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


on tap

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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (1580) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle 330ml. [2013] Pours very dark brown with low brown head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is of bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt, bitterness, caramel, sugar, fruits?. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry woody finish, while a tad sticky on the lips. Overall: Very good. Lots of alcohol in there, but nothing unpleasant. Not cloying, but a sipper anyways. Somewhat awesome stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Embouteillée le 7 février 2013. Un liquide bien noir sur lequel frétille un col mousseux presque brun. Un nez de mélasse, de toffee et de miel langoureusement enrobé par des parfums fins de chêne blanc brûlé au charbon, de crème glacée à la vanille et de poivre fin. Un goût pantagruélique. Les sucres résiduels se vautrent dans un alcool épicé. Ma langue découvre des notes de café, du tabac et de la cannelle. C’est une copieuse dégustation. Au palais, la riche texture du liquide est poussée par un corps à la forte structure. Le pétillement est bas mais il est au rendez-vous. La finale est riche, débordante de chocolat et de caramel, avec de bonnes notes chaudes, épicées et vibrantes d’un Wild Turkey bien capable d’éviter une catastrophe trop sucrée. Une bière noire remarquable. Délicieuse mais dangereuse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fugitive (1234) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. Color black with medium brown head. Aroma malt, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, whisky. Taste malt, alcohol, whisky, wood, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
January 2013 vintage. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon - no doubt (the oak barrel is there too). Taste is smooth, oaky, vanilla, creamy coconut, and deep malts with a high octane finish. This one is subtle - don’t drink it cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (677) - , CYPRUS - MAR 6, 2014
Black colour. Huge bourbon aroma and taste, sweet, coffee, chocolate. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (642) - USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle says ale aged in bourbon barrels, but I was brought here by the alias page. 10% and bottled 1/28/13, all others info is the same. Aroma is dominated by bourbon. This smells like a shot of wild turkey for sure. Companion aroma of chocolate and aged hops are there too. Appears pitch black with tan head that settles to a thin layer but with really good lacing. Taste is delicious. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, just electric. Smooth drinking after a year of aging. This is above average to say the least and really reminds me of bourbon county coffee. It might have a touch of lactose sugar thrown in. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle (28/1/2013), tasted blind together with some other H&V variants. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: bourbon like, sweet, alcohol. TASTE: sweet, bourbon like, alcohol, coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KennethArd (181) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma of pepper & chocolate. Black with small brown head. Taste of coffee & cocoa. Full bodied with creamy texture & medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage from the Netherlands, thanks MrH! Pours opaque black with a small dark brown head, creamy with nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasty, whiskey, a bit of cardboard, not exceptional. Flavor is significantly better, medium sweet, light bitter, whiskey ever prominent but not dominating. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, some astringency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (975) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Pours black with thin brown head. Aroma of roast, dark fruit, marshmallow, and molasses. Taste of caramel, bourbon, roast, dark fruit, sugary finish. Thick body. Boozy burn in the finish. Very tasty.

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