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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4524) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Iphonephan! Poured a really dark brown/black color with a dark brown color head. Aroma was roasty malts. Roasty malts. chocolate. Easy to drink. Enjoyable.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajax25g (60) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pitch black, smells of wood and cognac with notes of dates and prunes. taste is similar. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1130) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 Bottle #21. 330 mL bottle courtesy of Tyson, served in a snifter. Pours deep chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a few bubbles. The nose has huge molasses, cognac, oak, and vanilla, along with soy sauce, subtle smoke, chocolate and espresso. The flavour is medium sweet with roasted malts, molasses, whiskey, oak and vanilla. Some tobacco comes through towards the end. The finish is long and malty with cognac notes, molasses and oak. On the palate it is full in body with a silky smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a truly awesome imperial stout. Easily one of the best. Powerful yet incredibly sophisticated. Amazing. 2014-03-08

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from trade with BenH - thank you so much, mate! The beer pours out in a deep dark colour with low head and smooth body. Awesome aroma of malt, chocolate and prunes. Even better taste of dark prunes, dark ripe berries, chocolate, dried fruits, plums, coffee and malt. Very sweet finish of dried plums and malt. A beer that is no beer. A beer that stays in your mind and that you long to be in your glass forever. Wonderful,perfect, delicious!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
canuck_j (70) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Beautiful whiskey nose and caramel, with roast,, dark chocolate , butter,,alcohol,fruity phenols and bananas. Black as night with a Lacey dark tan head. Low carbonation . A whammy of flavours with huge roasty malt, big chocolate cake, fruitcake, monster caramel,buttery smoky Whisky-like,and delicious . Whaps you in the face like a giant brick. Very possibly the best beer in the world along with beer geek weasel. Wow I wish I had brewed this. But I digress . Malt that fills your taste buds. Whisky flavour that cannot be duplicated.. Fought yeast with alcohol notes and perfect balance.. If this were heroin, I would become a junkie!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reimer96 (1192) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a small brown soapy head that goes into a ring and has good legs up the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol vanilla, wood, light fruity aromas... Very rich and complex. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol and a nicely balanced alcohol warmth is present as well. Light cocoa bitterness blends well with the alcohol and roasted grains... Overall this is a very pleasant ris to drink. It’s almost sessionable for its style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1725) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle (5/12/12), tasted blind together with some other H&V variants. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: nice, chocolate, sweet, some coffee. TASTE: nice, chocolate, coffee, decent! Though, expected more from this one!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ST247 (369) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2014
Thans to kraddel for the taste ! Pours black with light brown adhesive head. Aroma is alcohol and chocolate. Taste alcohol, chocolate but soft feeling. Nice aftertaste. Really interesting beer and feels like more :-)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nacho_1985 (88) - Málaga, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2014
Muy buena cerveza, oscura con sabor a chocolate y caramelo de alta graduación pero muy buena cerveza de este tipo

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours a black with tan head. Aroma is oak, coffee caramel. Not to thick for 10% and a smooth drink. A great winter sipper.


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