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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PotjeBier (1654) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2010
On tap @ Tilburgs BF (26 June 2010). Black, with hardly any head and little carbonation. Aroma is strong bourbon whiskey, wood, charcoal, roast, vanilla/creme brulee, hints of dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malty, dried fruit, a hint of sourness. Strong alcohol feel, but still medium bodied. Long finish with lots of wood, vanilla and some bitterness. Definitely the best beer of the festival and I’m glad I still have a bottle of this waiting for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - FEB 14, 2014
One year old bottle. Deep dark brown almost black if bit for a slight red tint and almost no head to speak of. Deep smell of malt, with lots of black roast, coffee and burnt malt. The smell of oak and bourbon is clearly present but softened by the clear chocolate. Medium to full oily body. The alcohol is present but already subdued. Dark bitter chocolate, berry, and soft roast that finished with some alcohol warmness, vanilla, caramel, and lots of roasted malt. Leaving the mouth as if I just had a shot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - NOV 30, 2013
Beer #900 on RB. Bottled Jan 2013 at 11%. Black, some white bubbles but no real head. Smell - initially plastic, crayon, marmite, bourbon, wet paint. Settles down over time. Body is medium, slight carbonation, slightly foamy in the mouth. Taste - smooth chocolate, marmite,leather, bourbon, quite a lot of tannins and it’s drying. There is also an alcoholic sharpness to it. Bit heavy on the stomach but some air improves it. Starts tasting like flat pepsi after a while. Overall, it was slightly disappointing but a decent beer. Needs a few years in the bottle I think.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
As usual supplied by MesandSim at the epic 1000th beer tasting they hosted for me. And as usual, De Molen deliver big style. Black with a healthy tan head. Aroma is amazing, vanilla, wood, chocolate, deep deep pant wetting sweet aroma. Bourbon is clearly evident in the flavour. Very special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Bottle #168/360, opened 2011. Black with a dark brown tinge, tan to light brown head that instantly disappears into a porous ring. Aroma: chocolate liqueur, vanilla, oak, licorice. Taste: chocolate, pralines, salty licorice, some bourbon, vanilla, vinous, dry finish. Warming alcohol, but doesn’t really feel like 12%. Full-bodied with noticeable carbonation. Great!
My last 2010: #229/360, opened 2013. Aroma: chocolate pralines, liqueur, bourbon, oak. Taste: sweet licorice and some salty too, chocolate pralines, Irish cream, bourbon, oak and sawdust, vanilla. Still amazing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1586) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Tasted a fresh one from 2013 and an aged one from 2009. I’ll use the fresh one for the ratings score. Aroma is bourbon, after eight, vanilla and wood. Taste also has some roasted malts and coffee. Medium dry. Full body, nice soft carbonation.

The aged version is very portlike and very smooth, great beer for aging!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1582) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dutchbeerpages (1578) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2010
Woof, what a great smell. Slightly alcholic. Looks great, pitch black but with a nice red top. First sip was 15 minutes ago and the aftertaste is still lingering. Really drink this at 15 degrees. Dark/pure chocolate but the buttery kind. Ends with red fruit/forest fruit, cherry. Exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1569) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle 628 of 2483 bottles (18cl). Pours out black, a very small head, just a lace stays. Very heavy roasted smell, some tobacco and lots of coffee. Also some wood. Pretty nice smell. Roasted coffee and chocolate taste, sweet-bitter. Nice cacao inside. something a little sweet comes up, pretty good taste, but so sad there is almost no carbonation. I don’t like flat beers, I need some bubbles inside. So that costs some points. Put some air inside, and you got yourself another top-beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1558) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle, bottled in January 2013. Black with a medium sized creamy beige head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Same things in the flavour with some light burnt/charcoal notes. Fat and creamy texture. Sweet with some light roasted bitterness, but overall sweet and sticky. Good stuff when in the mood for sweet and heavy.

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