FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, - 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).
RW80 (258) - 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 (177) - 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 (145) - 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 (516) - - 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 (4150) - 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 (626) - 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!
bleeng (1470) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle. Black with a tan head. Smoky malty nose. Taste is very smoky with a toasty flavor. Big carbonation.