hapjydeuce (1000) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013HeadyDE (825) - Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottled, from Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA. Imported by Sheldon Brothers edition. Over the past few years Iíve been on the hunt for more brews from De Molen. Appearance is nothing short of stellar; pitch black with a cascading head as it is poured into my snifter. Lively carbonation settles into a fat, pillowy head that lasts throughout the entire glass. Perfection in that category. Notes of dark chocolates, plum, pancake batter and rich coffee loft off the head. The aroma is killer, my favorite aspect of this beer. Flavor follows suit here but with less intensity. The palate is rich and coating; the beer leaves a fine slick on the mouth which fades to coffee bitterness and dryness as the experience ends. For me, this falls just short of what Alesmith has done with Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout here in San Diego, California USA, but it is a damn close second. Well done De Molen.
Bottle pour 2013..pours a medium black with a larger than expected head..nose is booming with coffee and chocolate, really nice aroma..mouthfeel follows nose with smooth as can be coffee, followed by some bitter chocolate, hard to fathom how smooth the coffee is but more delicate than any coffee beer I can recall, a bit more carbonation than anticipated is the only real downside to this, pretty amazing stout skortila (5793) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled. The aroma has coffee, chocolate, some licorice. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has coffeer, roast, some chocolate, some berries and some licorice. Medium-full bodied beer. Nice. BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle thanks to mr.brown pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big coffee roast malts ash coca chocolate. Taste is more of the big coffee roast malts some ash. Very nice. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle at home íWijsdier Luwak Bierí, unbelievably rich in flavours. Coffee, roast, full chocolate body. Totally awesome, and probably the best beer Iíve had in a couple of months. BlazerT (1082) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with small, light brown head. Almost none head retention and lacing. Aromas are mainly moderate coffee, chocolate and up-front dried fruits (raisins), slightly woody. Taste is definitely sweet, fruity with lots of dark fruit accents. Overall nice, not malty and sugar packed with strong chocolate, fudge neither toffee accents. No lots of roasted malts with strong ashy notes. This one is good combination of coffee, wood and nice fruity notes. Highly drinkable, well ABV hidden.
Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. DutchDrebus (5952) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Quite old bottle @ home. Black with no head. Loads of coffee in the taste and aftertaste. Pretty great. beer_queue (140) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottled: 04/18/2012, sampled: 11/06/2016.
Even at this age, the pour is lively, producing a big tan head that holds itself so long in the glass. Color is black, of course. Aromas are obviously coffee front & center, but thereís also a huge chocolate fudge or Dutch chocolate brownie note following. Surprising how fresh this beer smells after more than four years. Some subtle dried fruits in the aroma as well (maybe dates). Taste is absolutely rich and decadentógigantic blast of bittersweet chocolate initially and then transitions into a coffee note thatís soooo smooth and well-balanced; not too bitter, acidic, or tart. The end is where the coffee stands out on its own and shows off some of its alcoholic strength as well. A faint dried fruit plus honey sweetness is there but itís pretty much covered up by the chocolate & coffee. The booze gets super strong after it warms up! Texture is chewy, full-bodied, hot, and astringent from the strong coffee & alcohol. To be honest, the flavors here are two-dimensional and lack a wide range of complexity. That doesnít make it badÖnot at allÖbecause this brew makes up for it by presenting such a special experience. Itís a distinct example of Dutch chocolate combined with ridiculously high-end coffee in a beer.
Maakun (5370) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle 2013 vintage thanks to deanso. Almost black with barely any head. Some dark chocolate, wood, light mold, hint of chocolate, hay, dust, paper, dried berries. Light sweet, medium bitter and very light sour. Medium bodied with watery way. Probably way past its prime, though deanso and sjogro still like it so maybe itís me. Not good. beerplace (1599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
330ml bottle from Park Royal Liquor Store. Bottled on 19/04/2012. Pours an opaque dark brown with a huge dark beige head. Aroma is coffee, grassy, licorice, chocolate and leather notes. Taste is sweet, slightly boozy, coffee. Cold coffee aftertaste. Very good stuff.