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


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RATINGS: 129   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.

terrybail's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2860) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2016
Sampled from bottle at deanso’s. bottle courtesy of Maakun. Vintage 2014. Dark brown with tan head. Dusty sour wood, dry wooden wine barrel, red wine, deep roasted chocolate malts. Light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Full body, silky feel, low carbonation. Red wine most and wood finish. Dry feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sjoerd & Maakun. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Not the best h&v version

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4076) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle shared. 2014 vintage. Almost black with small bubbly beige head. Massive red wine, wood, marzipan, more tannins and red wine, soft roasted notes, hint of dark chocolate, hay. Under medium sweet and medium bitter, very light sour. Full bodied with dry woody feel, very long lasting puckering tanninic feel. The barrel is completely overpowering here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2622) - CROATIA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml, shared with JFK10000. Pours dark brown to black with medium light brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, wood, grapes, wine. Medium acidity, sweetish, moderate bitter finish. Oily, flat carbonation. Full bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (668) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle at home (bottled 06-11-2014). Pours black with a small tan head. Vinous, tart aroma, chocolate, wood, light funky even. Taste is moderate tart, light sweet, vinous, wood, chocolate, warming alcohol and heavy tannins in the aftertaste, some hoppy bitterness towards the very end. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Black with a nice beige head. Aroma is chocolate, red wine, port, brown sugar, figs, plum, red grapes. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel, rich and complex on the palate, well balanced, a little oak astringency on the finish. Taste is dry red wine, oak, molasses, chocolate, figs, balsamic reduction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobson (82) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ Buitenlust with Thompson. Smells quite sweet with a slight hint of bitterness, also fruity and some vanilla. Looks a bit dark red with a small head that rapidly disappeared. Taste is quite bitter with a little bit of sweetness, reminds of coffee and a solid red wine. Overall, a good beer that I’d rate relatively high even though it’s not of a style I usually prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thompson (647) - - APR 29, 2016
Botlle @ buitenlust with bobson... pours a small beige head, rapidly dissapeared... black through and through... smell bitters, some sweetness... taste bitter a bit of vanilla maybe because of the wine (vanilla) barrels.... not bad but not even close to the last one I had..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
Vintage bottle , big thanks to Dennoman for the epic FULL 18CL VINTAGE BOTTLE TASTING :D , Thanks again my friend !

this is the original 18CL BOTLLE !!!

Aroma: pretty much hel & verdoemenis straight forward
Taste : exactly what i expected, hel en verdoemenis, beautifully aged, but all fo the wine flavours have faded out, good beer, but know what it was/should’ve been, pitty :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5398) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) at tasting. Bottled November 6th 2014 so just a bit more than 1 year old. Dark brown, almost black, with a small beige head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is red wine forward alongside berries, ashes, roasted malts and oak / vanilla. Taste is not very sweet and quite winey with ashes, roasted malts, chocolatey notes, boozy notes and earthy/umami notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Ashy finish. Some alcohol warmth. Not a bad RIS, but quite disappointing considering how good the regular H&V and some of the variants are and also I usually love port/red wine barrel-aged european RIS. It lacks body and it’s too ashy for me liking. Also, the alcohol is more noticeable than in many other H&V version which make it a lot less smooth. Still, it’s very good.

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