RobertDale (4027) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, and coffee. Typical De Molen excellence.
Sureshpa (312) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, hint of licorice, slight hint of booze this time, roasted Appearance: Dark brown almost black, very little see through, red glow, brownish beige head, fine foam, dense deck, dissappearing though, medium lace Taste: Not too boozy!!, dark chocolate, liquorice, dark roast coffee, slight hint of booze, nice chocolatty bit dry finish, "well balanced" for a late Molen barrel finish beer!
alex_leit (201) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 33 cl bottle. 10.8% abv version (2014). Black oil with dark brown foam. Heavy and dense aroma of oak casks, bourbon, smoked bacon, coffee, port wine with bitter chocolate, rye bread, leather and balm. Very impressive and powerful taste, warming, old bourbon, porto, sweet coffee and chocolate, light oxidation, oak, leather, hop bitterness, it’s amazing stout!
Gerardgathier (511) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is realy nice. very thick creamy dark blackis beer. bourbon vanilla in the arome mixed with loads of coffee and dark chocolate. taste is similar, nice and boozy but not too much. Like
MadRobin (2262) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC.
Opaque, near black with with a large tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate and charred oak.
Taste of bourbon, roasted malt, sweet chocolate, charred oak, vanilla and raisins.
Full body and low carbonization.
An impressive imperial stout. It's one weakness is the bourbon is so strong that it keeps the other great flavors from shining as well as they might otherwise.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mR_fr0g (4823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Borefts beer fest day 2 27/09/2014. Bodegraven. Opaque black coloured pour with a nice lasting tan head. Aroma is tangy berry, dark choc, dark roast coffe, milky praline. Flavour is composed of tangy fruits, caramberry, raspberry, smokey peat, whiskey notes, lactose milky sugars. Palate is full bodied, milky, moderate carbonation. Lovely
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee. Taste is slightly sour coffee. Decent.
GenDV138 (2777) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey shared by Travlr or solidfunk, thanks! Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, smoke, dark chocolate, bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, licorice, dark fruit. chocolate, oak, peat. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (4912) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of roast with a decent dose of bourbon. Still comes together pretty well. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.
MunBro (694) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very thick and oily pour - inky black with a foamy tan head. Incredibly poignant, almost overpowering aroma of bourbon. The bourbon flavour ties your tongue in a knot then sucker punches it immediately after entering your mouth. Creamy mouthfeel, other flavours include coffee and roasted malts, burnt caramel, orange peel, and some light spicing. A very respectable stout, but a little heavy on the bourbon for me.