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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lagered on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.


Torrefacto's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (575) - Madrid, - JUN 20, 2013
Color negro con tonalidades rojas y prácticamente nada de espuma. Los aromas son ácidos, afrutados, pasas. Lo mismo en boca. Nada emocionante.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1017) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (1982) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6343) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5754) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6273) - 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.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3818) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7025) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2337) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
(De Molen Bar & Boos) Bottle 330 ml at home, filled to the top. Poured into a small snifter, ABV 10.6% Dark brown in colour, no head formed except some bi bubbles, tan in colour, lasting for quite long on the surface actually. Minimal lacing left behind. Aroma of vanilla, wood, alcohol, glue, blackberries, hints of smoke, dark fruits. Taste of bourbon, roasted malts, liquorice, again hints of smoke, fruity notes of dark fruits, mostly prunes, figs, the alcohol slightly notable, a bit of vanilla. A bit weak on the body, medium thin I’d say, good carbonation for the style. Nice imp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Deep black with ruby highlights and a decent beige head. Aroma is caramel, lightly roasted malts, liquorice, cola, fig, hint of smoke and leather, blackcurrant. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet and roasty on the palate with a warming, slightly woody finish. Taste is dates, raisins, figs, caramel, vanilla, subtle hints of wood and smooth bourbon. Absolutely delicious

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle @ Eet & Bierlokaal de Molen. Pours black with a creamy tan head, leaving some nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, sourdough, some dark fruits, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor is malty, wood, ryebread, dough, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 270714


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