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


on tap

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (3003) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle 563 of 666. Undoubtedly, the best balanced and visually stunning with a thin and whispy latte head. Aroma of molasses, dark chocolate, oak, char, vanilla, and raisin. Even a little rauch quality. Rich fudge, brownie, and pure vanilla extract in addition to cognac, brown sugar, and wood. Chewy mouthfeel. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Nip bottle, #348. Poured deep brown, but not nearly black, with a short-lived yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up burnt black patent, dark chocolate, and what I suppose Blake would say creosote maltage, with rich, deep vinous and black peppery accents.. warm with a lovely deep vein of sweetness.. I love the underlying brew, and the cognac treatment did nothing but help. The flavor opened with warm, syrupy chocolate and black patent maltage again, accented by vanilla, deep vinous notes, black pepper, and a touch of clove.. dry and oaky with some malty tartness on the finish.. excellent! Heavier-bodied and syrupy on the palate with lower carbonation.. warm, but never too hot.. balance was near-perfect. This was a fantastic brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Small bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a pitchblack opaque pour, thick with legs, showing some brown ruby edges that show some light. A small frothy brownish head dies to tiny ring, no lacing, just legs. Aromas are rich coffee and mocha, lots of rich flavors showing some oak, gentle whiskey, coconut and vanilla. Rich mocha, roast and sweeter malts beneath. Touches of spirit, some rich roast, coffee, and dark fruit dances in with oak. Initial is fuller bodied, offering toasty malts and roast, mocha and coffee. Espresso, cocoa, and some vanilla dancing into oak, gentle coconut essence, some dark fruit plum, black cherry. Moving back into oak, some spirit heat lingers into the backend. Leaving a healthy roast, toast, and deep dark malt presence. Cocoa, roast, mocha, espresso, vanilla into the finish becomes more visible. Really nice lingering flavors, a full but not overbearing body and flavor. Lingering elements dance in a complex series, jabbing in and out. Finish leaves lingering roast, toast, cocoa, coffee, gentle oak feels. Top notch beer, leaving more base than the Wild Turkey and less barrel.. Though the barrel has it’s own gentle touch. Very nice..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
6oz bottle courtesy of an in person trade done in the Netherlands... pours a smooth cola-like medium to dark brownish black consistency with less intense brown edges and roped with a minimal wispy light beige head... Coffee, roast, and molasses with smooth bourbon barrel notes. Tootsie rolls abundant with a residual sweetness to boot. Refined and not overly assertive from the barrel. Done just right... Flavors follow suit with a mild sweetness all around lasting well on through the finish. Interspersed notes of booze, moreso than the nose, with additional hints of coffee, roast, and chewy caramel. A little warm as I work my way through the glass. Body is medium in consistency with a mild level of carbonation. Smooth and silky all around. Definitely enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
Tap @ BBF ’11. Vintage 2011 version. Pitch black pour. A lot of coffee and liquorice. Very long aftertaste which seems to last. Very intense. Nice cognac hints. Some roasted malts and chocolate too. Just great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2011
Pour courtesy of the DeMolen crew at BBF 2011 - thanks! The cognac really comes through - very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
(18cl bottle, #347) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and oak with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of milk chocolate as well as some roasted malt and coffee. I also get a few whiskey notes in the aroma. The flavor is also outstanding. I get a lot of nuttyness, as well as loads of chocolate and coffee. The oak and roasted malt are also present, as are some whiskey and cognac notes. The alcohol is very well hidden. Thick, chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice Russian Imperial Stout. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6231) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
Shared bottle Pitch black colour, moderate brown head. Nice roasty aroma, notes of coffee, liquorice, oak and old brandy. The flavour has the same elements as the aroma. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle.Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate,alcohol, mocca and coffee. Flavor is sweet and warming with some roasted grains, coffee and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation. Nice

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