peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
’09 750ml. Still in the glass. Quite nice aroma of medium chocolate, oak barrel influence (cannot identify the type of booze in the barrel), liquored plum/raisin, and a smidge of underlying malt roastiness. Watery feel in the mouth; weak body. Taste follows mainly the aroma with the plum/raisin notes asserting a bit more. Quite a let down overall as the beer is flabby, loose, and imprecise.
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 3, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 33cl bottle @Bir&Fud beershop (Rome) - Impressive Imperial Stout, strong taste of coffee, dried fruits and wood. Taste of roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Full body. Great!
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Congregation Ale House, Long Beach Chapter. Black pour with a dense brown head. Nose is espresso, wood smoke, and alcohol. Taste is Belgian yeast, roasty malt, coffee, baker’s chocolate and an alcohol finish. Palate is full, finoshing dry, with a wonderful coffee aftertaste.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/28/10 notes: On tap, CAH. This is one huge RIS. Aroma has heavy spicy grain, black coffee, tar-ash, licorice. Body is syrupy thick, with LONG sticky finish. Flavor has coffee and char upfront, deepened with boozy sweetness, brandied dark fruit, searingly rich dark chocolate. Really demands warming to cellar temp to pick out all the flavors, something I didn’t quite do. A decadent, rich, dessert-and-nightcap beer, and a real treat to try.
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts chocolate spices laurel fruits and hops taste roasted malts spices laurel caramel fruits and hops
jaghana (5451) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl number 173, from Allen thanks a lot. A very dark beer with low head. Smell is hopy, syrupy, and on dark chocolate. A very oily and dense beer, intense dark malt and dark chocolate body light smoked notes, coffee, heavy alcohol mouse-feel, intense hops presence quite resinous with reveals its grassy part once mouse is empty. This beer is a mix between a strong imperial stout and a strong black IPA. Dark fruit presence, prune, grapes, dark chocolate syrup and of course very bitter with 99 EBU !! Intense in all directions but does it mean a great beer with such an heavy astringency ?
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Pours jet black with a small beige head.Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, berries and spice with some roasted and toasted notes.Flavor is sweet chocolate and coffee with some warming alcohol.Full body, soft carbonation.Very nice imperial stout.
charly17 (8) - USA - NOV 24, 2010 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, EBF, Copenhagen. Fruity, very Beligan aroma. Lots of sugar, way too sweet for an Imp Stout, way too sweet for my liking.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at BPS tasting
Ok, De Molen rocks. How can something so intense be so smooth? One hell of an amazing stout. Roasted, slightly burnt malts with flavors of sweet dark fruits light peat. Complex with an excellent balance of sweetness. Too good, too easy to drink.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours black with a tan head. Flavors of dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, and booze. A bit boozy but still very good.