caesar (5493) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, dated sept 16th 2013, large sample. Dark color, short brown lacing. Aroma of peat, leather, roasted malts, hint of iodine, some dark chocolate. Lots of peat, again, a bit too much for my liking, but I was into a peaty beer at the moment, so its ok. Initially full bodied taste of chocolate, but quickly overwhelmed with the dry and smoked/peated notes of bowmore. The usually pretty big base beer is overwhelmed by the peat and seems to be at the edge of balance, although all this comes to personal taste a lot. For me, I love to see a bit more chewy sweetness to counteract the dry and peaty notes and/or a bit less whisky. The base beer is already a gem, dont let that go to waste.
dEnk (4115) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big peaty whiskey, some roasted malt, liquorice, caramel and burned molasses. Flavour is big roast, huge salty/silty liquorice, iodine, peat, caramel. Whiskey dominates too much imho, but still a great beer.
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from de Molen webshop, 11/20/2013. Pours black, thin swirly head rests momentarily before dying down. Aroma is dark bitter chocolate, sweet and thick, heavy char and smoke, peat, subtle fruity caramel whiskey. Taste is moderately sweet chocolate, sharp bitterness and whiskey with smokey finish. Moderately thick body. Another really nice H&V treatment.
77ships (4687) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesey of Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle split by 2 @ Rampkrot. Bottled on 16/09/2013. Ruby black with no head. Nose is peated, lots of glue, lots of earth, malt & more earth. Taste is sweet peat, pure earth, flat coffee, bitter herbs, sweet earthly, lots of peat, bitter earth, herbs, bitter roots, herbal,… Almost no carb. Okay but more can be expected from De Molen in this direction.
kraddel (4239) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black no real foam
Smell has peat , but also still a lot of hel en verdoemenis
Taste is pretty peated indeed . Aftertaste has peat and h&v . Not my thing , as expected
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Completely flat. Aroma is slightly neutral, dark malts, leather, peat, hay, hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is kind of sour-ish and dry, peat, leather, cardboard, hay, coffee, grass, licorice, chili. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, as Hel & Verdoemenis ’Bowmore BA’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly smoked/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!
Theis (14013) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - no head. Chocolate, whiskey, wooden, oakey, fruity, high malty, ashtray notes, smooth notes, cocoa, tartnes, ok smokey. Lovely.
MaartenRF10 (1640) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at BBF’13
Black. Small brown head. Chocolaty imperial stout with roasted malts, coffee and peat. Oily texture.
Theydon_Bois (11072) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Light black with little in the way of a head.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, earthy, peaty whisky, smoke, booze drenched wood.
Taste comprises peated smoke tones, TCP, molasses, medicinal, light roastings.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light smoke and mineral tones in a medicinal finale.
Ok impy, captures the presence of Bowmore, a little TCP overload mind!