GuamVice (71) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Bottled April 2011. Pours deep brownish black with no transparency. No head or much carbonation. Smell is amazing. Roasty chocolatey spicy and boozy with no hop aroma. Has a little oak/wood character. Looks and smells like a good quality imperial stout. Taste is incredibly dark bittersweet chocolate with coffee notes. The bitter chocolate really lingers in the after taste. The mouthfeel is very thick and slick. However I am really missing some carbonation and I wish there was a little more yeast and hop spice to give a little balance. This could just be my bottle though. Anyway. Disappointed in this, and at $11/12 oz bottle, I'm not itching to try to buy another when there are so many great Imperial Stouts out there.
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DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is dark chocolate, intense overall
Earlier Rating: 3/2/2012 Total Score: 4
One of the best beers outside southern tier chocolate.wooooooooooooooooooooooo
swieca (18) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl in teku. Aroma: lots of dark chocolate, grain coffee, a bit of roastiness and alcohol. Colour: black with brown/deep red reflections. Minimal head disappeared after a minute. Full body with wonderful, bitter finish. Overally a very good RIS.
ABT_S54 (177) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown/red colour with no head or carbonation. Looks oily and black when in the glass but held up to light you can see that the edges are red and you can see the sediment floating around. Aroma is powerful burnt malt and dark chocolate. Taste is very similar but with a nice glow of alcohol. Mouthfeel is surprisingly generous given the fact that it is not as black as most Imperial Stouts I have tried thus far. Overall the beer is very well balanced and gets quite sweet as it warms up. Definitely a sipper.
Arve_Christian (3224) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, a while back. Bottle date 29.02.2012. Pitch black color, some offwhite brownish foam. High aroma intensity; roasted aromas, licorice, leather, malt, coffee, dried fruits and some toffee in the finish. Full body & high complexity. Some immediate sweetness, followed by high bitterness- balances well. Very enjoyable
dado93 (144) - ITALY - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with rubin red reflex, no head and no carbonation, strong and not excellent aroma, hard approch in mouth, coffee, bitter chocolate and smoke... excessive i.s. for my taste, but de molen produced a lot of great stout (Rasputin, Sodom & Gomorra...)
llkc (455) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
duft: sødlig. kaffe chokolade. et hint af solbær/jordbær saft.
smag; rugbrød karamel. kaffe ristet brandte noder. igen lidt den der sødlighed som smager af saft
eelco (60) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pitch black beer with a small tan head. Aroma’s of coffee, plums, alcohol. Taste is quite dry, chocolate bitterness, some plums, cherries. Creamy round body, a bit sticky. Very good RIS, but not exceptional.
DwarfeD (1105) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Dark brown with a small tan head. Full body with low carbonation. Chocolate sweetness with some bitter tones in its finish. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, spices, dark fruits and caramel. Another tasty full flavoured imp. stout from De Molen.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50cl. Beerfestival Aarhus 2008. Pours a pitch black beer with a nice, creamy beige head. Good lacing. The aroma is chocolate, toffee and coffee. The flavor is roasted, chocolate, coffee and notes of wood. A very good Imperial Stout.
Yves (2311) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with wim at bierfestival modeste 2014. Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation. Malty coffee aroma. Finish is malty coffee slightly roasted.