lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, wet earth, salt, dark chocolate and bread. Complex flavour of roasted malts, salt, bread, some licorice and sweet whisky notes. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Very original flavours and the barrel is not overwhelming. I must say that I like this, quite the contrary to other recent BA Molen imperial stouts.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours deep dark red-brown, almost black color with a small off-white head. Very strong bourbon notes on the nose, dark roasted malts, very faint smoke notes, wood and molasses. Roasted malts and chocolate on the flavor, bourbon, syrup and sugar, licorice too, some alcohol burn at the end. A bit sweet but very refined and especially the aroma is excellent.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle @ tiong. Bottled 09.07.2014, BBE 09.07.2024
Aroma is sweet with whisky tones; peat and licorice. Smoke is just in the background. Also some sweet maltyness. Flavour has peaty notes, whisky, salty licorice and some peat. Nice, I like the licorice notes here and this is quite balanced. Not sure what makes this more smoky than others De Molen BA beers though.
tiong (5603) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from De Molen Webshop
Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of whisky, oak, wood, vanilla, cocoa, some roastiness and smoked notes. Taste is heavy, roasty and sweet with notes of syrup, smokiness, wood and vanilla, hints of peat. Finish is sweet, heavy and warming with notes of smokiness, roastiness, licorice, peat, oak and whisky. Surprisingly good and balanced.
__Rb81 (487) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home (bottled July 9 2013). Pours black with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of smoke, bourbon, dark chocolate. Sweet, light smokey taste, roasted malts, dark chocolate, alcohol, coffee. Maybe just a bit to sharp in the iodine/alcohol in the aftertaste. Nevertheless, very nice.
EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille. De Molen Shop. Robe noir intense, belle mousse beige foncé. Nez de malt torréfié, de chocolat noir et de caramel avec une note boisée en retrait. La bouche est étonnante. d’abord douce sur des notes légères de grains de café, de malt fumé et de sucre brun, elle se prolonge sur une longue acidité astringente aux parfums de raisins verts. Finale amère et sèche sur le chocolat noir. Bière plate. Une grande stout surprenante par son acidité.
minutemat (3256) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours deep black with quickly receding tan head and a sweet chocolate and liquorice aroma. Complex smoked flavours, thick and oily mouthfeel with a hint of diesel, BBQ woodchips, caramel, berries, teasing toffee and a subtle sweetness. A taste that feels like it’s constantly evolving. Wonderful stuff.
77ships (6540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Erwin! Pitch-black, quickly gone mocha head. Nose is sweet liquorish, roast, bourbon, light roast. This blueberry, roast, molasses, liquorish, booze, light smoke. Rich liquorish body. Very nice stuff.
sarauckelman (327) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black with oily film. Arom of cherries from a distance, then a full nose of oak in the glass, with hints of smoke. Complex wine-like notes on the front, with fruitcake, marmalade, and molasses; a bit medicinal. Thick without being syrupy. Extremely well done.
uckelman (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Pours chocolate brown, opaque. No head. Aroma reminds me of sour green apples and (oak) wood smoke, with a bit of vanilla. Very enjoyable aroma. Bitter and sour but quite smooth. Silky mouthfeel. Warming.