jbeatty (542) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at de Molen, 03/02/2013. This was apparently aged first in whiskey barrels for a year, then Bordeaux for another, and aged a little further at the brewery. Black pour, small tan head half covering the surface, soapy lacing. Aroma is rich milk chocolate vanilla pudding, soft caramel and bourbon, subtle hint of wine, but barrel elements take backseat to the choclate goodness. Taste is chocolate, light licorice, classic de Molen roast notes, light smoke and booze, maybe a bit of whiskey in the finish. Thick, smooth, and drinkable. Great brew- balanced, subtle barrel notes, delicious. Jeffo also gave two thumbs up.
makromaniak (115) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Tap@De Molen
Very very smooth!
bierkoning (9035) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ De Molen. Deep dark brwon color. Dark chocolate and red wine in the aroma. Cacao. Roast, raisin, vinous notes, dark chocolate and coffee in the flavor. Malty sweet, but also quite complex. Fairly low on carbon. Great beer.
alethol (49) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at De Molen. Pitch black. Small head that quickly disappeared. Complex nose - roasted malts, chocolate, smokiness. Taste follows the aroma. Full throttle. Slightly smoky/peated aftertaste. Delicious.
MaartenRF10 (1197) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, nice beige head. Aroma and taste is vanilla, wood and bourbon. Good body and carbo.
sic1314 (1054) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in T’Arendsnest. Poured dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and roast malt. Medium to full body, flavour of dark chocolate and sweet roasted malt. A bit of a disappointment by De Molen standards.
Countbeer (2921) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium to smaller sized tan to (light) brown colored head on top of a black colored beer.
Smell lots of roasted malts, soya, tar, alcohol, syrup, liquorice, yeast, hont of plaatic, darkened sweets, dark chocolate and some roasted sweet wood/roasted liquorice wood.
Taste lots of good dark and balanced smooth but heavy dark ingredients like: dark chocolate, tar, coffee, bitter, roast, coffee roast, dark chocolate drenched roasted/burned wood, roasted chslk, yeast, thicker darker fruits, roasted barleys and toasted hops.
Aftertaste is bitter roast, dark chocolate, oak, grass and yeast.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Balanced and tasty.
tkrjukoff (3393) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewery. Pours pitch black with a huge tanned head leaving some laces. Aroma is intense barrel bourbon roasted malty fidges coffee chocolate vinous vanilla dill. Flavor follows the aroma; fullbodied sweet velvety nicely bitter. Finishes longlived roasted chocolate sweet and bitter
goozen (2345) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at de Molen, Bodegraven: Opaque black with brown foamy head with an fine taste of vanilla, chocolate and caramel and fine hints of whiskey.
Benzai (4444) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 Draught @ monthly De Molen tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head. Aroma has malts, roasted malts, liquor, wood, slightly alcohol. Taste malts, roasted malts, wood, liquor, whisky, slightly alcohol. Superb mix, oily texture, full body, medium to full carbonation. Fantastic beer, again another incredibly tasty beer from De Molen!