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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1540) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma is nicely roasty, coffee, some oaky notes. Full heavy roasty body, lots of coffee, some woody notes, hoppy notes on the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1892) - - APR 18, 2015
Draft. Jet black with a tan head. Roast, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Rich and sticky. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beeracolyte (49) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 18, 2015
Piwo pite z kontynuacyjnego kranu. Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, z be?ow? pian? w postaci kr??ka. W aromacie przede wszystkim kawa i gorzka czekolada. Aromat jest bardzo delikatny, przyjemny. Wyczuwalny jest te? lekki popió?. Po zapachu zapowiada si? prawdziwa uczta. Po wypiciu atak hordy smaków. Najpierw palomo?? i kawa pó?niej dochodz? alkohol i estry co sprawia, ?e piwo sprawia wra?enie likieru. W tym przypadku b?dzie to likier kawowy o z dodatkiem truskawek. Na koniec lekka goryczka po??czona z palono?ci? daje wspania??, gorzk? czekolad?. Piwo jest mocno kwaskowate. Alkohol poza likierowo?ci? w niewyczuwalny. Piwo mimo bardzo wysokiego ekstraktu nie jest oleiste. Mimo to jest to bardzo dobry stout imperialny. Piwo dobre i warte wypicia ale nie jest pozwalaj?ce jak niektóre piwa z browaru de Molen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (762) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 17, 2015
W aromacie kawa, deserowa czekolada, leciutka nuta rozpuszczalnikowa szybko znika. W smaku wyraźnie palone, nieco likierowe, kawowo - czekoladowe z wyraźną kwaśnością odsłodową, która nieco męczy od pierwszego łyku. Zdradliwe, świetnie ukryty alkohol, struktura oleista. Trochę przesadzili z carafą - zbyt kwaśny.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 5, 2015
Another Imperial stout from De molen: Sweet malts, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is rich, very balanced. Smooth carbonation. Good, but not impressive imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (164) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 2, 2015
Butelka. Data ważności - do 2039 r.! Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana niewysoka, beżowa, grubopęcherzykowa. Urzymuje się do samego końca. Aromat bardzo dobrej gorzkiej czekolady, kakao. Aromat tak jak i smak, czekoladowe. Wrażenie likieru czekoladowego. Piwo pomimo wysokiej zawartości alkoholu pije się bardzo dobrze, alk. świetnie ukryty, niesamowicie lekkie w odbiorze.Niskie wysycenie, goryczka średnia niezalegająca. Według mnie piwo lekko zawodzi, brakiem pełni aromatu i smaku, mam wrażenie jak by było lekko wodniste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
21.10.2014. Almost black beer with no foam. Very intense roasted aroma, coffee. Heavy. Palate is smooth but not much carbonation. Plenty of heavy roast, coffee, chocolate and slightly dry hoppy finish with warmth of alcohol. Letting the beer to get some air brings more complexity and vanilla and wood to replace some of the taste of alcohol. Still expected even more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4042) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; opaque pitch black pour with a bubbly beige head, aroma has chocolate and dark malts, taste has dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, a hint of smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2073) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle, Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pitch black pour with a tan head. Choc, molasses, coffee, dark fruits and roasted malt lined up in the beak. Flavour was more choc and coffee alongside vanilla, booze (pretty prominent), liquorice and burnt malts. Fullish with minimal carbonation. Quality beer.. Liked this a lot. What do you believe in ?....

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
puredelusion (112) - Lviv, UKRAINE - MAR 17, 2015
0,33 bottle. Pours (it almost dark brown/black colour with thin, almost diminishing chocolate brown head. Wonderful strong aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Full body with thick, oily texture, smooth carbonation. Rich taste of chocolate and coffee with intensive bittersweetness, alcohol is masked in it and almost is not feeled. Aftertaste is long and chocolate bitter, astringent. Best beer i’ve tried ever.


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