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


on tap

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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4700) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2012
(A) 33 cl. bottle @ home / purchased @ hopduvel in Gent: (A) very, very dark brown, slight Bordeaux hued with little to pretty much no head formation going on / (S) very ‘De Molen’ with lots very, very strong grounded coffee beans, ’De Molen" smoke, dark malts, nicely roasted, thick fresh wood, almost peppery character to it, touch nutty / (T) very creamy, nice milk chocolate sweetness upfront followed by lots of ground coffee beans going into a very bitter finish, not much smoke in the flavour, slight touch fresh wood but not lots, slight hazel, nutty, touch ‘milky’, lots of cocoa, very bitter chocolate in the finish / (B) not as thick as you would expect, slightly slick & quite oily, not much carb. – very lovely, I have had the regular, wild turkey, this one and Misto so far, would rank this second after Misto (bottled on 14.11.2011)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huubs (142) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2012
Pours black with a minimal head, which fades away quite quickly. Flavor of coffee, smoke and cognac. Taste is mostly coffee with a bit of cognac and chocolate. It’s a bit sticky/creamy. Ends with a little bitter. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3238) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, very small fully diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, roasted malt and coffee and faint licorice, light oak. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, lots of coffee with roasted malt and light licorice, light oak and light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, lots of coffee and lots of roasted some burnt malt, light licorice and light alcohol, light oak. Nice burnt - roasted IS with light oak/vanilla, bit too much coffee - bit too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black with almost no head. The aroma is roasted and woodsy up front with undertones of coffee, blueberries, cognac, hay gravel and parsley alongside a hint of dried corn. The flavour is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of dried corn, coffee, mild wood and sticky hops. The mouthfeel is soft, silky and light oily with a light carbonation. Dry coffee beans on the finish. Near full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4587) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Thanks to Mark from the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. Pours an obsidian color with a tan head. Nose is roast, earth, spice, slight booze, some cognac, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is similar- cognac takes up residence like a best friend you never knew you had, and the beer is much better for it. Flavor also comes through with some spiciness and wonderful roasty/ chocolatey qualities along with it. Nicest De Molen stout to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle, 33cl. Pours black, with a small tan head. Smells of roasted espresso bitter, and heavy malts. Tastes of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt and some hint of cognac in the alcohol. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Intensely smooth, creamy texture. Finishes dry, slightly bitter, and alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
Pour dark/black, with a very small tan head. Aroma is heavy of coffee, roasted malts, oatmeal, vanilla and a little bit of dark fruits. Cognac is really comming through towards the end, and gives this brew a rather dry finish. Taste is sweet, with a roasty bitter aftertaste. Medium oily body, with a semi-flat carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Wow, this beer looks truly one of a kind. 11.2 oz bottle with red wax on the cap. This looks like motor oil pouring into a class. Dark and sludgy, viscous. No head, just a light ring of fizz around the edge of the glass. Nose stinks of hops. That’s not a bad thing either. I don’t claim to know what cognac smells like but I don’t smell it to much. I do get coffee and chocolate however. It smells great! Taste is a lot bitter and a little sweet. It’s boozy, has a tinge from high alcohol. This could do with a year or two of aging. Mouthfeel is soft and silky. Nice long aftertaste. This is tempting as hell but can wait for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1674) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Black as the night. Brown head. Aroma is surprisingly neutral and complex at all but somehow pleasing. It has coffee in it. Flavour is roasted malts, licorice and some notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kristall-König (2375) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2012
Tief dunkelmalziger, holzig-süßer Geruch mit Likörnoten. Voluminös, malzsüßer Antrunk. Viel Kaffee, Röstaromen und alkoholisch. Trotzdem sanft-ölig gleitend mit Vanille. Sehr bittertrocken, likörig, holzfaßartig ablaufend. Alkoholisch nachwärmend. Enormes Bier.

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