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

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout – 10,2% vol. Twice the amount of dark roasted malts used, massive Imperial stout. This is a mad one. Black brown colour with a thick and creamy tan head that can be added to as you wish if you give the bottle a swirl. Give this beer time to breathe and blossom into something truly stunning. Chocolate and alcohol are right there at the front but do not at all overpower the gorgeousness that is underneath. Full of leather, vanilla, amazing wooden notes, beautifully floral character from the hops, thick Belgian chocolate, much character. The flavour of crazy wooden tartness. An extremely bitter finish seems to come out of nowhere and is what really makes this quite unique. Superb width in the mouth and coats the whole palate beautifully. Alcohol 12% in latere versies


Crosling's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle from De Bierkoning.

Not a surprise, I find this beer delicious in every way. Excellent look with a large creamy tan head and near pitch black body. Strong flavor intensity and complexity from start to finish. Coating mouth feel. Nose is strong and fairly complex. An incredibly great beer. Quite stunning. De Molen’s beers are one of a kind. The best stout brewer on earth.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (499) - Łomża, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Szacun! Aromat mocny, choć trochę niewyraźny. Z wyglądu czarne jak smoła, piana cienka, fajny lacing. Dla podniebienia bardziej niebo niż piekło. Jeden z lepszych RIS-ów jakie piłem. Polecam!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hesoo (77) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Jeden z fajniejszych RISów jakie piłem. Półwytrawny z silną kawą w aromacie i smaku. Czuć delikatne szczypanie/musowanie (ale nie od alkoholu bo dobrze przykryty). Zrównoważone i przez to nieco nudne.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
(bottle) deep black-brown in colour with a small brown head. aroma of brown sugar, vanilla icing and toasted malts, slightly earthy, with some hints of cherries, cornflakes and wood chippings. flavour is mostly roasted malts, coffee beans and earth, slightly boozy, with a very light sweetness, some notes of caramel, dark chooclate and a medium toasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
330 ml bottle. Bottle 12/2014. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of rich dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and a dry nuttiness. Flavors follow same, very rich, thick, and smooth. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Black and viscous with a beautiful golden brown head. Aroma is chocolate, speculoos, liquorice, dates, figs, molasses, blackcurrant, cocoa, vanilla, oak. Full bodied, viscous mouthfeel, great balanced blend of malty sweet and roasty bitterness on the palate with a lingering dry roast and lightly astringent aftertaste. Taste is molasses, liquorice, toasted oak, dark fruits. Looking forward to seeing how this ages.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
benjamincroft (6) - - AUG 6, 2015 does not count
D'une couleur presque noir opaque, elle ne fait que très peu de mousse. Odeur de grains roties, cafée et chocolat noir. En bouche, le grain torréfié et le chocolat noir ressortent en premier, puis un petit gout de chène, de café et une légère amertume pour balancer le tout. Une bière qui tombe dans l'excès, mais qui est excellente!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7970) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle - Bittersweet chocolate and some molasses. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark roast, rich woody notes, fruity dark notes as well. Complex and very nice. No sign of the booze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevlar95 (12) - Nysa, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste z beżową pianą. W aromacie uderzenie ciemnych słodów, gorzka czekolada, kawa. Smak - to samo, głownie czekolada i kawa, lekka wanilia. Dużo słodyczy, trochę kwaskowości i to wszystko skontrowane goryczką od słodów palonych. Alkohol niewyczuwalny, jedynie lekko rozgrzewający.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12860) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle split at Scopesters on melt day, thanks to Daniel, 01/07/15. Light black with a decent tan swirl. Nose is spice, dark fruits, coffee, toffee, charr. Taste comprises spice, caramel, light charring, dark fruit rinds, toffee fudge, cocoa powder, earthy tones. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a lick of booze. Ok impy.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tariczny (72) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Very dark brown, nearly black color with beautiful head, nice laceing. Aroma full of caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, home made cherry liqour and some grapefruit in background. Taste: bitter and sweet, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts and big boom of chocolate bitterness from roasted malt. Soft carbonation, full body and oily texture. Great beer for special occasion


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