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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kapaopango (22) - - DEC 11, 2013
Pours a pitch black with a minimal head. Aroma of Vanilla and Bourbon. Taste is sweet and medium bitter. In the mouth is sticky, a lot of molasses, chocolate, coffe and booze. I was expecting a little bit more of this two imperial stouts monsters.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3300) - 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 (3963) - 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 (1101) - 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 (3803) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (256) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 31/01/2015. Color negro, Carbonatacion baja, Aromas a licor. cuerpo denso

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to charule. Pours a murky maroon brown. No head. Aromas of vanilla, candies dark fruits, butterscotch. Taste is sweet with a nice bourbon alcohol heat. Medium body and light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, caramel, sugary, light fruit, taste is rich caramel, dark fruit, sweet, toffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2910) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
(De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals ) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.6% Black coloured beer, small brown head with good retention, minimal lacing left behind. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, very appealling. Taste of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, light wood, dark fruits. Medium thick body, soft carbonation. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2417) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
330ml bottle @Cimmeia, Oviedo. 17-12-2014.
BBD: need to check, but was in date for long.
In short: tasty barley wine?.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Short head retetnion, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, liquor, sweet honey aromas. MEdium body, flat carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is quite malty, sweet, plums, raisins, some roasty notes. Warming mouthfeel, liquor profiled. No hints of aging noticed, but still an impressive strong dark ale, verysmooth and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (509) - - DEC 17, 2014
Pitch black. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is bourbon choco vanilla and some coffee. Full body. Lovely

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