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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39393) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2010
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, toffee and mild fruity wineous. Lingering dark malty and fruity wineous. Smooth, dark roasted malt and fruity into a mellow finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30790) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, wood, and tannins, leading to a dry tannic, roasted, and woody finish. Thanks pinball for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle 18 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Bottle # 260. Pours pitch black with hardly any head. Nose has some hard roast and a little wood. Solid body, completely flat, hard roast indeed, some vanilla and dark dried fruits. Very malt astringent. The barrell doesn’t really come through in this much. 230311

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and oak with notes of red wine. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of liquorice, rubber and oak. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2011
Bottled. Quite much pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is strong coffee, alcohol and some mild nutty and chocolaty notes. Flavour is coffee, some spices, mild liquorice, ashes and smoked wet wood. Wellbalanced. A bit thin in the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2010
24th September 2010. Borefts Beer Festival.
Opaque black beer - residual suddy white head. Dry semi crisp palate. Rich minerally dark chocolate and a little coffee. The Bordeaux is quite subtle but is there in the undertone supporting the beer very well. Gets sweeter and creamier before a dry finish. Very well joined up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (17646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 at De Molen festival 2010 ... deep black ... thin lacing ... rich roast malts ... little red wine in nose ... sweet rich toffee malts ... deep soft roast .. lots of toffee ... lots of chocolate ... hint of the red wine ...

bottle at home from 2010n festival drunk may 2014 .,.,deep black ... thin lacing ... deep rich malts ... soft wine nose ... smell amazing ... soft roast .. dark malts .. smooth almost spicy nose ... soft fruits .. soft malts .. soft chocolate .. light thiner body ... rich dark malts ... woody malts ... massive chocolate malts ... im gonna stick at 4.3
<bnr> bottle at home ... soft roast ... soft chcolate ... darl roast .. soft red wine nose... toffee malts. soft fruit .. soft chocolate ..s seet roast/ light red wine ... soft chocolate .... .. big roast .. soft chocolate roast ... soft fruit ... light swet roast malts .. sweet chocolate ....4.0

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Black, no appreciable head and little carbonation. Great aroma and flavors of dark fruits, cocoa, coffee. Lots of wine, wet barrel probably. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15566) - 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

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