jmgreenuk (3209) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt and boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a liqourice, malt, coffee, alcohol palate. I didn’t really get the chilli i’m afraid. I think the alcohol destroyed it. Nice, but i’ve had much better.
Erasmus_ro (1129) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottled 06/08/12, 20/09/13. Pours black with a decent, latte-colored head. Aroma is a lot of smoke and tar, Finnish tar pastilles. Some smoked ham there too. Taste is also a lot of smoke and tar, but not so much tar pastilles. Light salty liquorice, smoked ham again. Aftertaste is malty, tarry, smoked ham. Pretty stiff and full, a bit too much carbonation. Good, but not as pleasant as Schlenkerlas.
Grzesiek79 (2899) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Znakomite podwedzane piwo od Mollena. Bardzo dobre jedno z nielicznych ktore moze sie rownac, a nawet od niektorych jest lepsze piw z Bamberga. Slody mocno wedzone i palone, nuty drewna i zwlaszcza slody whisky sie wyczuwa w smaku, troche gozkiej czekolady tez jest. Spore nasycenie, co jest norma u Mollenow, co za tym idzie spora piana, trwala, gesta i o fioletowym odcieniu. Wszystko to tresciwe i sycace. Alkohol sprytnie ukryty. Finisz dlugo dlugo wedzony.
kiwianer (3303) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells intensive, smoky, a little spicy, overall intensive. The taste is creamy, smoky, a bit spicy, chili, nice and tasty! 12/13/12/13/11/12
Bryanvdv (406) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown beer. Brownish head, not much foam. Smells nice Smokey. Medium body. Bitter aftertaste.
pivnizub (8520) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle(#203):Deep ruby-amber coloured with a big and loose tanned head, dark-malty to caramelly nose with a touch of port-wine, a certain fruitiness and some peated malt are detectable, too; moderate sweet flavour with a slight bitterness, full bodied; a tinge of chilk shows up in the sweet-bitter and leathery finish. All in all just a mediocre De Molen product…
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep brown/black pour with thin to no off white head.... aroma of smoked peated malt, roasted malts and a little peppery.... taste of smoked malts, roasted, chocolate and some peppery heat .... has a bitter dry smoked and peppery finish ... quite a mix abv hidden well
Lore (766) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown colour, minimal creamy brownish head; aroma of smoked ham with maltyness; taste of smoked ham and cheese with roasted malt, malty sweetness and sourness; bitter aftertaste; great smoked beer and great beer again from De Molen
Finwe (374) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Smoky aroma with peaty impression and roast malt along with liquorice and a hint of chocolate. Smoked malt dominates the flavour. There is sweet maltiness and a hint of bitter dark chocolate here as well. Malty finish. I failed to notice any fiery sensation due to chilli peppers.
FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (Pikkulintu Helsinki)
Nice soft smokey aroma. Some sweet pepperiness too. Some thinness to the palate, noticeable carbonation. Slightly less exciting in the taste. A nice smoky roast, dry, touch woody, burnt wood. Has a kind-of wooden barrel aged feel to it, that I like. And that charred wood stays for thhe finish. Shame about the thinneess, but on the flip-side, there’s no alcohol in the taste. In the finish you can detect some vapour, but it’s not out of place. I lov Menno’s brews, but for some reason the smoked ones always leave me disappointed (only relative to the level of brilliance I expect from Menno, not in an absolute scale, as you can hopefully tell).