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


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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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.

Boekanier's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boekanier (57) - - JUL 26, 2014
Pitch black with a minimal tan head. Aroma: bourbon, vanilla, oak, bit too much of alcohol. Taste: very sweet and bourbony, soft and sweet finish, no bitterness present, but again quite a lot of alcohol. Mouthfeel: velvety, warming. Nice beer, but the alcohol is a bit too overpowering in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1679) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Murky ruby brown, decent tan ringed pillow. Nose is inky coconut, rich brass vanilla and loose brown sugar. Decent enough thick, rich dark cherry and stalky sugar with a real vibrant barrell buzz. There’s viscosity and there’s a buzz - mouthfeel is what sells this to me. Sails the linger a long, long way into the sunset. Finishes like a bunch of raisins have been leeching on the wood, linger is peppery and sherry sweet with more dark fruit burn.
The swooping balance did this all for me, everything lined up and the sweetness was something wizardry.

Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head, Slightly roasty aroma, dried fruits. Taste of dried fruits, roasty. Sweet and a little hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a purple brown with a slight brown head. Aroma is tablet, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is raisins, figs, red grapes, caramel, toffee and some slight alco heat.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2687) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7452) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3148) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5281) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (943) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3469) - 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.

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