Scopey (15522) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep red-brown with a small, bubbly tan rim. The nose is toasty, earth, big umami, sticky sweet, chinese pork, plum sauce, earth and toast. The taste is light roast, wood, toasty, alcohol warmth, umami, duck & plum sauce, booze, sticky, dark fruits, toffee and vanilla with a hot finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Not sure if the balance is quite there. A touch hot, but decent anyhow. Leighton (22073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Bottle shared at Bruce’s birthday - picked up at Kris Wines I think. Pours clear brown with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma holds ripe berries, raspberry, some creamy toffee, bread. Big sweet flavor with lots of rich sugars, syrupy fruits, berries, bread, mild caramel, low bitterness. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Finishes sweet, mildly boozy, with more ripe and sugary berries, faint earthy bitterness can burnt bread. Novel stuff, pretty tasty. Imperial stout? No. More like American strong or something. Almost no roast, no chocolate, minimal bitterness. Still, tasty. weark (859) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Dark brown near black color with no head and no lacing - Aroma of boubon barrel, vanilla, raisin, dried fruits, chocolate, sweet malt, very complex - Flavor is sweet bourbon barrel, sweet malt, raisin - Full body, medium bitterness, flat carbonation, sweet and silky, long bourbon finish - really good, a little bit too sweet, complex Cool_Bond (2744) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
Bottled January 28, 2013. Lovely aromas of dark fruit, oak and chocolate. Incredibly heavy flavor. Taste is the same as the smell. Even a heavy bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth forever. The alcohol is well been hidden and you know it barely. Truly an enjoyable beer. Yum! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings. PhillyCraft (7739) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle shared with Bill, pours plum red with not much head at all. Lacing is minimal. Aromas and flavor of ultra vtg barrel, marzipan, dates, whiskey, and dark fruit mostly plums and dark grape. So rich and old tasting with no sign of the 10.6 alcohol. Love De Molen.
teddybeer (4048) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
Black color with minimal and quickly dissapearing light beige head. Aroma has notes of peat with roasted malts and ripe black fruits. Flavor with vanilla and coconut traces, bourbon and barrel notes as well with some roasted malts notes and mild bitterness. Bitterness on palate with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. CraftBeerNick (2738) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at home, 12th December 14. Pours dark brown and slightly see though, not the look of an imperial stout, the aroma is bourbon, alcohol, some molasses. Taste is smooth and complex, bourbon evident, some spice, almost a chilli heat, barrel. Very nice beer minutemat (5956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours a murky very dark brown with minimal off-white head. Big sweet molasses aroma. Taste is thick and oily, lots of chocolate & figs, with a certain plumminess coming through. An enveloping taste. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Taken from notes. Bottle at home. Pours deep black, no head. Subtle vanilla notes, some remarkable roastiness and a tony smoky note as well. Thick mouthfeel, caramel, "perenstroop". Lovely. Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark brown/black with nearly no head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, syrup, chocolate, bourbon. Full body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice sweet warming alcoholic finish.