PhillyCraft (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle scored at beer king, split with Simon and Keith. Pours black with thin head. Aromas and flavor of candied bacon, barrel roast, licorice, smoke, leather, light peat, dark chocolate, raspberry, coffee grains, and beautiful malts. Insanely layered with flavor. Medium bodied. This fucker is some tasty ass drank yo
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, wee listless head. Light balsamic, rich malt - off? nice and oily, bacon fat middle. Hrm. Coffee and bottom of the cafetiere bitter overspill finish.
Bottle, November Tasting.
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with ring of tan head. Spicy funky wood aroma, some chocolate and licorice. Similar taste, some funky notes, oak, chocolate and licorice. Quite sweet. Ok, not sure if it’s meant to be like this.
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft roast... Light roast malt... Peppery roast.. Doft malts... But over. Whisky.. Mellow malts... Toffee... But nit hitting spot.. Lught smokeynesd
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Not super opaque black pour with very thin quickly vanishing head. Aroma is quite smoky, laced with bourbon/whisky notes, leather, roasty, vanilla. Taste is sweet, filled with bourbon, oaky flavors, light leather with a long lasting smoky finish that is quite enjoyable, bitter. Palate is full bodied but not cloying with good strong carbonation. Excellent.
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, roasted and chocolate. Tastes vanilla, coffee and chocolate milk. I like! Thick body, low carbo and a sticky oily texture. One of the best beers of the molen imo.
Bosbouw (1133) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met weinig bruin schuim. Ruikt naar hout, iets bourbonachtig, gebrand, rokerig, en koffie. Lekkere volle smaak, houterig, vanille en iets rokerig, zoetig bourbon en bitter. Lekkere dikke structuur.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home thx to joes. Pitch black colour, hardly any head. Smells cork, red wine, oak, alcohol. Tastes almond, bourbon, sweet, wood, roasty, chocolate, vanilla. Full body, soft carbo. Taste is better than the smell. After a few sips some bourbon is noticable in the smell.
caesar (4954) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, July 9th 2013, large sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma is boozy, biscuity malts, chocolate, coffee, lots of wood, hint of leather and smoke, slight peat. In taste sweetness from biscuity malts, quite bitter, bit dry from the smoked notes. Lovely stuff, once again.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne, bottled 9th July 2013
Black color with small head. Wonderful aroma, with wood-oven baked bread, chocolate, peat, whiskey, roasted nuts, hint of vanilla; powerful and harmonious. Good body strenght, yet the mouthfeel is initially lean, even pungent; very good chocolate flavor, with rising sweetness; it has dynamic veins of leather, peat, liquorice; quite strong bitterness; the final is a good balance of roasted malts, peat and alcohol.
Great beer, showing the famous dark chocolate character that only De Molen can achieve.