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De Molen Black Isak

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Aged in bourbon and bordeaux casks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
18cl bottle, #1775/2040 from DeMolen beer shop. Brune foncée, dorée et moka, aspect huileux collant sur le verre. Arôme de bourbon et Bordeaux laissant des notes fruitées de vin avec en retrait une bonne note de malt. En bouche; bière épaisse, malt avec une présence fruité allant sur un vin cuit laissant des notes fraîches de Bordeaux ainsi une vaille de Bourbon, le tout se mélangeant avec un profile boisé, chocolat, grillé. Agréable de voir comment le mélange des deux laisse ample place à l’un comme l’autre pour briller et offrir du tout bon pour le palais. Un régal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2011
18cl bottle at home. Pours black with a lovely brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet with fudge, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, oak and licorice. Thick oily mouthfeel and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2011
15/07/2011 18 cl bottle #744 @ Klaas’ &Tims collaboration stout tasting - bottled: 13/05/2010 (2011-338)

Dark brown beer, beige head, unstable and bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, mocha, alcohol, sweet, dried fruits. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: fruity start, mocha, cherries, tobacco, caramel, red wine. (only learned afterwards that it has aged in Bordeaux barrels) Aftertaste: alcohol noticeable, red berried, dark chocolate, coffee and hop bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
18cl bottle, brewed 16 Dec 2009, bottled 13 May 2010. Deep black with small beige head. Wonderful aroma - chocolate, coffee, cognac, raisins, freshly baked bread. Nice silky mouthfeel. Taste is sweet mocha, oak, molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (11368) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
Pitch black color with a large beige head. Smell a little coffee and roastyness, plus wood. Very nice smooth soft taste, light bitter finish. Very good medium to full body, alcohol very well hidden, soft smooth carbonation. Very good beer indeed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
18 cl bottle. #1362: brewed 16.12.09, bottled 19.05.10, BBE 19.05.10
Very pleasant aroma has whiskey, vanilla and hints of roasted malt behind those. Reminds me of Närke Kaggen. Flavour has a bit too sharp whiskey, some wood and vanilla. A good one, at least for a whiskey lover like me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2011
With a very intense nose of roasted malt, chocolate and appels (very fruity!). Very smooth in the mouth, maasive tste yet soft finishing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (3025) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2011
Hade en ganska stor och mycket vinös doft. Lite halvtjock vätska med tydliga innslag av lakrits och trevliga brända toner. Eftersmaken lång och fin. Trots att det är en ganska tung öltyp så slinker den ned ganska lätt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle, #937. A black beer topped by a medium sized, creamy, light tan head. Boozy, vinous and roasted nose with some oak hints. Oak, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee in the vinous flavor. Warming and full-bodied in the mouth, but it could use more carbonation. Overall, a nice beer indeed, but a bit too much oaked for my likings. A beer worth repeating. 110107

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, dried fruits, coffee, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, coffee, licorice , oak. Full bodied nice beer.

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