BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in my Iechyd Da snifter: Pours a deep brown with an initial big tan head but that fades quickly and left minimal lacework upon the glassware. The aroma smacks of coffee, roast, toast, chocolate, walnuts, char, and tobacco malt notes along with a moderate helping of grassy and herbal hops. The taste follows suit with dominate coffee overtones supported by sweet and roasted malts. Some noble hop and alpha hop character along with a dash of cavendish pipe tobacco. The mouth feel is lively and ashy, a bit thin but that is expected with the majority of coffee stouts. Overall a very nice brew but an utter waste of a rare coffee just to make a statement. Any solid single origin coffee would have work just as well, perhaps or likely better.
Zakoon (140) - 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 (1242) - 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 (713) - 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 (3476) - 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 (208) - 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 (9979) - 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 (1530) - 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 (3625) - 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.
GlassBrass440 (207) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: 24 Jan 2013. Pours a thin brownish black with absolutely no head. Very complex aroma. Coffee, roasted peppers, chipotle, blueberries, soy sauce. Flavor is a savory chocolate (molé?). A sour twinge. Coffee. Some phenols that border on plasticy, but don’t quite cross that line. Body is thin at first but thickens in the finish along with some residual sweetness.
Leepe_steven (193) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with little to no head. Coffee, bitterness, and sweetness. Very nice mouthfeel.