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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
2013 vintage is 11% ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2011 Bottling
From notes. Tasted in early December 2012 from a 7oz nip bottle, shared with Curtis. Pours nearly black with no head. The nose is milk and dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla, coconut, and maple bourbon. The flavor is a bit sweet bourbon up front, but balanced out nicely by all of the coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses. The body is full with nearly no carbonation and a long sweet bourbon and bitter coffee and dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (3532) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Black, no foam. Aroma if bourbon, taste of American Bourbon. Nice soft taste. I do not consider this a beer, didn’t drink it as a beer. But very, very good nevertheless. (Velp 201501)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1820) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Wonderful. Great aroma of roasted malts, coffee and bourbon. Pitch black in color with a tan head. Very viscous and smooth with good carbination. Strong and full flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and a hint of bourbon. Nice hops balance. So well blended.

   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 (1142) - 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 (11500) - 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 (5318) - 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 (2778) - 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.

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