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

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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


HV's rating

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HV (4) - Utrecht, - NOV 1, 2009
Appearance: pours a very dark, nearly opaque, with a nice reddish-brown foamy cap that unfortunately quickly dissipates Aroma has prunes, malts, and a little orange. Mouthfeel: this drinks like a classic milk stout. The body is incredibly creamy – beautiful. Flavour: is again lots of prunes, with a chocolatey/coffee malt layer underneath, and a hint of orange peel at the end. I was pleasantly surprised to find hardly any toasty notes here. Drinkability: this could be a beer you’d love one glass after another. It could be, if there wasn’t the 10.2% alcohol in it. It’s such a sweet, creamy, tasty, drinkable beer.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1221) - CROATIA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin ring of beige head; sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, with some wood and floral notes; taste is more bitter than sweet with dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, and hints of wood and coffee; finish is dry and bitter with some dark chocolate notes and alcohol warming; very nicely balanced and delicious

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1751) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Pours pitch black with medium creamy light brown head and good lacing. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and wood. Taste starts with moderate sweet and heavy roasted malt and coffee, follows by chocolate, licorice, some sourness and earthiness, too, mouthfeel is warming with well hidden alcohol, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Heavenly good, no relation to hell noticed...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (561) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2016
330ml bottle, bottled 31 Dec 2014. Impenetrable black with decent sized mocha head that recedes to a soapy film. Lots of milk chocolate in the aroma, some soy, molasses, a little coffee, alcohol. The taste has very roasty malt character, burnt black coffee, a little sourness, some molasses, alcohol sweetness, licorice. Less full and creamy in body than expected. Solid imperial stout but the roastiness is a little too acrid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (1715) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 8, 2016
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 07/04/2016 BBD:31/12/2039 Color negro, espuma beige, sabor cafe, cuerpo denso.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (137) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 7, 2016
Aroma intenso a Malta café y leve a cacao Buen aspecto con una espuma débil que se mantiene hasta el final En boca maltosa con final amargor suave y el final en boca a café puro ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probabeer (104) - - APR 5, 2016
Muy buena. Muy densa. Mucho cuerpo. Poco gas. El primer sabor es intenso y se queda en el paladar.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrik (48) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
Very nice imperial stout. Long lasting taste and smooth carbonation. Almost salty soy sauce in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (15767) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate, coffee and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 140316

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1662) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2016
330 ml bottle at home. Yeey, a decent carbonated beer of De Molen again. Pours deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma is just perfect! Highly roasted, combined with a tad of alcohol makes it a nice and interesting beer. Full bodies sweet caramel body, with nice bitters in the bridge and a peaty/smoky finish complexifies stuff. The dark chocolate finish is just a threat! Please please let this be the standard for the future brews. Verrry nice.


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