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De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals

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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Collaboration brew with De Molen, Närke & West Lakeview Liquors, brewed in Bodegraven in October 2, 1012. Brewed to commemorate the 25 Year Anniversary of West Lakeview Liquors 1988-2013. Label designed by Dutch artist, Arno Coenen.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordMariscal (22) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken. Potentisima imperial stout. Muy alicorada, sin espuma. Sabor muy potente a bourbon. Para degustar con paciencia y disfrutar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark pruney fruity nose. Thin brown color, flat. Condensed prunes and raisins, rich and pleasant, a hit of light tobacco,. Fruity sweeness rules the mid palate and final. Medium-heavy body. Great flavors, not overdone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7339) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy brown with lace. Nose is caramel, raisins, spicy yeast, plums. Spicy, slightly tart flavor, caramel, cola, steak sauce, brown sugar. Like an aged quad. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3028) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
Collaboration brew, a barrel aged stout with rye. Sticky, dense, creamy, stable, yellowish wite head over a very dark burgundy beer, almost black. Strong aroma of tawny port, marzipan, milk chocolate, rye bread, bourbon, basil, candied orange, banana, coffee powder, black olives, brown rhum, cooked meat, vanilla and mocha ice cream. Densely sweet, ’praline’-like onset, banana and marzipan again, deep rye sourishness throughout the palate with even somewhat drying effect, very thick and fat chocolatey and caramelly maltiness, umami taste blending in with the sweetness and sourishness, finishing dryly sourish, lightly bittering from roasted malts, very woody (tannins), umami touch, warming alcohol. Another interesting Molen creation, though perhaps not as appealing to my personal taste as some of their other stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
This poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of Bourbon, booze, and dark fruits. Flavor was ok barrel, light Belgian dark underneath but a lingering booze burn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (927) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a viscous black oily body barely producing any bubbles or head. Aroma of dates and raisins along with caramel and bourbon. Taste is thick caramelly bourbon riding on a thin carpet of lightly sour woody notes. Hints of leather, liquorice and balsamic vinegar. Vinous port notes as well. Full bodied and very softly carbonated.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
27-MAR-2014, bottle @Papsø clear all tasting, @Amager Bryghus with Ulkløbben. Hazy dark Brown with a low tan head. Chocolate, bread, Bourbon, Vanilla. All about the malts. Full body, average carbonation. This is fantastic. I really enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4189) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12 oz. bottle thanks to Adrien. Aroma is a healthy dose Belgian yeast with light chocolate, molasses and maybe even a light berry hint. Flavor shows a light oak upfront with milk chocolate hints in the center with the yeast showing up strong in the finish. Secondary notes of dark fruit and sugar.

The ABV is hidden really well but this bottle has sat for a good amount of time. The carbonation level is lower with a soft mouthfeel. This has a nice flavor but the bottle was extremely over priced at $9.00 for a 12 oz.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1174) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle at home, 7th February 15. Pours fairly clean and dark, slightly see through. Aroma, vanilla, bourbon, molasses. Taste is sweet, vanilla, oak barrel, bourbon, candy, molasses. Pretty tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3938) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from a friend. Strong and complex smell with caramel, bourbon, oak and dried fruit. Similar taste. Qutie sweet which balance out the booze from the barrel. The barrel gives it a very nice complex touch with lots of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Almost no carbonation but that is a plus in my book.


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