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.
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 9, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black as an abandoned murder scene that has been torched with kerosene. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses, oak. Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, bourbon vanilla, blackstrap molasses. A beauteous beer that hits on all of my favourite things
AgentAle (1466) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is toast, licorice, molasses and smoked malts. Taste is very deep rich caramelized malts, toffee, brown sugar, and sweet bourbon barrell sweetness and bitterness.light tart on finish but overall well balanced. Appearance is black with a dark brown head that retains fairly well.
wlajwl (5553) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts, dark fruit funk and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is caramel, big berries/raspberries, bourbon, dark fruit funk and a mix of acidity, earthy and mild sweetness in the finish.
androman (1636) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home from Plan B, Rotterdam. Nose is bourbon, parfume, light smoke. Body is pitch black, no head. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, dried fruits. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter, light liqueurish sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty heavy bitter, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily slightly sticky texture, flat carbonation. Quite heavy, very tasty, great dessert beer.
likeatrainwreck (421) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ 10.8% ABV. Thick, viscous, gloopy, black. Big bourbon aromas. Taste is heavy treacle, burnt, roasted, vanilla bourbon. This is a really heavy one, but delicious as always from De Molen... kings of the impy stout.
reebtogi (5525) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a 12oz tulip glass at Beer Revolution in Edmonton. Black in color with a light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is bourbon with some chocolate and light roasted grains. Taste is bourbon with a chocolate malty sweetness and a light roasted grain bitterness. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a quality crafted brew that is well balanced and tasty.
bulldogops (1689) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rating #1462 - 11.02.2015 - On tap @sugarbowl Black as an abandoned murder scene that has been torched with kerosene. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses, oak. Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, bourbon vanilla, blackstrap molasses. A beauteous beer that hits on all of my favourite things. #5whore
mariuspoenari (1331) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, thick, with a small dark-espresso head that is slow to rise to the surface. The bourbon is predominant in the smell, along with caramel, oak, vanilla, cocoa and alcohol. The taste is a bit overwhelmed by the bourbon, as well, making it a bit unbalanced, but not too bad, in my books. Bourbon, oak, a hint of sour cherries, burnt malt, caramel, vanilla. Thick bodied with almost no carbonation.
sjogro (2319) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2015 Borefts 2014. Black with hazel creamy head. Super sticky oily and sweet. Vanilla, wood, bourbon, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, my goodness what a joy! Backlog from 2014/09/27.
33cl Bottle at home. Koffie, cassis, rum. Zachte diepe zoete smaken met een bitter randje en een pittig zuurtje erdoor. Pats boem explosief en zwaar. Backlog from 2014/10/25.
33cl Bottle at home. Damnnnnn, zoet, zacht, vanille, koffie, stroop, blauwe bessen, bourbon, fucking goodness! Shiiiiiiiit. Backlog from 2015/10/02.
NeuroPliny (242) - 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.