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

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
Fuck yeah! Holy shit. What a ballanced beer! What can i say. smells great, tastes like heaven! Mmmmm

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is smoke, liquorice, leather, chocolate, caramel, hint of coffee and vanilla. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel, full bodied, starts sweet on the palate with a lightly roasty smoky finish. Flavours are chocolate, caramel, smoke, anise, dates, prunes, fig, vanilla. Absolutely delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (1011) - Nysted, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
Rating #972, flaske fra Fish N Beer . Sort øl med intet skum. Duft af lakrids, vin og træ. Let chokolade og alkohol. Smager ens men endnu mere lækker, med horder af chokolade, fersken og solbær,blandet med lakrids og røg. Meget bitter eftersmag med sød chokolade og tydelig alkohol. Fantastisk.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (143) - - MAY 22, 2014
coffee, caramel, roasty, leather, black, cloudy, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, lively, long finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3557) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Kai. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, wood, and smoke. Interesting in a good way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a red to black color with almost no head. Aroma is wood, sweet/sour and booze. Taste is sweet with heavy mocca. Almost no carbonation. Aftertaste contains some smoke and lots of wood. Pretty great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
Small beige head dark pour medium carbonation aromas dark chocolate rich coffee smoke note very smooth oak touch vanilla rich dark fruits liquorice whiskey is superb woody note hops the flavours wow full on tastes malt caramel dark fruit citrus touch roast coffee good balance sweetness is tops medium bitter great taste all the way the finish good barrel and smoke notes malts are so good hop and bitter tastes see out a wonderful imperial

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2935) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Bottle (330 ml). From JulienHuxley, thanks! Bottled on July 9th 2013. Very dark brown/almost black with a small immediatly vanishing brown head and no lacing. Aroma is suspect with acidic/vinous notes, subdued smoke, some roasted malt and wooden presence. Taste is also acidic with wooden notes, roasted malt, light smoked and some alcohol in the finish. Super thin body with moderate carbonation (lots of very small bubbles though) and woodsy cheap wine finish. This one is clearly infected. If it was not of the super light body, this could be a decent sour stout, but it’s clearly not what they aimed for. I’m not lucky as it’s look like I’m the only one who had an infected bottle so far. I will revisit. 6-3-6-2-12 = 2.9 UPDATE: I tried two other bottles from the same batch and both weren’t infected. Dark brown with a medium steady brown head and little lacing. Aroma is of smoke, roasted malt, whiskey notes, red and dark fruits, vanilla and leathery notes. Taste is quite fruity with a good amount of smoke, whiskey, alcohol warming, leathery notes and tobacco.Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Smokey finish. Different than most of De Molen RIS. Quite tasty and complex. Not too cloying. Good. 8-4-8-4-16 = 4.0

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2341) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle 330 ml, green waxed, into a Borefts taster at home, ABV 11% Pours totally black with a head that begins like bubbles but eventually forms a small brown foam, average retention, light lacing around the glass. Aroma of black olive pit, roasted malts, not much smoke, some bourbon, notable alcohol. NIce taste, roasted malts, not very sweet and with light bitterness on the finish and the aftertaste, warming feeling on the body from the alcohol, whiskey notes, again not much smoke. Medium thick body, low carbonation. Overall a very good imperial stout from De Molen, really enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig, Whiskey, Vanille. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, Alkohol, holzig.


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