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


on tap


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6723) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
My godmother in law (if that is even a thing) is a saint for schlepping this and other beers from the Netherlands to break up the Kolsch train here in Cologne. Thank you Rianne! Pours opaque black, very small brown almost wispy head that dissipates pretty fast leaving a ring with some lacing. Aroma is a quite pleasant mix of bourbon, anise, roasty malts, cocoa powder, molasses. Flavor is a bit smoky, roasty, lots of deep roasted malts imparting some baking cocoa and molasses notes. Smokiness gives way to charred oak. Bourbon is present, but oak is perhaps more influential. Yep, this is a bit peaty, which is interesting given the stated barrel treatment. Rich and thick, full body, some ABV heat, but honestly pretty well masked for an 11% beer. This baby is a hundredth percentile beer, and fuck you if you don’t agree.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. shared with Simon of Round Tower Brewery to educate him on the wonders of barrel-aging!!! Thanks to my lovely Beer Fairy for this one! Opaque black with baige lacing. Aroma is huge. Oak, chocolate, Kentucky Bourbon, probably Wild Turkey, leather. Taste is blackcurrants, chocolate, raw cocoa, oak, wood, leather, Kentucky Bourbon and alcohol. Brilliant. Epic. Really drinkable too!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours deep black with menacing tan head. Lovely sweet bourbon aroma. Lovely sweet bourbon influence in the taste. The kind of beer you don’t write notes about.. you just lie back and absorb it’s wonderful warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, bourbon, wood, peated malt and caramel. Flavour is sweet, woody and smokey. Full bodied, thick texture and soft carbonation. Finish is warming alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordMariscal (22) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken. Oviedo. Puro petroleo. Imperial Stout que no defrauda desde el primer trago. Sabores dulces del bourbon sumados al tostado, cafe, madera. Potencia en estado puro. Apenas tiene espuma. Ni falta que le hace. Para disfrutar 1 y 1000veces

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2414) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 5, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en el momento en el kraken el 05-04-2015. color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Embotellado 11-06-2014 para 25 años. Tomada junto con wl envejecimiento en bruichladdich. Aromas y sabores intensos dulces de madereras ligeramente quemadas con gran sensación de licor. Maltas tostadas ligeramente caramelizadas mezcladas con buena sensación alcohólica. Muy buena, un poco por debajo de la bruichladdich. Aromas y sabores desde el inicio intensos q luego se achican un poco, todo lo contrario que la bruichladdichih, así con todo.....Increíble!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof Black Riders, Zurich. Pours black with a small tan head. Intense medicinal, roasted, meaty aromas with some caramel notes. Rich, caramel, salty meat, hints of marcipane. Velvety texture. Seriously good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle at oak aged festival. Very dark brown with barely any head. Sweet chocolate, chocolate icecream with red berry sauce and bourbon on the side... Very sweet but with a light fruity tartness. Medium to full bodied with medium alcohol presence. Beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachneger (394) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
Donker zwart bier met een koffie crème kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak zoet van caramel en bourbon koffie en drop. Top bier gedronken met Bryan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
330ml bottle. jet black pour with no head; minimal carbonation. aroma is charcoal, ash, alcohol, whiskey and oak. taste is very heavy. again, ash and charcoal. followed by whiskey. i sipped this slowly but struggled. just too heavy.

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