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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
330ml bottle courtesy of Benzai. Thanks. pours a nearly opaque black color with no head. The aroma is strong with licorice, vanilla and bourbon. The taste reflects the nose with a big black licorice character, followed by molasses, cocoa, vanilla and some mild whiskey notes. The palate is full and a bit sticky with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and sweet. Overall: Very sweet, almost like drinking licorice syrup. Definitely take this one in small doses.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. Nice aroma with bourbon, licorice, dark chocolate, salami, peat. Taste follows and adds toffee and fudge. A very nice barrel aging of an already very tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Flavour is bourbon, roasted malt, hop, coffee, alcohol, licorice, chocolate, sugar. Full body. Very nice beer. KRS 080814.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ritapisani (12) - - DEC 27, 2014
black; nice head with low head retention; aroma: vanilla, peat, bourbon, coffee; full body, coffee, some alcohol. very nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (194) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2014
33cl bottle from Erzbierschof. A smooth and sweet beer, very well balanced with a clear bourbon note, but I find it a bit too conservative.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (679) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Black appearance with small head. Vanilla and peat in the aroma, also a bit of cow staples. Taste is sweet, very sweet, with a bit of wood and peat. I think I like the regular Hemel & Aarde more. Thick and liquorice feeling. This is too sweet. Still a fine one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2323) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from Guinn shared with Peter. He picked it upon Amsterdam and brought it home. Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is earthy, roasty, smokey peat. And some malty caramel. Flavor follows with good smokiness and dark malt. Really nice beer. Thanks Guinn!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1445) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a small tan head. Full body with almost no carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, coffee, booze and some spices. A tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3278) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours black with a small fizzy mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and smokey with roasted malts, burnt caramel, pumpernickel bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, roasted coconut, dark chocolate, peat, soot, tar, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty, earthy and slightly smokey with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark bread, vanilla fudge, burnt wood, roasted coconut, minerals, hay, moist soil, soot, peat, smoked charcuteries, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate and bourbon alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly flat, slightly viscous, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, caramel, vanilla, charred wood, roasted hazelnuts, soot, peat, dark roast coffee, hay, moist soil, minerals and bourbon alcohol. Solid tasty peat-driven BA Impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2037) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
October 16, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled january 30, 2013. Pours black with a small dense tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, peat, smoked meat and caramel. Taste is medium sweet caramel, dark fruits, bourbon and peat. Finish is dark fruits, peat and chocolate. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.


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