kermis (12870) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, oak, vanilla and coffee. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a minimal light brown head. Aroma is leather, licorice, chocolate, wood, cocoa. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Medium+ body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn. I lost track along the way. Very pleased. pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, well integrated whisky, wood, soy. Taste is near heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium+, texture is viscous, carbonation is soft. Finishes alcoholic sweet and malty bitter. Quite homogeneous. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
Brewed 16 Dec 2009
Bottled 13 May 2010
Bottle 338 of 1440
The beer is dark brown and sports a thin, beige head. The beer appears viscous, leaving a sheet of oily lacing on the walls of the snifter.
The aroma offers oak, roast, tannins, dark fruit, malt, booze.
The flavor follows the aroma to a tee. Lots of dark fruit character, which, in most cases, I do not care for, finding it to be a deterrent. However, this beer has a lot of nice things happening, all of which compliment one another.
Low carbonation, thick and viscous, rich. A warming finish but alcohol presence is unobtrusive.
Overall, a very tasty beer. I would enjoy having this again. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-04-2012 FatPhil (15975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2012
180ml bottle (Belgobaren, Stockholm) Bottle 1316 (7:4+:8:5:16+=4.0++)
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2012
I’ll start with the appearance, as that’s easy to describe - black black. It was hard to get a head from pouring, but on swirling one rose up. Sharp dark berry aroma, black forest gateau. Less sharpness in the taste, in fact it’s quite mellow. A rich roast, the burntness is high, but not astringent. Lovely and smooth in the palate, gentle carbonation crispens and cuts through the sugars. Lovely vapours in the mouth, chocolate and coffee roastiness, but also vanilla dna sweet heavy esters too. Rich roasty body, so full. A definite "wow!" in the mouth and early finish. Succulent and delicious. No sign of 12%. We put this to one side, and drank the Struise Black Jack, so that we could come back to finish with this one as it was so much better. When we came back to it, Anna could detect spearmint, and I could detect peanuts.
Nip bottle.. bottled on 5/13/10, #309. Poured medium-viscosity, deeper black with some swirls of dark beige sticking around. The aroma was decadent, with smoky whiskey and vanilla laced through rich chocolates.. brighter on the back of the nose, with oaky astringency and black pepper present.. some cocoa back there too. The flavor found sharp oak and whiskey notes throughout.. blended chocolates and vanilla plus lesser roasty black malts at the core.. finished with whiskey warmth and aftertaste.. surprisingly rough considering the smooth nose. Medium-ish bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. it tried to be smooth across the middle, but the aforementioned sharpness got in the way. Not bad, but not quite what I was hoping for. phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 6, 2012
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is heavy chocolate and sweet mellow malts as well as loads of wood notes. Whisky, oak, vanilla, a bit of vinous hints. Taste is very nice and balanced. A high sweetness is matched by dry wood notes and whisky taste. Not a lot of residual sweetness, but nice chocolate. Some alcohol heat in the finish. Very nice - another black hit from De Molen. anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with woody hints. Sweetish roasted malty woody licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish. madmitch76 (24511) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
1st September 2010MotherBrother (941) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Very dark brown cloudy beer. Decent tan head. Softish semi dry palate. Rich dark malt, a little fruit in the undertone. Tangy, minerals. Slightly salty malt finish, semi dry. Nice beer but lacks a little focus when judged by De Molens very high standard.
Bottle @ mikkeller bar.
Pour very dark, almost pitch black, with a small fizzy tan head.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, slight licorice, wood, whisky, slight peat, and a little smoke. - very well balanced.
Taste is pretty sweet, with a roasted and slightly bitterness to it as well.
Semi-full bodied, with a rather flat carb.