reebtogi (5347) - 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 (1036) - 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 (2472) - 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 (9417) - 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.
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
#70 De Molen beer // Thx. to Martinus for sharing this one // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // Bottled on 05/09/2011. Looks black with a creamy mocha head. Smell is very bitter roasted coffee, grounded bitter coffee, choc & chocolate, light caramel & touch liquorice. Taste is bitter grounded coffee, coffee grounds mixed with creamy, milky & sweeter coffee, lightly herbal with a liquorice touch, light berries & creamy, dark malts, cocao & light ash / burned. I am digging this. My memory is a bit vague of the old version, I think this one is the better one & more bitter than the first one but age is of course a factor, the first one was older than this one when I tried if I am not mistaken.
Martinus (4349) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, red fruits, caramel, light liquorice and chocolate. Coffee bitter flavour, caramel, light sweet, chocolate and roasted malts. Quite balanced. Finish coffee and cocoa.
Nice, though it doesn’t seem very different from the older version.
(From 33cL bottle shared at the DMT @ Tim’s living, Gent. Bottling date 5 Sept 2011)
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 5/IX/11 (2012-1432) Thanks to Martinus for sharing the bottle!
Bit cloudy dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige brown head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, lots of cocoa powder, some caramel, vanilla. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: dark caramel, lots of mocha, coffee, bitter chocolate, some vanilla. Aftertaste: coffee, little sourish, chocolate, very bitter and hoppy dry ending.
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl, 11.2% abv) Almost black coloured hue with a beige and short foamy head. Slightly yeasty roast-malty aroma with notes of coffee, liquorice, a tinge of leather, marzipan, as well as traces of alcohol. Roasty bitter flavour with a balanced malty sweetness, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Hearty roasty malt-character with present notes of coffee, liquorice, leather and traces of molasses; lasting sweet-bitter finish with a well-masked alcoholic strength. Pleasant as usual. 12.XII.12
chrisv10 (14110) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11.2%. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice and Kopi Loewak coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, Kopi Loewak coffee, liquorice, little sweet, little over carbonated, hop and medium bitter.