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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5044) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle: Bottle number: 600/569. Some brown airy bubles on top of this beer. A black, like cola, colored beer. Smell liquorice, dark chocolate, brown sugars, roasted malts and spices, vanilla, hints of wood and vanilla. Taste liquorice, liquorice wood, toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, hops, bitter and dark spices.  Light coffee bitter liquorice grassy aftertaste. Silky mouthfeel, low to no carbo and a full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle from Kamiel (Countbier) - Handed over at the second Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen in Bodegraven. Thanks. This H and V has from the very beggining of Menos beginning of making them been one of my absolute favorits. Especially the Eiken versie with cognac was really good. Now it has been on bourbeaux barrel - and Im kind of a sucker for beers aging on wine barrels so Im looking forward to this red-waxed beauty. The pour is rather disappointing and without any head and any signs of carbonation. Not as thick as I remember and not completely black. When turned against the light it has a redish glow in the edges. The nose is good. Its roasted and heavy malted with traces of caramels, coffee, vanilla, a bit of smoke and black peppercorns. The palate is medium to watery and without any carbonation at all. Thats a shame. The taste is richly flavour and I get impressions like burned almond, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate with an extreme high persentage of cacao. The alcohol is clear in the finish where it tends to burn your mouth a little. A can’t really tell what the barrels have added to this batch. The mild sourness that usually is seen in these red-wine aged bottles are not in mine. I Guess im kinda disappointed, especially the lack of carbonation at all is a shame imo. Cheers everybody and happy new year... tomorrow its back to work. Cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14696) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. Black, thin tan head. Another stunner from Menno. Very decent. Touch sweet from the barrel ageing. Yet another good big beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5496) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
25cl bottle pours a flat, oily black with zero head. Smells like turpentine, light smoke, brandy, woody, grappa. Flavor is thick, brown sugar, coffee liqueur, super sweet and sugary, burnt toast. Very full bodied, sweet finish. The barrel is in the nose, but not the flavor. Drinks a lot heavier than 10%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2010
180 ml bottle. Clear, pitch-black body with no head, just a few random bubbles. With this beer it looks perfect, just as expected from something like this. The aroma is just fantastic, strong dry fruit like raisins and figs with well-matured oaked red wine and vinous alcohol. Flavor is strong, dry fruit, smooth, dark malt, some chocolate, quite bitter, wood with smooth and warming alcohol. The body feels fat, oily and perfect. The first sip together with the aroma is much like aged wine, quite fruity and then surprisingly and almost intense bitterness leads to quite a different experience. A bit unusually and still incredible smooth and enjoyable. Perfect for sipping and 180 ml is just perfect for one person. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2010, Brouwerij de Molen, Overtocht 43, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, storng coffee, wood, cask wood - tobacco. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soft grapes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100924]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
dark red-brown, no head. Red wine, oats, bit of fruit and also acetone. Flavor is sweeter, sugary chocolate cake, very dense mouthfeel, alcohol without much bordeaux. Really desert like. Needs more wine, too hot without much behind though enough marriage to get some desert. No carbonation, thin but chalky body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
180mL #410 courtesy of Travlr. Pour is a flat, clear, deep cola brown. Aroma is powerful red wine oak, smoked meat, spicy vanilla, vinous port notes. Wickedly inviting. Taste is spicy, rich, drying oak, slight tanginess from the wine. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla extract also peek through. The palate is lacking though compared to Misto BA, which is simply unbeatable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
18cl bottle, thanks Travlr. No head atop murky dark brown body. Aroma is sweet, red wine, chocolate, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, some vinous. Medium-full body, flat, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Vinous and liquor aroma with lots of chocolate and roast, just a touch of green apple really detracts from the festivities. The taste is moderately sweet, extremely low bitterness, lots of milk chocolate, and some dark fruit. Nearly flat with a chalky texture. Very green. Very disappointing.

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