hapjydeuce (966) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, from Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA. Imported by Sheldon Brothers edition. Over the past few years I’ve been on the hunt for more brews from De Molen. Appearance is nothing short of stellar; pitch black with a cascading head as it is poured into my snifter. Lively carbonation settles into a fat, pillowy head that lasts throughout the entire glass. Perfection in that category. Notes of dark chocolates, plum, pancake batter and rich coffee loft off the head. The aroma is killer, my favorite aspect of this beer. Flavor follows suit here but with less intensity. The palate is rich and coating; the beer leaves a fine slick on the mouth which fades to coffee bitterness and dryness as the experience ends. For me, this falls just short of what Alesmith has done with Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout here in San Diego, California USA, but it is a damn close second. Well done De Molen.
drsordr (1389) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle filled to nearly the cap pours opaque black with enormous tan head. Nose dark roast coffee, slightly spicy, and hint of green vegetables, but not unpleasant. Taste big bitter coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Roasted malt from mid palate through the finish. Balanced by some sweet malt as well. If you’re going to use kopi coffee, might as well make it big.
Sask89 (423) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a huge mocha head. Strong aroma of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans, slight liquorice scent as well. Tastes rich but not too sweet with a dry bitterness. Full body, heavily carbonated, and smooth on the palate. Excellent imperial stout overall.
Zakoon (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is cold coffee, roasted malt, soy sauce. Flavour is medium sweet and a little boozy. Medium to full body, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted malt bitterness and coffee.
martjoobolut (1263) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle (from Koht auction), bottled 24.12.2013. Pours black without head. Aroma is coffee, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet, coffee, malt, roast. Overall: good.
androman (722) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is black, head is nearly flat. Nose is coffee liqueur, flavor is mild coffee, grass, caramel, herbs, vegetables. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter, coffee, chocolate, alcohol is totally hidden at the beginning a little bit appears later. Full body, oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, very easy which is amazing for 11.2% ABV, very unique taste.
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Clear copper color. Tiny size, bubbly head, stays. Stale coffee, roast, hops, nettles, beans in aroma. Beans, coffee, roast, sweetish in taste. Once beans is detected you can’t undetect it! Fuck is it beans or coffee beans? Arghhhhh....
Slubgob (209) - West Hartford, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (dated 18/4/12) poured into pint. Vigorous, thick tan head, opaque mahogany body. Slightly fruity nose hints at the high alcohol, with coffee notes predominating. Very dense, rich flavor of roasted malts, bit of plums? Finish seems to go on forever, malt and coffee. A huge, rich, bold stout.
FatPhil (10059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml botte - thanks martjoobolut
A: Beans. Greenish.
T: Beans. Some Alcohol.
P: Beans. Refried, but burnt onto the side of the aluminium pan.
O: Beans. Rough, and dirty and burnt. Yeugh.
suurjuust (1545) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown beer, small tan head. Nose is stale coffee, roast, booze notes. Flavor is more stale coffee, malts and roast, chocolate notes, soy sauce, dried fruit. Lingering alcohol burn with roast notes. Dissonance of booze and coffee.
SlovakSniper (3636) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Embouteillée le 24/01/13. Robe noire et son anneau chétif. Au nez, le café est arrondi par le cacao et par des raisins doux. Pas de trace d’alcool. Au goût, c’est un peu prévisible : le café fond à l’intérieur d’une base maltée a priori douce et toujours fruitée. En bouche, la mort du corps s’accepte avec difficulté. En finale, le chocolat s’allonge sur des notes amères de café. Pas mauvais mais loin d’être très bon. Mais De Molen c’est toujours ça : tu tombes parfois sur le très bon et parfois sur le juste correct.