Meilby (10890) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Date 18/04/12; Sampled January 2013
A typical over carbonated, foaming over making a mess, de Molen beer. The beer has a way too big and growing, lightly browned, dark tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated, dark brown color. The beer smells amply of sharp, burnt, roasted fresh roasted coffee. Concentrated, mocha, leaning even towards chocolate, a touch of burnt veggie character, sharply acidic, lots of peppery coffee notes.
By the time I get to take a sip the beer it has lost its over ample carbonation, and has moved to more of an effervescent, that is perhaps a touch too big for an Imperial Stout. Peppery, slightly burnt vegetal, roasted / perhaps a touch to over burnt, slightly acidic, dark roasted coffee notes. A dark chocolate, moving into even some dark milk chocolate notes tries to balance, but really can’t, the sharp coffee notes. As expected from a de Molen beer, this is quite light bodied and quaffable, but could use to be a bit more rich and malty to balance out the sharp coffee notes. A burnt nutty note lingers a bit in the finish. This is strong enough that it is evocative of a dark, concentrated, coffee liquor.
Not bad, but as with many a coffee beer, it is over-roasted, sharp, and too acrid; Not so much that it isn’t still somewhat enjoyable at least
Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kaffeeschwarzes Bier mit mächtiger Schaumkrone, welche leicht bräunlich ist. Wunderbares Kaffeearoma, dazu leicht röstig. Startet süßmalzig, der Kaffee nimmt im Geschmack die Oberhand und klingt trocken-röstmalzig aus. Für Kaffeetanten wie mich DAS Bier schlechthin, auch wenn ich die Sorte Kopi Luwak für überschätzt halte.
ThreeCats (804) - ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body with a dark tan tan head. Aroma of Oak, roast, coffee, and more oak. Taste of Coffee, bitter chocolate, oak, sherry, liquorish, alcohol, and a bit of tartness. Very rich and complex, very full body. Roasty palate.
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A real gusher, creating a light brown head that didn’t settle down for quite some time. The head did enhance the lovely, powerful coffee aroma. When I finally got to sip some beer it was a smooth unique, well-balanced beer, a frothier, more nuanced Founder’s Breakfast Stout. Love it.
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that reveals very little lacing as it settles. Aroma is dominated by coffee with some notes of chocolate and some spice. Taste is a strong coffee bitterness with some potent spice and a subdued chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Another one of those high quality brews that doesn’t sit good with me as I am not a coffee lover.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle, 18/04/12. Quite the foamer; big tan head on dark brown. Nose is vinous coffee, black olive, prune and wet wood. Medium body with fluffy carb. Taste is chalky coffee, plum and roasty hints with a dry, bittersweet chocolate finish. A fruity coffee beverage that also happens to be a stout. Sneaks up on you.
mixmasterob (1049) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a big fizzy brown head. Struck around due to its plus carbonation. Aroma was subtle with notes of cocoa, light roast, just a slight hint of spent coffee grounds. Flavors were slightly sweet with notes of cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt and bitter coffee. Overall very drab and unappealing. The plus carbonation kinda ruined it for me. Weak.
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Angst in Secret Santa 2012, bottled 2011. Ruby tinged black with a hint of brown head that remains for a bit before gradually disappearing to nothing. Mild smoke with a nice coffee, bit of anise, some roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. Mild carbonation, an oddly full yet somewhat thin body if that makes with some vinous and alcohol notes, becomes very dry and slightly bitter.
gnoff (9543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on January 4, 2013. Bottled on 19/04/12.
Clear dark brownish red color, fluffy brown head. Dry, coffee, green peppers scent. Dry, coffee, chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel, dry medium high bitterness.