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


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 (1022) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4360) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
pours unclear very dark brown, red tint, with a very nice creamy beige artly demonstrating excellent retention and very nice lacing for such an abv combined with barrel-ageing. dense milk and bitter chocolate, strong yet well integrated red wine, fragrant coffee, very nice red fruitiness - probably enhanced by bordeaux-ageing, dusty lactose - never cloying, fairly warming, completed and sealed by a vanilla kiss. light carbonation, medium to full body - oily, astringent woodiness and assertive earthy-gently resinous finish. b-day beer, and i fell in love with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bouteille de 330ml. embouteillée le 19 novembre 2013. Une robe presque noire avec une mousse brune peu durable. Un premier nez d’alcool et de whiskey, ensuite c’est plus intéressant avec du rôti et du chocolat. La bouche a beaucoup de gaz carbonique, ça pique la langue. Les saveurs de vin rouge, de chocolat et de whiskey s’entremêlent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1237) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Bijna zwarte kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, crème, koffie. Smaakt koffie, vanille, crème. Beetje alcohol. Bitterzoete afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a big tan head. Smells alcohol, bit sour, roasted, bourbon. Tastes bourbon, alcohol, roasted and coffee. Tastes much stronger then 11%. Thick body, low carbo and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Cuvee ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, wood, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, alcohol, roasted, chocolate, light licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20140716]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 19.11.2013, BBE 19.11.2038
Aroma has red wine, licorice, wood and sweet malty tones. Flavour has salty licorice, strong peaty notes, some salt and hints of ash. Also some toasted rye bread (Vaasan Ruispalat) and red wine notes that get stronger at the middle of the glass. Interesting, but not something I’d buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Bierkompass

Bottled Nov 19th 2013 - Pours pitch black with a bubbly head. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, wood, vinous notes and oak. Taste is roasty, vinous, tartish and woody with some notes of rye, dark chocolate and oak. Finish is roasty, woody and vinous with some dark chocolate, rye and licorice. Quite vinous imperial stout with loads of red wine notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1349) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle midlands tasting group. Black tan head. Choc fruits pine aroma. Taste is same good dark malts some hops good balance really good bitter finish. Great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1941) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malts, dark fruits, a little spice and bourbon. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (917) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
dense beige head leaves no lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of candysugar, boozy, molasses. taste is roasted malts, wood, lots of liquorice, slight sweet with a long bitter aftertaste. slight hot mouthfeel. quite dense body, medium carbonation. some ageing will make it only better. bottle 33cl / bd nov-2013

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