hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Cloudy brown ale with a small, swirling, white head. The nose imparts fudge, toasted nuts and vanilla with none of the Bruichladdich peaty-smokiness I was expecting. Full-bodied with a buttery/velvety mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Sweet, chocolaty, nutty flavor with mild notes of toasted oak and vanilla. Finishes much the same with mild alcohol warmth. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!
caesar (5764) - 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 (422) - 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 (3157) - 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 (7263) - 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 (7425) - 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 (7038) - 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.
tiong (4645) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from De Molen Beershop
Bottled Sep 15th 2011 - Pours pitch black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet syrup, hints of wood and whiskey. Taste is roasty, sweet and sticky with notes of syrup, wood, oak and whiskey. Finish is carbonated, sweet and syrupy with notes of oaky wood and whiskey. Quite unbalanced, too carbonated and messy imperial stout.
Beerhunter111 (10319) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
Abijen (1762) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a tan head. Smells coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Tastes the same, also bit vanilla. Low carbo, thick body and a sticky texture.