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

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ilian (5) - - JUN 11, 2013 does not count
Pours dark black with almost no head. Taste is very complex, sweet roasted malts, wood, whiskey, chocolate, coffee and licorish. Long, long finish. Almost perfect.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (2178) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
A real piece of art this one. The taste is so special and rich that it keeps developing in your mouth for multiple seconds. Truly delicious and wonderful.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1061) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2013
almost black colour, 3-4 cm long lasting creamy brown head; aroma of coffee, chocolate, roastedness, some cognac and alcohol; taste is the same: roasted coffeebeans and sugar, chocolate, and cognac; sweet and bitter simultaneously with an excellent ballance; perfect imperial stout, I would score it as 5.0 if I liked stouts :-) it is quite surprising that it has only 4.13 at the time of tasting...maybe nobody likes sotuts?... :-))

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2010
On tap @ CBF 2010. The aroma has some roast, port, chocolate, vanilla and cherrypits, wood. Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is sweet, has some whisky, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, chocolate bitterness and wood. Good full bodied and smooth beer. Nice. Especially the aroma is perfect.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deflagro (106) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Almost black, thick liquid with a very small, beige head. Aroma is very rich and complex with a lott of vanilla-like bourbon notes, some dill and cookies. Taste is sweet and rich with a lot of bourbon, some dill, a hint of smokiness and tar. Some sweet liquorice, roasted malt and burnt charcoal. Finish has a bit of smoke and smoked meat. Great brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Proeferius (98) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2010
bottle @ home, black with a brown head, aroma of caramel, oak coffee and chocolate, another great beer from de Molen.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (2044) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Black body with a small brown head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, alcohol and dark fruit. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, oak, alcohol, vanilla, molasses. Thick body, forever lasting lacings. WOW

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 11, 2011
Draught at ACBF. First beer of the Friday, by recommendation of Mes, and what a way to start. Black with a thin brown foamy head, excellent lace. Lots of roastiness in the nose, not overpowering on the bourbon, cocoa, woodiness, coffee, some vanilla and just a touch of nuttiness. Mouth is big on taste, dark chocolate, vanilla creaminess, cocoa, caramel, whisky evident right at the back. Creamy finish, slips down so easily, I could drink this all day. I really want to drink this all day.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2011
04/03/2011 @ ACBF (draught). Black beer with small beige head. Wow, what an aroma: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and mocca, whisky/wood, very complex. And tasting is even better and more complex: roasted malts, chocolate, wood, spices, whisky, alcohol and more. Absolutely my personal favourite this festival, I went back for it another two times!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2011
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 18cl bottle #1520, shared with drowland. Pours jet black without a head. Slight bourbon aroma, sweet vanilla. Taste is roasty coffee, the bourbon comes out and burns slightly going down, even then, hides the 13% wonderfully. Very ashy. Sweet and delicious. I’m quite sure that this lives up to the top 50 hype, very, very good. A great example of the beer showing the characteristics of the Bourbon.


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