StueyD (1070) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown coloured beer with orange tints and a very frothy, thick latte coloured head. An immediate smokey smell fills the air on opening the bottle, once in the glass the malt starts to come through, there is also a meaty, yeasty aroma, plus hints of roasted coffee and nuts. Dry mouthfeel. The smokiness is the predominant flavour to start with, but then the other elements come through, the maltiness, along with the coffee, nut and a touch of dark chocolate. Then comes a zesty, spicy and sour fruit flavour, that is in turn followed by a meaty, smoked bacon-like taste. The finish is smooth, smokey and malty.
Bottle purchased from Beers of Europe.
BlazerT (35) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with low mocha head, Low to average lacing. The aroma is wood smoke, also meaty aroma, leather. I don’t feel chilli at all. The taste is also smokey, leather, soy sauce and sweet. Palate it thin, low carbonation. The beer is lighter than you could expect, due to sweet character very drinkable. Really nothing special.
McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, cola syrup brown, with a thick dissipating to decent ringed tan head. Vibrant greasy/meaty spiced maltiness, heavily smoked but also an earthy sweetness. Initial taste is a rich, iodine daubed grain cluster richness. There’s a chilli zip in there, but even as the beer warmed up it was too much of a support artist to but it’s a bit too muddled Upfront carbonation is a buzzsaw to the malt, with the finishing prickle oily and almost gravy-like. This aids a BBQ gravy, light sticky bacon sweetness on the finish before a cloud of soy sauce and chilli cooling burn on the linger.
Keg, North Bar, Leeds
spacecube (659) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at North, pours black with a small head. Aroma a nice balance of Smokey malt, roasty, little bit of chocolate, chilli aftertaste, good
Momodorian (20) - - MAR 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Birra dal color nero con riflessi rosso rubino.Affumicata,veramente piacevole,molto scorrevole. Poca schiuma dal color cappuccino abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori di liquirizia e cioccolato con l’immancabile affumicature che non disturba mai,anzi. In bocca continuo a sentire il cioccolato e la liquirizia ma noto anche una certa piccantezza (spezie) e un morbido gusto di caffè tostato.Nel finale ritorna come per magia l’affumicatura per chiudere in bellezza.Una grande scoperta…birra mozzafiato!!!)
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours near black and smells of smoke and peppers. It’s sweet with lots of smoke and mild to moderately strong spice. This beer is straightforward. It’s exactly what it says it is. Medium bodied with high carbonation, it poured with a huge head and had to be slowly poured in stages.
MarcoDL (1562) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stout beer with a subtle yet present taste of smoke. Some balanced pepers, that give the beer a sharp edge.
Armadill0 (205) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a brown tint. Small brown head, vaporates quickly. Aroma is strong with coffee, liquorice and smoked wood.
Taste has roasted malt, dark syrup, chocolate. Soy and chili on the aftertaste. Nicely bitter overall.
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Silvan7 (583) - Samarate, ITALY - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Marrone scuro opalescente. Schiuma beige finissima poco persistente. Aroma affumicato, whisky torbato, caramello caffè e cacao in polvere. Gusto dolce abboccato, affumicato, poco amara, retrolfattivo fi cioccolato fondente e noce. Mediamentecorposa calda e poco carbonata. Equilibrata e molto armonica
RW80 (349) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance black with a little bit of greyish foam ( which quickly dissapears.)
Aroma: Smoke,licorice note chocolate and some berries ?
Taste: Light smoke and Light chocolate up front , some woody notes. Aftertaste is short and tastes like bitter chocolate with a bit of soy.
No trace of alcohol.
Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Very well balanced and nice, but from the nose and de Molens reputation you would expect it a bit more bold. But still a decent brew.