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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lagered on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4255) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 33 cl. bottle split with Kraddel, courtesy of Kraddel. Bottled on 28/01/2013. Very dark, blackish pomegranate with almost no head, little sign of carb. Nose is mouldy, huge concentration of sugar, caramel, biscuit, incredibly sweet with some barrel with herbal tea in huge amounts,… Huge extremely sweet caramel, sugar, honey, intense sweet wood vanilla, lots of vanilla, taste is a bit disappointing but taste is incredible sweet syrup, pure vanilla, sweet tea with lots of sugar, sap, maple, pure good,… Very thick, almost boozy, little carb. Very impressive sweet goodness even if it is by no definition an RIS in any way & I am not even sure if the flavor profile is fully intentional but never the less the aftertaste on this one is divine even if this one is prob. not entirely intentional.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from Ale & Hop, Barcelona. Dark brown cola, beige small head. Amazing aroma of marcipane, oranges, chocolate. In the mouth the same flavours, lovely vanilla and marcipane, touch of tart fruit. World class.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2013
No head; beautiful brownish deep-ruby beer. Dazzzling complex nose of fruity booze and old wine; touch of acidity, as clove-picked oranges, preserved in wine; as sangria made with Grand Cru, instead of plonk. Little stout characteristics left, fruitiness and Bourbon taking over. Vanilla remains rather restrained - more specifically retronasal. Finish has hot alchol and fusels. Very oily-slick, warming feel, medium to well-bodied. Ow - this ranks amongst Menno’s best!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5064) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle from bierkompass.de.
Almost black color with medium beige head. Flat carbonation. Strong bourbon aroma together with earthy and wooden notes. Roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon in taste together with notes of coffee, dark berries, burned sugar, oak. Strong alcoholic bourbonr finish with milk chocolate. Extremely tasty sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaartenRF10 (1614) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
Very dark, very small tan head. Bourbon, vanilla and wood in both aroma and taste, just what I like! Body is a bit thin and carbo could have higher.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31859) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is wineous and fruity. Wineous, fruity and light wooden. Smooth bourbon really. Light chocolate malty. Almost wineous bourbon finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
33cl bottle, bottled 28-01-2013. Yet another of these big complex and boozy beers that leave me wondering why DeMolen is no longer bottling in their old 18cl format. The bottle was fileld to the top, so thanks for the extra 2cl. Brune foncée, col léger beige disparaissant vite. Arôme est plein de bourbon, ce dernier est généreux et rend une forte complexité. Note boisée, pointe de fumé et grillé sur un léger sucre caramélisé. Bouquet rend aussi une pointe de ce qui me fait pensé à des épices de Noël. Palais est ici aussi hautement complexe mais en restant dans une bonne mesure. Certaine épaisseur enb ouche avec une effervescence moyenne. Bourbon est vraiment très agréable, note de vanille, boisé/chêne américain presque fudge, le tout agrémenté par une fine amertume houblonné très plaisante.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3793) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2013
I belief this is my 100st De Molen brew. Yeah! No smoke on opening and filled to the brim... and indeed pours without much of a head. Dark brown body. Funky notes, roasted malts, bit of wood, red berries. Pleasant, comples and smooth body, light carbonation. Dark sweetness of berries and some milk chocolate, burned caramel and sweet forest hops. Not as funky as the aroma, rather vineous and woody with dark fruits. Much more like a quad than an impy, but with the moderate aged that adds complexity rather than whiskey, I really dig this beer. Unique brew, complex and delicious. A sipper. Awesome. (33cl bottle traded with Rob, thanks!)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3555) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Dark brown to black pour, no head. Aroma of ripe fruits, roasted malts, vanilla, oak, berries, some spices, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is very smooth, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some spices and slightly warming in the finish. Amazingly well balanced but sadly almost no carbonation and the slightest bit too thin, but furthermore a great brew.

4.2
   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


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