TrefwoordPunk (850) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle 75 cl. Pours pitch blak with an extremely smal tan head and and a sweet coffee-like aroma with touches of dark chocolate and smoked salmon. The taste is sweet liquorice, with influences of sweet chocolate, sweet soy-sauce (in a good way), roasted malts and a bit creamy in the end. A nice bitter finish. A very good beer, but not the best De Molen has to offer!
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 75 cl bottle at Hopheads´ fourth tasting - in my garage. Bought at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Bottle # 80/260. Almost black color, moderate brown head. Aroma is most of all coffee, and it is lovely. Flavor is coffee, tar, liqorice, sweetness. Very oily mouthfeel. Lovely!
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at EBF. Black, loose and fading brown head. Dry, very burned aroma with cocoa, little smoke and rubber. Sweeter flavor with syrupy burned malts, salty liquorice, some hops in the finish. Full bodied, low carbonation. Not very balanced.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Tap@DeMolen. Wow! What a beer! What else does it need? Tap&Bottle@DeMolen. Yet another great Imperial Stout by De Molen. The bottle was too young so it had almost no head but from the tap it looked wonderful but small light brown head. Great aroma and flavor, all the stuff you would expect. Maybe a bit on the sweet side though.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pitch black colour with a nice light brown head. Roasty chocolate liquorice slightly smokey aroma. Very good filling mouthfeel. The flavour has a good very roasty maltiness with dark bitter chocolate, some liquorice, coffee and mild smokey touch. Nice brew indeed!
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at EBF 08. People had been going on about this for 2 days, so I thought that I would give it a go. Black, no head. Stunning aroma. Stunning. Great bitter choc espresso stout. ONe of the beers of the festival. It really stood out even though it was one of the last beers I had on the Saturday after drinking for 12 hours solid. A beer that lived up to the hype.
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma has licorice, chocolate and other roast malt. Dry and roasted flavour with a touch of charcoal. A little hoppiness, and a touch of smoke at the end. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
EBF2008. It’s pitch black and the aroma has notes of licorice, roasted malt and light peat smoke. The flavour has sweetness and notes of licorice, peat smoke, dark chocolate and roasted malt. The balance is very nice in this tasty brew. It’s strange, many of the De Molen beers gives me that ”at home” and I know you-feeling, where you do not need at lot of words to explain what you mean...
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF08.
Pitch black. No head.
Light and milky chocolate-aroma.
Pretty thick and oily palate.
Roatsed flavour with coffee and chocolate.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost completely black in its naked body appearance. Dark malty smell with smoky highlights. Gentle, velvet-like taste of well balanced liquorice, coffee and chocolate malts, and then ending up with a long-lived, bittersweet finish. Flat and dusty in the mouth. Full bodied. Just great (draught at EBF, 13.09.2008).