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


on tap

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle at Culmination Fest: Poured a thick black oil with brown head. Aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, and sweet stickiness. The taste was similar with strong bourbon alcohol burn, notes of vanilla, and silky chocolate. The finish was dry. Highlight of the fest and I finished with a second at last call!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at home, 11%. Pours deep dark brown with a dark ruby edge. Aroma is light meatiness, light soy, bovril, marmite, some treacly sweetness. It’s fairly subtle and light, but great. Full body, medium carbonation. Sweet, sticky with some meatiness, chocolate, coffee, treacle, vanilla, wood, booze, a little grass in the background... It’s really good. Balance is bang on. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla wood, and bourbon alcohol aroma. Moderate to heavy dark sweet toasted malt flavor with a Moderate to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Copious body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pours near black with a trim espresso head. Little carbonation as it poured from the bottle. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is semi-sweet with a little roast bitterness and char. Thinner bodied and slick. Smooth and pretty easy drinking. This one tastes like its been aged for awhile. Its certainly smooth, but lack real depth. Still, its good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Cherry cough syrup aroma. Complex flavor, nice bourbon. Doesn't taste cough syrup. Bourbon gives a nice sweet flavor without any feeling of actual sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1294) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours totally black with an almost non existent head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, chocolate, coffee, caramel, whisky, oak and woody notes. Taste is high sweet leading to a big, woody and bourbon finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small off white head.The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, dark fruits, whiskey barrel notes, vanilla, wood, molasses. Very tasty, solid 4.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3128) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Bottled on 02/07/13. Pitch black, thick light brown head. Strong bourbon notes, really strong. honey sweetness, some licoricy notes as well. Very smooth stuff this, but the bourbon is taking over too much I think. Flavor has bourbon, wood, licorice and some lingering vanilla-like sweetness. The finish is awesome. Another positive thing is that is it not that sweet, and alcohol is very well masked. As much as I like BA brews, but here it takes over too much. Still a beer I could very well drink again, for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (383) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
Black color, small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet bitter taste has same notes. Nice and complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2182) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into the Borefts taster. Labeled Bourbon Barrel Aged, bottled on 19/11/13, ABV 11% Totally black beer, with a very small line of head, dark brown in colour, consisting actually of big bubbles mostle. Okay retention for its size, it leaves light lacing on the glass after a swirl of the glass. Aroma of bourbon and wood, roasted malts, light vanilla, alcohol. Very nice taste, chocolate and lots of it, alcohol, vanilla again, even some dark fruits, less bourbon than the aroma but still there. Thick body, good carbonation, surprisingly dry on the palate. Fantastic beer.

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