Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice lasting cappuccino coloured head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and caramel. Oily texture. Flavours of licorice, milk chocolate, syrup, sweet malt, burned malt and caramel. What a great beer.. TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de caramel avec une pointe de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #2857) Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
In short: A nourishing very roasted on the chocolaty side. Very good.MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed relatively fresh, about 8 months after first bottle rating
The look: Near black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is typical but pleasant roasted chocolaty imperial stout. Taste has a bit of many things. Some chocolate cake, some herbal hops, a light earthy notes, some dried dark fruits, herbal leafy hops. Roasted level is medium-high and covers-up the sweetness very well. Carbonation is a bit too soft but the body is pleasantly nourishing. Overall this is a superior classic take on the style. I was surprised to learn that there is two variations of Hell & Damnation. I feel sorry for those living a good life for I will have a choice.
My Bottom Line:omhper (25570) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
This Imperial Stout’s striking malt personality develops chocolate chips, pumpernickel bread, hazelnuts, caramel and raisins which are all kept in check by coniferous hops. This is another very characterful and complex product from De Molen.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A circle of foam floats atop the brownish blackness.
-Carbonation is relatively soft, letting us perceive a plethora of flavors while never being bothered by heavy dextrins.
-Roastiness is generous throughout.
-The cognac notes are subtle, which is appreciated.
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Near black, abdolutely no head. Rich chocolatey nose. Sweet and dense, very chocolatey with full body. Prickly with white pepper, lots of milk chocolate, almost no carbonation. Feels viscous, almost thick. Sweetness comes through in the finish.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2010
75cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2009, from The Cracked Kettle Amsterdam, complex Stout, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive! KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
Black with a tinybeige head. Sweet aroma with dark chocolate, burned malt and espresso. Flavour was huge with burned malt, dark chocolate, wood, espresso and cognac. Full bodied. A master piece! Once again a brilliant beer from Menno. JoeMcPhee (9519) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle 717. Deep black-brown pour. The nose is very salty with a kiss of light chewy malt. Soy and a bit of intense rich roasty character. As it warms a lot of dark malt character comes to the fore as does the barrel contribution. A bit of light sweet chewy maltiness. Fairly peppery with a kisslot of ethanol character as well. A touch of roasted sweetness and a bit of chocolate. Fairly sweet and quite oaky. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle shared by Maxxdaddy: Arouma of prunes, some choclate and other dark fruits and woodiness. Very bitter taste and a little sour. Thin body. Finishes warm with the alcohol. A strange brew. NoiZe (2322) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2009
Black colored brew. Vinous aroma, oak. Very low carbonation, maybe non. Flavor is laural, creamy, buttery, oak, vinous, malty, nice intense bitterness. Very silky, nice to sip.