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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speyside whisky barrel aged


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black colour, tan head. Moderately roasty and oaky aroma, hints of vanilla and chocolate. Medium sweet flavour, notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Could use some more hops, but still a good beer as it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
tap at cbc pitch dark, smooth brown head. roasted malty aroma, boozy. falvor is roaste malty, bitter malty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20620) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle (kindly shared by tdtm82, thanks!). Pitch back colour, smaall brown head. Aroma is smoked wood, alcohol, some mild spicy burn as well as liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some fruits and quite spicy with some mild alcohol too. Alcohol mostly shows in a warming feeling in the throat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13671) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Draught, 12.3% at CBC12. Black colour. Dark brown colour. The flavour is roasted with a good mild vanilla note. Sweet and fruity. Clean and alcoholic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Tap @ CBC. Black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma has oak, vanilla, chocolate, dry wood, alcohol, liquorice root, spicy oak, hints of dark fruits, . Taste is dark malts, chocolate, coffee, oak and vanilla, bitter liquorice, roasted astrigency, lots of yeast attenuated driness, alcohol bite. Best De Molen I had on CBC.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting brown head. Woody milky aroma, vinous, hop notes, chocolate, cocoa. Oaky chocolate flavor, peat, smoked, vanilla, cocoa powder, vinous, figs, raisins, some tar.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3701) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 10, 2012
Very dark brown body and big espresso coloured head. Whole fat milk, chocolate, figs, walnut. Delicate rather than expressive or challenging. Sharp alcohol burst, fermented fruit. Don’t really get the barrel ageing in terms of wood bit I don’t mind that at all. It is full bodied en well developed instead. Low carbonation. Very flavourful, powerful even. Well worth the ABV. Sticky body, which fits the beer well. Quality brew for sure. (33cl bottle, bought at the brewer)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Sebletitje. Pours pitch black with a big creamy brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet with oatmeal, smoke, peat, prunes, alcohol, wood, dark bread, burnt caramel and hints of orange peal. Taste is sweet, salty and bitter with peat, ash, smoke, vanilla, wood, roasted malts, salty liquorice, pumpernickel, charred oats, coffee and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, velvety, dry and full bodied. finish is slightly sweet and bitter with coffee, peat, ash, wood and roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11192) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. [thanks noize/skortila/caesar]
Deep murky carbonation, fine, small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has fat chocolate, vinious, nutty, Nutella. Medium to low carbonation, fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, nutty, vinous, hazel- and walnuts. Fine soft roasted malts. Kinda vinious and warming with some smoke, cocoa and soft vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
33 cl bottle consumed on May 4, 2012. Thanks to sebletitje!
Dated 28/02/2012
"Clear" (hard to see, but no visible obstructions) black color, small dark brown head. Salty, smoke, alcohol, wood scent. Char coal, dry, wood, salty, smoke taste. Very dry, ashes, salty aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, high dry bitterness.


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