dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel. Dark brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread. Taste is a like ovolmaltine chocolate. Not bad. ***
daniele (5200) - ITALY - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scura buona schiuma grossolana media persistenza naso cioccolato amaro tostaure cereali caffe piuttosto tostata in boca piuttosto effervescente amaro medio
Osprey87 (1383) - WALES - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dec 2012 - Cold bottle. Some porter qualities, and some lager. Big chunks of sediment. A bit mild and watery at the start, leading to some slightly smokey and bitter flavours. Easy drinking. Less interesting than the other De Molens though.
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 flaske fra vinmonopolet vika.svart farge med beige skum. Her er det mørke smaker av karamell,brent malt,sjokolade,rosin.var først litt skeptisk (passer ikke sammen med et måltid) men begynte å like den etter litt tilvenning.
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basically black, with sediment. Basically no head. Aroma is limited, there’s a bit of chocolate and toast. Much more flavor one you take a sip, with chocolate, toast, nuts. Some almost red wine like character. What sweetness there is is balanced by hop and roast bitterness and a little acidic tang. Fresh, herbal, noble hop finish. Unusual beer - imperial black pilsner? Refreshing though.
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330mL bottle, pours an amber-tinged dark brown with shitloads of sediment floating about - doesn’t look that attractive because of it. Aroma of somewhat stale toasted nuts, German lager yeast and bready malts. Flavour is very similar, with the German lager yeast upfront, stale toasted nuts, cardboard and bready malt. Medium-bodied with the flavour being slightly more pleasant than the nose. Still, nothing special here - could use more roast, and without the stale, cardboard-y elements.
Gerbeer (1675) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium head that settle quickly. Aromas of chocolate biscuits, burnt sugar, and dried grass. Flavors are similar with a note of raisins. Nice for this style.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herber, angenehm röstiger Antrunk, passende Süße. Das Bier wird würziger, grasig hopfig, frisch. Dabei sind die Röstnoten weiterhin präsent, die Süße nimmt dagegen ab. 8/11/11/12/10/12
OleR (4787) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 L bottle. A brief big-bubbled tanned head, over a translucent deep ruby colored body. Low aroma level. Some sourish dark fruits, and a whiff of creamed caramel. Fruity flavors. Jammy, light sour-sweet with notes of caramel malts. Light to medium body strenght. Slick. Short malty-fruity finish. Drinks ok, does not stand out.
tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brownish red body with a small, light-brown head that reduces to a fully lasting layer, good lacing. The aroma is a bit faint, but quite ok. It’s sweet and dominated by dark caramel and fruity notes, also chocolate and faint spices. There’s a lot of sweetness in the taste as well, but the moderate to light bitter rather long-lasting finish backs up the moderate sweetness well. Roasted flavours with caramel and fruits, the chocolate is further in the back along with spices. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation and a light dry finish. A good one that reminds me of the best macro brewery dunkler bocks that are sold as christmas beers at the Norwegian wine monopoly. But this is actually a schwarzbier?
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 14 months after bottling/10 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]