Holy (837) - GERMANY - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during a schedule sell. Very intense, complex collection of flavors. I could swear that it was aged in some kind of whisky/cognac barrel - intense alcohol aftertaste. Nice.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle brewed feb 17/18 2009 bottled mar 20 2009 opened with no pressure on the cork. pour has a dark black body but there is no head and no bubbles showing here. aroma has rich dark malt, fantastic deep chocolate, dark brown sugar, truffles, and sweet black coffee. very complex. mouth feel has incredible coating without being too heavy but there is no carbonation in this bottle. flavor does not let down either. rich malts, the best chocolate flavor in recent memory on a beer, countering sweetness, some hops still come through, and sweet coffee with minimal bitterness.
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown / black colour, red glow in the light. Small tan head, light carbonation. Sweet, burned malts aroma, coffee, some liquorice, some tar and developing smoke. Flavour rather sweet, liquorice, coffee, burned malts, milk chocoloate. Some dried fruits. Ash. Rather light carbonation but full, smooth oily mouthfeel. Finish light burned malts bitter, some hops, bit sweet lingering taste, warming alcohol. Very nice.
(from 75cL bottle, brewed 24 Jan, bottled 23 Feb 2011. Thanks RM for sharing)
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33CL bottle shared at tasting
pitch black, no head, coffee like taste, very bitter. a lot of body.
thick mouthfeel, a perfect finisher for a de molen tasting!
loulan (126) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Servida en Les 4 Pedres ( Badalona) Embotellada, 33cl, lacada en rojo. Aromas a café, chocolate y regaliz. Cerveza de color negro con una textura aceitosa y un cordón fino de espuma de color beige. El sabor es dulce y amargo al mismo tiempo. Intensa amargura del chocolate, notas a café, regaliz. Buen cuerpo, bien equilibrado y bastante compleja. Una gran cerveza aunque no es de mi estilo.
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle, brewed in 2011. Pours black with a quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma has tar, charcoal, slightly medicinal, fresh grounded coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate, molasses, subtle hints of dried figs, dates and caramel, notes of port and fruity shiraz. Taste is insanely balanced, roast and sweetness up front, coffee, charcoal, dark dried fruits, raisins, chocolate, hints of leather. A hint of alcohol, which helps support some of the sweetness. Dry finish. The carbonation is very soft, but the hard roast and the alcohol hinders it from becoming cloying. The best non barrel aged beer I’ve had from De Molen. Really good.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at Capone’s a few weeks back and served side-by-side with the Misto and Wild Turkey versions. Served in a FFF-Intelligentsia snifter.
Pours near black with a really big and creamy tan head. Great retention and quite a few rings of lacing on the way down. THe nose brings a large amount of roast. Really, really roasty. Some dark chocolate in the background as well. The flavor is mostly roast with just a touch of chocolate and espresso behind. Really highly carbonated with a modest boozy presence. Finish is a bit dry and over-roasted.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-14-2011
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Churchkey in D.C. Pours black as sin with a dense brown head and a little sticky lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee beans, dates and figs, some biscuit and toffee. Taste is more coffee forward than chocolate, but outside of that replicates the aroma pretty well with some booze thrown in to boot. Very smooth drinker, and a lovely nightcap to a hot as shit evening with some friends in our nation’s capitol.
RasmusOtt (2161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with allmost no head. Aroma is chocolate, burnt caramel, vanilla, coffee, huge roast, liquorice and a bit smoke. Taste is smokey, cocoa, dark bitter chocolate, espresso, hops, coffee, a little bit of wood and some yeast.
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Quite incredible. Somehow balanced yet abrasive. Nose has some hops to it but this is not a ’bitter stout.’ Full mouthfeel really makes this beer shine.