Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning.
Not a surprise, I find this beer delicious in every way. Excellent look with a large creamy tan head and near pitch black body. Strong flavor intensity and complexity from start to finish. Coating mouth feel. Nose is strong and fairly complex. An incredibly great beer. Quite stunning. De Molen’s beers are one of a kind. The best stout brewer on earth.
IngetSlick (48) - - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014). Small creamy, brown, head. Black body. Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted hops, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, almond, coffee, vanilla. Salt, sweet and sour with a bitter aftertaste.
dfearnley (1179) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to stout glass
Chocolate, coffee, light caramel and smoke, wood, and some very light barnyard. The colour is a very dark, opaque, brown with a thin mottled frothy dark tan head. Retention is good an there is moderate lacing. The taste starts with a light caramel, but then goes full on into dark chocolate and vanilla, leather, soy and hoppy bitteness round this out.
nickel (610) - - JUN 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Explosive aroma of roasted malt, hops, chocolate. Taste is the same. Thick and creamy body.
mateuszk (499) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with beige creamy head. In aroma lots of roasted malts, chocolate, some liquorice and very nice vanilla and woody notes. Overall great aroma! In taste the beer is full of dark chocolate and coffee with same great wood and vanilla. All this backed by medium strength bitterness and warming well mixed alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture, creamy on the palate, softly carbonated. Great beer.
LoFi (1673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light brown head.
Aroma: licorice, chocolate, roast, fruit.
Taste: grapefruit, salmiak, licorice, coffee, cocoa powder.
wiedrzensky (263) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Dark with thick brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, cocoa, roasted malts, very inviting. Alcohol warmth, light bitter, light sweet with notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Heavy, oily texture, with bitter finish. Great.
DocJitsu (1194) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with NO head in spite of a vigorous pour. Smoky, very dark roasted aromas with substantial depth. Completely flat. When I pried the lid off, it gave no fight at all and no "ssst" sound was noted. Seems the carbonation leaked out of an unsecured lid. Otherwise, it’s rich and thick. Just a hint of carbonation would’ve made the difference though. It was bottled on August 6, 2013 and I’m drinking it on May 20, 2015. Alcohol heat is noted midway and through the finish. Well-blended sweetness and olive and dark chocolate bitterness. Inexpensive Canadian whiskey is also noted.
angel77 (1350) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl en el kraken en el momento el 16-05-2015. elaborada en 10-09-2014 hasta 10-09-2039 color negro intenso con espuma beige poco persistente. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados, algo carbonizados al coger temperatura y con toques de cacaos y vainillas. Cuerpo medio a fuerte ligeramente pastoso y fácil de beber en general. Se hecha de menos algo de añejo en madera. Bastante buena.
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker black body.Light tan frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and oak. Taste has vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt notes. The flavor reminds me of World Wide Stout.
50belair (2919) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Arendsnest. Dark brown pour with a caramel head. Enticing roasted malt aromas. Bitter chocolate and bitter dark roasted malt highlights. Muted caramel Andre licorice backbeats. Robust mouthfeel with a good body.