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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 111   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
terrybail (703) - 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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (815) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle - soapy black pour with tons of lacing. Nose of roast, fairly heavy coffee, and dark fruit. Taste starts out with bitter coffee and roast and ends with a semi dry vinous note. Not one dimensional and quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3892) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Une bouteille de 33 cl avec une date : 6 novembre 2014. C’est un liquide noir qui tombe dans ma coupe. Une tête mousseuse se forme d’emblée et résiste pour quelques gorgées. Des traces visibles de son passage ornent la paroi de mon verre. Diantre! Ce nez est un nez de Bordeaux mais aussi de bois, de petites baies sauvages, de chocolat et de malts rôtis. Décidément, le fût de vin dénature le projet Hel & Verdoemenis ou plutôt le transporte ailleurs, peut-être sur le territoire de l’expérience dite agréable ou sans aucun doute vers un pays que je connais bien, ce genre d’étendue soutenue par les fondations directes d’une philosophie hédoniste. Sur les papilles, un liquide tout à fait transformé davantage pour le meilleur que pour le pire : la folie des raisins et leur carapace boisée s’intègrent bien à cette potion infernale qui, au sommet de sa forme, peut littéralement être un or noir. En bouche, c’est un corps si soyeux qui manque néanmoins de vivacité. En arrière-goût, une belle et longue combinaison de notes boisées, noires et fruitées pour le plus grand des plaisirs. Après une courte réflexion, je suis en mesure de dire que le geste brassicole est tout à fait charmant. Le produit est unique et le résultat a cette superbe qui n’est jamais tout à fait habitée par un caractère d’exception.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours inky black, small brown head that dissipates to little residual with a touch of lacing. Aroma is roasty, vinous, tannic, oaky. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, heavy tannic, almost tart, on top of a roasty cocoa molasses stout. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting, not amazing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2167) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
Powers the part with a off white head that leaves little lacing. Nose is garlic. Taste is same, some oak and wine, but garlic. Medium bodhi. Sux.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7551) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a treacle and wine aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with some coffee and a red wine finish. Normally I don’t care for wine barrel aged stouts, but this one works quite well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedrens (164) - SPAIN - FEB 14, 2015
Botella 330. 2014 vintage...marrón súper oscuro, casi negro opaco. Espuma muy fina jabonosa...aroma a cacao negro, vino tinto, cerezas, madera, alcohol, cierto toke ácido, vainilla, cafe...cambiante...en boca...una pasada...en un primer momento es dulce con sabores a cerezas, evoluciona hacia algo mas ácido con sabores a vino tinto, para terminar con un amargo a chocolate algo lupulado...en boca no se nota apenas el alcohol. Carbonatacion baja. Textura aceitosa, redonda. Esto si que es un birrote!!! Gracias David de Cervezorama por el regalako!!!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1462) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
330 ml bottle - 2014 vintage. Pours deep dark brown slight fizzy head. Intensely roasted nose, dark cherries, a gentle touch of Pinot Noir. Medium oily mouthfeel, no carbonation. A bit dull. Taste is harsch bitter cold coffee and roasted beans and some punchy tannines by the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2888) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle. Black oily pour, small white head. Vinous aroma of dry red fruit, vanilla and cacao. Taste of vanilla, bordeaux fruitiness, cherry, oak, cacao, dark malt and a subtle hoppy passion fruit. Soft mouthfeel. This is really amazing, great combination of imperial stout and red wine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
330ml bottle courtesy of Benzai. Thanks. Pours a jet black with a small tan head that soon fades to a fine ring. The aroma is strong with red wine grapes,and dark chocolates. The taste is chocolate covered cherries. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and bittersweet. Overall: just amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, oak’ berries, taste is bitter, dry, chocolate, berries, wood, light funk.


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