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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Gelagerd op houtsnippers, gedrenkt in Dutchsky. CBC special.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4101) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
Tap, 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen. Black colour, thin dark brown head. Nose is roasted malts, vanilla, wood, coffee. Flavour is roasted malts and coffee, bit of vanilla, some dry wood. Finish is fairly bitter and dry. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4096) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle thanks to MrH! Pours pitch black with a medium brown creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, coffee, licorice, bourbon. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and light light bitterness. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Some warming on the finish, but not bad at all for ABV. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4002) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared at the March 2014 DC RB gathering. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice. Flavors of licorice, roasted malts and coffee notes. Medium heavy body, soft carbonation. Boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Nikos. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, fruit, coffee, and some spice. Very good,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a beige head, aroma of toffee, glue, red wine, wood, caramel, honey, vanilla, some coffee and wax, flavor is sweet with some wood, toffee, red wine, plum juice, full bodied, great one

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3887) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to Kermis for helping me slay this H&V tick. Opaque black pour with rich creamy brown foam. Aroma of whisky, really rich chocolaty aromas, a bit smoky, anise aromas, roasty. Taste is rich, tons of chocolate, nice spirit flavors. Palate is chewy, sweet but with good carbonation to cut through. Super tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3829) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at mikkeller stefans. Black with thick beige head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, alcohol and roasted notes. Taste is surprisinly bitter, roaste, chocolate, coffee with a full bodied impression and long roasted finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at home. Black pour, tan head. Aroma is roasty, some wet cigar, old yellowish newspaper, vanilla, leather, a hint of cognac, chocolate, caramel, some bready yeast and tobacco. Flavor is smooth syrupy roasted goodness, very full bodied, slightly sweet chocolate and quite bitter roastedness with a spicy tobacco like finish. Awesome balance and hugy body. A brew to sip. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3697) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle smuggled from Netherlands as a gift care of Kermis shared with Jeano. Pours sinful black with small head that didn’t hang around for too long. Notes of bakers chocolate, rich barrel, caramel, tons of licorice and an impressive malt/hop bill. Has some nice bitterness mixed into the decadent roasty dark notes. Long lasting and warming in the chest. Cheech ahh

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3576) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). #635. Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Pitch black with a medium beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is of fudge along with vanilla, roasted malt, toffee, light fruity notes, whisky, light smoke and hints of alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet and again quite fudge forward along vanilla, whisky, roasted malt, toffee, light fruits (less than aroma) with a touch of smoke and a light warming finish. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel. Very complex and quite enjoyable. One of my favorite from the Hel & Verdoemenis series. Balance is pretty good and alcohol is well hidden for 13% abv. Delicious.


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