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

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RATINGS: 362   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reimer96 (1171) - 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 (1643) - 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 (360) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevnic2008 (7649) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to kappldav123. Very dark pour, small brown head. Lightly boozy aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, malt. Flavour is mostly chocolate, light coffee, sweet

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
33cl bottle #1728 after work at ’t Klooster, Delft. Poured pitch black with a short lasting brown head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, complex aroma. Some roast and coffee. Caramel and toffew aswell. Flavour is incredibly smooth and well balanced. Like a good whiskey. Pretty sweet and moderate bitter. Soft silky texture with a long chocolatey finish. Great!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (1675) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
330 ml bottle. Number 4619 actually. Crappy soft wax seal - am I the only one that hates digging around these things? Pours black with light tan head. Aromas of liquorice, wood, port alcohol, and wet roasted malts. Rich flavors of vanilla/oak, dark chocolate, old brandy, and heavily roasted malts. Hot. Wunderbar.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (787) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa beni bar. botella numero 2465. Mayo de 2013. Alucinante imperial stout con sabores quemados y gran presencia de madera empapada en cognac. Sus 10 vol se notan bastante fácil dando sensaciones de licor cuando la cerveza va calentando. cuerpo medio - alto con cierta densidad. Color negro intenso con espuma algo oscura no muy persistente. Grandisima cerveza.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Large doses of deep dark fruits, bitter chocolate, some phenolic notes, fumes, light smoke, and berries. Black, thin lace. Harsh bitter chocolate with berries in initial / goes lighter and buttery in mid / finish is smooth but a bit thin. Medium-heavy body. Great palate: the flavors float gently around the tongue. Heavy stuff at first, then it lightens up, and finally lands like a butterfly. Wow!


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