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


on tap

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
2013 vintage is 11% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, small tan head, no retention/lace. Aroma of booze, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, light oak. Taste is very hot/boozy, roast, lemon?, some vanilla/oak shining through. Palate is low carbonation, high warmth, boozy finish. Very hot; hard to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1034) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
[2013] 330ml bottle. Dark brown with a frothy brown head. Flavors are chocolate, toffee, licorice, vanilla, roasted malts, whisky and wood with spicy and woodsy hops. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MF666 (308) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Lugt af røg whiskey, sort, creme fornemmelse, sød sprit tobak kaffe, sødlig kaffe eftersmag englsk lakrids Free Føroyar!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (11181) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2014
from Erzbierschof, 11% - black beer with a modest foam left; evident woody aroma of Borubon, notes of caramel, chestnuts and cherries; full-bodied, fairly sweet and thick; a robust bitterness and a very long roasted and woody aftertaste of vanilla, chocolate and Bourbon with some residual sugars

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2014
The (11.2 oz.) bottle was purchased at Parker Pie, in West Glover by WillRunForBeer; he graciously shared this with me. Many thanks! To plastic Dixie cup (shut up), it pours an oily chestnut-tinted dark brown with which a trim off-beige head barely a fingernail in length. Aromas of flat Coke, whole cloves, European noble hops, young oak, rosemary, pipe tobacco, chocolate malt, London yeast, and mint. Tastes the same with the addition of raspberry jam, bourbon oak/bourbon vanilla, roast, and ground cinnamon. Alcohol definitely presented itself after the first sip. A bit spicy and and a bit woodsy. I did feel like I was consuming a Coke-based mixed drink after 15 minutes of nursing this gargantuan lovely, but that wasn’t enough to warrant me hating on this. It’s really fracking good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (5134) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. White head with little retention recedes to nothing. Hot caramel and vanilla aromas. Hot caramel and vanilla upfront turning to thick bourbon in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2684) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Black pour with a brown hue and a thin off white head and very light lacing .... Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, light licorice, light oak and some bourbon .... Taste is of dark chocolate, sweet sugar, dark roasted malts, very light bourbon, and some vanilla .... Has that Classic burnt dark roasted malt ... Has a deep roasted malty/bourbon finish with a nice bitter kick ..... Abv hidden well ... Has a lingering bitterness in the finish, mouthfeel is soft and oily .. Strong coffee in this brew. Nearly perfect doesn’t get much better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1012) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
(2013 bottle, called Bourbon Barrel Aged, at VilleValla pub, Linköping, Nov 6 2014) Something for International Stout Day. Pours black as night with a small tight pale tan head, no lace. Aroma really driven by bourbon, the slightly sweet and boozy whiskey notes dominate with a light hint of wood and some dark unsweetened cacao notes. Very much like smelling a spirit. Flavour really follows, it is heavily dominated by bourbon character and elegant due to cellar age. The bourbon means it seems sweetish but not sugary, little vanilla/oak really, just the woody hints in the whiskey. Towards the finish it becomes fairly dry with dark roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate, light char. Bourbon lingers too. Smooth medium-full slick body, almost no carbonation, feels more boozy from flavour than heat. You have to like whiskey to like this beer, the stout seems almost subservient to the bourbon. It’s very smooth and rounded and a lot less harsh than I was expecting from the buzz around the base beer. Super sippable, elegan actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Majek (579) - Ząbki, POLAND - OCT 31, 2014
2013 vintage. Totally black colour with low stable head. Very strong aroma of bourbon which totally dominates at nose. On background are present some wood and chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with very sensible alcohol note. I felt like I drunk chocolate liquor mix with bourbon. Full body. Very thick texture. Flat carbonation. Perfect for degustation. RIS with very perceptible bourbon note (especially in aroma). Highly recommented for whiskey/bourbon lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2642) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Refrigerated small format bottle poured into a glass. Black with big dark brown highlights and small light brown head. Aroma is light wild turkey, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is wild turkey, coffee, roasted malt, and hints of oak.

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