tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7/VI/14 - 33cl bottle from Gradi Plato or Domus Birrae (Rome, IT) @ Klaas & Liesje’s place - BB: n/a (2014-606)
Note: was holding on to this one to compare it with the "AT a NY hotel room", but apparently my beer drinking buddy drank his bottle by accident. :p
Slow gusher alert!
Dark brown to black beer, huge beige fizzy head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, alcohol, bit of chlorine, alcohol, dried fruits, mocha. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, little hoppy, dried fruits, sourish, some citrus, sweet, some chocolate. Aftertaste: caramel, mocha, chocolate, more dark chocolate, bit of vanilla. A job well done!
Philym (920) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma:Treacle, liquorice, spiritous, toasty and hint of rye.
Taste: Medium/high sourness, low/medium bitterness with low sweetness.
Palate: Thick silky smooth texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry sour, finish with a vinous, liquorice finish and bitter undercurrent.
Comments: Very good and slight lace. Rating is for bottle 10% ABV.
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The original 2010 vintage brewed at De Molen. A gusher. Massive foamy brown head fills the snifter and takes ages to die down - typical of some of the earlier batches of De Molen beers I’ve had. Doesn’t leave any lacing. Smell is liquorice, molasses, roast, also some lemon and under-ripe satsuma. Body is medium and, unsurprisingly given all the gushing, very foamy. Taste is sweet liquorice, burnt coffee beans, heavy on the ash and roasted malts. The finish is a little astringent and the aftertaste is chocolatey. The body is a real let down although it becomes smoother over time. The flavour makes up for it anyway.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally getting around to this one. Pours a completely black colour with a frothy beige head. The nose is heavily roasted and malty with hint of espresso and spice. Smooth mid palate with rich dessert like malts. Smooth and sweet with a nice complexity overall.
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average fizzy frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.
Abrakarl (278) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The looks could not be better. Oily, black liquid matched with light brown creamy foam. Excellent.
sagmarium (73) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A super-gusher, spraying half the train wagon’s inside, leaving a pleasant odor for the remaining 3.5 hours of the ride. The little beer hitting the glass was more or less black, with a dense, tan head. Coffee, some more coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and some licorice in the aroma.
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørk frukt, litt fatlagring og alkohol. Fyldig sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, brent tre og litt alkohol. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from backlog. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate, coffee roast, licorice, nutmeg and mild spices. Touch of burnt vanilla. Medium body.
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110602.
Pours pitch black color with a beige head. Aroma of licorice, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Flavor of licorice, roasted malts, cocoa, some tar and chocolate. Very nice.