Beer5000 (5721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Deep dark, almost black body with a small brown head. Aroma of coffee, mocha and dark malt with a moderate hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, some roast, chocolate, dry fruit, bitterhops, wood and warming alcohol. So unbelievable balanced and nice.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DØE Festival, Valby, DK.
Black with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with spicy note and lots of coffee
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Black with a creamy, light brown head. Intense bitter chocolate aroma with fruit and roast. Tastes vanilla, iodine, roasted malts, chocolate- Islay whisky blended with chocolate, a great combination. Warming alcohol. Full-bodied. A masterpiece of a beer.
skortila (5108) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 Bottle @ CBF 2010. The aroma has roast ,chocolate, some peat and smoke. Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is bitter, has some sweetness, some roast, chocolate, coffee fruity tones, some peat, touch of booze. Quite bitter, bit soy sauce and salt in the end. Very dense and smooth. Great beer.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to askofficerfriendly for the share. I guess we are on a thick blackness kick. Pours a dark midnight black with a small tan head. Nose is smoke, black, peat, earth, asphalt, smoke, and toast. Flavor is similar with lots of bitter from the char. Oily mouthfeel and earthy booze in the finish. Not bad.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, liquorish and a flowery note. Flavour is roasted malt, malt acidic, alcohol, liqourish, chocolate. Quite bitter.
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 2nd BBF. Black colour, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, fruits and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, heavy chocolate, fruits. Heavy and dense bodied.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Draft @ De Molen. 100% solid black pour, huge, extremely dense creamy dark brown head. Beautiful and impressive. Aroma is butter, liquorice, salty/silty, oyster/soy sauce, band aid and ve-tsin. So this is umami?
Flavour is bitter and salty/silty of oyster/soy, salt liquorice, also hops, coffee, peat, spelt. Extremely creamy and full palate, clinging on for ever.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Op tap @ de molen. Pitch black pour with a very thick creamy tan head, leaving huge amounts of lacing. Aroma of butterscotch, bourbon, leather, cream, caramel, some coffee and roasted malts. The flavor is amazing, a bitter explosion of coffee, dark malts, caramel, some faint cognac, a hint of peat, bourbon, leather... everything is in there and remains lingering for ever after. Very full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Amazing brew.
Alengrin (4153) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another imperial from this brewery, this one intending to have an umami taste (which is not that rare in imperials to begin with, but anyway). Thin, creamy, beige head, jet black colour with somewhat reddish hue. Complex, powerful aroma of coffee, roasted nuts, chocolate, peat, soy sauce, bark, liquorice. Earthy and chocolatey flavour, soy sauce, indeed umami, even a slight saltiness, smoky, thick and oily mouthfeel, dark fruits, strong roasted bitterness in the finish with remarkably well hidden alcohol. This is exceptionally well made even for Molen’s high standards.