hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. This beer seems to be more available now than a few years ago when it was Top 100. Deep mahogany color with clear edges and a fine ring of white head. Awesome aroma of smoke, caramel, licorice, blueberry and even and unexpected touch of orange citrus. Damn it smells delicious. Flavor follows nicely but with softer intensity. Sweet caramel and roasted malt but the complexity of the aroma isnt there. Finishes with medium dryness and a lasting flavor of espresso and spicy licorice. Dank!
Lele (354) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 23, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ottima imperial Porter, come sempre quando si parla della De Molen. Sia al naso che in bocca sentori di caffè, caffé bruciato, cacao, un tocco di cioccolato, tanto liquoroso. Unica nota negativa, la trovo leggermente più acquosa rispetto alle altre del suo genere, e con bollicine quasi nulle. Per il resto, un capolavoro!
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, no head. Aroma of malt and peat. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet.
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Rask0lnikov (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black colour. Thin head. Lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, hints of berries, hints of sourness in the aroma. Hints of caramel, dark fruits, hints of coffee, toffee. Coffee and some dark fruits in the end. Liqeury hints and caramel in the aftertaste. Low carbonated, rather heavy bodied, quite well balanced beer.
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours black with a beige head; roasted malt aroma with some hints of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, and a hint of coffee; finish is dry with hints of chocolate; very good
Cokemonkey11 (364) - - APR 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours black with a thin tan head subsiding average. Scent is old ale, emphasis grain over wood. Taste is light resin and a bit sour with nice grainy, yeasty and toffee body. Mouthfeel is amazing, soft like velvet. Finish is clean and a bit ethanol. Very great beer.
prawlie (1447) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with an initial bubbly head that rapidly vanishes. Lovely on the palate, sticky and hints of figs and molasses. Nice and complex.
agent_persik (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, minimal beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruits, vanilla, cocoa, rum, touch of alcohol. Sweet taste with light dryness and mild hoppy bitterness in finish and dry bitter aftertaste with roast. Full body and soft carbonation. Rich and complex porter, very drinkable and enjoyable.
Kiezmar (218) - POLAND - APR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wygląd: czarne nieprzejrzyste, piana szybko opada. Aromat: czekolada, praliny, subtelna nuta kawy, wanilia. Smak: praliny czekoladowe, likier, kawa z mlekiem, wanilia. Goryczka lekko palona. Odczucie: pełne, aksamitne, gładkie. Alkohol rozgrzewa przełyk. Znakomite piwo.
Appearance: black transparent, foam quickly falls. Aroma: chocolate, pralines, a subtle hint of coffee, vanilla. Taste: chocolate pralines, liqueur, coffee with milk, vanilla. Palate: full, velvety, smooth.. Excellent beer.
MonsterMagnet (994) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours very dark brown with a cream ring. Lots of chocolate, dark fruit, brown bread, red berries, brown sugar. Sweet, with medium to heavy bitterness, oily texture, lingering, boozy chocolate mocha finish. Nice, but not the top beer I hoped for.