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


on tap

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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1334) - 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 (5477) - 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 (3283) - 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 (401) - 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 (2302) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (783) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Black with a brown head. Whiskey, roasted malts and oak in the aroma. Flavours develop from sweet to roasted and acidic with a whiskey presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2014
Draft at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. Pour is jet black with a thin off white head. Smell is dark roast with chocolate coffee and big bourbon notes. Taste is about the same, very complex, really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Looks cloudy very dark brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Alcohol, sweet, oak, strong whisky in aroma. Chocolate, whisky, strong alcohol, cocoa, sweet flavor. Sour citrus-chocolate in aftertaste. Beer with corners and spikes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1158) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
2010 vintage. 25 cL bottle courtesy of Chris served next to the base, Bunnahabhain barrel and 666 versions. Pours deep oily black with a few bubbles but no head. The nose has big notes of molasses, vanilla and oak, along with chocolate, tobacco and roasted malts. The flavour is quite sweet with big chocolate and vanilla combined with oak, bourbon, molasses and tobacco. The finish is long and roasty with vanilla and bourbon. On the palate it is medium in body with a silky smooth texture and no carbonation. Overall, wow, this is a great barrel-aged imperial stout. It is incredibly complex, appropriate for fireplace sipping on a cold winter’s night. 2014-03-29

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
krokodyl (12) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Ciemny brąz skryty pod niską brązową pianą, aromaty nalewkowe, bourbonowe, palonych słodów, kawy. Nieco alkoholowe w smaku, ale w dobrą stronę (czekoladki z wiśniami w likierze to idealne porównanie). Finisz nieco ściągający (jak dobra łycha), jednak przyjemny. Coś pięknego...

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