andrewturba (1037) - Alberta, - JAN 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown/black with huge light brown head that quickly dissipates and forms a small ring around the glass. Aromas of toast, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, licorice, malty sweetness, and some dark coco. Flavours of rich malty sweetness, dark fruits, roasted malts, nutty, toffee, caramel, hint of coffee bitterness, licorice and some light alcohol.
VictorStr (1398) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kraftig, mörk frukt, fantastiskt fyllig i både smak och kropp. Balans med mörka toner.
markextrae (1243) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from draft at van moll. poured a dark black colour with a nice mocha coloured head, sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla, lot’s of roast, ash, tabacco, dark red fruits, damn fine beer with a full bodied mouthfeel!
ghendrix (116) - Cardiff, WALES - NOV 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Black with thin tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, wood. Taste is lightly sweet, medium bitter. Medium-full body, rounded mouthfeel. Delicious!
Maakun (767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Big chocolate, sweet malts, nuts, like an chocolate pudding with extra cocoa and a shot of cognac. Also some ripe red fruits. Quite sweet with roasted bitter finish and a lingering citrus peel aroma. Full bodied with slightly sticky feel. Very good.
zimbo (595) - SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolutely sensational cake like mocha chocolate nose. Unfortunately still quite fizzy/acidic and rather thin on the palate. Burp inspiring actually. Nose continues through to the palate but is dominated by that fiery acidity. Good but this could have been outstanding with better balance on the palate.
TheJvd (915) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma has quite some licorice, dark chocolate, alcohol and some molasses. Taste has molasses, licorice, some alcohol and dark chocolate. Over medium body, medium carbo. Bit too sweet and alcoholic for me.
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color forming a medium and thin bubbled tan head. Low retention but with a thin layer remains forever on the top of the liquid. A lot of spotty and molasses lacings are left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of roasted malts and wood. Whiskey. Dark dry fruits, caramel, dark chocolate and flowery hops.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Roasted malts, dark dry fruits, oak, caramel, dark chocolate and coffee. A little bit sour. Balanced bitterness. It does not feel like 93 IBU.
M: Heavy molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Roasted caramel aftertaste.
O: Great drinkability. De Molen’s masterpiece.
k0mpsa (1328) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from öllepood nr2, pärnu. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, rye bread, sweet cognac notes.
Prufrockstar (1092) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bytemesis. Pours clear dark brown with short-lived frothy tan head. Aroma brings marshmallows, molasses, dark fruit. Initially there was a strong roast/borderline ashy undertone, but that was gone by the end of the glass. Taste is sweet, with soft roast bitterness in the finish. Palate: medium+ body, smooth texture, average carbonation. Overall: Tasty beer -- appropriately on the softer/sweeter side compared to the other big stouts I’ve had from them.
Beersiveknown (3173) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
one I’ve wanted to try for a while but not quite as expected. Oxidised with some older fullers vintage notes. Fruity, weetabix, minty, cocoa. Sweet, heavy, definitely baltic porter based. Some metallic notes, long minty finish.