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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
O.G. 1105, F.G. 1027, EBC Colour 308.9. Aged in bourbon Wild Turkey, Austin Nichols and new charred bourbon barrels and blended.


Leighton's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Paul. Vintage 2010. Pours oily black with a small, bubbly beige head. Definitely some hard alcohol notes in the nose, a bit of sweet smoke, wood, light vanilla. Big sweet flavor, sweet bourbon, burnt dark chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, some moss. Full bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Some heat in the finish, dark sugar, brownies, vanilla, bourbon, licks of licorice, hints of tobacco. Very solid beer. Complex to the max.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatthijsE (123) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with small brownish head, lasting. Intense toffee and molasses aromas at first, hints of bourbon and milk chocolate. Smooth silky palate, low carbonation, beautiful bourbon and burnt caramel notes, everlasting finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2668) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. Mohagany body with a thin beige cap. Bourbon, oak, vanilla aroma. Sweet and chocolate tones followed by malt and vanilla. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1146) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with small brown head. Roasted, bourbon, wood aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, roasted, dark chocolate taste. Medium to full bodt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (38) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
33cl bottle from Erzbierschof. Compared to the Hemel & Aarde Bourbon BA which I had just two days ago, this one here wins in many ways: The nose has more barrel aroma, the taste is much more refined and full, and the palate is much more enjoyable through it’s long and complex finish. Tastes a bit too much of alcohol though. Still, a strong beer that I enjoyed very much!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (109) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
This is heavy, chocolately, creamy and a bit caramelly. But beneth that there is a fresh almost soury/bitter taste that compromises the beer. It’s therefore not as rounded and balanced as it could have been.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Black color with small head. Fresh-fruity, oak tanines, coffee and chocolate. Something fresh in there which makes it very different, can’t quite describe it. Spicy, full-bodied imperial stout taste with additional freshness. A good one, and a different one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (87) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon and cocoa. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, Body is full, texture slick, carbonation average. Finish is well balanced. Highly enjoyably beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottled 28 Jan 13, drank 21 Nov 14. Almost black with small tan head. Lots of bourbon and oak with the dark chocolate, mocha, cream, vegemite. The taste is fantastic. Delicate balance between the sweet bourbon, treacle, cream, chocolate, a little espresso and the bitter/dry ashiness, a hint of hops and the dry oak. Nice stickiness. Really good BA imperial stout. Reminds me a lot of the Struise Cuvee Delphine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Unknown bottle date. Pours oily black with no head. Aroma is fig, plum, raisin, ashtray, campfire, cocoa. Taste is similar with more chocolate covered raisin notes coming through for me. Smoky and distinct. Smooth and worth sipping over a long while.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
11% version from 2013 330 ML bottle Brownish black pour, settled black. Quarter finger light brown head that falls to a collar. Just some spotty lacing. Nose is charred oak, malted chocolate milk, soft vanilla, and toasted coconut. Taste thin for the ABV. Lots of barrel notes. Vanilla, coconut, caramel, chocolate, and coco powder. Some char and a long lasting almond joy after taste. Thin in the mouth but a solid dry finish. ABV is well reserved and doubt this would make it to 25 years.


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