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

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 vintage is 11% ABV


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (6958) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft at GBD in Washington. 2013 vintage. Poured a near pitch black, mostly flat head with perhaps a small wisp off off-white on top. Aroma was borubon, whiskey, oak, vanilla. Burnt, bitter coffee and chocolate is prevalent. Actually quite easy to drink for 11%. Nice and warming. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1841) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Tasted this next to the Emelisse Imperial Stout Wild Turkey B.A. The one from the Molen proofed to be a lot tastier and more aromatic. Less peat, but more bourbon hints.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (893) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small and fading tan head and a thick sweet aroma of milk-chocolate, earth, caramel, oak and sweet salmiac. The initial taste is not too special, very sweet with notes of brown sugar, dark chocolate and liquor. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy, like drinking melted chocolate. The finish is better than anything, a great bitter hopbitterness that stays in your mouth forever.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Pours a deep brown with not much head. Woody aroma with bourbon. Taste is nutty and sweet. Light carb and medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayseo (26) - 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"

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (418) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Pitch black little/no head. Nose is sweet and slightly roasted with some barrel notes. Taste is liqueur, sweet dried fruits, roasted/smoked malt and a hint of booze. Perfect viscous body. Real nice beer as usual from De Molen.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3132) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours a really dark brown with a small beige head that leaves OK lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, caramel and buttery toasts. Really nice and while hinting at the barrel it isn’t too hot. Taste is of roasted malt, bourbon, caramel and pure chocolate/cacao nibs (or maybe coffee). A little wet cardboard, nothing bad though. Big but never cloying. Body is full, mouthfeel almost silky. Carbonation is higher than expected and alcohol tingles a little. Really nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
pours clear dark brown with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt hazelnuts, strong woodsy bourbon, cacao-plenty, some chocolate powdery notes, roasted coffee, touch of acidity, warming booze and pepper, some sweetness - burnt caramel and chocolate syrup. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, grassy-coffee-lightly resinous and tannic finish. tasty and very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
This guy is super tasty. Tons of toffee, toasted coconut, vanilla, cocoa, and dark fruit. A bit of a tinge of soy sauce in the back end and slightly on the thin side for 13% but overall wow this is good.


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