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


on tap

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RATINGS: 376   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (5115) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2011
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks unusual for De Molen, but good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Complex-malty aroma with a hint of liquorice. Starts strong, complex-malty, but not too much. Well balanced malty notes, a bit oily with hints of vanille and coffee. Finish very well balanced and warming. Wonderful drinkable. A masterpiece!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1233) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cognac, leather, coffee, espresso, dark dried fruits, wood, vanilla, caramel and liquorice. Taste is vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee, liquorice, cognac, some light hops, chocolate and dark dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
18cl bottle with thanks to Doodler, much appreciated Scott! Pours almost flat with a thin, spotty and slow rising tan head. Aroma is nice with a rich cognac aroma amongst some espresso and light chocolate. Flavor follows suit, with more cognac flavor and lesser notes of sweet milk chocolate and espresso. A better compliment to the base beer on this one than the Wild Turkey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2322) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Black, thin tan head. No lacing left behind, as if there was something to produce one anyway. Big roasted aroma, coffee, dark chocolate. Big chocolate taste, dry alcohol presence. Mostly dark chocolate and coffee. Awesome beer. Can’t wait to have more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tweeke (37) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at borefts. A bit too much of a good thing, the cognac is strong in this one. This results in a rather ’boozy’ taste, the alcohol isn’t hidden too well. Apart from that it is an interesting and enjoyable beer that really deserves the name its been given. Very sweet (just like the normal Hel & Verdoemenis).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
2011 vintage on draft at BBF 2011. Black pour with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and oak. Flavour has same aspects with some cognac and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2029) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 On draft at Borefts Beer Festival, 2011 vintage. Very dark appearance, small head. Complex nose of malts, chocolate, liquor. Very alcoholic flavor, cognac dominance. Well brewed and complex, but cognac is just totally not my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1374) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
On tap @ Borefts 2011. Black with a golden brown head. Aroma is coffee, toast, cognac. Taste is malt, chocolate, molasses, cognac. Quite smooth on the palate and well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
180 ml bottle. Great aroma of bitter coffee and roasted malt. Taste however was a bit too much of the bitter coffee. Aftertaste didn’t make me want to take another zip. Although I normally like this style, this was a bit too much for me. Maybe I didn’t preserve him like I should have.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (2137) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Coffee with malty tones. Malt, hops and coffee. Full body with a long, balanced bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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