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


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (1398) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
33cl. Bottle. Pours black with light brown tiny head. Aroma vanilla, alcohol, caramel, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, oak. Taste vanilla chocolate sweet, coffee whisky bitter bite. Mouth-feel oily. Awesome brew. Again very complex

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
Bottled, dated sept 16th 2013, large sample. Dark color, short brown lacing. Aroma of peat, leather, roasted malts, hint of iodine, some dark chocolate. Lots of peat, again, a bit too much for my liking, but I was into a peaty beer at the moment, so its ok. Initially full bodied taste of chocolate, but quickly overwhelmed with the dry and smoked/peated notes of bowmore. The usually pretty big base beer is overwhelmed by the peat and seems to be at the edge of balance, although all this comes to personal taste a lot. For me, I love to see a bit more chewy sweetness to counteract the dry and peaty notes and/or a bit less whisky. The base beer is already a gem, dont let that go to waste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big peaty whiskey, some roasted malt, liquorice, caramel and burned molasses. Flavour is big roast, huge salty/silty liquorice, iodine, peat, caramel. Whiskey dominates too much imho, but still a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle from de Molen webshop, 11/20/2013. Pours black, thin swirly head rests momentarily before dying down. Aroma is dark bitter chocolate, sweet and thick, heavy char and smoke, peat, subtle fruity caramel whiskey. Taste is moderately sweet chocolate, sharp bitterness and whiskey with smokey finish. Moderately thick body. Another really nice H&V treatment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
Courtesey of Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle split by 2 @ Rampkrot. Bottled on 16/09/2013. Ruby black with no head. Nose is peated, lots of glue, lots of earth, malt & more earth. Taste is sweet peat, pure earth, flat coffee, bitter herbs, sweet earthly, lots of peat, bitter earth, herbs, bitter roots, herbal,… Almost no carb. Okay but more can be expected from De Molen in this direction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6374) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
At rampkrot Pours black no real foam Smell has peat , but also still a lot of hel en verdoemenis Low carbo Taste is pretty peated indeed . Aftertaste has peat and h&v . Not my thing , as expected

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4720) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Completely flat. Aroma is slightly neutral, dark malts, leather, peat, hay, hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is kind of sour-ish and dry, peat, leather, cardboard, hay, coffee, grass, licorice, chili. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
33cl, as Hel & Verdoemenis ’Bowmore BA’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly smoked/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - no head. Chocolate, whiskey, wooden, oakey, fruity, high malty, ashtray notes, smooth notes, cocoa, tartnes, ok smokey. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1870) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Draft at BBF’13
Black. Small brown head. Chocolaty imperial stout with roasted malts, coffee and peat. Oily texture.

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