bluejacket74 (1800) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch and half frothy tan head. The head stays around a while, and there’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is kinda weak, the brew smells like dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, and a bit of smoke and coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit (plums, red grapes, somewhat tart berries), chocolate, roasted malt and some smoke. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. I think it’s an OK beer, but there really isn’t anything about it that stands out or would make me want to buy this again.
nearbeer (4785) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Opaque chocolate with a lasting creamy sponge of foam. Nose is sourish cocoa, earthy rotting leaf, tart berry, and light espresso with cream. Tastes are tart berry, cream, cocoa, light dirty smoke. Finish is ashy char and bittersweet, dirty chocolate. Medium-heavy body is soft, tingly with acidic tartness, slightly watery, and has light-to medium carbonation. I think I got a slightly infected bottle, but it was still good.
obguthr (5492) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smoke, Charred beef, tobacco, wood and molasses nose, maybe even chocolate too. Dark brown, thin tan head. Tobacco, chocolate, raisins, and vanilla with light prune undertones. Cherries and wood stay on the palate. Medium body, carboantion is just right, alocohol well concealed. Sort of lacking in body and intensity and the smokiness didn’t seem to be a major factor. Balance and complexity are excellent, with superb character. I enjoyed this immensely. It’s even quaffable.
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Flat dark brown, scant head, no lacing. Aroma of Hershey’s syrup. Taste is dark cocoa, very subtle smoke. Medium body. OK.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gentle smoke, milk chocolate. very dark caramel brown, creamy tan head. good smoke character, little old couch, kind of harsh. perhaps I held on this too long. fruity essence clashes a bit with the base
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
next to no lacing... big head, fades relatively quickly, black body... light smoke, relatively sweet, light roast, not crazy aroma like i expected... light smoke, creamy, fruity, smoke lingers, lots of dark fruits, initially kinda sweet... medium bodied, drinks lightly, carbonated... Fruity, nice, light smoke... Awesome beer,
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr malzig-frischer Antrunk, eher mild. Süßlich, die Malzigkeit ist füllend aber nicht sehr aromatisch. Röstig-süß, im Abgang zum ersten Mal stark rauchig. Hier zudem würzig-aromatisch. Nettes Bier!
Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Bier!
Test vom 24.9.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,11,11,12,10,12 - 11,60
Hammy78 (959) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet. Pours a cola colour, with a nice tan head that is so quick to disappear that you wonder if it was ever really there. The aroma is without a doubt smokey, and surprisingly cola. Taste is very thin, and smooooookey man, there is roasted malt for sure. I have to be honest I was expecting a lot more, and that’s why I made this rating 300, and there is a certain amount of complexity to this brew that I cannot describe or do justice. However this really was not for me. I look forward to trying more from De Molen though.
PhillyCraft (5499) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Bottle. Drank just as the world was supposed to end. Pours a cola color with small head and coffee colored spiderman lacing...really cool web pattern on the top film. Aromas of honey, roasted sweet malts, toffee, smoked caramel, fruity floral hops. Taste is just as good with burnt sugar, chocolate, roasted grains, candy sugar, wood, vanilla, delicious hops. Finishes smooth and refreshing with a very soft flavorful mouthfeel. One of the best smoked beers I have ever had. De Molen does not make a bad style. Amazing.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Has de molen flavor profile, very lighty smoked I really like this beer a lot