klm1 (508) - - APR 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 I do not know what was wrong with stout?: very poor aroma and coffee flavor, which should be strong, watery aftertaste. where is 11,6% abv?.
davidezdonz (72) - , HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was bottled on 31 January 2013 along with a note saying to enjoy it within 5 years. So currently this is still well within their suggested limits. However normally with coffee flavoured beers, I prefer to drink them fresher when the coffee flavour is usually more pronounced. A 330ml bottle poured into a snifter glass pitch black with minimal head that disappears quickly leaving some spotty lacing. The smell was of biscuit malt, some chocolate, leather and light coffee and toffee/caramel. Similar to the smell, it’s taste leads with coffee and dark chocolate with a bitter finish. For such high ABV, there is almost no alcohol to taste. It was medium bodied, minimal carbonation and slightly sticky. But overall, the lack of alcohol taste and nice coffee and bitter chocolate flavours make it easy to drink. Would prefer a bit more carbonation in it though.
DroolYeast (459) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Fermentoren. Aroma of pure malt, coffee, chocolate. Black colour with small tan head, tiny lasting. Slight boozy taste, moderate sweetness, alcohol, some malt bitterness. Full body, thick smooth texture, light carbonation, malt sweet finish.
age_jellema (51) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fine imperial. Not the best in the De Molen palate. Caramel, chocolate, coffee. almost no bubbles, very soft carbonation. medium bitter and sweet.
puredelusion (148) - Lviv, UKRAINE - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample. Pours black colour with small beige head, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malts. Taste is light to medium sweet, with coffee bitterness and well hidden alcoholic warmth, medium bitter. Overall tastes like a cold espresso with a hints of chocolate and alcohol. Long coffee finish, a little bit astringent. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Very interesting and unusual.
MonsterMagnet (633) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bottle date 4-2014. Pours black with a beige head. Nose: malty, coffee, mocca. Taste: coffee, mocca, dark chocolate, nuts, ash. Sweet, moderate bitter, medium body, thin oily texture. Big mocca coffee finish. A bit too big perhaps.
angelkostvo (918) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Coffee and dark chocolate flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very interesting.
MisoW (2322) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Zlý Časy, Prague. Pours black color, small beige head. Aroma of strong mocca coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel. This is not a beer, this is coffee :)
andriesradu (601) - ROMANIA - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Sweet, coffee aroma. Flavor is complex with notes of coffee, mocha, chocolate. Very well balanced. Coffee aftertaste. Excelent!
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Deep brown/black colour with a thin brown head. Coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma. Taste is complex but so pleasant. A really desert! A very good beer.