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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is roasty, smoked, dark chocolate, woody, light bourbon, coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Sick balance in the aroma. Taste is dark roasted malts, 100% dark bitter chocolate, coffee, slight liquorice, cocoa and allmost vinous with woody/oaky/bourbonish notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Thanks to DSG for sharing this beauty. Thick, black, not much head, just inky glory. Can smell it from the table even before coming close to the glass. Kecap manis, thick, black sweet soya, salty inky iodine, the bitterness of dark chocolate, and beneath it all is a gentle minty level, hinting basil. Soft, beautifully silky and smooth body. Sherry, port, deep rich earth and blood-beautiful. Not as much roast as I was expecting, where did it go? Retreats into the silky essence of the spicy Mayan chocolate blended with dark cherry. Chili takes the place of roast, the palate is overwhelmingly complex. The prune flavors blend with high end dark chocolate to die for, in the 85% range. Is that licorice? No, it’s...it’s cardamom! Black cardamom, the exotic kind, added to a delightfully acidic shot of espresso and hiding the chili heat that came earlier. Finish is dry, woody, and almost like good tobacco. Art. These guys can do no wrong, it seems.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Nose is sweet oak, heavy vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, little manure, almond, feel is watery, carb is low, taste is strong, roasted malt, rotten fruit, cane suigar, very bitter chocolate, mellow alcohol, late iron and little cough syrup

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
very small clear red-waxed bottle (#944) courtesy of harrisoni - shared with blankboy and garthicus. Oily-looking reedish black with a smallish light brown frothy head. Deep roast, nutmeat, a hint of soy sauce, oak, very dry, somewhat sweet, vanilla, coffee, :dark’ fruit, quite boozy, surprisingly herbal. Taste ... what can I say? smooth, a bit boozy, so roasty, oaky, sweet yet charred oak and herbally bitter. Slick, syrupy, thick, smooth, creamy ... long creamy somewhat boozy but smooth finish. Soooo good. Thanks, Ian!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (800) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2011
Pour pitch black, with no head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, liqourice, oatmeal? Also a lot of barrel comes through. Both oak and Wild turkey. A nice burn at the end. Medium body, with no carbonation, which is very Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
huge thanks to cavie for this one, bottle #1356/1560. jet black pour with a khaki head. nose is smoke, roasted malts, more smoke and chocolate. easy on the palate, chocolate, leather, syrup, vanilla, no hint of alcohol. awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle at the Kulminator
Pours a black color with a super loose head that manages to leave some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet & roasty, loaded with bourbon, and even has something odd to it that is almost tequila like. Boozy and huge smelling (in a good way)

The flavor follows the aroma, lots of bourbon, lots of vanilla, very sweet, very roasty. I love Wild Turkey, and this beer utilizes the character of that bourbon very well. Some sour mashiness, lots of wood. Very rich.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5604) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle @ home, liberated from De Molen. The pour’s deep brown. Red highlights. Small tan head. The aroma’s initially full of chocolate and vanilla, but strong notes of plum and raisin bread intervene. Rich dark fruits. Plenty of yule log cake, mild spiciness. Orange peel. Mild after dinner liqueur booziness. The taste is bruised red fruits. Chocolate covered strawberry, dried cranberry. Fruit-steeped liqueur. Spiced chocolate cake rich malt profile. Slight roastiness, accents of charred wood. Mildly spicy, full finish. Interesting chocolate/fruit profile. Very unique and different from the other variants of this beer. The beer’s full, oily. The booziness is well restrained, but does build through the duration of the bottle. Overall, this actually worked quite well. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4945) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Sample from cask at de Molen tap take over ÖR cons 2013-04-12 3000 ratings;)........... AR: bourbon vanilla, Zoega Coffey AP: coal black, wee frothy head F: bourbon vanilla, dark (rich in flavour) chocolate, wee peppery

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (4192) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Kai! Pours black with a very small tan head. Nice aroma of malt, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Rich and smooth. Amazing stuff. Wish I had more.


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