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De Molen Black Jack

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


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Imperial stout aged on Swedish Mackmyra Elegant whisky casks, brewed for Belgobaren, Stockholm.
OG 1110, EG 1032, EBC 383, 1560 bottles of 18cl produced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Nip bottle.. bottled on 5/13/10, #309. Poured medium-viscosity, deeper black with some swirls of dark beige sticking around. The aroma was decadent, with smoky whiskey and vanilla laced through rich chocolates.. brighter on the back of the nose, with oaky astringency and black pepper present.. some cocoa back there too. The flavor found sharp oak and whiskey notes throughout.. blended chocolates and vanilla plus lesser roasty black malts at the core.. finished with whiskey warmth and aftertaste.. surprisingly rough considering the smooth nose. Medium-ish bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. it tried to be smooth across the middle, but the aforementioned sharpness got in the way. Not bad, but not quite what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 6, 2012
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is heavy chocolate and sweet mellow malts as well as loads of wood notes. Whisky, oak, vanilla, a bit of vinous hints. Taste is very nice and balanced. A high sweetness is matched by dry wood notes and whisky taste. Not a lot of residual sweetness, but nice chocolate. Some alcohol heat in the finish. Very nice - another black hit from De Molen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with woody hints. Sweetish roasted malty woody licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
1st September 2010
Very dark brown cloudy beer. Decent tan head. Softish semi dry palate. Rich dark malt, a little fruit in the undertone. Tangy, minerals. Slightly salty malt finish, semi dry. Nice beer but lacks a little focus when judged by De Molens very high standard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ mikkeller bar. Pour very dark, almost pitch black, with a small fizzy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, slight licorice, wood, whisky, slight peat, and a little smoke. - very well balanced. Taste is pretty sweet, with a roasted and slightly bitterness to it as well. Semi-full bodied, with a rather flat carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and whisky. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 120512

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle @ MikkellerBar. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whiskey and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vaniolla, whiskey, oak, little liquorice with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a sampler glass. Pours near black with a short head that recedes quickly. The nose brings some oak and a bit of whiskey along with some roast and chocolate. Touch of booze. Flavor has some barrel notes alongside roast and light chocolate. Fairly complex and pretty well integrated. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium body. Good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2012
Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty with oak tones. Malt, fruit, oak and chocolate. Full body with a very nice, bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
In short: A Barrel Aged Imperial that doesn’t overdo the barrel thing. Good
How: Bottle, tiny 180ml, consumed when 1 year 4 months after bottling date
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose has light notes of barrels, medium roast, lots of sweet dark malts. Taste is blackened malts, thick maple syrup, some chocolate, some prunes, Nice well-integrated wood barrels. I don’t think it was possible to tell the barrels used were whiskey. It was obvious there was wood barrels involved, but there wasn’t much of a whisky flavor, in fact the barrel flavor was smooth enough that I don’t think I could have believed it was any type of barrel (Rum, Bourbon, maybe even Brandy). Alcohol is a bit apparent but not bothersome. It’s hard to say if this 12.5% beer is relatively easy to drink because the bottle is empty after just a few sips. Only sold in 180ml bottles, if it was a chocolate bar they would call it "fun size", a totally stupid name, a "fun size" chocolate bar should be the size of a toaster-oven.

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