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De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals

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98
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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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collaboration brew with De Molen and Närke, brewed in Bodegraven in september 2012.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2434) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
OMG OMG OMG NARKE! Mediocre at best. Tastes like a much worse Pannepot. Some raisiny sweetness, floral yeastyness, candy sugar, and finishes a bit chemically. I dont hate it but man nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3546) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home after Thanksgiving dinner. Pours a clear copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of caramel and dark fruits. Slightly sweet, boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (949) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma bourbon, vanilla, sweet, caramel, chocolate, raisin, berries, dark fruits, molasses.
Taste vanilla caramel chocolate sweets, some berry sour, little bitter.
Mouthfeel thick, oily, sticky.
Awesome beer, more imp. stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2014
oddly sweet. Not much for barrel characteristics. not much for smokiness either, its like they forgot the hops and the rest of the stuff. bland. and cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4511) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Tan head quickly recedes to hug rim. Dark caramel and bourbon aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and oak upfront turning to hot bourbon and vanilla in the lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6239) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
330. Pours a murky, near-opaque dark brown with very little head or lace. Big rich raisiny nose, showing deep caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, smells almost like a sweeter old ale. Very complex malt notes shining through, plus a plummy, raisiny yeast character (or maybe the raisins are special b). Creamy thick sticky body, soft carb. Dense heavy caramel, toffee, treacle, raisins, and plums on the mid palate. Lovely. Long sticky sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Casanova filled almost to the lid. Poured dark translucent brown with no head. Aroma full of boozy raisin and prunes. Pretty much no carb. Taste similar to aroma light bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft->snifter at Churchkey. Dark reddish-brown with offwhite ring. Caramel, molasses, cocoa, booze. Strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3685) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
As Goths & Vandals Barrel Aged, at 10.6%. Poured dark reddish brown with a tan ring. Aroma of vinous berries, dark roast malt and dark chocolate. Full body, flavour is sweet berries, much of the aroma, light coffee. Belgian strong my arse, halfway between an imperial stout and a barley wine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1065) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
Botella de 33 cl se 1420 tomada el 11-10-2014 en el momento en llamas. Embotellada el 28-02-2013 para 25 años. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscura poco persistente. Sabores y aromas de maltas tostadas con cacao y café y buena dosis de madera empapada en bourbon, algo dulce y especiada. cuerpo medio de 10,6 vol con gran sensación de licor y ligero paso por boca. Bastante buena, intenso sabor de bourbon.


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