PhillyCraft (5753) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 year old Bottle acquired in Amsterdam, pours a darker brown with small head. Notes of old wood, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and some light heat. Gets really complex and better as it warms up. Not the best big beer from De Molen but it has their unique dusty and woody complexities in each sip. Warming in the chest imperial with a medium to fuller body.
altonbrownd (5648) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[12/08/2013] Bottle from De Molen Online Beershop: Dark brown body with medium head. Nose is malty, caramel, licorice. Taste is caramel, sweet, malts, toasty. Nice and oily finish.
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark brown coloured with some reddish tones and a thin off white lacing. N: Dates, dried figs, raisins, hint of bourbon and vanilla. Some strange oaky/murky/moldy smell to it...? T: Figs, vanilla ice cream, raisins, apricot, peach(?), marzipan. Pretty almond forward... O: Would have wanted some more barrels to it and don’t recognize the Rasputin to it...? Quite nice anyway.
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 3way action. Dark brown with teeny weeny off-white head. Big sweet oats, dustiness, wine, blue cheese spiciness, pecan/cashew nutbutter, or like Maakun says: old hazlenuts. Rye bread. Very sweet and strong. Body is full and texture is fat, oily.
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Mark. Slight hazy dark reddish brown with small and short lasting off white head. Musty hazelnuts, red wine, vanilla, light bourbon, fake milk chocolate, light funk, red berries, grass and hay, brown bread. Medium sweet, light sour and some bitter alcohol. Over medium bodied with watery feel and thin alcoholic finish. Messy.
torriman (16) - Valencia, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on July 2013. No head. Brownish color. Medium body. Expected much more from this beer.
GothGargoyle (2354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights and a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, Brazil nuts, dates, caramel, chestnut. Full bodied, nutty on the palate with a sweet bourbon finish. Taste is bourbon, hazelnut, dates, caramel, nuts.
Gerbeer (3132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, coconut and sweet roasted malts. Rich flavours of same with subtle bourbon notes adding a bit of sweetness. Great stuff.
Tsekouratos (595) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from the De Molen Bottle Shop, Bodegraven Netherlands. Dark brown color with light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, some bourbon. Taste is medium sweet with bourbon, light chocolate and some dark fruits. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Cunningham (6969) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a lovely tan head. Nice lacing on the glass. Red wine, oak, dark malt and toffee in the aroma. Thick nice body and a soft smooth carbonation. Mellow nice sweetness for a beer like this. Dangerously well masked alcohol. Chocolate, mild roast, red wine, dried fruits, oak and toffee in the flavor. Lovely complex and nice evening sipper.
[Bottle from a trade with Grima]
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