SimplySike (1018) - 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 (4185) - 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 (4552) - 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 (2222) - 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 (486) - 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.
CapFlu (4660) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(33cl bottle) Courtesy of Blomster in a trade. Pours a large lasting creamy beige head atop a black body. Nose of booze, cocoa nibs and black licorice. Very smooth, nice palate - you'd never know the ABV was +12%. I like the lasting toasted malt front and bitter hops. Properly made Imperial Porters must have some the greatest variations of flavour on the high alcohol end of styles. I really am enjoying this for Christmas. Thanks Christer!
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snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 15/12/2012.
Pours totally black with a lovely creamy head.
Aroma is lovely, quite complex, woody&cognac notes dominate, followed by silky, slightly toasty tones from malts.
Taste is awesome, rich and intense, with uncountable number of different tastes.
Complexity of aroma&taste, again, is incredible.
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Temptation (244) - - NOV 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful beer with a great looking: Pitch black, low -but very well- carbonated and a tiny head. In mouth is velvety and very elegant, but powerful and very well balanced. The development is almost perfect, although I missed a little bit of lasting...In any case, a magnificent and majestic beer.
Theydon_Bois (10625) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (thanks to Dennis for an IP trade) - 30/10/12.
Pitch black with no head, still as the night!
Big waft of cognac hanging over the glass, dark malts, almond, plastic, woody tones.
Tastes of dark fruits, cognac, touch of booze, wood, cognac.
Great mouthfeel, full bodied with very fine carbonation and a smooth velvety finish.
A great strong Porter, the alcohol is very well disguised and with a luxurious finish.