dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge liquorice, molasses, coffee, chocolate, hint of smoke. Flavour is quite alcoholic, chocolate, coffee, big liquorice and molasses, malt this, that and more. Hefty but nice.
caesar (5824) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, bit tar, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate. Quite thick sweet and bitter taste. Soft carbonation, big body. One to chew on.
jmgreenuk (5841) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting August 2014. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin round frothy light tan head. The aroma big roasted malt, light molasses. The flavour is strong bitter light sweet with a rich fruity alcoholic bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (7125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours near black with no real head. Aroma of licorice, soy, dark chocolate, caramel, sweet overripe dark fruit. Flavor is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6722) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Noticeable alcohol. Nicely done.
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark flattish but good zippy bubbles. Plum, cola, tangy malts. Rich and full without being overly boozy. Smooth sipper alright.
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the patio during the latest monsoon. Beautiful dark with a nice tan head looks full and delicious. Nose is darkish chocolate and a bit sweet but restrained. Palate is roasted and very very sweet then ends with more roast and a coffee-ish dry finish. Tasty but might be better aged.
AgentAle (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2015 Aroma is chocolate, mocha and very rich licorice. Taste is a very rich dark malt profile that with hints caramel, molasses and roasty fig. appearance is a black body with a thin dark brown head that retains well.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours murky brown with just a touch of tan head. Aroma is boozy, barrel-y, and bold. Taste is the same. Just overwhelms the palate with the "hot" alcohol presence, woody tones from the barrel, and some milder chocolate and roasty notes. Not sure I could do more than a glass of this.
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark deep brown with some reddish brown seethrough fringe. No head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted coffee, malt, dark sugar. Taste is pretty sweet up front, dark cocoa, coffee, dry bittersweet finish.