Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is cherry dark fruits and chocolate with a nice roast, some caramel, wood, a light cognac, and a touch of licorice. Flavor is nice and complex. Woody chocolates with a nice roast, dark fruit, and licorice note. Some vanilla, caramel, cherry, and cognac. Finishes dry and smooth with a nice roast, chocolate, dark fruit, and slight woody cognac. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. A touch sweet on the nose, but a really balanced and complex flavor. Very easy drinking for the size.
sir__v (1984) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color : dark black beer with medium brown head and no carbonation. Smell : malt, wheat, black bread, rye. Taste : smooth malt, some sugar presence but really complex, barrel. Aftertaste : raisin, malt, sugar cane.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored beer with hardly any head. Aroma of burned malts and alcohol. Taste: burned malts, coffee, chocolate but nicely balance with alchol warmth, some caramel and liquor notes. Some alcohol warming in the aftertaste.
MrHangover (3896) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bottled on November 11, 2011. Pours a pitch black with almost no head on top. Aroma has cognac, oak, molasses and licorice all in the mix. Flavour is quite sweet with an aftertaste that seems similar to cognac, but more spicey. Definitely get the getting the molasses sweetness and high alcohol content. Very sticky, oily mouthfeel. No alchohol burn, just a very good sipper.
SimplySike (1371) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors black with tiny tan head.
Aroma cognac, alcohol, dark fruits, cherry, caramel.
Taste sugar, nice bitter, sparkling warming alcohol in the finish.
Mouth-feel oily, dry.
Awesome beer. The cognac is there, but not overwhelming, Well balanced sweets and bitters.
kraddel (5967) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasting with 77ships ( blind for him)
had heard great things abouyt this one ! plus, BA on cognac? thats the only BA i do like , realy ..
pours black, small white foam. smell is .. hoppy? taste and mouthfeel is very light ... just too wattery for me to be a stout. not very balanced, not very goode. drinkable, yeah, but nowhere near hel en verdoemenis...
i shall no more have high expectations of ALL molen beers, just yesterday these things got me to drink a smoked.. damn... thats what happens when you buy like 40 beers of them withoud looking to the style, right ?
77ships (7640) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx! to Kraddel for this one. 33 cl. bottle split. Bottled on 08/11/2011. Brownish with a beige sleet on the side for a head. Mocha & roast on the nose, plenty of soy sauce, licorice, old coffee, touch oxidation,… Bitter coffee grounds, coffee, soy sauce, licorice, oxidation bitter grounds, dust, roots,… Medium bodied, may haps it’s the age sir.
thomat (3299) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with a small brown head. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit, chocolate and vinous. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
CasperRuben (63) - - DEC 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Brown/black color, nice brown head. Very full bodied taste. Very malty tasting, the bitterness lies in the background. Not much carbonation, but in my opinion it’s just enough.
lefossoyeur (584) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown amost black with a generous beige head. Strong fruity/chocolate nose with loads of raisiny character. Réminiscence of an ABT! Full bodied, warming palate, chocolate, plummy and a touch of roasted nuts. Medium carbonation. Long warming finale. Very nice.