Moebbels (707) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black body with a scarce light brown head. Nose has intense notes of beechwood smoke with hints of caramel and chokolate on the side. Taste is sweet with a nice lightly bitter and smoky finish with some liquorice-like saltiness. Soft carbonation and heavy palate. Hefty well made imperial stout with very nice smokiness.
Zlotta (1915) - Hagen, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 l bottle from ’Sterk Avondverkoop’, bottled in April 2014 (almost two years old). Pitch black with a thin, soapy, quickly diminishing, tan to brown layer. Heavily peaty, roasty-malty aroma of tar, licorice and ash as well as hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Sweetish, roasty-malty and heavily peaty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, tar, ash and licorice with hints of dark fruits, followed by a long, roasty-bitter, heavily peaty finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, flat. Interesting and rather intense stuff, great if you like peat. Definitely worth trying!
KoNrRiI (1182) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle. Black in color with a large, brownish head. The smokiest aroma I have ever experienced - wood smoke, peat, charred wood, licorice, and coffee. Taste is sweet, malty, smoky, some dark fruits appear, molasses, sugar. A full body, a thick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is also smoky, peaty, smacks of tea. Overall, the beer is not particularly drinkable although one must admit its inherent quality.
SVD (1409) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at de molen. Black beer small head. Aroma is smoked, roastes. Tasted is smoked, roasted malt. Very nice.
HerrBierkoenig (1132) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 28/11/39 Pours dark brown to black liquid, medium yeasty particles floating, small creamy brown head, Aroma: heavily smoked, smoked wood, campfire, dark chocolate, espresso, cherry wood, spicy, leather, red berries, warming alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, heavy bitter, light to medium sour, smoked malts, wood, spicy, roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, cherries, cranberries, Palate: full body, soft to average carbonation, oily thick mouthfeel, long smoked roasty aftertaste, Overall: excellent brew, enjoyed a lot, lot of smoked peated notes, roasted and red fruits notes, wood and spices, very nice warming pleasure.
Mich1969 (17) - Near Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m a fan of ’The Molen’ brewery, but this one doesn’t realy do it for me. Everything says stout, but it tastes like ’Earth’ to me.
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at ushers. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of smoke, tcp, toffee, chocolate. Taste is more of the same. To much tcp on the finish for me.
Marko (4872) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Višnja & Goran! Shared with Hrabren and them. My idiot "smartphone" ate my review up. This was a very pungent smokey flavor bomb of a beer if I remember correctly... A placeholder rating till I get to try it again, hopefully soon. :)
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb. Shared with Vi?nja and Goran and Marko. Black with brown tint. Off white head. Leather, blueberries, smoke, roasted malts. Very roasty and thus bitter. Sweet, alcohol, medium to full body. Oily texture.
nihtila (2844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Ushers. Pours almost black, brown head. Nose is roasted malts, peat, whisky, dark chocolate. Taste is full bodied, sweetish, liquorice, roasted malts, peated whisky. Delicious stuff. It is peaty whisky and on the sweeter side, thus not for everyone, but this just works for me.