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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (200) - Helsinki, - MAY 1, 2014
330ml bottle @ Maunula beer tasting. Thanks Mikko!

Black outfit with small light brown head. Aroma of sour. Not toasty at all. Exciting beer, never drank sour IS before, this is good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2176) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Black as black can be, light brown lasting lacing foam head, big! Light coffee aroma, some cough drop there, hard to describe. Light coffee taste too, some bitterness, light licorice, warm feeling beer. Lasting light bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201409)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle at home, 6th September 14. Aroma is sour, slight liquorice and Brett. Carbonation is medium to heavy and the mouth feel light for the ABV, but it works for this beer. Taste is sour stout, the carbonation acts to distinguish and at to the beer, some slight barrel and liquorice. Great sour stout, love it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a small tan head. Smells very sour. That is the only thing I can smell. Tastes medium sour. Not much else. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosbouw (1238) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Bijna zwarte kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, bourbon, wijn. Smaakt zurig en smerig. Afdronk daarentegen is redelijk goed met vanille en crème.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
5/VII/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a , bottled: 12/VIII/13 (2014-766) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small beige aery head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: weird, bit checmial, wierd stuff, chlorine, unpleasant, sourish and red wine notes. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sourish, roasted, coffee, red wine, vinegar, sourish and weird, bitter tannins, unpleasant bitterness, alcohol, overripe fruits. Aftertaste: tannins, red wine, tannins, bitter touch, very vinous. Nope, ain’t my thing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: little sour, fruity, acidic, some chocolate. TASTE: little sour, fruity, chocolate, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2615) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, chocolate and brett. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and acidic. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice and quite special stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Erwin! Black & mocha head. Nose is thick mocha, bourbon, sour, toffee, smoke, bitter roast. Taste is quite sour mixed with smoke, liquorish, coffee, dry, coffee beans, touch vinegar. Substantial body. Smoked / Sour / RIS combo doesn’t sound like it should work at all but it actually works quite well here & it is quite enjoyable. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5118) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled from de Molen Beershop, dated Aug 12th 2013, large sample, served in a snifter. Dark color, medium slight frothy light brown head, leaving some fine lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, brett, slight leather, slight horseblanket, touch of smoke, slight mocha and coffee, hint of oak wood. Bit sourish in taste, bitterness from hop and malt. Fruity and bubblegummy Brett. Im not a fan of de Molen sours, and although this one is a sour and is not perfectly balanced, I do like it. It reminds me a bit of the Zwet.be on steroids. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2014
Small tan-cream head, over finely carbonated deep dark brown beer. Sweetish, woody, chocolate - very complex nose. Aromas of cookies, canadaleaf, cilandor, old socks. Bitter-sweet, in a near perfect balance, with sweet alcohol, and a refreshing acidity from the carbonation, as well as from the stoutmalts typical sourishness. The smokiness is not obvious, but can be guessed. Finish has some of the explicit burning/roasted coffee notes, typical for the style. Sorrel in the finish too. Titillating carbonation, viscous,oily-slick to the point of voluptuousness. Obviously full-bodied, faint burning feel, quite some alcoholheat. Undisputably one of the best stouts ever sampled, and probably the most balanced Imperial Stout ever. A true gem, Menno!

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