Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Opaque black with medium creamy beige head. Dark malt, dark chocolate and cocoa aroma, some alcohol; coffee not really detected. With good will cappuccino in the beginning. Taste starts grainy, carbonation induced, later with a variety of coffee notes, roasted and unroasted, sweet and dry, also "Ovomaltine". The coffee notes I cannot describe in an other way than somewhat "pushing downward", as if hop or sour "upward" notes would be kept under a certain limit. A late entering sourness definitely has its origin in the coffee addendum. This beer brings together coffee notes that may stem from surrogates or from real coffee and deserves a pedagogical merit in this regard. Definitely it is an harmonic integration of corresponding flavours. If it was more fruity and less grainy accentuated I would concede an even better score.
visionthing (3884) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle (bottled 24/01/13 and probably bought at Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo). Pours Very dark brown with almost no head at all. Did open it when it was still a bit to cold and then the aroma was surprisingly modest. As it gains temperature it opens up and the strong coffee aroma gets quite obvious. Nice roasty aroma with lot of coffee, some cocoa, earthy notes, dark fruits and hints of licorice, vanilla and wood. Medium sweet, surprisingly easy to drink and feels much lighter than expected. Alcohol is well integrated. Flavourful and certainly nice, but feels a bit thin somehow.
kurczako (137) - POLAND - OCT 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Piwo dwa lata po terminie, zestarzało się nieziemsko. Bardzo intensywny aromat, kawa, czekoladowość, paloność, suszone owoce. W smaku niezwykle gęste, oblepia kubki smakowe. Szlachetny alkohol rozgrzewa. Piwo rozpływa się w ustach. Jeśli gdziekolwiek natraficie, polecam, jedno z najlepszych piw w życiu!
ArtificialCyst (139) - Szczecin, POLAND - OCT 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 2013. Bottle shared with kurczako. Cheers, Łukasz! Aroma: Coffee, fruit, cherry, some espresso fruit. Appearance: Great head, forming like nitrogen, black, head is quite low but nice lacing and very durable. Taste: Bit of coffee sourness, coffee, coffee, coffee, great coffee, also cherry, other fruits, medium-high coffee bitterness. Palate: Finish is medium sweet and coffee biterness, carbonation is low, body is full.
KennethArd (358) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate & caramel. Brown/black with tanned head. Sweet chocolate, cocoa & coffee in the taste. Medium body, oily texture & soft carbonation. Long warm finish.
wozap (446) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - SEP 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wijsbier & De Molen. 13.09.2013-13.09.2015
Czarne, piana drobna brązowa, niewysoka, trwała. Lepkie, powoli spływające po sciankach szkła. Aromat palonej kawy w potęznej dawce. W smaku gorzka gęsta kawa, jest tez kwaskowość wynikająca z tej intensywnosci. Niskie nasycenie.
neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(330ml 24/01/2013 bottle @ PiBar, Lausanne, Aug 11 2015) Pours black with a fairly small whitish head fading to a ring without lace. Aroma is pungent roasted coffee beans, very earthy, ashy, liquorice, sweet chocolate and dark malt core restrained but there in support of the big roast bitterness. On the palate, a big roasty coffee note, earth, soy, liquorice, bitter chocolate, sweet dark malt is restrained and only shows up when warm. Finish has lots of coffee roast, burnt and ashy with some earth, just a hint of alcohol heat. Medium full but slick with fairly soft carbonation. Coffee really stands out here, malt gives it proper support, a little less rich and more harshly roasted than Brunch Weasel, De Molen style. Probably good they stopped making it, but glad I got to try it.
MonsterMagnet (751) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 Bottle, bottle date 24/1/2013. pours black with almost no head. Big coffee, soy sauce, liquorice, slightly salty, butterscotch, plums, dark chocolate. Medium sweet and bitter, medium body, thin-ish slick texture, almost no carbonation, lingering soy and chocolate finish. Good taste, but lacking in mouthfeel and appearance.
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank a 2013 bottle with my toommates 16-7-2015. An okay beer, however the taste is not very comprehensive and a bit faded. The beer lacks some power. Still, very pleasant stout, well balanced and a nice taste.
beer-yum (989) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enticing aroma of licorice in an inky black pour. Flavour is impressively and surprisingly laid-back for the strength with hints of licorice, coffee, and chocolate in a refreshingly tart wrapping. A sublime brew to be honest.
llkc (859) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
De molen duft ristet kaffe chokolade, mørkt malt smag meget kaffe blød mørk chokolade super meget smag mørkt malt