John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark cola. Rich coffee with acidic hop bitterness and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (2210) - - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel, burnt sugar and char. Taste adds creme brûlée and rubber. Thick viscous mouthfeel with little carb. Very nice.
MarcoDL (3634) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ molen tasting. A real taste bomb, has sweet malt, licorice, chocolate, sweet coffee and a hint of booze. I liked it, but it was a bit unbalanced.
dEnk (4200) - 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 (6303) - 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 (6751) - 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 (9071) - 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 (7942) - 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 (516) - 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 (2755) - 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.