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

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RATINGS: 344   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 (24/09/2011) 2010 Vintage bottle@Delirium Hoppy Loft: bottle nr. 1466/2483 Ė pitch-black, head is basically only a couple of mocha coloured bubbles floating around on the side of your glass, smells vintage, taste is molasses & liquorice sweet, syrup, dark sugar, sweet chocolate, warming bourbon, prunes, creamy dark malts, whiskey soaked wood, sweet coffee, touch of espresso, rum chocolate cake, low carbonation, a glorious mess /////////////////////////////////// ///////////////////////////////////// (31/12/2013) Tried a new bottle dating from 01/2013, smell is still great, taste was a total letdown for me, weak, slightly flawed. Anyway it didnít feel entirely right to me, seemed to suffer from mild issues like most De Molen beers from that era. It was nowhere near as good compared to what it used to be. Too bad, going to keep the old score for this one, current bottles do not deserve it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Okay...yet another great H&V variant....brilliant! Amazing black bastard....damn...keep em coming :-)

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2013
Bourbon barel aged. Strong nice aroma. Dark brown with small fast disapearing cap. Rich taste with sweety bitter and bit sour taste, with smoked chockolade / coffee notes, mild at beginning.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (577) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Thanks Johan! Pours dark with a ring of tan foam. Aroma is char, licorice, black strap molasses, and cocoa powder. Taste is really complex and wonderful. Chocolate, nuts, licorice, char, roasted malt, molasses, and sweet bourbon. Really delicious. A masterpiece.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ysolem (35) - - JUL 31, 2013
Incroyablement sexy ,une bière envoûtante et forte en émotion Le petit goût de café et de bourbon nous enveloppe dans un tourbillon de saveur ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (1527) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a pitch black beer with a not very long lasting brown head. Smells incredible. Heavy chocolate, vanilla, some fruity and alcohol. Tastes vanilla, smooth, chocolate and coffee. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. Just an incredible brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
simont1 (287) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 Chocolate, oak, a lot of oak and very deep rounded smoke character with a prominent roastiness. A bit of dark fruit, mostly raisin, aswell as prominent bourbon character. Quite dry, but a lot of unsweetened dark chocolate/cocoa nibs, most outstanding is the oak character, lots of vanilla smoke, bourbon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2010
Black colored brew with a bit reddish/brown shine. The aroma is superb. Dried fruits, different bourbon tones and dark chocolate. Very nice. Flavor is great,starts of with dark chocolate, dried fruits, goes on to coffee, sweet malty tones and charcoal, hoppy tones. In the end the bourbon really comes through with a good hopbitterness and charcoal again. Nice warming feel. Great beer, barrel aging it this way was one hell of a good idea!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PotjeBier (1771) - 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 Iím glad I still have a bottle of this waiting for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Utterly black pour with zero head. The aroma is roasted, burnt malts with huge molasses, caramel, and very hot ethanol- welcomed though. The flavor is a massively booze version of the origina with huge notes of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Chocolate and coffee combine with alcoholic oak to create a beautiful arrangement. The palate is thick, viscous, hot, and dry. Exceptional.


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