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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: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Aged in bourbon and bordeaux casks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle. Black pour, creamy head. Aroma has coffee, liquorice, slight roast, chocolate, spices, nuts, oak ,wine, port and some dark fruits. Taste has similar characteristics, with subtle roast, vanilla, oak, liquorice, chocolate and dark berries. Lovely stout with a very full and rich taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
De molen black isak. small nip bottle as given to me via trade via an amsterdamite named rob. and thanks to mark for delivering... Pours typical impy styled darkness coloraton of a de molen barrel-aged stout that is topped with a thin to medium light beige head... Chocolate and fudgy nose with an equally measurable vanilln and bourbon aspect that shadows it quite in a complementary way... Flavors are robust, assertive and very forward as some of the other de molen with barrel and spicy finish. The middle is sweetened but quickly turns to the more heated finish. Liked at first but then became too much if a boozy mixture. Thin to medium bodied with a pretty high level of carbonation. 8/4/8/3/15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
#1858, bottled Dec 16 2009. Looks black, very much like any stout. Head is smallish. Smell is sweet and somehow brings alkaloids to my mind. Taste is bitter, sour and malty. I might be drinking this beer too cold. Some of the herb aromas are perhaps weaker thy could be. Call me crazy but just like this would be really good stout that only misses smoky flavor. Due the difficulty to get and not being super extra ordinary this beer is most likely overall over rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle: #1569/2040 Small brown foamy head, changes quick into brown lacing. Deep dark brown to black color. Light smell of coffee, roasted malts, lighter smell and hints of liquorice, chocolate, vanilla and very light hints of coconut and wood. Taste is a creamy mouthfeel mix of coffee and roasted malts. Lighter hints of chocolate, liquorice and spices. Lovely bitter and dry grassy aftertaste. Like an average (BA) impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
(Bottled, #999) Warming and smooth, roasty, coffee-licoricey impy with only a tiny vegetably note at first. Some tart red-wineous notes, too. Sweetish, a bit sticky. Not burned, not alcoholic - just well done and delicious! 6548

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4687) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle @ home. The aroma has chocolate, liquorice, chocolate and vanilla, some booze. Black coloured beer with a thin, beige-brown head. The taste is light bitter and sweet. There is chocolate, oak, red wine and fruitiness, some liquorice. Dry finish Not as powerfull as othe Molen imperial stouts. Nicely balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2010
Pours black with a small caramel coloured creamy film. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vinious, vanilla, oak. Nice soft flavour again dark chocolate, coffee, vinious, vanilla and . Nice mouthfeel with a long aftertaste which have a a nice burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Bottle #938. All black with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has lots of oak. Lots of vanilla, light red wine, some tannins, roasted, light liqourice. Low carbonation, lovely elegant oily and lovely mouthfeel. Flavour is very elegant and balanced. Lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, dryness, light viniousness, mildly roasted, a hint of plums. Tannins. Long, lingering oaky dryness with a hint of fruity hops. Lots of dark chocolate in oak. Wonderful!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4134) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Bottle @ home. Intense black pour, large brown head. Aroma of peat, bourbon, liquorice, wine, umami, leather, roasted malt, very full and intense. Aroma is only limited by time. Flavour is deep peaty liquorice bitter sweetness with lots of spice, roasted malt, leather ans more. Very nice once again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle at home ... thank again to Jan ... deep brown black ... short lived tan foam to no lacing ... rich wood deep toffee roast malts ... hint of the red wine ... little over fizzy bah ... deep chocolate roast malts ... again the hints of red wine ... hint of brett ... some dark fruits ... very nice

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