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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2189) - 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 (7108) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Pours opaque brown with a beige head, aroma of honey, whiskey, sticky, coconut, wood and caramel, flavor of chocolate, coffee, whiskey, coconut, smoke, sweet with alcohol warmth, full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (567) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
Pours very dark, almost black. Small tan head. Aroma of oak, raisins. Thick mouthfeel, more oak and raisins. Sweetish, roasted, very discrete smoke. Piercing bitterness that goes along well with the malt. Low carb, sticky finish with some coffee. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
> A savory, well integrated smoked H&V derivative with no formaldehyde and no sugary sweetness

[ Bottle ][ Etre Gourmet ][ 33cl ][ $20 ][ Southampton RIS Snifter ][ 3/17/14 ]
>> Pours clear sepia, low carbonation, a god blessed head forms with some high pouring and coaxing. Spotty yellow lacing. Nose is sweet prosciutto, rich smoked meat, salt cured ham, lemon pepper steak. Taste up front is warming, nicely bitter, smoked ancho chilies, seasoned flank steak, savory smoked pate. Oh man this one is good...finally after about 5 flops from De Molen and a $100 wasted, this one delivers.

>!< Could be more bitter, palate finishes a tad chalky...don’t pour in any sediment

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks ArizviSG. Black with tan ring. Chocolate, mud, vinegar and a little smoke aroma, smoky taste, umami, seaweed. Syrupy texture, full-bodied, salty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (1991) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottled from de Molen shop, Bodegraven. Opaque black, small brown head. Powerful nose, malts, coffee, licorice, raisins, leather, some smoke. Very thick mouthfeel, roasted malts, sweetness with quite some bitterness, caramel, somewhat dry in finish. Aroma is better than flavor, but overall still a very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5730) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Black with a bit of light brown foam. Aroma is sourish with dark fruits, smoke, oak, some chocolate, vanilla and a bit of coconut. Sweet flavor, slightly sourish, with chocolate, dark fruits, oak, vanilla and a slightly smoky finish. Full-bodied. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2014) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 04.02.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, liquid smoke, leather, licorice, burnt caramel, ashtray, burnt coffee, cocoa, peat, oak, whisky. Taste is slightly dry oaky, dark malts, oak, grass, whisky, leather, peat, burnt caramel, licorice, dark sugar, burnt coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of smoke, port wine, licorice, blackberry and apple brandy, oak, roast chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.


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