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


on tap


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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
O.G. 1105, F.G. 1027, EBC Colour 308.9. Aged in bourbon Wild Turkey, Austin Nichols and new charred bourbon barrels and blended.

Crosling's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Great look. Potent nose hints of peanut butter fudge and brownie. Wonderful tasting. Dessert-like. Perfectly balanced. Mainly base beer character, until the 30+ second finish, where the barrels come into play and the beer showcases notes of whiskey and espresso bean. Again, the really long finish is what makes the beer special. De Molen makes the best stouts in the world. His beers are also among the most cellar worthy in the world.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3963) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle in Blåbærkø. Pours an opaque black with a tiny beige head. Very sweet with aromas of toasted malts and bourbon. Also notes of the brown lakridskonfekt. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (7924) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2016
(Bottle, from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cacao, bourbon, vanilla and oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak wood, cacao and a generous coffee bitterness in a finish with a slight bourbon glow. Full body, almost oily mouthfeel. A certain sweetness coming through. Lots of coffee and chocolate, combined with a rich bourbon character. Excellent H&V version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5717) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle 0.275l? at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Brewed on 23 July 2009. Bottled on 08 June 2010. Bottle nr 1970. Color is almost black with almost no head. Aromas and flavors: Dry fruits, dryness, plums, some flourish elements, soy sauce, some vineous elements and roasted malts. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin off white lacing. N: Coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, liqourice T: Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, some hint of fruit like plum. O: Would prefer more barrels to it. Other than that its nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philus (54) - Bazel, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2016
2013 bottle @ home. Smell is coffee, boozy, milk chocolate. Taste lots of milk chocolate, boozyness and quite sweet. Could have been more balanced... But maybe it got sweet because of its aging. Good Imp. Stout though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2016
6/18/2010 8:37:07 AM Bottle #497 from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with thin head. Dark chocolate nose. Really nice. Taste of dark fruits, chocolates and toffee. Really cream and smooth. Caramel and chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2846) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
At Mrk’s. Maakun’s share! Super massive thanks once again (for sharing 2 new top 10 beers within 24 hours)! Wax head Molen bottle (vintage 2013) pours an opaque dark glass of dark brown/near black beer with a beautiful tan head. Sweet roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, enormous bourbon, dark fruit, cheesecake, vanilla, alcohol (in a good -dessert liquor- kind of way). Very sweet with well matching burnt bitter counterpart. Palate is nice and round but the body is a little thinner than I expected, texture is slick. Hardly any carbo, but a light fizz which is moussing the brew nicely. Great De Molen glory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (4063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle shared for Timo’s birth, vintage 2013. Black with nice tan head that leaves a beautiful ring of tiny bubbles. Lots of sweet chocolate, vanilla, sweet red fruits, coffee, toffee, sweet berries, molasses, light bourbon and spices. Over medium sweet, touch of sourness and soft roasted bitter finish. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation. Super nice balance here, massive beer, really really good. If it had a bit more body it would be out of this world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrDick (371) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Delicious imperial stout loaded with bourbon flavor. A bit hot for its age (almost 3 years). Lots of complex flavored. Might have a little oxidation after 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StilleStorm (1431) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2015
DWF; Bottle 330 ml., Bottled Jan 28th. 2013. Pours small, dark brown to black with a short lived alchol tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and vanilla, moderate wood and bourbon. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting roasted, chocolate, vanilla. warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is sticky to creamy, carbonation is flat to soft.

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