Borresteijn (4405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bought at the brewery, from august 2007. Deep dark brown to black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, raisin, sweet alcohol, liquorice, some caramel, hops. Flavour is very sweet and sticky, soft roasted malts, liquorice, a bit of chocolate, some coffee, with a slightly bitter finish. Soft and smooth mouthfeel, thick and syrupy, fullbodied. Highly enjoyable, but could do with a whole lot less sugar.
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 1, 2007 bottling, #467. Poured rich, lifeless deep brown with some sediment in there and no head whatsoever (or pop when opened). The aroma picked up soy sauce, burnt darker chocolate, and pumpernickel bread with a greener, perfectly complementary raw coffee bean and grassy hop presence.. came together nicely. The flavor had more of the soy, rich cocoa, and coffee at the core with moderate-to-heavy roast to it.. coffee and light herbal bitterness surrounded, joining sherry-like oxidation notes.. finished rich and warm. Syrupy, thicker feel on the palate with no carbonation to get it moving.. roast and char paired well with the brighter hop presence.. long finish with just some warmth provided by the alcohol. Good one.
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle, with William, and friends on 22.11.08.
Darkbrown color, almost no creamy beige head.
Aroma some liquorice, strong roasted malts.
Taste caramel, sweet, alc. touch, strong roasted malts, very bitter.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Bottle # 195. Opaque dark brown with a discreet orangey hue and a light brown head. Intense aroma of roasted malt, licorice and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied with plenty of sweet licorice, hard roasted malt and dried fruit. Very soft and smooth mouthfeel. Has a light malt bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant. 291108
pivnizub (8580) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle LCRBM08. Very fruity nose with tobacco,roasted malt and alcohol in the background. Moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied. Drier malty bitterness in the fruity and molassy and warming finish. Fine stuff.........
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is alcoholic, aceton tones and bayleave. Very dark color. Black!. Taste is burned and smokey like lasong souchong tea. Aftertaste is however flat and thin. Nice beer to experience bitterness in beer but not to have another glass.
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled, 01 Nov 2008, bottle #566).
Courtesy of bierkoning, ty Edo!
Opaque black color, almost no head. Roasted coffee, dark malts, vanilla and cocoa powder in the nose. Intense palate, full body. Licorice, cocoa, dark coffee beans and chocolate in the flavor. Some vanilla notes. In the aftertaste hops dominate over roastyness and there is evident alcohol as well, but just a good amount of it. Propably one year cellaring has improved this a bit. Same time sweet, bitter and toasted. Another classic masterpiece from De Molen. This is actually quite close to Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter, but slightly sweeter.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a collapsing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, prunes, and some spices. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes roasted malt, licorice, soy sauce, prunes, and some coffee. The finish is dry woody, roasted, and bitter. Thanks fonefan and Brugmansia for sharing.
after4ever (5934) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330. Thanks, Maria! Jet black. Light garnet highlights. Big musty, earthy, slightly salty nose. Very boozy and pruney as well. Light, still body. Earthy, dark-chocolate-y body, very smooth. Mild coffee finish. This is an understated beer, much more concerned with balance and harmony than it is with power. And it’s more interesting for it. The booze does peek through here and there, particularly on the nose, but, overall, this is an amazingly well-crafted and restrained beer. Absolutely lovely, and a treasure forever.
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very flat. Somewhat muddy dark brown with no head. Rich, tarry nose is full of dark fruits, charred molasses malts, salty sting and earthy richness. Full body. The mouthfeel is only slightly oily. Thick, rich, filling. Very sweet but with substantial roast bitterness at the back. Some of that 72% cacoa good stuff, along with rich Yunnan tea, more burnt sugars, Chinese doughnut sweetness and barely-there fruits. A rich, hearty brew that finishes simultaneously sweet, silky and intense.