dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt raisin aroma. Black in color with a solid tan head. Sweet and roasty with hints of raisin.
Bontus (689) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted @ ACBF 2011. Pours ink black, peculiar dense creamy head. (looks like a Guinness head). Overwhelming aroma’s, roasted nuts, hazelnut, coffee, ... Great creamy palate. A real treat.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
head: thick, large , creamy !!
smell: roasty, oak chips, smoked, malts, bit salty
taste: flowery, sweet start, dutch drop, anis, licqorice, herbs and spices, cigars, perfume, dry end, earthy and ashy after
fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the molen and in bottle. Color is dark black, with small brown head. Smell: Chocolate, dark fruits, soy sauce some hints of coffee and roasted malts
Taste: quite complex, spicy, sweet chocolate and dark fruits, and in the aftertaste a great, extremely well balanced salty soy taste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy.
The best beer from the Molen! Only stormaktsporter can beat this one
finol (2453) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours heavy black.
Aroma dominated by cacao.
Taste of smoked sausages, licorice and dark cocholate.
hirigalzkar (2515) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A quite agressive imperial stout (dark chocolate, licorice etc.) with
lots of smoked, sausage kind of notes. The smokeiness is too heavy in my opinion and hides the other qualities of the beer.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with dark brown ring of head. Aroma of ash, smoke, bitter chocolate and beef jerky. Flavor has some light smoke, charcoal, chocolate, campfire, tar. Very nice!
FatPhil (10702) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap (White Horse, Parson’s Green, London)
7 Massively meaty beef stock aroma.
4 Black, tan ring head.
8 Rich roasty coffee taste, gently bitter from burntness, but not astringent.
4+ Ludicrously full palate, slick and smooth. Just a gentle hint of carbonation.
17 Covers the alcohol well, but you can tell it’s a big beer.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - DEC 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borefts Beer Festival 2010, on tap. Full bodied, coffee, chocolate, slight alchohol. Nicely balanced beer!
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[3249-20100802] Tap. Rich chocolate hints and coffee notes in the aroma with an underlying fruity roasted date. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Toasted chocolate and roast coffee flavour has a long sweet chocolate liqueur aftertaste. Full body. Very tasty!
(fonefan Masters Division Celebration @ The White Horse, London, England)