Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, - OCT 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Pitch black - brown head. High malty, sweet malty, toffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, fruity, chewie, smokey, lovely smokey on the sweetness, bourbon, some alcohol, wooden tart notes. Lovely smooth.
Scopey (5304) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. It pours opaque black with a small, bubbly tan head. The nose is rich roast, chocolate cake, vanilla, marshmallow, light smoke, coffee, earth and just a hint of whisky. The taste is rich, roasted malt, some acidity, coffee, booze, chocolate, orange peel, candied fruits, fruit cake, some bitterness, toffee and light smoke with a lingering rich roasty finish. Full body, low carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. A touch flat unfortunately... Smells rather nice indeed. Decent, but could have been lifted with more carbonation.
budznsudz (429) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 Bottle courtesy of Mr. Hangover poured into FFF teku glass. Dark cola, very little head. Aroma is wood, soy sauce, orangy cognac, and vanilla. Taste is orange peel, barrel, smoke, hot booze. Not what I was expecting. Medium body and syrupy. I poured half down the drain.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
> A flat, thinner, tart dessert sweet stout
[ Bottle ][ bytemesis ][ 330mL ][ Pizza Poy Snifter ][ Trade ][ 2/5/14 ]
>> Pours clear deep ruby black with no foam/head formation. Nose is sweet brown alcohol barrel. Some really nice bourbon and vanilla at first, but it quickly dissipates leaving very little besides orange juice and mild cognac. Taste is sweeter, thin, acidic, orange juice/cognac. But overall pretty weak sauce withouth the dextrin and carbonation and bitterness to really make this a true stout. Finish is slightly woody and acidic, very thin from lack of carbonation and lemon tangy. Disappointing.
Patjeadam (48) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! A very rich and amazing beer. Bottle at home. First smell is intense. Lots of dark stoutish tones like coffee, roadted malts & dark chocolate, it is more bitter than average. It has bourbon & vanilla, little booze. One of the best beers from brouwerij de molen i have tasted so far.
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angel77 (447) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl. Bar casa beni. 13-12-13 Aromas torrefactos algo dulces predominando olores de licor. Sabores tostados y madera quemado intenso. Cuerpo intenso de color negro con espuma oscura poco persistente que desaparece por completo a mitad de vaso salvo pequeño aso. Sabor muy indefinido de añejamiento dulce de bourbon y seco salado de whisky muy unidos a mitad de trago. Muy poco amargo con regusto final de madera quemada no muy acentuado. Bastante buena, aunque no tanto como sus hermanas cielo y tierra o hel y berdoemenis
Abijen (1087) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black beer with almost no head. Smells coffee, roasted, bourbon and alcohol. Tastes coffee, chocolate, roasted and little bit alcohol. Starts sweet with a good bitter finish. Low carbo, medium body and a oily and dry texture.
MarcoDL (1419) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is De Molen on the top of their game. A rich, complex and intense beer. Full of flavours, including coffee, dark cacao, vanilla, smoke, bourbon and I think some subtle dark fruits. Very good.
_angst_ (2279) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours viscous black with no head worth mentioning. Smell is malty and tannic with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, smoke, charred wood, vanilla fudge, toffee, caramel, hay, sweet soy sauce, slightly acetic coffee, bourbon, tingling alcohol and port wine. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, tiny sour, malty and tannic with roasted malts, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, high quality dark chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, smoked meats, sweet soy sauce, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, charred wood, moist soil, hay and burning alcohol. Mouthfeel is flat, round, velvety, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and tannic with roasted malts, caramel, bourbon, acetic dark roast coffee, cocoa powder, soy sauce, hay, vanilla fudge and charred wood. Very nice but some carbonation would have been nice...
markextrae (639) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
having this one right now for my 400th rating. poured completely black with no head. what a great smell! a ton of chocolate, espresso, oak, vanilla, whisky, bourbon, caramel, roasted malts, no carbonation but this tasted so smooth! one of the best BA molen beers i’ve head so far!!
pushkinwow (1821) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from Kamiel. Black with a ruby hue. A nice blend of bourbon, oak, vanilla, bit of whiskey with a fair amount of peat, lots of chocolate semi-roasted malt, and for the second beer in a row a nice alcohol burn in the nasal cavities. Full body, mild carbonation, greatly benefits from both warming up and being airing out in a glass, bit of sweetness but then becomes bitter and boozy. Can’t believe how well this melds together and becomes pretty darn delicious. Interesting because this is one of the few beers where the palate blows me away and yet the test doesn’t quite measure up - still worth trying for sure.