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

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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
33 cl bottle received from the Euro secret santa 3.0. Thanks MrHangover! Pours a slightly see through liquid with a non existant head. Nose is heavy on the booze, I do get some vanilla, toffee and chocolate as well. At first the booziness comes through in the flavour, later it calms down with chocolate, toffee, caramel and biscuits. Nice round mouthfeel. I felt like this could have done slightly better with a more mellow booziness at first. Either way a solid one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (191) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Pours an average frothy light brown head that fully diminished. Body is black. Aroma contains loads of stuff: sweet fruits, sour fruits, coffee and chocolate, burnt malts, some cask wood, bourbon of course, and spices. Flavor shifts slowly and subtlety from light acidic to sweet and finally bitter. Body is full with creamy texture and lively carbonation. What a joy to drink! The bourbon is a great addition.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). 2013 vintage. Pitch black with a medium creamy brown heady, medium retention and some lacing. Aroma is of whiskey (really present but surpringly not overwhelming), vanilla, roasted malt, wood, chocolate, light anises notes and hints of fruits. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying) with roasted malt, whisky, dark chocolate, light peated notes, hints of fruits and citrus, wood, vanilla and warming finish. Full bodied. Rich. Moderate carbonation. Sticky. Dry finish. The whisky finish last long. Really complex. Well balance despite the huge whisky presence. Extremely tasty. I love the Hel & Verdoemenish series!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours a deep burnt umber on the verge of jet black with a two finger khaki foam. The nose is sweet brownie batter soaked bourbon with caramel, peanut, vanilla even a bit of smoked maple. The palate follows the nose nicely with a predominate burnt sweet brownie base that is heightened by complex notes of vanilla, bakers chocolate, bourbon, hint of smoke. Very nice indeed !

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayseo (24) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap Holy Grail, Louisville Kentucky. Bourbon barrel stout is all the rage in Kentucky and the world it seems. And this aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels so it is a hit. Pours very dark brown. Small dark tan head. Good example of the category but no better than Bluegrass brewing Company "Bourbon barrel stout" or Against the Grain brewery, "70X"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with a finger of mocha head. Dark roast, toffee, oak, vanilla. Acidic. Creamy but acidic medium body. Long sweet american oak finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (155) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle from biernavi.de, bottled exactly one year ago. Black body with little brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coconut, coffee, bourbon, roast, alcohol, some dark fruits. Delicious taste, very complex, very alcoholic, with bourbon, dark chocolate, roasty coffee, smoke, liquorice, nuts, dark fruits. Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with little carbonation and finishes alcoholic, astringent, with roast, bitter chocolate, cofffe and some smoke. Brilliant, extreme, dark beer, with complex barell notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
__Rb81 (88) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle at home (02/07/2013). Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and sweet bourbon. Beautiful long after taste of dark chocolate and bourbon. Very smooth, hides the alcohol pretty good. Wish my bottle was not empty now..

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Nice bourbon flavor, a little thin, awesome roasty body and great finish, unique and fantastic after taste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (748) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle at home, 5th January 14. Pours a viscous black beer, with a neat tan head. Aroma is liquorice, slight soy, and bourbon. Taste is smooth, liquorice, chocolate, some leather, borurbon and wood linger in the finish. Great De Molen!


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