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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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O.G. 1105, F.G. 1027, EBC Colour 308.9. Aged in bourbon Wild Turkey, Austin Nichols and new charred bourbon barrels and blended.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man! Pour is dark brown with no head. Big roasty, toffee, raisins, caramelly, bourbon, figgy, and dark fruity aroma. Taste is deep dark chocolates, cherries, somewhat fruity, caramel, espresso, bready, and leather with a light roasted finish. Slick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Pretty good, but like the original better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Une petite bouteille 33cl embouteillée le 28 janvier 2013. Cire rouge sur le goulot. Une bière brune foncée presque noire (297 EBC). Un nez de chocolat, de bourbon discret, de café. La bouche est superbe, le bourbon est bien présent mais il est équilibré par le chocolat et le café. La texture presque collante la fait glisser dans la gorge de belle façon. Merci Éloi pour ce petit flacon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Aroma of bourbon and toffee. Pours black with no head. Oily texture. Some heat numbs the tongue. Light light carb.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ShivanDragon (1575) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
11% variant, zwart schuimig bruine kraag
aroma: vanille, bourbon, chocolade, koffie, moutig
smaken: redelijk zoet, licht bitter, sterk, matig moutig, fijne zachte bourbon, vanille, koffie, superzachte en fijn op elkaar afgestemde smaken.
volle body, glad/romig mondgevoel, laag co2.
zeer goed spul dit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle pour. Thick black with a beige head of foam. Leather, tobacco, vanilla, toasted nuts, oak. Lighter bourbon. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Leather is strong. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Un liquide noir embouteillé le 28 janvier 2013. Un petit col mousseux qui prend le temps d’installer une dentelle éparpillée. Un nez orgiaque avec ses parfums de gâteau au chocolat, ses arômes de brandy et son bourbon caramélisé. Une bouche dans laquelle s’étendent la soyeuse ampleur des malts lourdement bronzés et les vibrations piquantes et boisées des barriques vanillées. Un palais épaissi par un liquide très crémeux et très peu porté sur les bulles. Une finale qui montre un bourbon doux mais fort comme un chêne qui se dresse pour contrer chaque mouvement malté. Cette version, d’un liquide qui m’a jadis foudroyé, n’est pas spectaculaire. Le bourbon m’apparaît un peu trop présent. Dommage que son côté affirmé dérange les saveurs.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Black with tiny tan head. Massive bourbon nose. Nice sweet stout with big bourbon notes. Low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3162) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
33cl bottle, bottlod on Jan28th 2013. 11% says the label.Pours black with a very thin, just noticeable brown head, bubbly. Lovely aroma, bourbon first, then subtle woody notes, sweetness, licorice, vanilla, honey. Complex and so inviting. The taste compromises of wood, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, bourbon in the back, roasted malt. Finish is long with alcohol warmth, roastedness, coffee. One of the better imperial stouts I have had in a while. Complex, full bodied, heavy, still so smooth and enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Black with basically zero head. Amazing aroma consisting of perfectly balanced barrel notes along the lines of vanilla, fudge, caramel, light coffee, doughy cookies and cream. The silky clean, low carbonated palate delivers almost the same explosion of complex flavors though suffers perhaps just a tad from the lack of carbonation. Still a wonderful beer, or perhaps one should call it a piece of art.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Mathieuc. Thanks! Pours a pretty damn thick black with almost no head. Aromas of smooth Kentucky bourbon, roasted blackness. Taste is a mouthful and two handfuls of black thickness. Slightly sweet, no hint of alcohol in the mouth. Finishes semi-sweet and very roasty. Very little perceptible hop bite. Very nice.


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