BOTnakke (26) - - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle, 75 cl. Pours a black with a thin light brown head. Aroma is thick with notes of coffee with milk, vanilla. Taste is heavy with coffee, vanilla from the bourbon barrels and rather sweet. The high alcohol is dominant. Estebanik (1090) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Bottle sharing w Multi Qlti.
Piana ładnie zdobi szkło. W aromacie dominuje wędzonka, i to taka faktycznie owocowa. A może to czerwone owoce z utlenienia? Pewnie i to i to. W smaku mało słodkie, dalej mocno wędzone, dosłownie tylko nutka bourbonu. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Zaskakująco grzeczne. Jest spoko, pewnie zostało trochę pokrzywdzone przez kolejność degustacji. JavitxuSoto (20) - SPAIN - MAR 4, 2017
CaŮa en Cimmeria. Marron muy oscura con espuma beige clara de poca retencion. En nariz destacan la madera y la vainilla, en boca para mi gusto demasiado caramelo, licorosa, carbonatacion baja. weihenweizen (3731) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a glass. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is smoke, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is smoke, chocolate, and bourbon. thepatrickman (1307) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2017
EBF 2017. Thereís a lot of flavor going on here. Itís loaded with chocolate, sweet malts, and booze, making it a really viscous, flavor-rich imperial stout. However, the smoked malts were really apparent, too, giving it a bacon aroma that brought out a lot of "umami" in the final beer (I kinda hate myself for including that word in a beer review, but itís honestly the only thing I could think). Really good, but meaty.
Andrus86 (641) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2017
Black pour with solid coffee head..
Dark malt, warm boozyness mixed with sherry?..
Thick dark malt body, creamy texture, dark berries & boozy woody warmth..
Sourced against the grain. willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 2017 re-reate: 2016 version on tap at CYO for the AtG event. Pours a deep brown to black with a bit of creamy foam. Bacon, roasted cacao nib and light vanilla on the nose. Alcohol completely hidden. Light maple and cherry notes with more roasted cacao nib and smoke with light bourbon undertones. Smooth and rich with a silky finish. This is a stellar beer.
2014 bottle shared (2 years aged). Pours a oily black with very little carbonation. Thin bodied. Bakers chocolate, dark fruit light maple bacon. Vinous texture. Big smoked maple bacon and light prune. Smoke and roast cacao nib. The smoked is really well integrated with a classic De Molen feel that pairs well with the bourbon notes and cacao. Awesome stuff. ajnepple (6417) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Brown/black appearance with a tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, roasted grain, chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Similar flavor, rich and complex with hints of caramel/toffee rounding things out. Medium to full body. Nicely done overall. MrHangover (4439) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle, graciously shared by a guest. Pours a pitch black beer with a bubbly tanned head. Aroma of coffee and bourbon, roast and some whisky malts. Flavor is bitterish, roasty and hints of darker chocolate. Has some slight hints of boozy notes in there, nothing disturbing. Fairly high carbonation, aftertaste is long and roasty sweet. Very nice colui72 (977) - HONG KONG - DEC 3, 2016
Pours black with a minimal beige head. Low carbonation. Aroma of vanilla, wood, bourbon and some notes of coffee. Lighter than expected in the palate, with strong malty backbone of roasted malts, some coffee, vanilla, caramel. Low sweetness, good but too hyped. Expected perfection here!