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All In Brewing / De Molen The Empress Strikes Black

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All In Brewing
Brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

Style: Imperial Stout
Göteborg, Sweden
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a collaboration between All In Brewing and Brouwerij De Molen. A rich Swedish whisky oak aged imperial stout that we brewed with some sweet and salty liquorice. Drink it today or in a couple of years. Do not fear the dark side!



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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1540) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled at Brewers GBG. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells and tasted smoky roasted malt, coffee, roasted malt, a bit salty and licorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jahe (20) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Sark black with a thin brown head. Coffe chocolate liquorits, nuts, a bit vanilla. A full body taste of fudge liquorits more vanilla andvaome alcohol.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (595) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2014
Svart med ett tätt och brunt skum. Doft: Kanderat socket, nötter, djungel vrål, trä, kola, kaffe, dajm. Smak: Kaffe, kanderat/bränt socker, hårt rostade nötter, lakrits, rostad limpa, lite whisky.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (1245) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
The smell of whiskey barrels are quite evident. A heavy and very strong taste of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and light sweetness makes me shudder. The aftertaste has a good bitterness with deleted with most roasted coffee beans which never runs out of the back of the mouth. This beer I recommend highly! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
@Basunen: ganska len doft men smaken var fyllig med tydlig torr kaffe. Fine brända toner. Lång eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5553) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Pitch black with a small, beige head. Vinous aroma with loads of semi-dark, milky chocolate and liquorice along with fresh, citric hops. Thick and oily palate. Medium bitterness. A lot of liquorice in the flavour along with chocolate and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1201) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a dense brown head. Aroma is licorice, bitter chocolate, caramel, oak. Taste is bitter chocolate, sweet licorice and caramel, salty licorice and a touch of oak in the finish together with more roasted bitterness. Body is medium to full, average carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, wood, dried fruit, chocolate, raw sugar and sweet alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of licorice, chocolate, raw sugar and bread. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggirlpanties (180) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle split with GT2. Flat, inky pour. Nose is super dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut ganache, Taste is tons of coffee, very bitter, not acidic, licorice, sasparilla. Ashy in the finish, dry. Not sweet or sticky at all. Oily palate. Mild alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
> A very bitter RIS that unfortunately has no carbonation

[ Bottle ][ _angst_/rlgk ][ 33cl ][ Trade ][ Woodshop Snifter ][ 4/24/14 ]
>> Pours flat, no head at all, inky black. Good lord De Molen, it’s like the Lost Abbey of Europe. Ring of small bubbles. Nose is chocolate chip cookie, cherry cordial, Godiva liquor, cherry Lindt truffle candy. Taste is very bitter, mild cherry Lindt chocolate candy, brownie batter, coffee and slight ash. Palate is dead in mouthfeel, but it isn’t sticky at all. Heavy bitterness saves this from being a total disaster. If carbonated, would really kick butt. Too bad. On the plus side, this bottle is now the star of our bottle collection since my wife loves Imperial Stouts and Star Wars.

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