Ughsmash (7260) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nip bottle, 2009 vintage, Bottle #205. Poured medium-deep brown with a dense, swirly dark tan head. The aroma picked up very sweet, sticky whiskey and vanilla over warm chocolates and a hit of treacle.. overall very sweet, with very little alcohol present. The flavor found burnt coffee and licorice plus lesser chocolates at the core.. bright, peaty whiskey and sharp husky bitterness throughout.. finished with a shot of whiskey and some vanilla over burnt coffee roast. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. just a tad too sharp and bitter at times.. overall a solid brew, but not quite what I was hoping for.
yngwie (14737) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 18cl. A murky, dark brown beer topped by a small, tan head. Roasted aroma with some caramel and dried fruits. Some coffee and a bourbon-like vanilla and oak touch. The flavor is lightly sweet, it’s full-bodied, warming and smooth on the palate, with the additional flavors of roasted malts, caramel, coffee and some dried fruits. Quite vinous. Long roasted finish. A vinous and pleasant beer. 111014
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
saw this at Pikku hiding in the corner, ending a long quest... super balanced porter, chocolate with a bit of ash, super drinkable
asheft (2651) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee and chocolate fudge brownie aroma with some liquorice and peppermint. Viscous black appearance under a nice light brown blanket that recedes to a tight ring. Sweet pumpernickel and sour dark chocolate flavour in balance with a subtle bitterness, finishing with sweet cereal-y chocolate. Full body, but not cloyingly sweet, moderate to low carbonation, sweet, slightly nutty finish.
rederic (3200) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
180ml bottle, red wax neck bottle, deep black color, with a frothy bubbly tan head, mild phenolic alcoolic, yeasty, fruity nose of burnt dried raisins, figs, dates and with a mild plum juice, brownie note, and a good roasted, chocolate, dark, toasted malt, minty chocolatey, faint raisin pie, date square, chocolate syrup accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth juicy plummy, raisiny, yeasty fruity, chocolatey, coffeeish, dark bitter chococlate, burnt fruitcake character with some raisn glossette, light chocolate cake, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt flavours, with a faint minty chocolate bar, chocoalte syrup, raisin pie backbone, leading towards a warming yeasty fruity, chocolatey, juicy plummy, roasty bitterness finish.
tom10101 (3532) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 180 ml . Appearance: Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aroma: Wood, smoke, roasted malt and caramel. Taste: Porto, vanilla, wood, smoke and roasted malt. Palate is vinous and dry. Overall: A really good porter with De Molen signature. Porto taste is somewhat surprising in this kind of beer.
Minderbinder (2305) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 180ml. [Bottled Feb 2009, n.826]
Pours black, with low beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is of smoke, caramel, alchool, oak, roasted malt. Taste is alchool (porto-like), caramel, roasted malt. Very complex, lots of flavors involved. Interesting complexity of the aroma, taste is heavy, difficult to describe with accuracy. Very porto-like.
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, roasted malt,hop, peat. Flavour is alcohol, peat, coffee, roasted malt, hop. Full body. Very nice beer.
laiti (6494) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
18 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 08.04.2011
Aroma has lots of vanilla, some roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate. Flavour has vanilla, coffee, some cocoa and hints of licorice. Very good, although all the malt and make this a bit too sticky and sweet towards the end of the glass.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 ml bottle; wow, thanks Brandon for this long time want!! pours dense black with slight white head; chocolate is heavy on the nose with light bourbon, dry malt and chocolate; molasses, charred malt, chocolate, dry malt; creamy mouthfeel, almost a meaty feel to it; super smooth and tasty chocolate overall; yum