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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (1211) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1542) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - AUG 29, 2015
It pours oily black, with a medium brown head, which is a surprise as the non-cuvée version had none. Aroma is already promising: Belgian chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and caramel. Taste gets even better, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon from the barrel open the show, then espresso coffee lasts in the mouth with the bourbon after taste. Wonderfully complex and creamy. A master piece!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5761) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2015
Black as the night with a big beige head. It was a little bit to much carbonation. Aroma was at first a bit to boozy. Everything about this beer got better after a while. Probably in need for some fresh air. My mouth had to work some time here. Lots of flavors popped up after a while. Nice. Red wine-ish, some bourbon, coffee, chocolate and some licorice. Complex powerful stuff! In the end the alcohol was dangerously well masked.
[Bottle from a trade with markextrae]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle opened for Luke’s birthday. Serious stuff this. Very pepper driven nose with some deep cherry and coconut behind intensely dark chocolate. The taste was loaded with charred oak, vanilla, mild spice and a mild red berry feel to it. Absolutely melds together perfectly. It has this chewy, but silky smooth feel to the beer which brings everything together. Slightly unusual with the Bordeaux presence. Incredible

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2153) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Vintage ’nov. 2013. Soft carbonation. Black, beautiful dark beige foam, stays long. Coffee and roasted malts. Sweet vinous notes. Light hints of caramel and vanilla. Well balanced, not too sweet. Light tart notes. Good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4856) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottled. The aroma has chocolate, roast, some dark fruits, vanilla, oak. Black coloured beer with a thin, beige head. The taste is moderate bitter with chocolate sweetness, bourbon, roast, some dark fruits. Full, creamy. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (1347) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Black color with nice beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa light coffee, dark fruits, wood, light wineous. Sweet and bitter taste, like aroma with some vanilla notes. Full silky body with soft to average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle, bought @Etre Gourmet. Pours deep opaque black with a large, staying, creamy brown head. Aroma has chocolate, roasted, red wine, vanilla, malts, light in sweetness. Medium to low carbonation, fine superdry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty fatness, chocolate, roasted, raisins, grapes, vanilla, cocoa, soft licorice. Light warming finish with soft bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Dark brown-black body, thin pale tan head, spotty lacing. Rich double chocolate chip cookie, light roast, some vinous oak. a touch of vanilla bourbon. Medium to full bodied, mellow carbonation, semi-sweet throughout, not particularly boozy, well rounded finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle at Ryan’s. Pours a rich blackish brown muddy body. Aroma is chocolate brownie, rum and wood. Mouthfeel is full bodied with notes of brownie, rum, chocolate.


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