Plaas (82) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, smoky, bitter, complex imperial stout. Balanced, strong, malty. Very good.
Idiosynkrasie (2740) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black with very huge, long-lasting, frothy to creamy, moderately lacing, tan head. Toasty, dark malty aroma with a grainy touch. Taste is initially moderately sweet dark malty with an intensening minimally flowery note and a touch of honey; a dry hoppy note comes in, transforming eventually to dry oaty and minimally roasty in the finish.
Nice evolution of taste with notes slightly besides the standard coffee and chocolate flavours. Nice.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/VIII/2012 33cl bottle @ 3de Gents Bierfestival (Gent) - BB: n/a (2012-956)
clear very dark purple to black beer, huge beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, lots of red forest fruits, raspberry sorbet, black forest cake, red fruit jam, little chemical. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity start, ripe forest fruits, little sour, dark chocolate, mocha, biscuit (sponge cake). Aftertaste: bitter hops, little fruity, dark chocolate, pretty dry hoppy ending.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a large beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, perfume, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, perfume, coffee, liquorish and chocolate. A little strange.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring means a glass of brown-tan foam, and after much patience, near-black beer with ruby-brown reflections. Oatmeal immediately evident in the nose; further much roasted/burnt grains and malts, chocolate & liquorice. Nose hampered by the resistant mass of foam. Quite bitter and very roasted/burnt flavours. Burnt chocolate, dry coffeebeans, oatmeal seems again rather obvious. Fine acidic stoutlining, scorched caramel. Bone dry, quite slick, but only medium bodied. Long burnt/ing aftertaste. Good, indeed drinkable stout, but it could benefit from some more complexity, misses depth.
77ships (3019) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apparently made in real gypsy style with the new brewer just using De Molen installation and no input from Menno // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ GBF 2012 // dark brown with a tanned head // smell is deliciously sweet, thick malts, chocolate plain and milk, light roast, cocoa, vanilla and some fruits // taste is sweeter side, yummy and surprisingly fruity, actually getting plenty of raspberries in here plus reasonable amount of sweet berries on top, lots of nuts, creamy oatmeal, milk chocolate, malty, toffee, sweeter coffee & that fruitiness // very creamy body // watch out for the new kid on the block
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home, bottled 13.03.2012, BBE 13.03.2037
Aroma is sourish with some oat and milk chocolate. Palate is way too high on CO2. Flavour is somewhat sour with chocolate, some lactic acid, oat, ash and hints of chocolate. Too sour, feels almost contaminated.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a large off-white foamy head. Aroma is quite weak with licorice, dark chocolate and some floral notes. Flavour of roasted malts, licorice, floral hops, overly ripe mango and dark chocolate. Some disturbing perfume notes just like on their IPA, probably from the hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a high foamy mouthfeel. Alcohol feels in the end. Could be a Black IPA just as well, but this is disturbingly foamy.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a massive foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts with some fruity notes, hints of smoke and chocolate. Taste is roasty with a lot of CO2 and some hints of dark chocolate and smoke. Finish is carbonated and roasty, hints of fruits and biscuity notes. Okay, a bit too carbonated IS.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 13.03.2012. BBE +25 years.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a huge foamy head. Aroma of peat, dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee notes, dark malts, faint vanilla and some fruits. Flavor of dark chocolate, mild fruits, dark malts, hints of coffee and some vanilla. Very high CO2, harsh bitter palate with a dry malty finish.