minutemat (4154) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours deep black with menacing tan head. Lovely sweet bourbon aroma. Lovely sweet bourbon influence in the taste. The kind of beer you don’t write notes about.. you just lie back and absorb it’s wonderful warmth.
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, bourbon, wood, peated malt and caramel. Flavour is sweet, woody and smokey. Full bodied, thick texture and soft carbonation. Finish is warming alcohol.
LordMariscal (22) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken. Oviedo.
Puro petroleo. Imperial Stout que no defrauda desde el primer trago.
Sabores dulces del bourbon sumados al tostado, cafe, madera.
Potencia en estado puro.
Apenas tiene espuma. Ni falta que le hace.
Para disfrutar 1 y 1000veces
angel77 (2350) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl en el momento en el kraken el 05-04-2015. color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Embotellado 11-06-2014 para 25 años. Tomada junto con wl envejecimiento en bruichladdich. Aromas y sabores intensos dulces de madereras ligeramente quemadas con gran sensación de licor. Maltas tostadas ligeramente caramelizadas mezcladas con buena sensación alcohólica. Muy buena, un poco por debajo de la bruichladdich. Aromas y sabores desde el inicio intensos q luego se achican un poco, todo lo contrario que la bruichladdichih, así con todo.....Increíble!!!
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof Black Riders, Zurich. Pours black with a small tan head. Intense medicinal, roasted, meaty aromas with some caramel notes. Rich, caramel, salty meat, hints of marcipane. Velvety texture. Seriously good stuff.
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at oak aged festival. Very dark brown with barely any head. Sweet chocolate, chocolate icecream with red berry sauce and bourbon on the side... Very sweet but with a light fruity tartness. Medium to full bodied with medium alcohol presence. Beautiful.
lachneger (394) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Donker zwart bier met een koffie crème kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak zoet van caramel en bourbon koffie en drop. Top bier gedronken met Bryan.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. jet black pour with no head; minimal carbonation. aroma is charcoal, ash, alcohol, whiskey and oak. taste is very heavy. again, ash and charcoal. followed by whiskey. i sipped this slowly but struggled. just too heavy.
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful deep dark colour, nose with peated bourbon and smoked dark chocolate. Taste with similar influences plus caramel and licorice. We disagreed with my boyfriend on the sweetness of the beer. I found it way too sweet while he liked it just like that. Nice wax top on the bottle that ads a bit to the experience. De Molen is definitely a great brewery...
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of countless variations on the imperial stout theme by De Molen. Yellowish beige, thinnish and fairly loose yet moussy head, colour opaque black, no light coming through at all. Very strong aroma, the vanilla and smoked meat still reach your nose from a yard away; other impressions of chocolate sauce, charcoal, cigar ashes, hint of bourbon, tar, leather, oak, walnuts, pipe tobacco, candied dates, soup meat, peat. Sweet onset of candied fruit and chocolatey malts, something honeyish, very smooth, oily and even juicy mouthfeel with low carbonation, deep multi-layered, delicious maltiness, nutty, caramelly and profoundly chocolatey, lots of vivid spicy yeastiness, smokiness appearing more prominently in the finish but more sutbly than I had expected and therefore in good balance with the maltiness; in the end, woody tannins, warming bourbon, some peppery hops and a full, mouth-lining, thick coffee-like roasted bitterness appear in full glory, all balanced well. The smoky touch remains the longest, as well as the throat being warmed by the alcohol. I had expected either the smoky or the roasted bitter character to dominate even more as is often the case in this type of beers, but they are both gentle and rounded and keep themselves in place, leaving both each other as well as the delicious chocolatey malt sweetness enough room to express itself. The alcohol is quite prominent in the tail, but stays charming and does not become too wry or obnoxious. I was particularly marvelling at the ashy charcoal aspect of the aroma, and this aspect too remains gentle enough not to outplay the other flavour components. Wonderful, different, complex and powerful, in my view this is one of those beers which make a convincing argument for De Molen’s world class status.