ChtiBreizh (253) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Medium to low sweetness, dry and moderate to heavy bitter. Flat carbonation, full bodied, oily and sticky. Overall the aroma are simplistic and the oily and no carbonated mouthfeel is very disappoiting. From the other comments the quality may be highly variable from bottle to bottle, so I might just have been unlucky. Although I got it at a fair price, it is probably not worth another try.
PtiBisc (23) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This imperial stout has a smell of Soya Sauce and coffee. Beautiful dark molasse color! The taste explodes in the mouth leaving the roasted taste of coffee with a beautiful final of sugar bitterness. Enjoy with care!
Salwal (130) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark pitch black with beige head. Nose is chocolate, Toast and raisins. Taste is warm sweet rich alcoholic sweetness. Some coffey and toffey. Rich warming aftermath... Awesome beer...
JorgeLee (1480) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Jet black colour. Thick brownish foam. Very nicely made Imperial Stout, lots of deep roasty bitter malts and the hop bill seems to blend nicely with the malts and balance the flavours well. Strong but not overly boozy. Very good.
Cristobal37 (422) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle. Dark chocolate and marshmallows on the nose, great start. Amazing that this silky smooth beer is 10abv. Straight up bomb Imperial stout. Warming, bitter coffee, sweet dark malts, toffee, caramel. Would love to try the barrel aged editions, but this is brilliant as is. Long coffee nibs and chocolate malty palate. Fantastic beer.
PauloAG (247) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330cc bottle. Pours black with tanned very thin head. Vinous, smoky, expresso coffee, dark bitter coffee, plums, cocoa, vanilla, oak and tawny port. Great beer, just found it to be a bit too low carbonated.
Flydude (2) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 3, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home. Strong coffee and chocolate notes with a dark fruity finish.
Saeglopur (1172) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottled 04/11/13, from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Black, oily liquid, with a small, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Delicious aroma of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, liquorice, dark frutis, some smoke, even some fruity hops.
Tastes of espresso, liquorice, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, tobacco, dark fruits, some hops.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, with a subtle alcohol warmth, roasty-bitter, with liquorice, espresso, tobacco, cocoa.
Very tasty. Greatly balanced, dark and full, with a very well hidden alcohol. Drinks really smooth, also because of quite surprising amounts of hops, even noticeable in a 2 year old bottle. Among the best De Molen beers I’ve had.
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black colour with a large, frothy, creamy tan head with a nice lacing. Aroma has toasty malts notes, coffee, strong licorice. Flavour is slightly sweet at the beginning, strong black coffee and licorice, wooden, roasty and a final moderate bittery with an aftertaste with a excellent duration. Very good one.