Balazs (785) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured very dark brown, almost black with a small, beige head that is quick to reduce to a lacing one. Delicious aroma of espresso, wooden cask, dark chocolate, molasses. Earthy and deep roasted. Dense as a meal with low carbonation. Brown sugary sweet taste with a bitter, strong hoppy aftertaste. Superbly balanced all over, excellent complexity, a masterpiece. Well done, and thanks!
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Purple black with a two inch tan head that’s oddly white at the edge. Aroma of peat, roasted malt, seaweed, Russian Caravan tea. Satiny mouthfeel. Big roasted bitter and peat flavours with a bit of sharp alcohol and licorice. Then it almost vanishes - it’s not that there’s no finish, it’s just sotto voce after the big whack. The finish is long and lovely, with peat, roasted bitterness, tea, cocoa with salt right at the end. Interesting, good, drinkable. Another De Molen beer to drink with raw shellfish on a cold beach.
abemorsten (2591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at t’Arendsnest. Pitch black with finger thick, creamy, brown head. Exellent lacing. Roasted, liqorice, chocolate sweet and light spicy aroma. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness with much of the nose aroma present alond with roasted and and cellar notes. Full body. Gentle carbonation. Oily texture. Dry finish rich with flavors.
SirLimpsalot (2058) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fin doft, ganska rökig och med tydlig skinka, kaffe och choklad.
Smaken var tjock, rökig men även en liten hint av bär.
Lång och mycket god eftersmak.
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam, November 2010.
Black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, some smoke and light tartness. The same in the good taste, mouth feel was heavy. Very long aftertaste. A good Imperial Stout although not the best out there.
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 6 oz. Black body with a small but lasting tanned head. Q Smoky and peaty scotch with dark chocolate and licorice. Piney hops are also quite present. Nicely balanced, the barrel is not overpowering. Flavors of roasted malts, black forest cake, caramel and tobacco. Sweeter than expected but very enjoyable due to the roasted malts and piney hops. The carbonation is quite lively for a De Molen beer. A little thin though.
Complex and delicious.
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle at home in Amsterdam. Foams nicely, with a brown head which settles slowly. The beer itself is black. Very pleasant aroma, with whisky, smoke, wood, some sweet notes like nuts and vanilla as well. This stuff is thick. I don’t know what tar’s like, but I can imagine it’s like this. Wonderful. Taste smokey as hell, with a long finish dancing on the line of being alcoholic. Great stuff for the end of a long evening.
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bottle a black colored beer with a tiny white head aroma roasted malts smoke peat coffee spices laurel some fruits and hops taste roasted malts smoke peat coffee laurel caramel and hops a very nice brew
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, and smoke. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol, and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of smoke.
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, purchased at the Struise bottle shop in Oostvleteren, Belgium. Pours a near-black brownish body with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is licorice, leather, and hints of smoke. Taste is well-rounded, with dark chocolate, sweet licorice and burnt toast. A well decent stout, but nothing too impressive about this one.