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


on tap

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5427) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 10, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is big malt, fruit and alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a huge roasted malt, liqourice, fruit and alcohol palate. It’s a super rich and very heart warming beer. A king amongst beers for sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle - Chocolate and whiskey booze. Jet black brown with a thin brown head. Rich chocolate up front with the whiskey in the middle finishing with coffee and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4714) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
(33cl bottle) Courtesy of Blomster. Pours a thin beige head and a deep brown body. Smell the Wild Turkey in this, good malt base. Flavour of gritty coffee, very boozy and vanilla. Cocoa beans. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3484) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
No real head to talk of dark mahogany pour mild carbonation aromas crisp caramel and dark chocolate liquorice smooth bourbon touch rich dark fruits mocha coffee some wine and fudge notes the flavours caramel velvety touch medium strong bitter taste of bourbon embracing the stout nicely dark rich chocolate mocha coffee rich fruits port wine fudge resin touch as well the finish great tastes the best dark rich malts sweetness alcohol bourbon lingering on fine RIS

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChopperPY (54) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Superbe réussite mélange de chocolat de caramel et la touche Wild turkey qui donne une saveur aérienne et d alcool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ysolem (35) - - SEP 6, 2013
Incroyable comme d'habitude De Molen c est fou un délicieux goût de chocolat me transporte dans un torrent de volupté

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sarlacc83 (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. A: Pitch black with a very faint mocha head. Has great legs, though. N: Rich mocha/dark chocolate covered espresso bean. Heavy amounts of vanilla/caramel/bourbon/oak. Some dark fruit. T: Lots of bourbon. Quite sweet with oak acting as balance. Some moderate bitterness. M: Oily, and medium-heavy body. Alcohol is very well-hidden. O: This is far better than the regular version. It really is just about everything you’d want in a barrel aged stout. Plenty of flavor showing through, everything in coordination...I wish this didn’t cost so much or I’d buy a case.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Bottled 33cl. A huge amount of vanilla throughout. Full bodied. Hints of aniseed. Remarkably smooth. Pronounced warming sensation on the swallow which leads to a dry peppery briny finish, reminiscent of vanilla, nasturtium and cocoa powder. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
antonstoop (232) - - SEP 1, 2013
A dark brown to black colored beer. The downside of this beer is the foam, because there is none. But the smell makes up for that, it is amazing. In the smell there is coffee, alcohol, bourbon, wood chips, some hop and yeast. It is full bodied beer, with a low carbonating. It is a soft and silky beer, where the alcohol is very present. In the taste there is first coffee bitter, but it evolves to Milk chocolate. Further in the taste there is Bourbon and wood chips. The aftertaste is very pleasent, soft stays long enough. It is dark chocolat and light bitter. A very special beer!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digbychikncsr (12) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Better than many one of my new top ten. Most would overlook this unassuming black and white bottle and that is unfortunate. More like this please. Malt, chocolate, coffee, winter spice, dries fruit, black licorice, smoke, whiskey, phenol, nice mouthfeel. This one has everything.

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