martinaros (16) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have been to the brewery. Very nice people and old-fashioned style of brewing. One of the best special beers in the Netherlands. Nice dark brown collar. High alcohol percentage but you don’t taste it. N good palate of different flavors
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle #611/1186 batch May 2009
Pours a darkblack beer with no head or carbonization! Looks more like some very dark liquor.
The aroma is a bomb of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruits and a slight note of sweet liquor and alcohol. Taste is a massive explosion of dark chocolate and powerfull espresso and coffee beans! In the end there is a long espresso afterburn attacking your throat. The drinkability is better then expected but the one thing bothering me is the complete lack of carbonization! It is as flat as possible... .
A massive explosive Stout, but a shame this one has no carbonization. I’m for 99% sure that if there is even a slight amount of carbonization, the explosion of aroma and taste would be gigantic!! So this one certainly needs a retaste!
dutchbeerpages (1615) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 One of, if not the best beer of the Netherlands. Almost everything is perfect, the aroma of deep chocolate and malt and alcohol, the beautiful blackness and the brown foam, the overwhelming taste of coffee/chocolate and even stronger liqueurs and the alcoholic finish. Also perfect bitterness and a very nice mochalike aftertaste.
abemorsten (2782) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with creamy light brown head and a fair lacing. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts and dry yeast. Flavors are acidic and light bitter with coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. Full bodied and smooth.
(Waxed and corked bottle no.302, Cardinal, Onsdag^2. 3.3.2010)
planky84 (2112) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. I know this is going to be a cracking beer when it’s aromas are floating around the room as I type! Jet black pour with no head, barely any carbonation. Roasted aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. smoke, tobacco. Lovely! Flavours of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, caramel. roasted malts. Sweet, smoky, meaty alcohol laden mouthfeel. Finishes dry, sweet with a very pleasing alcohol burn. Absolute classic of this style. Marvelous!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly pitch black body with ample light brown head. Dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, and some hops in the aroma and body. A smooth, sweet body. Well integrated flavors; nothing dominated my palate.
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle- - brewed Aug 28 2008 - bottled Sept 27 2008 - drank 5:43pm Dec 11th 2009 ::: lots of dark fruit, old grape juice, dark evil condensed sherry .. very large bubbles .. slick and oily .. shared some with MsCoop (she said strong, roasty, like strong coffee) .. cat litter=coffee fitter .. . A Wonderful RIS!! and one of De Molens kingpins! .. . i hate P-nut, the obnovius cat!!
Stanzio (7) - Roma, ITALY - MAR 12, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 330 (19 Jan 2010) bought at North London Beer Festival, 11 March 2010. Super dark brown, almost black. Intense aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee. 10.2 abv, perfectly balanced, an emotion for the palate.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Taste is bitter and lightly sweet. Palate is full bodied. Aromas are complex, has burnt malt, coffee notes, vanilla, peppers.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a medium-sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with hints of hops and alcohol. The flavour is sweet, bitter, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Quite full-bodied, bitter and roasted aftertaste. Very good, but few years in cellar might make this even better.