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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Aged in Bordeaux wine barrels, Bourbon barrels and virgin oak barrels


jbeatty's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1061) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7607) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle consumed at Hotel Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse, Saturday 15th November 2014 Pours black with light beige head, grimping mire black, actually its black hole black. Aroma of burnt sugars. Dark treacle, thick black treacly mollasses, soft bitterness with a wine edge. Soft in mouth with a little Irish coffee, yum. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1220) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
A- a watery but dark cola brown pour with a massive espresso brown head. Mild lacing. S- whiskey, roasted malts and light molasses start you off. Licorice, tobacco, caramel, chocolate cake, coca powder, almond paste and sour oak. Some dustiness and hop quality towards the back. M- medium oily body with a slight burn at the end. Languid carb. T- dirty with bitter chocolate up plus some hop bitterness that hangs around. Sour wood and dark fruits. Roasted malts permeate throughout with a slight alcohol burn as its sidekick. Middle and ending get a little richer with fudge, caramel, and toffee. Vegetal notes, hops and minerals rule the finish. Tobacco, licorice, grass and twigs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5570) - ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
Thanks Alex bottle scura buona schiuma buona persistenza grana piuttosto fine tostature liquorosa liquirizia vaniglia buon corpo note riscaldante discreto amaro buone tostature ciocciolato fondente

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (1100) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a full tan head. Full body with low carbonation. Pretty sweet with a somewhat bitter finish. Dark chocolate, caramel, dark ripe fruits, brown sugar, warming alcohol and spices. Another full flavoured tasty imperial stout from De Molen.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4249) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle @ home. Black colour with a fairly large light brown head. Smells roasty, whisky, bourbon, almond, coffee, chocolate. Tastes sweet, roasty, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla, almond. Full body, slightly warming, medium carbo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3951) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14912) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2445) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (743) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (1260) - 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.


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