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


on tap

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RATINGS: 359   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2011
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Rated @ 27.5.2011.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beautiful dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and oak. Flavour of roasted malts, oak, bourbon, hops and smooth caramel. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a dry, roasty, caramel-like finish where the bourbon barrel feels slightly stinging. Yet another tasty brew from De Molen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark brown color with a small, frothy off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, light alcohol, dried fruit notes. Flavour is sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol and moderate chocolate malt. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
(Bottle 26/5-2011) No head, low carbonated, dark, well rounded and smooth taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2011
180ml bottle shared @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Bottled 08 June 2010 Pours pitch black with a minimal beige head. Very strong aroma of oaky vanilla with hints of alcohol, liqourice and coffee. Taste is strong and complex with notes of vanilla, oak, whisky, roasted malts and coffee. Long lasting sticky finish with a nice sweet touch. Excellent barrel aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
18 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. #1962: brewed 23.7.2009, bottled 08.06.2010, BBE 08.06.2035.
Very nice aroma with vanilla and hints of stinging whiskey. Stinging whiskey in the flavour, but some syrup-like roasted malt and some oat too. Very nice stuff, although the whiskey stings a little bit too much and lingers in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
D’un côté une impériale stout caramel / toffe et de l’autre une IPA avec une amertume ni florale ni fruitée. Unique mélange sans trop d’équilibre mais d’une étrange efficacité. Probablement supérieur avec le temps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Bottle. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of espresso coffee, sweet chocolate, some oak, vanilla, prunes, dates, roast and very weak notes of earth. Taste of roasted coffee, alot of liquorice coming through, bourbon, wood, some weak salty notes, warming alcohol leading to a dry end. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
Pitch black, tiny brown head, flat and very viscous. Aroma is spicy, chocolatey, oaky, roasty, vanilla, very sweet and complex, with some fainter coffee and whisky. The aroma is so rich it’s almost fattening. For me this beer tastes a bit like a tiramisu; chocolate, coffee and rich, dark alcohol. Any dry, roasty flavours are almost drowned out by the sweetness, though there is a bit of a coffeeish, though very chocolatey aftertaste. But throughout there is a bitter, refreshing tartness. Lovely, smooth mouthfeel. A really complex and fascinating beer. The only reason i didn’t give this a 9 or 10 is because it’s a bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pour is a flat black no head. Smell is nutty figgy sugary little bit alcoholly. Tasted is a bit bold alcohol upfront then mellows into smooth caramel cocoa roast coffee deep red fruits char oak and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with no head. Coffee, roasted bourbon aroma. It seems drier than the normal H&V and more roasted. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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