DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Sample from a 11.2oz bottle. Clear, dark color. Good light brown head. Good roasty aroma, dark fruit. Lighter body, soft carbonation, very dry texture. Mild bitter. Alcohol is well hidden, little sweetness. A nice complex spicy aftertaste. When I enjoyed my sample, I was being enveloped by a cloud of smoke from a nearby grill out, so I was trying to disregard that aroma, though the brew very well may have exhibited some smoke of it’s own. Nice brew. omikr0n (958) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown color with tan head. Aroma is wood, tobacco leaves, malt and slightly smokey. Flavor is malty, roasty, milky, wooden, slightly hoppy and nutty. Overall a bit on the sweet side. buttslamify (52) - - OCT 10, 2012
Aroma: Interesting, matches the flavor intensely. Smokey and charcoal, that’s pretty much it.
Appearance: Looks perfect for an imperial stout, nice lacing on a strong tan head, and an oily black complexion.
Taste: This is a little tougher. The coffee is definitely noticeable, but besides that most other flavors are masked by the intense charcoal taste. Now, that’s not a bad thing, but it’s just interesting. Tobacco flies up a little at the end.
Palate: My least favorite category, but it was a nice palate, definitely not smooth, but not too bubbly at the end. Stays strong the whole way through.
Overall: One of the most interesting imperial stouts I’ve tasted. It’s almost more like a smoked than a stout. The overwhelming flavor of the smoke might turn some off, but its definitely worth a try at least once. b3shine (9145) - Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good; brownish-black with tan head. Smells malty. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. I like the peated malt in this one. Enjoyable. BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Lots of similarities in De Molen’s brews...good thing they have a good thing! This one, unfortunately was way heavy on the ashtray. Charcoal pour with a small latte head. Loads of peat, char, soot, burnt wood, smoke, and soot. Yes, I used soot twice. Hints of brownie batter, chocolate, and vanilla. Just hard to find the other qualities. Not very good.
RexTalionis (3800) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottled. Pours black in colour with a tan head. Burnt wood, licorice and whiskey in aroma. More burnt wood, ash and some coffee in taste. Also some vanilla in aftertaste. Smooth and enjoyable.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
bottle, black black pour, zero head. light to medium peat in the nose, roasted malts with hint of choclate, Immediate heavy peat in the flavor. light black licorice gets overpowered by the scotch peatiness. Chocolate comes through as it warms. good stuff daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Almost black, brown head. Dark chocolate, peat, ashpalt, ash, charred oak, licorice. Really a thick and chewy beer. Enjoyable. garth_86 (221) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours black with tan head and head seems to stay around. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a Smokey roasted. Taste is a strong alcohol with a Smokey chocolate following. Great sipping imperial stout.
Tide (4355) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle at bar. Black color, brown head. Roasty taste with much liquorice, chocolate, coffee, smoke and some oak. Burnt finish with coffee. Excellent imperial stout.