Mad_Ferret (1018) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
Muddy brown/black with a thick brown head that leaves nice lacings.
Fantastic nose with rick coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, wood, pine needles, caramel and just a pinch of dark fruit and vanilla that along with some alcohol heat gives it a slight vinous touch with a hint of Belgium. Great!
Taste is sweet and roasted with caramel, coffee and dark chocolate pralines, licorice, some dark fruit and a huge piney bitter note rising higher and higher. A bit too high actually, and along with some alcohol also noticing I guess it do best with some aging.
Bigger body with soft bubbles and a slick mouthfeel.
This is an amazing beer, but the exaggerated bitterness along with the slightly hard alcohol stops it from reaching number one. jvhemert (397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
AROMA: very dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, nuts
APPEARANCE: black, clear, minimal head, completely disappears
TASTE: light sweetness, medium bitterness, little bit salty
PALATE full body, texture is oily almost velvet, average carbonation, incredibly bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: a really good beer, but just too overpowering, needs maturing of several years to mellow down. tommann (3751) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is leather, roast, yeast and some soy sauce. Taste has roast to start. Strong, bitter coffee and roast finish. Some tar also. Storm_Warning (83) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Currently drinking while typing. Once poured you are hit by an huge skunky aroma of liquorice, coffee, earthiness, alcohol and deep sugars. The appearance is almost pitch black, with a very slight mahogany colour around the edges with a large fresh brown bubbled but creamy fine wound head retention. Huge flavours in this De Molen, massive liquorice notes and huge coffee flavours that primarily hit your tongue. Also laden with caramel, smoke, espresso style strong coffee, earthiness, well hidden alcohol and a powerful ever lasting aftertaste of liquorice and subtle hops. Great feel in the mouth, feels full, perfectly carbonated for the style and not too heavy considering its massive complexion. Great Imperial Stout, I have never been a massive lover of the style but this REALLY excites me! Go get some! JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 8, 2012
Beautiful pouring. Bubbles coming up and down. High dense yellow foam head. Typical stout’s aromas: cocoa, vanilla and roasted malt.
Creamy, thin bubbles, well controlled bitterness.
Aftertaste: coffee and malt.
Very good Imperial Stout in a classical perfect style.
I love it !
BobEvers (370) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2012
Kleur: Zwart en lichtbruine schuimkraag
Geur: geroosterde mout, hout, chocolade en drop.
Smaak: start erg zoet, maar vrijwel meteen overheerst de geroosterde mout en een sterke bitter. Nasmaak is scherp bitter en de alcohol slaat ook snel in. Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
*(bouteille 11.2 oz, avril 2011): Corps moyen mais extrêmement sirupeux et collant, tapisse complètement le palais. Chocolat, café et mélasse sur le podium des saveurs. Ma cuvée 2010 peut attendre. laiti (8469) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2012
75 cl bottle (10,2%) @ home. Bottle #278, brewed on 17/18.02.2009, bottled on 20.03.2009, BBE 20.03.2034ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Aroma is a bit weird and stale with cocoa and roastiness. Also hints of licorice and hay. Flavour is nice with licorice, some salmiac and roastiness. Very long and nice aftertaste with roastiness, licorice and coffee. Very good stuff. Good as fresh and at age of three years.
Aroma: lots of chocolate, dark fruit, moderately boozy, roasty and coffee, some vanilla. Pours almost black, not quite opaque, one finger tan head with decent retention for an imperial stout. Flavor: chocolate, lots of chocolate, also plums, currants, coffee, syrup, nice warming alcohol. Fairly bitter, some hints of licorice, vanilla. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Nice brew. FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Aged almost a year. A real nice dark fruit covered in chocolate flavor here. A roast that doesn’t quite fit on the back end though. Quad like. Gets less interesting the more you drink, which is not a good trait.