hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2010
Cask at FONEFAN in Masters Division Celebration, The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Brown. Aroma of warm wood floors and paneled rooms (haddonsman); bretty chocolate (harrisoni); sweet leather armchair taste (hughie); some dryness. Yes, I very occasionally lick my leather armchairs when I am in my cups. thomat (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and smokey tones. Malt, coffe and vanilla. Full body with along biiter-sweet finish. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head, nice lacing. The aroma is roasted, chocolate and licorice. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is fat and bold with some alcoholburn. Overall a nice and bold beer, but with a high alcohollevel. abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
Black with a creamy, brown head leaving excellent foam lacing and liquid lacing. wooden, oak, liqorice, bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, roasted, liqorice flavors with an earthy finish and som cellar notes. Flatish and smooth. Full bodied. Heavy, but well balanced. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
6oz bottle drank from a CCB snifter. Thanks? to tpd. When it takes at least 10 ba/rb to finish this beer you know there are problems... A dark brown pour, oil viscosity, no carbonation at all, very dark... The aroma is a touch hot, lots of chocolate and chemicals, not good but doesn’t show the atrocity to come... The taste at first is just a hot stout showing chocolate, the finish is horrendous. TONS of chemical tar, shows notes of chemicals and tar, this is just bad. No one could drink more than once. This is a De Molen MISS. Don’t bother, even for the tick.
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Burnt raisin aroma. Black in color with a solid tan head. Sweet and roasty with hints of raisin. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
De molen ziel and zaligheid. 20cl bottle acquired via trade. One bottle out of 96... Pours deeper and thicker than the wild turkey h&v with a more intense blackness and barely less intense reddish brown edge. An aggressive swirl yields a thin flimsy swirl of a deeper tan head, barely considered head as a matter of fact... Aroma of ink and and an unexpected smokiness, a little sulphur and intense bittersweet dark chocolate... Flavors are intense and assertive with ink and a peated smokiness upfront. Thick and charry with deep bittersweet dark chocolate and a roasted feel to it. Full bodied. Almost islay whiskeylike in nature. Finish gets a little inky.
finol (3365) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
Pours heavy black.
Aroma dominated by cacao.
Taste of smoked sausages, licorice and dark cocholate. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
bottle brewed 11 april 09 at dak’s on 8/14/10.
orange-yellowy tinted brownish black with no head.
wow! the aroma!... meaty/jerky, yeast, ash, roast, chocolate, wood, rubber, smoke, black olives and tangy barbecue sauce.
the flavor is a lot alike.... ashy charcoal, umami and vanilla mix in there as well as a tartness on the finish. the aftertaste lingers as chocolate covered briquettes. it is a touch on the sweet side but the ash and alcohol really help keep the slickness in the medium body in check. 9/4/9/4/18+ PotjeBier (3218) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2010
On tap @ De Wildeman. Black color with dense brown head. Strong cognac aroma, with some chocolate, roast/coffee, wood (oak), vanilla, alcohol. Taste is somewhat sweet & alcoholic, cognac. Finishes with a good combination of bitter, roast, ash/peat & wood. A bit too cognac-y for me, but still a good big beer of course.