MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, - APR 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home with Sim, purchased at De Molen.
Was really worried this was a little bit wrong because as soon as I pulled at the cap a little it exploded from the top of the bottle but didn’t spume, then when I poured it, all I could get was head. Thankfully, my first sip confirmed everything was OK and then some. Pitch black with a very well behaved tan head. An easy four. Aroma is that typical De Molen rich stout and as a result very pleasing indeed. The flavour is even better. Huge chocolate, coffee, really roasty and smoky and a really good hit of bitterness that somehow manages to keep the huge blackness just about in check. Glorious delicately fizzy carbonation yet beautifully smooth on the palate. Rich and inky, viscous yet surprisingly light. Epic chocolate down the middle then bitter round the edges for the finish. I’m struggling not to down this, however much I want to save it. In fact, that’s my only complaint about this beer. 25cl is just NOT enough... Another stunning brew from Menno.
weark (98) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - black color with large creamy tan head, good lasting and lacing - aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruits (in rum) - flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate with hints of vanilla and nuts, some dried fruits and herbal hops - Full body, oily, fizzy carbonation, medium bitterness, sweet, long coffee roasted malt finish - a wonderful beer
NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 9.5%. Bottle no. 572. Best before April ’14. Pours a murky dark brown with a khaki head. Strong, sweet aroma; roasted, dark fruits, a bit oxidised. Feels smooth and well-rounded. Flavour is sweetish and roasted, with bitter coffee, dark fruits and a light liquorice note. Light dusty, perfumy note as it warms. More bitter coffee in the finish, a mild alcohol burn and lingering grassy and apple notes. Overall pretty good. 31.07.13.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of coffee, dirt, bitter cocoa and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and booze.
vtafro (2163) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle drank in summer 2011( at pikkulintu) i believe the one i had was a 2010 vintage. Black pour with a good amount of large tan head. Coffee dominates this beer, kopi luwak is f’in awesome. Coffee, chocolate, vanilland and other dark tones.
hopbomber (134) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle. Very similar to BBCS, but creamier and smoother massive milk chocolate hit, with burned malts hints of coffee (kopi had faded somewhat) caramel and fudge. A really special beer.
AlexanderJanku (108) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
27,5 cl bottle @ home. It pours a black colour with a small ring of dark beige foam. The Aroma is dominated by ripe fruits, berries and a lot of coffee notes. The taste is malty, with strong notes of good coffee, a bit bitter, and some dark fruits aswell. oily texture and creamy palate. A delicious stout with a lot of punch
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is very nice, coffee, malts, roasty, more coffee, chocolate. the look is brown in color, with a big beige tan head. The taste is roasty, coffee, not as balanced.
fantti (580) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kaatuu lasiin mustana ja melkein vaahdottomana. Haju on vahvan kahvinen, suklainen ja yrttinen. Mieleen tulee myös liköörikarkki. Maku on vahvan kahvinen, hieman yrttinen, suklainen, havuinen ja hennon lakritsinen. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen ja yllättävän raikas. Kokonaisuutena haju antoi odottaa todellista kahvipommia, mutta maku on hyvin tasapainoinen eikä liiallista kahvisuutta ole.
laiti (4539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
18 cl bottle @ Atala. Rated on 24.07.2010
How much foam can one fit in a 18 cl bottle?? When it was empty, I had four desiliters of foam and one desiliter of liquid in my glasses.
Aroma has ash, some roasted and coffee notes. Flavour has lots of ash, some peat, roasted notes and coffee. Also a vichy‐like feeling typical to beers with too much CO2.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A minty and slightly chocolaty coffee stout. Fun beer.
How: Bottle 330ml, black waxed top. Consumed with some age on it (2 years?).
The look: Black body topped by a large tan head with medium retention.
In long: Bottle opened up with a huge “psssshhh” with foam coming out but not really a gusher. Nose is coffee and more coffee, and then surprisingly a bit of fresh green tea. Taste is again very much coffee-forward, also has a very clear flavor of those individually wrapped mint chocolate that many restaurants give after a meal, earthy sensation, yeast, green minty hops. Bright minty bitterness of medium-high intensity. Overall a fun beer, especially with that bright
minty bitterness giving the beer a different twist. A pretty good beer as long as you don’t stop to think where the Kopi Luwak coffee has been through, and you also don’t want to think about the percentage of the air you breath that has passed through a butthole.