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


on tap

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Almost black - offwhite head. Licorice. Boozy. Vanilla. Lots of coconut. Ok malty. Sweetness. Carcoal. Caramel. Wooden notes. Some tannins. Too boozy - too thin body and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks zvikar. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is a bit boozy with somewhat smoky bourbon, wood, roastiness, a bit of dark chocolate and coffee notes. Rather sweet flavor with bourbon, dark chocolate, wood and vanilla, continues drier and a bit boozy with a bit of coffee notes and a bit of smokiness. Rather full-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown pour. Medium sized pretty vast and pretty slowly changing beige light creamy brown colored foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aroma of roasted barley malts, bourbon, peat, smoke, vanilla, cream, earth, coffee and a light spicy tone. Flavour of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, earth, roast, chocolate, coffee, toffee, spices, bitter, some caramel, roasted barley malts, some leaves, molasses, coal and some sweeter herbal roast. Aftertaste of chocolate, coffee, bitter, roast, herbal and light dry. Low carbo, soft silky creamy thicker mouthfeel, full body and a creamy thicker light sticky texture. Quite a tasty and balanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Black and opague. Oak, roast and a hint of peat in the aroma. Dark chocolate. Malty, roasty sweet flavor with oak, bourbon, vanilla and peat. Chocolate and caramel. The bourbon is dominating the peat. Delicious beer, but flavors come and go and lack harmony and balance.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: very black beer, quite some carbonation noticeable, nice stable mocha foam full of bubbles. Nose: first get something peated, but goes over in some kind of sweetness slowly. Lots of coffee in it as well. Dark chocolate, very heavy burned malts, some herbs even, a tobacco like hint, like from a good cigar. Some alcohol as well. Taste: oh, this is too peated for me, luckily, there is also some alcohol (bourbon) noticeable and some coffee notes. But mostly a smoked taste, itís too overruling for me though... I donít think the bourbon comes out enough though... itís camouflaged by the smoked aspect. Though, this beer is really well made, and I will enjoy every sip, itís not quite balanced enough for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1611) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2013
Very dark brown beer with a bit to small head. Liquorice, wood and smoked malts. Not bad at all, but something less pleasent inside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2013
Pitch black, small head. Very smoked aroma and taste. Bitter roasted coffee bean aroma but the smoked biurbon aroma takes the upperhand a bit too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
bottle at jans ... deeep black ... small tan head ... dark chocolate malt ... light smokey malts ... soft roast light bourbon nose ... mellow chocilate roast ... big chocolate ... light bourbon...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Almost black pour. Big tan head. Some lacing. Peppery wood and bourbon aroma. Taste is similar. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, thin light-brown head. Aroma of peat, tar, bourbon, vanilla, oak, brown malts, chocolate. Flavour is quite sweet, brown malts, chocolate, peat, earth, light smoke, oak, light bourbon, light smokey bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice.

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