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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.


gunhaver's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle shared by someone at the weekly tasting. Pours very black, duh,with minimal lacing and a tan head. Nose is dark fruit, roast, chocolate, licorice, and some sticky caramel. Same in the flavor, with more roast and coffee character. Overall, not as tasty as the typical American imperial stout. These colors don’t run.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - DEC 14, 2014
Rating #2000. 2012 vintage, black wax, bottle no 1089. Black, small foamy beige head endures and leaves full lacing. Aroma is soft malt, some musty booze. Body is medium, soft carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is chocolatey, sweet tangy dried fruits, brandy, some sweet coffee, dry finish. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (197) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Dark & black. Smokey malts and alcohol. Bourbon whisky comes in at the end. Warms down the throat. Feels like a big beer. 2014 advent beer exchange. From Bryan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (868) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
DWF; Bottle 33cl. The number of this beast: 350. Pours black with a small, creamy, lacing, lasting tan head. Nose is intense, roasted malt, lots of wood and brandy, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark ripe fruit and leather. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet lasting, heavy warming, chocolate, coffee finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. Thanks for this beast brought all the way from De Molen.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k92488 (295) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
DWF 0.33 flaske. rett fra de molen skattekammer. The number of the beast:350. Svart med brunt skum. Sinsykt mye aroma, cognac og tree. Malt og sjokolade, kaffe og alkohol. Overraskende mild smak,Malt kaffe sjokolade, cognac. Veldig god. God og mild ettersmak.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (4121) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Little bottle number 1315: been saving this for a special occasion and today is the day (16th Nov 2014). This will be my 4,000th rating, do not usually have a ’saved’ beer for rating milestones, but I have broken the norm and done so this time. Coffee liqueur aroma and initial taste, it then gets a little more complicated. The very dark brew with a thin collar and mini-wisp sat in my Westmalle chalice daring me to smell and taste it: so I did. Rich and deep body to this complex and interesting brew, dark fruits, booze, chocolate, mocha, coffee, vanilla, woody, red wine and port can be added to the flavours and nose. A truly great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
2014-10-13. Black body with a modest tan head that fades. Aroma is moderately alcoholic, good amount of whiskey like character over dark malt. Flavour is similar, wood and whiskey like alcohol up front (apparently its cognac) rich sweet dark malt base is pleasant but simplistic at times, the cognac covers up a lot of the more subtle fruit and chocolate nuances. Cocoa notes grow as you go, once the palate has acclimatized a bit. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. Rich, and pleasant for the most part but I find that the cognac and wood notes detract rather than enhance for me. Bottle #800 bottled Dec 2012 via trade with Duffman.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from bytemesis, thanks Mike! Pours pitch black, minimal mocha colored head that fades to a ring. Very viscous. Aromas are amazing. Sweet cognac over chocolate, dark fruits, wet oak and toast. Taste is just as bold and balanced! Loads of chocolate/dark fruits. Creamy mouthfeel is full but not chewy. Flavors come in waves with an ever so present cognac sweetness, but with the bitter chocolate and tobacco notes. Fantastic beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dandeman (551) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Merci à Ian pour la bouteille. Effluves de cognac très puissantes au premier nez; les arômes de café, de chocolat et de cerises noires y sont également présentes, mais toujours en retrait de l’alcool. Un léger boisé s’y dégage également. Un nez puissant et corsé. Le visuel est noir, opaque, avec une petite mousse brune assez dense qui fuit rapidement. Parfaitement dans le style. L’attaque est tout en sucre avec du caramel (toffee), de la mélasse et du chocolat. Douceur et chaleur sont ici les qualificatifs principaux. La finale est tout en amertume de torréfaction. Son équilibre est parfait et sa texture visqueuse comme de l’huile. Ses sucres sont complexes avec des notes de chocolat au lait, de vanille, de bonbon et de mélasse. Le tout enrobé dans des effluves de cognac. Un vrai délice. Une grande impériale stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep dark brown, thin tan head. Dark chocolate, booze, some apples. Taste has dark sugar, more booze burn, but a chocolatey creaminess that balances out. Long bitter chocolate finish. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Ruby tinged dark brown, crubbed brown ring head. Smooth sticky toffee apple’d choc cake. Toasty leather shoelace. Lush dark spicy kick, sticky Cat boot stomp on your chest cough of a burny malt. Fading clean spicy sweetness. Rich, richy rich with a bombing sweet tinge. Not sticky but dense. Delicious. Cheers Meno, Cheers Craig...

Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting


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