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


on tap

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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Wood and vanilla roastiness on the aroma. Black in color with a nice tan head. Super smooth, perfectly carbonated, chocolate and coffee with excellent complementary whiskey vanilla woody tones. Warms going down. Notes: Alvinne CBF ’11 on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (509) - - MAR 23, 2015
Real Nice smooth bourbon vanilla sweet imperial stout with good coffee. Lovely beer

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2014 bottle (10% ABV), with thanks to bytemesis. The kid is in bed, the wife is out of town, and I’m enjoying the quiet of the evening by contemplating some hell and damnation. Pours near black with dense mocha head that dissipates in short order to a ring of bubbles. Nose begins with an off-putting metallic note (would be a 9 but for that), but that gets crowded out by dark fruit, berries, rich creamy milk chocolate spiked with vanilla and unrefined molasses. Like a bowl of luscious fruit covered in boozy chocolate syrup. Once in the mouth, this is both less and more than the nose. First is the gasoline. Big harsh alcohol element which on the first sip made me gasp/exhale in a manner not unlike the drunk in Pete’s Dragon (they just don’t make kids shows like they used to). This burns. The burn is followed by some tannic (I presume) astringency and then a heavy roast coffee character. Still sweet up front and still bringing with it those dark fruits, but that’s quickly overpowered by the harsher elements. Palate: full body, thick viscous (between syrupy and chewy) texture, soft carbonation. Overall: This one is all Jekyll and Hyde. Shot of bourbon chasing a 50/50 shot of espresso/chocolate syrup.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ipamonger (74) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours Black, with barely a head. Aroma is crazy: bourbon, wood, smoke, malt, buttered toast, vanilla, cocoa, alcohol, banana.Taste is sweet, sour, umami, and then bitter. Finish is salty/bitter/umami. Palate is oily and slick, like a bourbon, with a very mild carbonation. I love this brewer’s sour beers, and that character is in this fucker. It’s fantastic, but i regret drinking this so soon. Should have aged it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Dark brown/black colour, light brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and a lot of vanilla. Also caramel and toffee. Some notes of port. Good bourbon imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2011 Bottling
From notes. Tasted in early December 2012 from a 7oz nip bottle, shared with Curtis. Pours nearly black with no head. The nose is milk and dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla, coconut, and maple bourbon. The flavor is a bit sweet bourbon up front, but balanced out nicely by all of the coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses. The body is full with nearly no carbonation and a long sweet bourbon and bitter coffee and dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2541) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Black, no foam. Aroma if bourbon, taste of American Bourbon. Nice soft taste. I do not consider this a beer, didn’t drink it as a beer. But very, very good nevertheless. (Velp 201501)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1142) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Wonderful. Great aroma of roasted malts, coffee and bourbon. Pitch black in color with a tan head. Very viscous and smooth with good carbination. Strong and full flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and a hint of bourbon. Nice hops balance. So well blended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1823) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, small tan head, no retention/lace. Aroma of booze, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, light oak. Taste is very hot/boozy, roast, lemon?, some vanilla/oak shining through. Palate is low carbonation, high warmth, boozy finish. Very hot; hard to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (586) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
[2013] 330ml bottle. Dark brown with a frothy brown head. Flavors are chocolate, toffee, licorice, vanilla, roasted malts, whisky and wood with spicy and woodsy hops. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

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