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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Lagered on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cam_Dynamite (110) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Pours different than I expected. More of a brown ale look to it. Interesting beer. So many flavours it hard to narrow down. Bourbon, caramel and fruit dominated for mine. Great beer but just a bit sweeter than I prefer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2015
330ml bottle (?, ?)
Pleasant roast at first, some nice vanilla, hint of coconut, and later some banana strings. Deep red, a bit pale for an impy to be honest. Remarkably watery palate, OK, it’s a bit sweet too, so not watery /per se/. A tiny drible of the cloudy leftovers did actually fill the palate out a little. Again, a pleasant light roast, again vanilla, some banana, and a bit of coconut again. No sign of 10.6%, it’s not even 7%. Finish has lots of banana as well as the bourbon. Nice, but to be honest

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Shared at Ale House. Bottle, from me, thanks to madmitch76 the original Essex legend! White lacing and opaque colour. Swiss white chocolate. raisins, vanilla, licorice, tar, panetone cake, Bourbon, cola in the finish. Also blackcurrants, oak, caramel, toffee, chestnuts, sweet marzipan sugar. Booze. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle share at Bruce’s birthday drinks craft beer co. Many thanks to Leighton. Caramel brown coloured pour with a fleeting head. Aroma is salty, warming booze, rum barrel, coconut, vanilla. Flavour is composed of plum, caramel, sweet, vanilla, cherry pie, oak, unrefined sugars. Palate is full and semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Umami. Little plastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep red-brown with a small, bubbly tan rim. The nose is toasty, earth, big umami, sticky sweet, chinese pork, plum sauce, earth and toast. The taste is light roast, wood, toasty, alcohol warmth, umami, duck & plum sauce, booze, sticky, dark fruits, toffee and vanilla with a hot finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Not sure if the balance is quite there. A touch hot, but decent anyhow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Bottle shared at Bruce’s birthday - picked up at Kris Wines I think. Pours clear brown with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma holds ripe berries, raspberry, some creamy toffee, bread. Big sweet flavor with lots of rich sugars, syrupy fruits, berries, bread, mild caramel, low bitterness. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Finishes sweet, mildly boozy, with more ripe and sugary berries, faint earthy bitterness can burnt bread. Novel stuff, pretty tasty. Imperial stout? No. More like American strong or something. Almost no roast, no chocolate, minimal bitterness. Still, tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (494) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Dark brown near black color with no head and no lacing - Aroma of boubon barrel, vanilla, raisin, dried fruits, chocolate, sweet malt, very complex - Flavor is sweet bourbon barrel, sweet malt, raisin - Full body, medium bitterness, flat carbonation, sweet and silky, long bourbon finish - really good, a little bit too sweet, complex

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (2085) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
Bottled January 28, 2013. Lovely aromas of dark fruit, oak and chocolate. Incredibly heavy flavor. Taste is the same as the smell. Even a heavy bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth forever. The alcohol is well been hidden and you know it barely. Truly an enjoyable beer. Yum! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle shared with Bill, pours plum red with not much head at all. Lacing is minimal. Aromas and flavor of ultra vtg barrel, marzipan, dates, whiskey, and dark fruit mostly plums and dark grape. So rich and old tasting with no sign of the 10.6 alcohol. Love De Molen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2933) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
Black color with minimal and quickly dissapearing light beige head. Aroma has notes of peat with roasted malts and ripe black fruits. Flavor with vanilla and coconut traces, bourbon and barrel notes as well with some roasted malts notes and mild bitterness. Bitterness on palate with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

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