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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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2013 vintage is 11% ABV


ysolem's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ysolem (35) - - SEP 6, 2013
Incroyable comme d'habitude De Molen c est fou un délicieux goût de chocolat me transporte dans un torrent de volupté


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (336) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
Received this bottle in a trade with BenH, muchos gracis! Pours an incontestable black with a moderate mocha head which soon recedes to a bubbly layer. Sweet molasses, vanilla, creme brulee, dark chocolate and hints of roastiness in the aroma. Taste is somewhat hot at first but rather pleasant; vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and slight burnt sugar. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (78) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon booze, herb/fruit. Taste was super bourbon and vegemite, quite a barrage of flavours. Complex beer. Quality, but just didn’t seem to balance the array of flavours

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznougut (9) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - APR 5, 2015 does not count
Muy oscura con poca espuma, un gas suave. Sabor fuerte a lo que creo que es cafe i regusto a toffe, no noto el bourbon pero si la graduación.. Un buen petróleo

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
April 3, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled january 28, 2013.
Black with a very small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla dried fruits, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet caramel and dried fruits, soft bitter with a light bitter finish and sweet with bourbon hints. Medium to full bodied, very soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1897) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle..pour is black with a light tan head...Nose is bourbon, spice, oak, fudge...Taste is bitter, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, cream, nice body, coffee

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAR 23, 2015
Real Nice smooth bourbon vanilla sweet imperial stout with good coffee. Lovely beer

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1359) - 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.

5
   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!

4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - 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!


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