fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black pour with a 1-2 finger, creamy, caramel brown head. Aroma is huge on roast, some dark caramel, chocolate, wet granite, a little earth and grassy, light citrus and pine hops. Flavor starts of with a deep complex roastiness, nothing else to like it to at first, just a great application of roasted malt, after a little bit some other flavors come in dark chocolate, burnt sugar, sweet caramel malt, caramel malt grains (pre mashing), sweet, tree fruit esters, some sweet bread spice, molasses and pine hops. Heavy body with a creamy to syrupy entry, light carbonation and slightly more syrupy, but still creamy then off dry finish. Really fantastic stuff.
Xebbe (1) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Riktigt god men enkel Stout. Inget extra men inte dålig.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zeke626 (422) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours an opaque, dark brown body with a thin, dark brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malts, and dark fruit/prune. Taste is similar, although with more chocolate/cocoa and coffee flavors; much more complex than the aroma. Smooth, thick, and silky on the palate. Sweet finish with a very slight lingering alcohol burn.
John25 (427) - 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 (1372) - - 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 (2134) - 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 (3773) - 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 (5043) - 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 (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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 (4911) - 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 (5164) - 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.