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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Lagered on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2583) - Shrewsbury, 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 (1503) - 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 (970) - 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 (1510) - 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 (2680) - 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 (7492) - 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 (7640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7954) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 28.01.2013.
Pours dark red color with no head. Lots of syrup and caramel on the nose, dark roasted malts, some chocolate and mild cocoa notes too. Very sweet buttery bourbon flavor, some malts, caramel, maple syrup and molasses also. Oily thick palate. Not your typical IS, feels more like a Barley Wine, extremely sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5114) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
330ml bottle from De Molen Webshop

Bottled on Jan 28th 2013 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma of syrup, bourbon, roastiness, dark chocolate, vanilla and butter. Taste is sweet, syrupy and bourbony with loads of butter, bread malts, slight roastiness and heavy amounts of vanilla. Finish is sweet, syrupy and bourbony with slight roastiness and slick toffee notes. Quite sweet and syrupy, feels more like a barley wine than an imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2014
330 ml bottle. Bottled on Jan 28th 2013. From some webshop.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny off-white ring. Sweetness, whiskey sweetness, mild peat, dark fruits, mild berry tartness and liquorice dryness in the aroma. Closer to a Barley Wine than a Imperial Stout. The flavour is super sweet... there’s all kind of sweetness... whiskey sweetness, malty sweetness, sugary sweetness and fruity sweetness. After all the sweetness there’s also some malty, dark fruity and alcohol notes. Whiskey is also quite evident. Not bad at all. Tasty. Maybe a tad too sweet to be really enjoyable. Desert.

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