, light licorice and light alcohol, light oak. Nice burnt - roasted IS with light oak/vanilla, bit too much coffee - bit too sweet.