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


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
terrybail (700) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
330 ml bottle from Dave for my 50th Pours dark black frothy off white head Oak vanilla chocolate aromas and taste Very very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2806) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle imbibed at Mikkeller Bar. Jet black pour with a mocha head. Vinous aromas. The body is a little thinner in this version. Rich dark malts, chocolate, oak, vanilla, and generous amounts of red wine notes....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle #126 split with Pat, Joe Beck, and Mr. Fannon. Brownish black pour, not much head at all, small lace, aromas of chocolate, almonds, cabernet, and bourdeaux. Taste is toffee, caramel, coffee beans, dark chocolatem apples, roasty sugars, merlot or another sweet red wine. Flavor was as complex as you can get and constantly change on each sip especially as it warmed slightly. Warming as can be. Another gem from the best brewer in Europe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Benzai. It pours very brown-black, with a thin, bubbly beige head. The nose is spiced fruit cake, cocoa, medicinal, fig, currant, prune and a touch of red wine. The taste is roasted malt, medicinal aspect, herb, pepper, burnt cake, spice, treacle, cola, vinous, date, fig, currant and alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Good, but doesn’t stand up against the Misto/666/Wild Turkey versions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13403) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Paul. Pours oily, red-brown-black with a small, off-white bubble head. Dark malt aroma, some booze, dark fruits, dark cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor, some dry wood, burnt sugar, burnt wood, baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, fairly dry wood, oily chocolate, some dark bread. Very good. Quite big. The only real red wine characteristic would be the woody dryness. Very nice overall, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Tiny-ass bottle thanks to largadeer. Darkest brown in color with no head really. Dark chocolate, anise, coffee, and vinous aromas. Dark chocolate flavor, slightly tannic, with roast, coffee, and Bordeaux. Full-bodied And syrupy as a mofo with low carbonation. Tasty beer but a bit too much to drink a lot of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3473) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
18 cl bottle at the Farmer’s Cabinet De Molen dinner served with a Duo of Beets. Dark brown with ruby edges and a trace of foam. Nose is chocolate, espresso, hay and hints of red wine. Medium to full body with a tingle. Taste is dark chocolate, wood and dry red wine. Great balance on this one, just enough of the barrel to compliment and expand on the base brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2196) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Small bottle from Countbeer! Black with a ruby hue around the top of the pour with no head. Somewhat roasted, more sweet malts, mellow tannin, light vanilla and alcohol, bit of chocolate. Low carbonation, moderate body, bittersweet, prickly, thick as it progresses, little dry, some oak and more tannin on the finish. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
#1209 bottle; nose is vanilla, coffee, mediumsweet alcohol, sweet tobacco, mellow dry grape, feel is mediumwatery, carb is low, taste is decent mediumsweet oak, cough syrup, walnut, later some cooked vegetables, velvet alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10313) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle thanks to bulldogp04; shared by me at my house. Pours black with no head. Nose/taste of chocolate, vanilla, oak and vinous notes. Medium body.

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