richie747 (39) - Sydney, - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bodegraven. Pours a small dark brown, oily, head that dissipates halfway. Minor carbonation, might improve with ageing.
Heavy alcohol and musky barrel aromas. Syrop or port style mouthfeel. Complex mix of dark choc, dark fruits, and a sweet caramel bourbon. Would age well, and score better in 5 years time.
NeuroPliny (232) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Andrew Hilton. Pours brown-black with a generous brown head. Nose is dark chocolate, expresso, nutmeg, roasted malts, and dark dried fruit. Flavour is dark bitter chocolate, raisin, fig, expresso, bourbon, oak, dark burnt malts, and hints of dried chile pepper. Well balanced hops on the finish.
andrepintado (2138) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from beergium. Dark color. Thin brown head. Medium body. Finish is a bit sticky. Taste is light to medium sweet. Medium bitterness. Aroma is dark, chocolate, bourbon, nutty, caramel.
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dense mocha head leaves lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is leather, smokey, bourbon, vanilla. taste like aroma, lots of liquorice and ash, bitter chocolate bitter finish with slight spicy hot end. dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. i like :) bottle 33cl / bd may-2014
hrabren (381) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle from Hoppiness, Koper, Slovenia. Dark brown to black, small tan head, oily structure. Smoke, barrel, chocolate, licorice, rubber. Heavily wooden and smoked. Alcohol bite, sweet, malty, roasty, very dry finish. Wooden feeling in the finish. Lasting. Complex. Maybe to much smoke character.
bytemesis (5167) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to roulhas! Pours inky black with a surprisingly large dark brown head that is super creamy and long lasting. Aroma is roasty, molasses, bourbon, somewhat burned and a bit smoky. Flavor is heavy roast leaning to burned, molasses a bit of rubber as well. Medium sweet and heavy bitter, light barrel influence overall. Full body and creamy mouthfeel. Bit of heat, but fairly subdued.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Almost black with a huge, creamy beige- brown head. Complex nose of chocolate, salted meat, caramel. Tastes sweetish, but good roasted and hints of smoke balances nicely. Hints of coffee. A masterbrew.
daniele (6888) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on may 20 2014
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Rasmus40 (14809) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. 10.8 % ABV. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 060715
mollegar (11) - Kristiansund, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Pours black as the night. Brown caramel head. Heavy body. Sweet aroma. Sweet taste from the bourbon aging, together with rosted barley, coffee, chocolate. Really enjoyable beer from De Molen.
Duncat (5) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle at home, bottled 17th September 2014
Aroma is soy sauce, slightly oxidised smell, vineous, dark, sweet. Very little head and some firm lacing.
Initial taste is sweet with a chocolatey note but jumbled with some odd flavours. Can’t really place them. A bitterness on the end.
Ok mouth feel, light carbonation, sticky, coats your mouth.
I was disappointed. Just didn’t do it for me, so many of the De Molen beers impressed me and this wasn’t one.