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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2013 vintage is 11% ABV


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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2011
Tap@mikkeller bar. Pours black with a small tanned head leaving some lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, malts, sweet and port. Flavor is so deliciously sweet, barrel and bourbon, roasted, well balanced. Fullbodied palate. Finish is just a full enjoyment of the sweet, coffee, barrel and tart aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vaiz (3530) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2011
From tap at the brewery. Heavy thick black pour, deep tan head. Aroma full of bourbon, licorice, coffee, chocolate and leather. Flavor is extremely complex with loads and loads of very nice bourbon, bitter roasted malts, chocolate, leather and, well, awesomeness. Great brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle number 860. Dark chocolate, whiskey, and dark fruit in the flavor. Beautiful whiskey scent. Thick in the mouth and a nice black hue. Quality comes in limited runs ;)

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCametron (1863) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle at RK2. 250ml clear glass bottle. Black and murky brown. Nose is bangin’. Broings to mind chocolate cake batter or partially melted Haagen Daaz cookies and cream. An easy 10 and I’d give it an 11 if I could. Under carbonated a bit like bourbon county. Chocolate, sweet molasses. Caramel. Wonderfully complex. This was a real standout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHangover (2662) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle, bottled in January 2013. Very fresh. Aroma is boozy, bourbon and incredibly roasted and well balanced. Oak is present in the aroma, but the bourbon is definitely overwhelming but but overpowering. Flavor is very sweet, full of bourbon oak flavors. Very well balanced, great sipper. This is one hell of a great beer. Awesome!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2013
bottle, 18 cl . pours black, no foam. smells like a very heavy stout ! (hmmmm... stout... ) low carbo, bitter, complex, balanced. not too much on the bourbon side. yeah, another hel en verdoemenis i love !

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop. Pours a pitch black with a brown head. Swirling it around in the snifter leaves a beautiful oily sticky trace. Aroma just assaults you with bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, peat, brown sugar, roasted almonds, some petrol. Mouthfeel is creamy, very nicely textured. Taste is complex yet fantastically well-balanced with roasted coffe beans, vanilla, peated almonds, vanilla, dark dried fruit, honey and tones of asphalt, chipotle sweet tones without the bite, charred bacon. Sublime really!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digbychikncsr (12) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Better than many one of my new top ten. Most would overlook this unassuming black and white bottle and that is unfortunate. More like this please. Malt, chocolate, coffee, winter spice, dries fruit, black licorice, smoke, whiskey, phenol, nice mouthfeel. This one has everything.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TET (1732) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Vintage 2013, 11% abv. A black beer with a brown, medium and dense head. The nose is powerfull, roastiness, liquirice, coffee, strawberries, hint of alcohol and vanilla. Complex and pleasant aroma. Taste is rich of malts, smooth, roastiness, salt liquirice, quite much of sweetness, some barrel. After beginning also nice vanilla and some berries, roasted coffee in the long end. Full bodied, but not too heavy, very smooth and even velvety to drink. Absolutely great beer, complex, balanced, smooth... pure enjoyment.


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