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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Lagered on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
> A thin, sweet American Strong Ale

[ Bottle ][ Etre Gourmet ][ 33cl ][ Pizza Boy Snifter ][ $20 ][ 2/23/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, deep ruby; not really an RIS pour. Was skeptical when I held this bottle up to the light and light easily passed through it compared to H&V and H&A variants that are inky black. Pours with little carbonation, just bubbles. Nose is maple, light bourbon, more American Strong Ale with maple, black soy, brown sugar. Taste is quite sweet, there is some FW anniversary style maple chocolate, rich bourbon. Definitely a sipping dessert beer. Palate feels a tad thin with no carbonation, bitterness, or roast. So can’t really be called RIS. Would move to ASA.

<!> not Imperial Stout, no roast, no hops, no carbonation, too sweet

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark brown to black colour, thin light-beige head. Aroma of oak, wood, light vinous, sweet malts, alcohol, bourbon, spices. Flavour is malty, light vinous and woody, bourbon, sweet malts, watery milk chocolate, spices like clove and a hint of pepper, dark fruits, alcohol, sweet malty finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice BBA BSA IMHO. Not worth the hefty price tag though (€5.90)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2014
33cl bottle (bottled on Jan. 28th 2013) pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up full bourbon and booze and then oak mixed with malt sweetened dark roasted malts and a sliver of molasses. The taste begins with smooth bourbon booze, some molasses covered oak and mild vanilla. It then picks up sweet dark roasted malts that have brief moments of burnt maltiness. Pretty nice but on the thin side and after only 1 year this seems to be heading south.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutHead (606) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red color with a small beige head. Doesn’t really look like an Imperial Stout. Aroma has very clear notes of bourbon and fruit. Taste and aftertaste is of berries, sour fruits, roasted malt, molasses, a hint of licorice and very clear vineous bourbon notes. Very smooth with a bitter and metallic aftertaste. Full-ish body. Sounded good. Wasn’t as good. A miss. Too bad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1441) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Donkerrood, helder met minimale kraag. Aroma is moutig( gebrande en geroosterde), zoet, vanille, hout en bourbon. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, redelijk bitter, zeer sterke stout, gebrande en geroosterde mouten, licht fruitig, redelijk kruidig( iets van pepertje ), vanille, chocolade. Volle body, laag co2, afdronk wat kruidig. Lekker bier !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, hop, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla , chocolate. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, roasted malt, hop, caramel, soy sauce, vanilla, oak, coffee, chocolate. Boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by Holmen2. Clear mahogany colored body with a loght brown rim. Fruity funky bourbon nose. Vanilla and heavy sweet bourbon flavors. Full bodied. Alco warm. Pretty good. I’d think more in the line of barley wine or old ale than imperial stout as it’s styled at the rating moment on ratebeer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4953) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Shared 330 ml bottle, at local tasting. ABV is 10.6%, EBU 46. Dark brown to ruby colour, minimal head. Aroma of red wine, berries, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Minimal carbonation. Very sweet flavour, vinous notes, raisins, molasses and bourbon / oak. This is a barleywine, not an imperial stout.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2306) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Flaske på RB-treff på Vistenes: null skum, og lys for stilarten. Snev av lambicsurhet i aroma. Tiltalende smak med mørke bær. Men selv om dette ikke har noe med imperial stout å gjøre (Sigmund mener det er en barley wine) er det en god øl som egner seg til konsum i små glass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5155) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours deep ruby with a small tanned head. Aroma is light funky, light honeyish sweetness. Taste is light sweet, wood and barrel, vanilla and cocoa, lots of bourbon, until the lingering sweet bourbon end.


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