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


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3727) - 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 (9410) - Oceanside, 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 (12459) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11901) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Blæack with a big and lasting tan head. Rich roasted aroma with chocolate, licorice and ink, and hints of red wine. Sweet roasted flavour with some wood and berry notes. Great balance and a long lasting aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holy (835) - GERMANY - DEC 8, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Borefts Beer Festival 2010, on tap. Notes of coffee, fruit, high impressions. Nice stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle @ meeting. Aroma is huge peat, leather, wine, red fruit, roasted malt, liquorice. Big big big! Flavour is same with more. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1739) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle, thanks Ken. Pours dark brown, with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, red wine, chocolate, molasses, and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malt, red wine, chocolate, wood, and alcohol. No carbonation, medium body. Ends dry and a little bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle, 190/600, 18cl, at Patricks. A beer without head, just some brown bubbles, a few. Oily, black body. Loads of coffee on the nose, a solid dose of alcohol too. Chocolate and bonfire blends in. Very oily in the mouth, but not thick, quite flat. Warming and dry as well. The flavor is burnt, with lots of coffee and chocolate, some sugary sweetness and a good dash of alcohol. Some wine notes too. Lasting finish with a good alcohol burn and a solid coffee flavor. A wonderful one, not a beer to drink a lot of, but a nip size bottle is just fine. 101110

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Pours a pitch black beer with a beige head. The aroma is roasted, licorice, coffee, wood and vanilla. The flavor is close to the nose. The palate is roasted with some sweetness. Overall a really good beer.

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