omhper (21897) - Tyresö, - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown, no head. Aroma of oak and peaty whisky together with silky chocolate. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Whisky and white pepper, some licorice and earth. Soft and full flavoured, mildy heated finish with growing bitterness.
Maakun (2056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2011 vintage shared at home. Black with short lasting small light brown head that leaves a ring of small bubbles. Figs, raisins, dried dates, light chocolate, spices, light green leaves, vanilla, marzipan, sweet coffee, bitter herbs. Quite sweet with long lasting light bitter vegetal finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Seems more like a quad, but really nice mellow and soft beer, not boozy at all. Great stuff, though the finish is a slight let down.
Westchesterco (1547) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle it is black with a thick tan head. The aroma is licorice and the taste is of whiskey and oak and finishes with a black licorice
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl bottle purchased at Borefts 2012. Pours black with a thick tan head. Peaty caramel nose. Flavors of plums, toffee and oak. Bitter roast finish with a slight tartness.
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (long time ago from de Molen beershop), bottled on Sep 15th 2011, medium sample. Dark color, some brown lacing. Aroma of huge raisin, like it’s an aged belgian dark ale (although it was covered with red wax, but it didn’t give a ’tssssh’ upon opening), slight roast, bit spicy yeast, slight fruity even. Sirupy raisin again, slight wood perhaps. Not much left of the peat barrel strangely enough, but like an aged belgian quad. Totally unexpected actually, but not bad at all.
sunnrider (20) - San Sebastian, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK, first of all, this looks nothing like a stout. It pours a murky dark reddish brown with little or no carbonation. However, it smells delicious, there´s waves of sticky chocolate and hints of spice and vanilla.
It tastes quite different to regular Rasputin, in my opinion, but still not quite a stouty taste, it´s more like a really good barleywine. The alcohol is well hidden as is the whisky taste. I actually would have preferred a little more peat and smoke.
It´s very easy to drink and it should leave you looking for more. On the bottle it states you can store for 25 years, good luck with that, mine lasted a few days.
weark (494) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Bottled 21.08.2011 - Black color with no foam - Aroma of whisky,black cherry, chocolate, roasted malt, woody - Flavor of dark chocolate, whisky, toffee, soy sauce, roasted malt, hints of licorice and coffee, sweet malt, black cherry - Full body, light carbonation, medium, bitterness, sweet malt, toffee whisky sweet malt finish - Amazing beer, complex aroma and flavor, the sweetness hide the alcohol, everything is perfect
Habanero (3439) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla roasted malt, caramel, wood and whiskey. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent Impy.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 15.09.2011, BBE 15.09.2036
Very foamy when pouring. Not very typical to BA IS – but very typical De Molen. Aroma has chlorine, some licorice and oat. Flavour has some peaty tones islay whisky, milky tones and even some vinegar elements typical to sour brown ales. Becomes rather stingy at the end of the glass. Confusing stuff.
olio (8206) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma is peaty and caramelly, some whisky notes, vanilla and dark chocolate. Flavor of dark berries, chocolate, some wood, tar and caramel. Oily palate, strong carbonation, somewhat lively.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with an off-white head. Aroma of lead, some wood and leather. Flavour of caramel, metallic notes, some red berries, unpleasant wort notes, chlorine and some herbs. Medium bodied and extremely high carbonation. Alcohol burns. Not balanced all. Bad.