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


on tap


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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
2013 vintage is 11% ABV

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2708) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (1037) - - SEP 5, 2016
On my holiday I took two specials brewed by De Molen, which I drunk head to head: Hel&Verdoemenis Wild Turkey BA, bottled on 7th januar 2014 and their youngest brother, H&V Bourbon BA, bottled on 26th of April 2016. This one I rated one month ago, (score 4.3), Wild Turkey for the first time: I poured it in a half pint nonic glass: black color, clear, with long lasting tan brown head. Aroma: intense dark, roadted malts aroma, with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, gentle bourbon in the background. Flavor: intense dark, roasted malts, with notes of espresso coffee, cacao nibs, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, tannins, intense, but very well balanced bourbon note on second half, slightly astringent finish, with roasted bitterness in aftertaste. Body is full, texture velvetly, carbonation is low. On the label is writen 11% abv. I think younger brother will be very similar to older one in next two years....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (613) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottled 28 Jan 2013. Pours inky black, slick, oily, no real head to speak of. The bourbon and oak are very clear in the aroma, with espresso, leather, dark chocolate, vanilla. The taste has lots of nice vinous port wine notes, smooth dark chocolate, espresso, nicely balanced bourbon/oak, vanilla. Spicy hop bitterness helps combat the sweetness in the finish. Full bodied and decadent, very low carbonation, oily. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Black pour, small brown head. Amazing aroma, of chocolate, raisins, bourbon, with hints of dates and coffee. Full, round mouthfeel, with flavor that is rich and brings out more roastiness, with vanilla, fudge, and booze. Holy crap this is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LRonCupboard (42) - ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Barny’s. Pours pitch black, with a small light brown head that does not hang around for long. Pretty viscous looking stuff! Exciting aroma dominated by dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla/bourbon, as well as a bit of coffee and licorice (also smells quite boozy). Fairly sweet and very full bodied with very soft carbonation and slick texture. Taste is also quite boozy with coffee, chocolate, oaky vanilla and the Bourbon hanging around in a lengthy finish. Really well balanced stuff - a de Molen classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
philus (54) - Bazel, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2016
bottle @ home, 2013 vintage. Aroma is roasty and boozy. Taste is espresso, pure chocolate, roasty, boozy, a bit oxidized though, about 3 years later. A shame I couldn’t try this fresh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2016
Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, hint of bourbon. Appearance: Black, almost no head. Taste: Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, very complex. Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft carbonation, long sweet and roasty finish with touch of bourbon, little alcohol warming. Overall: Perfectly balanced, delicious, with great drinkability for abv, barrel aging takes original version to another level. World class imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
A: Dark black with a touch of dark dark brown, one finger light brown head that disappears fast. N: Coffee, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, marzipan T: Chocolate, vanilla, muscovado sugar, molasses O: Smells delicious and very nice taste to it! I like it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2016 At Mrk’s. Sharing my little 18 cl bottle bought at Plan B, from the vintage Molen closet. Brewed in 2010, bottled in 2011. Bottle nr. 1465 of 1560.We drink to the birth of Timo! Transparent colorless glass bottle with red wax head pours a darkbrown opaque beer with very thin tan head. Coffee, sweet roasted malts, sweet heavy bourbon, chocolate cake, vanilla, alcohol. Sweet and smooth, slick, dense and very tasty! In comparison to the Misto the Wild Turkey is sweeter and more dessert like. The Misto had a little more punch and seemed a little more complex. If I didn’t have them on the same day I might have preferred the Wild Turkey over the Misto because of the easy going sweetness. Still both are De Molen at peak quality. (13% abv version).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Backlog. Draft at Churchkey. Near black with small lite tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, ash, booze, sweet malt. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (2308) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met lion en jerommeke. Zwart net een bruine kraag. Geur en smaakdimensies ketjap en ook een lichte rook en tarwe toets. Mooi vol en koffie in de afdronk.

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