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


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Lagered on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3642) - 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 (2473) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at home, 12th December 14. Pours dark brown and slightly see though, not the look of an imperial stout, the aroma is bourbon, alcohol, some molasses. Taste is smooth and complex, bourbon evident, some spice, almost a chilli heat, barrel. Very nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours a murky very dark brown with minimal off-white head. Big sweet molasses aroma. Taste is thick and oily, lots of chocolate & figs, with a certain plumminess coming through. An enveloping taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1322) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
Taken from notes. Bottle at home. Pours deep black, no head. Subtle vanilla notes, some remarkable roastiness and a tony smoky note as well. Thick mouthfeel, caramel, "perenstroop". Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (782) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark brown/black with nearly no head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, syrup, chocolate, bourbon. Full body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice sweet warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1215) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014
Cimmeria 02-10-2014 en el momento. Embotellada en 28-06-2013 para 25 años. Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige oscuro. Aromas intensos de bourbon con maderas ligeramente tostadas especias roble vainilla y cacao. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 10.6 vol con gran sensación alcohólica con ligero paso por boca al principio ganando densidad y sabores de maderas tostadas vainillas, cacao y algo de café según va calentando. Gran cerveza, una buena dosis de bourbon con buena dosis y sensación alcohólica. Muy buena, para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2412) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 25-09-2014.
Bottled: 28 Jan 2013. BBD: 2038.
In short: boozy sweet stout.
Pours very dark with some little tan head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Liquor, wood, sweet and roasty aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Viscous mouthfeel, taste is roasty, strong liquor flavours, some sweet and spicy ones. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6741) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled. Thanks veliemboys. Pours a murky amber colour without a head. Aroma is extremely sweet with strong fruitcake notes, butter, bourbon and wood. Flavour of very, very sweet caramel notes, bourbon, fruitcake, syrup, wood, overly ripe fruitiness and figs. Full bodied and soft carbonation. Long, warming, very sweet finish. Complex. But an imperial stout? No way in hell, this is a barleywine. I wonder if it’s possible to get diabetes by drinking a bottle of this. I don’t care, it’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 28.01.2013
Flat palate, no CO2. Aroma has sweet whiskey tones, oaty malt and chocolate. Also hints of peat and smoke. Flavour is rather sweet with oaty malt, chocolate and some syrupy tones. Whiskey and alcohol are also present. The sweetness here reminds me of the malty sweet tones of doppelbocks.

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