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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Lagered on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2958) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle Pours dark brown and clear Littlest possible head Smell is woody Very low carbo . Bit syrupy mouthfeel . Very grainy ( rye ?) taste . Some spices . Oak . Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
25th July 2013
Almost clear deep red - amber beer. Small cream coloured head. Smooth and slightly soft palate with light fine carbonation. This is one of those beers that are barrel aged to within an inch of itís life! Smooth sweet malt, sweet vanilla, dry wood. Tangy bourbon with a touch of dark fruits. The malt base is somewhat subsumed. Sweeter bourbon before the smooth finish. Touch of spice. So very BA, so very drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Fast schwarz, ohne schaumkrone, süsslich fruchtig und alkohlig (bourbon) im aroma, antrunk süsslich und leicht alkoholig, keine rezenz, gehaltvoll, leicht klebrig im nachklang ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4433) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
330 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a small, dense beige head. Aroma has moderate roasted malt, caramel, dry fruit, oak and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet and bitter with less malt flavor than expected, sweet dry fruit/marmalade and lots of oak and alcohol. Nice body with a long lasting sweet alcoholic and oak aftertaste. Plenty of aroma and flavor here, not unpleasant at all, but the total here ads up a bit to boozy and oaky for the fine balance that could have been here. Not bad, but not perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle via slowbeer Very subtle puff on opening Aroma of wet barrrl sour berties a touch of funk Flavpur of oak nice bourbon ans sweetish stout very tasty and easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle at home - last of the night, from the De Molen shop, 02/1o/13. Pours light black/dark mahogony brown with a thin tan swirl for a head. Nose is dark fruits, booze drencged oak, brown sugars, dark toffee fudge, bourbon notes, dark berry fruits, cocoa. Taste comprises light oaky bourbon notes, tangy dark fruit, tobacco, muscavado sugars, dark toffee notes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet but not overly so in the finish. Nice impy, good balance not too boozey or sweet and the mouthfeel is pitched well - good work!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle, 33cl. A clear looking dark brown beer, next to black, and topped by a small, beige head. The aroma has a funky twist, with roasted malts, coffee and some berries, molasses and sourness. Itís full-bodied and lightly warming, with a soft carbonation. Soy sauce, caramel, roasted matls, molasses and a funky touch in the flavor. Lasting finish. I like it, but Iím not impressed. It sort of doesnít impress, even though thereís quite a few nice things going on. 130928

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, roasted notes, some caramel, fruitiness, nuts and dark berries. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, dark red berries and oak. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark amber brown with a few bubbles. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, roasted and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin off-white head. The aroma is rich fruit and alcohol and I swear there was a hint of vinegar too, which surprised me. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big fruit and alcohol, liqourice palate a super big beer with loads of flavour.

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