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


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RATINGS: 46   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 (193) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4555) - 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, ainít my thing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing todayís 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 (2575) - 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 (3693) - 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 doesnít 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 (5059) - 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 (7887) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle @ home from de Hopdyvel Gent.... It pours black with a small tan head...roasted malt, light spice, light soy, tar, berry, earth, vinegar..... Special Imp......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2922) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matteo shared at the siren maiden launch CBC clerko. Aroma is tart apple, cherry choc, roasty. Dark mahogany brown with a halo of light tan head. Flavour is spicy, tart cherry, choc. Some black forrest gateau Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
Black bodied, stable dark tan head. Sour aroma, soy, fermenting fig, cherry compote, balsamic. Very different than your usual beer. Interesting taste too, rich, acidic, roast. A combination that canít be, but is! Very unique, warming alcohol, wow! Certainly wonít drink this every day, but I love the experimentation and general appeal. (33cl bottle from SpeciaalBierPakket)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2146) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
Black beer with a brown head. Body of roasted malt, like a strong stout, but with a fresh sourness. Nice oily mouthfeel with a slight tingly feel. Mild bitterness and an aftertaste of vanilla and an fruity wine-like edge. Delicious.

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