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

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
IngetSlick (48) - - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014). Small creamy, brown, head. Black body. Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted hops, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, almond, coffee, vanilla. Salt, sweet and sour with a bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1179) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle to stout glass Chocolate, coffee, light caramel and smoke, wood, and some very light barnyard. The colour is a very dark, opaque, brown with a thin mottled frothy dark tan head. Retention is good an there is moderate lacing. The taste starts with a light caramel, but then goes full on into dark chocolate and vanilla, leather, soy and hoppy bitteness round this out.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickel (610) - - JUN 17, 2015
Explosive aroma of roasted malt, hops, chocolate. Taste is the same. Thick and creamy body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (499) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with beige creamy head. In aroma lots of roasted malts, chocolate, some liquorice and very nice vanilla and woody notes. Overall great aroma! In taste the beer is full of dark chocolate and coffee with same great wood and vanilla. All this backed by medium strength bitterness and warming well mixed alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture, creamy on the palate, softly carbonated. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. Aroma: licorice, chocolate, roast, fruit. Taste: grapefruit, salmiak, licorice, coffee, cocoa powder.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (263) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2015
Shared bottle. Dark with thick brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, cocoa, roasted malts, very inviting. Alcohol warmth, light bitter, light sweet with notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Heavy, oily texture, with bitter finish. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1194) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours nearly black with NO head in spite of a vigorous pour. Smoky, very dark roasted aromas with substantial depth. Completely flat. When I pried the lid off, it gave no fight at all and no "ssst" sound was noted. Seems the carbonation leaked out of an unsecured lid. Otherwise, it’s rich and thick. Just a hint of carbonation would’ve made the difference though. It was bottled on August 6, 2013 and I’m drinking it on May 20, 2015. Alcohol heat is noted midway and through the finish. Well-blended sweetness and olive and dark chocolate bitterness. Inexpensive Canadian whiskey is also noted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1350) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en el kraken en el momento el 16-05-2015. elaborada en 10-09-2014 hasta 10-09-2039 color negro intenso con espuma beige poco persistente. Aromas y sabores maltosos tostados, algo carbonizados al coger temperatura y con toques de cacaos y vainillas. Cuerpo medio a fuerte ligeramente pastoso y fácil de beber en general. Se hecha de menos algo de añejo en madera. Bastante buena.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Darker black body.Light tan frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and oak. Taste has vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt notes. The flavor reminds me of World Wide Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2919) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at Arendsnest. Dark brown pour with a caramel head. Enticing roasted malt aromas. Bitter chocolate and bitter dark roasted malt highlights. Muted caramel Andre licorice backbeats. Robust mouthfeel with a good body.


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