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

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 vintage is 11% ABV


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1270) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at GBBF 2013. Dark black, not much of a head, relatively low carbonation. Quite a silky mouth feel. Lots going on, milky chocolate, burnt roasty bitterness in finish almost like the slightly burnt bits at the edge of a fruit cake, a little bit of fruit (currants/berries). Very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle. Dark viscous looking pour. Small head. Chocolate malts and bold bourbon emerge in this. Slightly drying. Thick and delicious.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Przemek1992 (11) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta. Aromat to bardzo przyjemne połączenie kawy, wanilii, gorzkiej czekolady oraz palonego słodu. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie głównie czekolada z wanilia. Wyczuwalna jest również whisky oraz palone słody. Mimo wysokiej zawartości alkoholu jest on praktycznie niewyczuwalny. Podsumowując jest to genialne piwo!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (1983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Gravity at GBBF 2013 named ’Hel & Verdoemenis Special’ but barman informed me it was the Wild Turkey Barrel aged version. Colour is opaque very dark brown, tan head. Nose is alcoholic, orange liqueur, sherry wine, dark chocolate, little bourbon, christmas cake, caramel, dried fruit. Taste is dark fruit, prune, Christmas cake, sherry, roasted malt, dark chocolate, touch of bourbon barrel. Complex yet beautifully balanced unlike so many American barrel aged whiskey bombs.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1070) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pitch black pour with small bubbles on top. Lacing is solid. Nose is very molasses driven with dark chocolate and tiny hint of vanilla. Maybe some pepper as it warns. Taste is really good. Quite balanced with licorice, oak and bitter chocolate combining nicely. Alcohol hidden exceptionally well. Bourbon notes creep in towards the end as it warms. This is an awesome beer. Enough said! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3275) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black as the night with no head. Just a few bubbles which pop up. Nose shows heavy pepper and chocolate, loads of molasses. Really quite oaky. Slight vanilla in there. Smells very good. Taste is very balanced compared to what I was expecting. Heavy oak, silky vanilla, spice, dry cocoa powder, liquorice. As it warms it gets more chocolatey with some bourbon influence to it. Drinks very well and a very pleasant warming on the finish. Top quality

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
From cask at Gbbf 2013. Black with limited head. Nice vanilla and espresso, potent in both directions and nicely balancing. Chocolate and marcipane. A masterpiece.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (619) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Black with light foam. Aroma is roasted sweetness, bourbon smell. Roast is the big flavour here; as it warms the sweetness comes out to play. And booze. Palate is a lingering roastiness. Overall, the roast balances better with the barrel ageing than the original. But very boozy!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (1108) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours from a bottle it is a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is of bourbon and the taste of bourbon lingers on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3637) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and licorice. Boozy finish.


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