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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speyside whisky barrel aged


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1382) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Big thanks to Matt for hauling this one back from Amsterdam. Pours black, with a large medium-tan head. Honey and oak from the scotch are apparent right in the aroma. Coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts also apparent. Nice and dry. Flavor follows. Effervescent for how big it is, and on the boozy side. Lots of development in the flavor -- even a slightly tart (lactic? chardonnay?) note in the middle, with more coffee on the back side. A little bit of smoked meat, too. Really nice,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1319) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012
pours pitch black with almost no head. Aroma has dark roasted malts, liquorice, weak leather, chocolate and some brown sugary notes. Taste is kinda chocolately with weak smoke, oat, roasted malts, wood, liquorice and alot of present alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle, thanks to jeffo, 07/05/2012. Pours black, mocha cream colored head, nice surface retention and thick lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate with subtle fruity overtones, licorice, roasted malt, peat and a bit of iodine. Taste of sweet chocolate balanced by roast bitterness, espresso, with smoke, peat, and touch of alcohol heat. Full, smooth body. De Molen doing what they do best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5007) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2012
0.33 l bottle. Black color with rusty head. Aromas of perfumed alcohol, tar, licorice, wet wood and soft coffee. Grassy coffee, lots of alcohol, salt, licorice and charcoal. Full body, woody palate. Hard to drink, quite boozy, very slow sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (599) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2012
Smells like pilsner-malt, leather, alcohol, brown sugar and licorice and some hops. The beer is pitch black the taste is very burned and hoppy. Also got these licorice notes. Bitter as well. Creamy but still very fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Black with a thin brown head. Nice aroma, smoke, whiskey, some chocolate. Taste has more of the same, smoke, chocolate, whisky. Full bodied, some sweetness. Pretty good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2498) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2012
Pitch black with brown lasting foam head. Aroma is sweet caramel, so is taste. Also some wheat, bread taste. Little aftertaste. (Velp 201206) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, whiskey and roasted malts. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4973) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Euston Tap.Pours like black oil, but with a light brown head. Rich aroma of smoke, fruit and coffee. Smoke and hints of meatiness, but very moderate, caramel, noticeable alcohol. Complex and original, but age would probably soften some of the edges.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1685) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2012
De Molen is back to old form with this brilliant stout. With all the bubbling you can see that beer is alive!. Smooth, full of flavor and a nice finish. Superb beer. Bottle from De Bierkoning.


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