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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BenH (2331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Big thanks to Bullit for bringing this to CGarvie’s tasting. Wow! Aroma or coffee, toffee, dried fruits and chocolate. Taste is toasty with some chocolate and mild smoke. Beautiful finish, well balanced and not too sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
Pours very dark brown with a nice dark tan head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, chocolate and a sweet roasted malt profile. Really good nose here. The mouthfeel is creamy with a very ballanced flavor profile. Sweetness all in great mix with ashy and malty notes. Creamy palate and a lingering aftertaste makes this H&V 666 devilishly awsome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours a dark brown, almost black color with mahogany edges and half finger off white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Deep roasted, smokey aroma thats bursting with chocolate malt, oatmeal, toffee and coffee bean. Although it’s very roasty it doesn’t smell acrid or burnt. Just lots of luscious dark malt. Full bodied with a good balance of roast and sweet malt. Lots of dark chocolate, toast, hazelnut, coffee/espresso bean. Well balanced with lots of silky chocolate countering the roasted notes. Slightly smokey but never abrasive or acrid. The abv is well masked with subtle alcohol flavor and little heat. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2011
75cl bottle, RBSG grand tasting. Medium brown head, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cognac, some vinous, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, light vinous, cognac, wood. Creamy medium-full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a deep black with brown highlights and a thin white head. Smoky roast, bourbon, roast and chocolate. Big and roasty, and surprisingly not heavy on the bourbon, nice wood and chocolate notes. Roast, chocolate, smooth woody touches of bourbon and toast. Very nice to see a bourbon aged beer that doesn’t t overpowered by the bourbon aspect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchbeerpages (1592) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
An aroma that has everything: liquorice, coffee, after dinner alcoholic drinks. Almost pitchblack with a light red rim. The first sip starts at the tongue and ends in the tip of your toes. The chocolate tones come to surface when it warms up, like some left over moccha coffee that has gone cold. Not my favorite H&V, but another true De Molen beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Dark brown, lasting beige head. Nose is coffee, green and celery creeping in, some sweeter, powdery chocolate. Flavor is heavy milk chocolate, inky anise, sugary, strong coffee bean in finish to save simplicity, but like most de molen, I get bored with how singularly focused it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
750mL (yes) at RBSG 2011 in Philly. The pour is a muddy maroon looking ink in the glass. Large, erupting, coffee head in true De Molen style. Nose is heavy hazelnut liquor with raspberry dark chocolate, cinnamon ganache, tobacco, and spicy oak. Taste is sweeter and thicker with lots of Heaven and Hell character like hazelnut ganache, Nutella, apple butter, spicy alcohol, and that great De Molen signature "meat" and "fattiness" in the soft, full palate. Really delicious. Hard to know everything about his beer in a sampling, but I will look forward to trying this one again. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours black. Tan head. Lots of carbonation. Nose of rich coffee, dark chocolate malt, roast chocolate, bourbon, oak chips and vanilla. Taste of same. Good mouth feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Relatively light, sweet milk chocolate nose, lots of dark fruit and toffee. The taste is very sweet, lots of milk chocolate, lots of toffee, lots of prunes. Total unbalanced, but drinkable.


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