tipsytoad (85) - - JUL 1, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Brasserie 4:20 in Rome. Wonderful colour, jet black with big beige creamy head which retains itís lace until the end. Fabulous aroma of vanilla, coffee and marinated dark fruits. The mouthfeel is thick, coating the mouth. The flavour is massive alcohol but beautifully restrained by the mass of flavours ranging from tobacco to more vanilla. The wonderful host at Brasserie 4:20, Alex, gave me a bottle to take home which i am drinking now - pretty much the same as the draft, just superb. By far and away the best European imperial stout.
matbli (60) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml, pours dark brown to black delicatly sparkling with almost no head. Deep aroma of dark chocolate with some raisins, licorice and a touch of vanilla. In taste medium chocolate sweetness with good balanced bitterness of roasted malt. I canít get rid of the feeling that there is some spiciness in the background, like there were chillies added, even though they arenít on the ingredients list. Full bodied with very well hidden alcohol, nevertheless itís a bit to heavy for me. Nice one but not the most impressive from De Molen.
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Zztí11. Black color with no head. Smells and tastes alcohol, roasty, chocolat, vanilla. Nice balans.
SinH4 (497) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with inch thick beige head. Liquorice, bitter chocolate, coffee, nice aroma. The taste is overwhelming: Chocolate like crazy, liquorice, vanilla, booze (not too much though). Sounds easy but it is just so perfectly balanced, it?s hard to describe. Sweet without being sweet. Smooth carbonation. Fantastic.
Fashawn (255) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an incredible, smooth, full flavoured beer, dark light a full night and no head. Beatifull chocolate aroma, taste is great, chocolate,dark chocolate,cocoa and Coffee beans, with cappuccino and vanilla in the aftertaste
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with almost no head. Light tan lacing. Bitter chocolate, coffee, liquorice and raisins in the aroma. Taste is a treat well balanced between a sweet and bitter harmony and a dry finish. Overall, a very good beer.
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great stout. Sweet aroma, recognizable de molen aroma. Dark chocolate, more coffee, little bitter finish. Very good
McWorta (768) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with dark ruby red huhes and a medium light tan head. Noses of fresh coffee and bitter chocolate, roast malt notes, light earthy faint leather notes. Softly carbonated, light slick texture medium-full body. Rum-chocolate-coffee sweet-bitter flavour with a notch of astringency and hints of light woody-smokey, alcohol-aromatic raisins, marzipan and ginger bread. Complex yet harmonically balanced. Lasting finish! Excellent!
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at BierStube in Philadelphia; black with ruby red highlights; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma with coffee notes; great, smooth, roasted malt flavor with coffee and chocolate notes; very smooth and extremely enjoyable
seynie (210) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, soapy top. Smell is roasted malts and caramel. Taste is more cognac, coffee, spices, hop. Looong finish
stekel (6) - - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer with chocolate and caramel tones , lots of flavor and great smell !