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


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Aged in Bordeaux wine barrels, Bourbon barrels and virgin oak barrels

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, 12/31/2013. Pours black, creamy light tan head, soapy ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is earthy dark chocolate, mild roast, dark fruit, berries, cherry licorice blending with sweet vinous notes and mild bourbon in the finish. Taste is dark bitter roast, coffee, chocolate, licorice, boozy bourbon with subtle vinous finish. Medium body. Really interesting, tasty blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of tobacco, leather, wood, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is dark sugars, chocolate. Long finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate ... ark roast .... soft chocolate ... dark sweet roast ... dark malts ... sweet roast ,.. dark chocolate ... sweet malts .. dark roast ... chocolate ... dark roast ... dark chocolate ... dark sweet malts...nice swet malts

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate and oak. Taste of molasses, chocolate and oak. Sweet and bitter. Delish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (730) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Bought @ the source, drunk at home. Pour black, with a brownish hue, with a huge frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, leather, wood. actually a lot of oaky/woody notes, as well as some tannin-like acidity. Taste is pretty complex, with plenty of sweetness up front, a heavy roasted bitterness, followed by slightly sour n’ fruity notes. Medium bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation. slight heat in the throat. I want a more intimate relationship with Hel & Verdoemenis. There, I said it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (1200) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, red wine, oak, bourbon. Flavour is sweet and boozy with a bittersweet finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Well-balanced and nice full aroma. Another great BA from De Molen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4922) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
15/IX/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: 19/XI/13 (2014-1012)

Clear dark brown to pitch black beer, big creamy beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, caramel, bit floral, honey, mocha, cocoa powder, marzipan. MF: ok carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: little sourish start, sweet touch, caramel, coffee, bitter, little sweet, sugary touch. Aftertaste: roasted, slightly sour, bit hoppy, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11523) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 240914

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11248) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Almost black with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, little red wine, oak and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, notes of red wine, sweet, hop, medium bitter, little liquorice, oak and a little dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6124) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, redwine, bourbon, oak, light vanilla. Flavor is malt, redwine, bourbon, oak, vanilla, bitter dark chocolate, alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 240914

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (73) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
Very complex brew. You can really taste the different barrels. First some fruitiness from the port barrel, then you get some sweet bourbon notes and in the finish lots of dark, bitter chocolate. Another excellent beer from De Molen!

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