Cooperii (61) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured black with tan head and medium bubbles. Bitter phenolic notes...fig and currant flavors with woody notes. Finish; Peaty...Scotch body.
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a big dark cream head. Big peat/smoke aroma with bacon. Rich malt and peat flavor with light dark malts. Medium bodied. Rich malt and light bacon lingers with peat and light dark malts.
thornecb (4694) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to coat surface leaving trailing sheets. Sweet smoky chocolate and espreaso aromas. Dry and frothy with chocolate upfront turning to espresso and bandaids in the lasting smoky finish.
NikkTwist (1877) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Monks Cafe. Opaque with a large pillowy tan head. Strong smoked peat aroma, much like a whisky. Full dark malty flavors. Dark chocolate. Kerosene infused charcoal. Tar. Strong black tea. Anbesol. Burnt sugar notes but also a hint of lighter vanilla caramel. Warms up to a bit of red fruit, but smokey dark malt flavors dominate. Very full body. Feels like a meal, or at least a glass of very rich and decadent mousse.
Camons (6996) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a creamy light Brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, peat, dark chocolate, coffee, raisins. Flavor of roasted malts, peat, rich dark chocolate, Cocoa, coffee, notes of plums / raisins. Thin to medium body, quite high carbonation for the style / ABV. 100812
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Nice milk chocolate, dark roast, coffee aromas. medium body. Milk chocolate, black licorice, dark chocolate, deep roast malt flavors--good
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
180112@DØE Århus Syd De Molen Tastimng: Black color with a good creamy brown foam. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Rich and roasted flavor, not as smoky as I thought. Little sharp.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home... It pours pitch black with medium fluffy tan head.....The aroma is loaded peated, roasted malt and lactose.....The flavor is very peated, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice.....smokey mouthfeel and finish.... Nice Impy stout.... love De Molen....
kermis (6169) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is peaty, chocolate, burnt malt, coffee. The peat comes out nicely in the flavour, not overpoweringly so as can be the case with some BA beers. Heavy sweet and bitter with roast, chocolate and licorice going into the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
txspartan (974) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh, crisp, fruity aroma. Smoked peat flavour, somewhat of a peppery alcohol burn.