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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 356   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.


RobertDale's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2012 bottle courtesy of Kirk! Pours a pure black with a small brown head. Amazing aroma of roast, chocolate, wood, licorice, and cognac. Taste is roast, dark chocolate, wood, dark fruit, licorice, cognac, and vanilla. Superb!!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from MrH. Aroma and flavor are a perfectly balanced bouquet of cognac, peat, milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, and toasted sugars. Great mouthfeel on this one. Loved it. Want more. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
Sample from the Molens last bottle. very thin tan head. Chocolate aroma. Clear black pour. Very smooth. Wood in the aftertaste. Gorgeous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (1858) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
Bottle, march 1st 2014. Black bodied with a beige head, fast disappearing. Aroma of whisky, roasted malt, vanilla, nuts. Taste of licorice, coffee, booze, plums. Thick body, low carbonation. Vanilla and coffe aftertaste with a vineous alcohol note. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5454) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
antonstoop (149) - - APR 4, 2014
Nothing like the standard hel & verdoemenis. It has a strong alcohol, cognac, sweet, milk chocolate, light peated smell. It has more body and more flavour. The taste is milk chocolate, alcohol, sweet, coffee and mocha. It had one of the best aftertaste for any BA i gave tasted. It is just a desert; mocha, chocolate, alcohol and sweet. The best of the molen!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to MrH! Pours opaque black with a small creamy brown head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Subdued roasty cognac aroma, chocolate, some coffee as well. Flavor is quite nice, cognac present but not overpowering the stout characteristics. Light sweet, light bitter with some bitterness lingering to the finish. No real astringency per se. Lots of roasted malts, a bit of ashtray. Perhaps a bit hot for 10%, but not too bad. Body a little lighter than I expected, but otherwise a full out winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle. Hearty near black pour with a dense brown head. Rich roast, chocolate liqueur, oaky vanilla, sweet cognac without any booziness, all in good balance. Heavy mouthfeel, sweet without being cloying. I thought this was going to be hot and boozy, but I’m happy to be wrong. This was fantastic!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (3071) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Rating #3000!

330ml bottle from De Molen Beershop
Bottle #1637, bottled DEC 5 2012 - Pours pitch black with a sticky and bubbly light brown head. Aroma of lovely oaky wood, roasty malts, stingy alcohol, hints of cognac, vanilla, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth and soft but complex with some roastiness, wood, oak, cognac, dark chocolate and oily coffee. Finish is warming, slick and smooth with some roastiness, oaky cognac notes, smoked wood and sweet vanilla. Elegant, heavy but still pretty soft and yet quite complex barrel aged imperial stout. An enjoyable slow sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
bottle, time to rate this bad boy, had it a few times but haven’t ticked it yet, Thick black pour, chocolate tan head that quickly dissipates but shows up with tiny bubbles each time I swirl the beer around in my glass. Killer aroma, lots of oak, sweet vanilla, rum soaked raisin, slight booze, this stuff really coats the inside of your glass. Taste, wow, thick thick mouthfeel, slight booze, chocolate, oak, rich vanilla brown sugar, roasted malts, fairly sweet but not cloying, well done. This is a great blend, great use of the chips, very smooth stuff, and nicely well rounded, lots of sweet cognac, oak, and vanilla but also a fair amount roast and coffee aftertaste from the original stout, great example of how to integrate added complexity into an already delicious stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
Vaxad flaska bottled 5 dec 2012. Helt fylld till toppen, som De Molen ibland gör. Drar den parallellt med 666-ish på GHs kontor. Bourbon känns från doften (tydligen konjak vid närmare efterforskning?). Krämig kropp i bra balans. Eken ärpåtaglig. Kul liten raritet.


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