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


on tap

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale Aged in Bordeaux wine barrels 24° Plato EBC 297 102 EBU Ingredients: water, barley malts (pale, caramel, brown, chocolate, roasted), bitter hops (saaz, premiant), top fermenting yeast. 10% alc./vol. Previous versions varied in ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
18 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tiny head that quickly disappears leaving no lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, minerals, and a little red wine - with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. Smooth and with a slight sweetness. Wood, chocolate, dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1832) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Black clear headless beer. Lots of wood from the barrels. Dry. Some alcohol in there giving it a sharp edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Thanks to Boltz7555! Pours a black with no real head. Mostly flat. But it’s ok in this beer. Chocolate, roast, sweet grapey notes, light woody tones. Smooth and easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2607) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2013
Dark brown, low carbonation. Very complex beer. Vinous aroma with notes of hops, liquorice, dark fruit, wine and some coffee. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen december 2012. Dark brown beer with a minimal tanned head. Woody, dark fruits, malty, vinous, licorice, caramell. coffee, dark chocolate, tar and leather aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate, malty. woody, caramell, licorice, dark fruits and a bit red wine flavour. Lovely beer :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6691) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ Mikkeller Viktoriagade. Deep brown with hardly any head whatsoever. The nose is german chocolate cake. Quite sweet milk chocolate. Mild ashy roast grain. Mild vinous berry. The taste has a strong red wine barrel profile. Somewhat tannic. Jammy acidic red fruits. Wood. Hints of roast, bitter choocolate. Smooth, but somewhat thin on the palate. Overall, an interesting beer, but not one I’d rush back to. This is probably my least favorite of the H&V line. Just too much bordeaux and little else.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Smak och doft av krämig choklad, kaffe, torkad frukt. Tydlig fatkaraktär, vinös med känsla av rött vin. Trevlig beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1239) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Reviewed from notes, bottle tasted 03/07/2013, thanks to jeffo. Pours black, hazy slick of foam on the surface, thin lacing. Aroma is light milk chocolate and dark fruit, subtle vinous notes. Taste is chocolate malts, a little chalky, coffee roast, muted red wine and oak. Medium palate, a bit watery. This was alright, but a bit muted and dull, perhaps one of my least favorite H&V treatments.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (6900) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle bought in Copenhagen in 2010. My last beer in 2012, in total I drank 929 new beers in 2012. Black with no head. The aroma was complex and vinous with roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, ash and some notes of alcohol. The taste was excellent. Vinous with dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate, red wine and some alcohol. The body was unexpectedly "light". I really liked this beer, it was a worthy ending to 2012. Gott nytt år!

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