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


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Aged in Bordeaux wine barrels, Bourbon barrels and virgin oak barrels

jbeatty's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1239) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1069) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2016
Merci à Alexandre pour le partage! Un liquide noir et bien mousseux, semblable aux autres produits de la Maison. Cette jolie mousse qui colle à mon verre me plaît énormément. Présence agréable et sans prétention de vin rouge et d’un alcool plus puissant. Il m’est difficile de distinguer si l’un des deux barils l’emporte sur l’autre tant les arômes sont homogènes et douces. Je suis vraiment surpris par la délicatesse des arômes qui est une caractéristique rare chez ces produits. Texture toute en finesse où le vin rouge ressort gagnant de cette course aux barils. Quelques notes de fruits rouges et de chocolat tapissent mes papilles apaisées par ce délicat liquide. Aucun arrière-goût, un impérial stout d’une grande finesse et réussi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (481) - Tychy, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
Nieprzejrzyście czarne, piana mało intensywna. Aromat potężny, dużo czekolady i nut whisky. W tle niuanse waniliowe. W smaku pełne, słodkie. Dominuje słodka czekolada i wyraźna popiołowość. Finisz lekko kwaśny, przywodzący na myśl wytrawne czerwone wino. W posmaku nuty drewna i whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1440) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2016
33cl bottle at home from Plan B, Rotterdam. Nose is milk chocolate with mixed spirits, mostly whiskey. Body is pitch black, head is small, creamy, brownish, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is whiskey, milk chocolate, Bailey’s, dried fruits, vanilla, licorice. Medium to heavy sweet, heavy roasty bitter, light wineish sour. Finish is long lasting roasty medium to heavy bittersweet, lots of chocolate, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Quite heavy dessert beer, quite different from other Hel & Verdoemenish, nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (701) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a tall and fine grained espresso head that is slow to rise to the surface - it looks perfect. The retention is excellent. Complex smell, dark cherries, cocoa, milk chocolate, coconut, wine barrel, whiskey barrel and bourbon. The taste does not let down - very well balanced and very complex. Notes of cocoa, milk chocolate, cherries, some dried fruit, whiskey, red wine, barrel sourness. Smooth mouthfeel (if it were a bit more thick it would have been a 5), medium to low carbonation and a very chocolatey aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta (1199) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Plan B’ (Rotterdam), bottled in November 2013 (just over two years old). Opaque black with a medium large, creamy, stable, brown head. Sweetish, roasty-malty aroma of dark chocolate, burnt nuts, some tar, licorice and hints of red wine. Sweet, roasty-malty taste of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, nougat, tar, licorice and hints of raisins, followed by a long, warming, roasty-bitter, boozy finish. Full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, flat. Excellent stuff! Very complex, intense, superb mouthfeel and still nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Yeaster. Pours very dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, oak, chocolate, dark dried fruits, vanilla and a bit charred. Flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and a hint of sourness. Full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is roasted, woody, slightly boozy and some ashtray.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3204) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Mild vinous notes give way to big roasted malts, muted caramels, and oak. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
33cl Bottle shared by Maakun. Very dark brown w/ red haze. Creamy head. Deep roasted dark fruit chocolate marzipan full bodied sweet goodness. Backlog from 2014/04/11.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (1591) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Black, aroma and taste: wine, coffee, chocolate, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, slightly sour dry red wine, great stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at BBF Lab. Black colour with tan head. Wood, vanilla and roasted aroma. Wine, wood and rasoted taste. Medium to full body.

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