LomYst (695) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
100th! And what a beauty I chose for that occasion! Lovely red black liquid with a big foamy head that stays long after pouring.... Aroma is intense with lots of chocolat, cherries!, caramel sweetness, yeast (dough), later on some spices, mostly clove (no nutmeg for me?!?)... Taste is truly awesome, very balanced sweet and bitter, lots of cherries and other dark fruits, chocolat, some coffee and roasted malts.... finish is long and satisfying sweet and bitter full of dark malty stuff.... Palate is brilliant again, this liquid is chocolatmilklike thick and oily and fills the whole mouth and troath with all of its goodsness, much fuller than say a St Bernardus 12... This enormous beer stays complex and delicious for the whole 33cl!
SlovakSniper (4331) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 227, 33cl, 2010) The look : Dark like Rasputin’s piercing eyes. Monster head with good retention. Chunks of foam all around the glass. The nose : Fruits, licorice and spicy alcohol. The taste : licorice, hops and alcohol, sweet malts, dark fruits and some chocolate. The mouthfeel : Disappointing medium to light body. Strong carbonation, pretty disturbing. What a disappointment! The finale: Tasty alcohol with a moderate bitterness.
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 33cl. Brassée en le 28 septembre 2010, bouteille 362/960. Bière brune provenant des marais, trouble, la mousse est beige, crémeuse et durable. Il y a beaucoup effervescence. De fines bulles parcourent le liquide. Le nez est de caramel, de malt et de levure. En bouche le gaz carbonique prend beaucoup d’expansion. La levure est bien présente en bouche. Les goûts de cassonade et de caramel. La finale offre une belle amertume. L’alcool se fait peu discret et pique le bout de la langue. 7/10
Reynolds314 (3103) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester MA. I was slightly dissapointed in this one because I love Heaven and Hell so much. It had a bit of a watery feel and the flavors werent very rich. Notes of candi sugar sweetness and light roastyness. Tasty but not top notch imo.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 On the sweeter side of an imperial stout. Great Danish aroma. Like a lite Heaven and Hell. I wouldnt pay the $25 for a bomber though.
bogus (97) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank this one for my bachelor graduation. 750cl bottle bought from the source ;-). Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffe, roasted malts, dark fruits. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Loved this one.
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A gusher on opening so i thought it may be infected.
so much carbonation that it took a while to pour the beer and let all the foam settle. probably about 5 minutes just to pour a glass
Very intensly strong roast flavor.
Unlike any beer I have had up to this date. Thin in body because of the carbonation maybe
No sign of infection in the flavor but maybe a touch of acetone.
after my palate adjusted, the next couple sips were more enjoyable.
This would go good with a strong flavored fatty food. I had it with boiled and roasted pig tails and it was a pretty good pairing. It was the carbonation that made this pairing work.
I have another bottle to age but i’m afraid it may burst because of the extreme pressure in the bottle.
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c as Disputin; marked 675/1140; also marked bottelnumber: 030. ??? Anyway this one came from Beer Revolution. Lots of wax; opened with a very loud pop. Pours black with a fizzy/bubbly light tan head. Aroma has a sour ale aspect with a lot of fruit. Darkish fruit. Med plus body. It’s definitely got a sour aspect with a lot of dark fruit and arguably chocolate. More than arguably. Some dark berry. Not getting coffee. It’s fairly sweet for 81.7 EBU. But the hop is there. Definitely. Extremely interesting and tasty. Oh! Rating this with my De Molen snifter from Amsterdam. Makes all the difference.
Rune (10000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml shared with friends at Skarven in Tromsø. 10.5% ABV, batch 697, bottle no. 507. Leather dark body, fawn-coloured head with a solid stand. Inviting aroma of coffee, dark berries and dark fruits. Delicious flavour with well blended elements of dark malts, dark fruits and dark berries. Bitter malts and anise to a smooth long-lived finish. Great (celebration time; for the first time we can drink De Molen beers at a cafe in Tromsø, 04.06.2011).
Koelschtrinker (14586) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Die leichte Alkoholnote, mit der das Bier beginnt, erscheint neben der leichten Fruchtigkeit angenehm, vom Malz umhüllt passt sie ausgezeichnet. Das Bier wird dabei deutlich malziger, im Nachgeschmack etwas scharf. Hammer!
Test vom 10.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,13,12,12,8,13 - 12,35