GBZ59 (600) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 19, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Botella de 330ml –gracias a Juanjo por compartirla. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. Color negro intenso y corona de espuma beige claro y burbuja pequeña. Buena retención. Aromas de avena, granos secos de café, maltas torrefactas, trazos de chocolate y sutil fragancia floral. Chocolate amargo/dulce fundido con lúpulos subyacentes fluyen juntos hacia un final prolongado y amargo con leve toque cítrico. Cuerpo intenso y carbonatación moderada. Paladar cremoso y aterciopelado. Placentera y deliciosa. ¿ 9,6 ABV? Estás de coña…
330ml bottle –thanks to Juanjo for sharing this one-. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Pitch black in color headed by light beige, small bubbled, froth. Good retention. Oats, dried coffee grains, roasted malts, hints of chocolate & subtle floral fragancy to the nose. Bitter/sweet fudge chocolate & underlying bitterness flow together into a long bitter finish with slightly citric touch. Full body, moderate carbonation. Velvet, creamy, palate. Pleasant & delightful. A 9.6 ABV beer ?? Come on…
kaivoetmann (5) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this in a Beer store in amsterdam. Thick dark color. Smell and taste of coffe, roasted nuts and honey. Great bitternes at the end.
jerohen (1863) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Bottled at Rooie Dop tasting session at De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Black appearance, no head. Absolutely fantastic complex nose, loads of malts, oats, coffee, some chocolate, some hops, even some wood notes. Very smooth yet complex malty flavor, very clear oatmeal presence, bitter but enough other flavors to balance it out. Developing and lasting finish. While this bottle was still quite fresh i’m already very much impressed. Seems like a very suitable candidate for barrel-aging as well. Very, very nice beer. Re-rate: Bottled at home, aged for about half a year. Huge head this time. Coffee and malts even more pronounced, also a bit more alcoholic. This beer definitely benefits from aging a bit. Rating reflects aged sample.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Burg Bieren. Was very curious about how this one would turn out. Black colour, thin brown head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, oats, cacao, slight sourness. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, slight hop bitterness upfront, followed by chewy oats and a medium bodied, fairly dry and slightly bitter palate. Fairly bitter and a slightly alcoholic finish. Very enjoyable!
kraddel (846) - deurne, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
now HERE’s a surprise ! dont know what the hell ’oat’ is , so never tried an ’oat’ stout.. aint it ’haver’ in dutch? anyway, alway thought it wanst my kind of thing, well, and this.. was.. cant realy say this stout has anything i haven’t had yet in a stout, the onley diffrence here is, that this is, to me, a basic rusian imperioal, very well balanced, and the good things in it, come way much more to live here. no coffee ( not a big fan of coffe here folks) no chocolat ( witch this proves to be not a negative thing, as i alway thought) in stead you get a realy heavy, yet drinkable, very nice brew. i’m gonna buy this for sure !
77ships (2156) - 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
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Molen Brewery Shop, Bodegraven, Holland, consumed inside ?Frank? (camper) at Camping Het Rieven, Landsmeer, Nr Amsterdam, Tuesday 2nd October 2012 Pours really black with a huge lava like flowing tan head, in fact the head is foamy & immense. This is a stunning stout, it’s rich with heap’s of coffee, chocolate and cinder toffee. Thick in the mouth, smooth, glorious. This for me is as good as any of the big stouts at Borefts in fact it is better than any I tried, superb. I understand that this was brewed at De Molen by a group of experienced home brew enthusiasts under the tutorage of De Molens Head Brewer (Menno?) well done to all concerned. Fantanstic beer, now why didn’t I buy more of these? A8 A5 T9 P4 Ov17 4.3
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired via trade with Benzai! Dark onyx pour with an almost chocolate milk consistency. Toasted granola, cocoa, Starbucks, honey-baked biscuit, and molasses all present. Coats the palate well. The alcohol is invisible, definitely not distracting. Truly delicious beer!
dEnk (2634) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty malt, fresh hops, chocolate and more.
Flavour is very creamy with loads of coffee, roasted malts and a woody ashy note. Great. In the finish more subtle flavours show up, liquorice, mocca, some spicy note. Drank this beer a couple of times now, and every time it’s better. (3x + .1 by now) Great stuff.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a hugely foamy creamy beige foam; roasted aroma of cacao and walnuts; some corny tones in the background; full-bodied and pretty thick; some sweetness below; a subtle yet fair carbonation; solidly bitter and quite dry; aftertaste of licorice, chocolate and tar - lot of character for this straightforward beer