McWorta (1516) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a dark brown fast fading head. Noses strongly of clear vanish, ethanol, alcohol with some light sweet toffee notes and roasted malt notes to it. The texture is rather slick going into oilyness. Full bodied tasting bitter with notions of sweetness to it. Heavy beer! With a nice well balanced slick finish, lasting for some times. Very pleasant after a steak!
Cassius (93) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In de categorie van Rhythm & Blues. Wel wat bitterder en minder zoet. Werd uiteindelijk moeilijk om af te maken, bleef niet interessant genoeg.
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and smoky. Oakey. Complex and balanced. Another home run from De Molen.
langeveld12 (429) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a large rocky light brown mostly lasting head. Body is black, some sparkles are visible.
Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, hay, molasses, roasted and burnt malts, coffee, dark chocolate), light hops (citrus fruits), light yeast (leather) and licorice, grape, raisin, cherry, cola and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then sweet with bitter getting stronger to a light astringent finish.
Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Amazing balanced beer full of aromas and shifting flavors. Very good!
Countbeer (6147) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Vintage 2007: #484/823: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Some beige bubbles that disappear wuick on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of dog food, vinous, liquor, roasted barley malts, tar, sweets like marzepin and mocha.
Flavours of roast, red vinous notes, red wine barrel, wood, grainy roasted liquor, some coffee and chocolate, bitter tones, some yeast, light hint of spices, some light liquorice tones and raisin.
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, malts, light vinous, raisin and oatmeal/porridge.
No carbo, watery mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and watery texture.
Decent but past it’s prime. 3.7
Bottle:Vintage 2010: #893/1344: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Mediummti smaller beige to light brown ish foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of raisin, soap, hops, flowers, oatmeal, liquor, manure, roasted barley malts, liquorice, tar and toffee.
Flavours of vinous notes, marzepin, barley malt roast, cream, raisin, some darker chocolate, bitters, some coal and roast, some yeast, oatmeal, roasted hay, a hint of coffee and a light soap touch.
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, barley malt roast, vinous, hay roast, some coffee, raisin and bitters.
Low carbo, soft creamy to silky mouthfeel, medium to full body and an oily texture.
This one is lot better than the 2007 version. Deeper, fresher and more anjoyable! 4.1
Beerman6686 (6320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, smoke, and cola. Flavor was similar but more on the caramel and chocolate side, lacking and roast really and a bit too sweet for me.
JohnnyRio (53) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet-black beer with a thin foam. Aromas ofroasty maltiness, strawberry and licorice. Moderate sweetness, chocolate and coffee. Very intense aroma and pleasant.
Hints of sweet on taste to come up with milkchocolate with strawberries flavors. Toasty, slightly licorice and coffee. Pretty good balance.
Full-bodied, palate. With even slightly burnt ashy at the end.
Tsarina Esra Imperial Porter is great beer, which clearly needs maturing.
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22nd November 2012
All these years and not rated this! How did that happen? Opaque black - brown beer, a few tan bubbles for a head. Palate is smooth and semi dry and pretty much zero carbonation. Rich dark chocolate malt. Touch of dark fruits. Simple beer, and flat - but amazing!
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown, hazy, minimal head, soy sauce, cereal, grass, earthy, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown, black, clear, brown foam, roasty, bread, nuts, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,