BeerBeCue (89) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml pourred into tulip. Pours a very deep opaque brown with copper highlights with one of the biggest head I’ve ever seen for a rauchbier with such a high abv. Aroma is a mix of campfire and caramel malts, cacao (as it warms up) and a bit of alcohol. Taste is obviously smoky and also a bit sugary as the brew warms up, and theres a bit of bitterness too. Mouthfeel is thin-slick (would’ve expected a thicker mouthfeel than that but its ok) with average carbonation. Aftertaste is full of roasted cereals, very nice. Overall a very nice high abv rauchbier (and my first de molen :D) I’ll try tasting their bloed zweet & tranen soon!
Silvan7 (535) - 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 (270) - 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.
EdwinLitzau (183) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zwarte kleur, amper schuim. Aroma van rook, beetje peat. Smaakt rokerig, bitter. Ben er niet weg van.
bobroman (254) - Torun, POLAND - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Intensive chocolate aroma. Small, quickly disappearing head. Almost completeley dark clear body. Intensive chocolate sweetness in taste, again with no smokiness and with very weak chili hottness. Good but not what it was supposed to be.
androman (151) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 33cl bottle @ home. Nearly black color, extremly frothy brown head. Aroma lot of smoke in the nose, somoked wood, basement yeast, soy sauce, earty, slightly malty and dark chocolate notes, some petroleum. Very bitter taste nothing else. Full body, average carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite extreme, not very deliciuos but definitely interesting. Feels like drinking beer through a chimney.
Heretik (1) - ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Truely tastes and smells of something burning. A full smokey body will stay with you for every sip!
age_jellema (27) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
More sweetness then i expected. Ligt to medium bitterness. Chocolate, coffee, berries. Low on carbonation. Very smokey, balanced in that way. I liked it. I am a Molen fan anyway so i will drink this again.
Buongiorgio00 (527) - - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buonissima birra, con un’affumicatura ben bilanciata che non cancella gli altri gusti ma li sublima con un bacio elegante e fumoso. Si sentono molto bene infatti sia le note tostate che il lieve amaro. Gran lavoro!
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a strong head. The aroma is roasted and malty, and the flavour is bitter with roasted, smoky and vinous'ness. Overall a nice smoked bitter beer.
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joeyplush (627) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is outstanding. Enjoyed it with Armed a few other good friends at a Connisseur’s club dinner in November. The smokiness is well balanced in the beer, it has a rich taste and a smooth lingering palate. My only complaint is that I haven’t been able to find any more of this beer at the local retailer!