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


on tap

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
I think this is the best one i have had of the H&V series yet...roasted malts, chocolate, whisky, wood, coffee and vanilla...perfect balance...again another great beer...keep em coming please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3684) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2013
330ml bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen

Pours pitch black with a sticky brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet syrup, wood, oak, whisky and vanilla notes, hints of licorice and molasses. Taste is sweetish, heavy and complex with notes of roasted malts, wood, oak, whisky, vanilla, syrup and molasses. Finish is roasty, oaky and sweetish with notes of whisky and wood. Quite complex, nuanced and very well balanced BA imperial stout. Nice one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebitterendaz (30) - Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours Dark Black into North Coast snifter and shared with Daknole. De Molens continues to impress with this stellar imperial stout. Pleasantly sweet and boozy. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oh my. Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (361) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Inkt black color. Smell of vanilla and soy sauce. Dens creamy head. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and ripe dark fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (5978) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
33 cl bottle (11%). Bottled on 28.01.2013.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbony peat, lots of dark chocolate, some oak notes, vanilla, faint dark berry notes, tar and dark roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, caramelly and a bit syrupy notes, dark chocolate, faint vanilla notes, licorice and molasses. Quite smooth palate and surprisingly soft on the nose too. Complex, yet balanced imperial stout. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5574) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
33 cl bottle (11%) @ home. Bottled 28.01.2013, BBE 28.01.2038. Thanks olio!
Aroma is sweet with cocoa, some hay, slightly salty licorice, vanilla and hints of whiskey. Flavour has strong woody notes, whiskey, vanilla, salty licorice, peat and hints of soy sauce. Salty notes get stronger towards the end of the glass. Whiskey is somewhat stinging on the flavour side, but rather good stuff still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4547) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
nice light toasted ,burnt aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, fizzy, soft carbonation, light alcoholic and harmonic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brasero (19) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
Caramel, geroosterd, koffie, geroosterde, vanille, houterig, butterscotch, bourbon...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (1919) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, figs, coffee, muscovado, barrel (port and bourbon), light vanilla. Taste is sweet port with an alcohol and coffee bitter finish. Body is full and creamy. Out of all the variants, by far my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerohen (1980) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Opaque black, small but lasting brown head. Malty nose, lots of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, not very strong but very complex. Tastes exactly like it smells, very complex, lots of vanilla, malts, quite low on hops and carbonation. Bourbon itself is not that apparant, it?s mainly the associated flavors such as vanilla. Absolute perfect velvety mouthfeel. This is supposed to be a sipper, but it?s so nice i just keep drinking it. Beforehand i would have never thought this beer could live up to its reputation, but it did. Phenomenal brew, one of the Molen?s absolute best.

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