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


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne, bottled 9th July 2013
Black color with small head. Wonderful aroma, with wood-oven baked bread, chocolate, peat, whiskey, roasted nuts, hint of vanilla; powerful and harmonious. Good body strenght, yet the mouthfeel is initially lean, even pungent; very good chocolate flavor, with rising sweetness; it has dynamic veins of leather, peat, liquorice; quite strong bitterness; the final is a good balance of roasted malts, peat and alcohol.
Great beer, showing the famous dark chocolate character that only De Molen can achieve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
33cl bottle at big ’De Molen’ Tasting at ’De Kelk’, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small rather stable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, alcohol, wood, red fruits, sourness. TASTE: somewhat sour, chocolate, red fruits, wood, little smoked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2966) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
At the de molen tasting Pours dark clear brown no foam Smell has some bourbon Taste has bitterness , sweerness . And a sour touch . High on barrels .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
Pitch black colour, dark brown foam. Oily character. Low carbonation. Full body. Aroma of roasted malt, some smoke, coffee and bourbon. Very good, but a bit too sweet in my eyes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - NOV 9, 2013
Gumija. Smoaked. Salds. Roasted. Stipraa alkohola mucas garsa. Loooti specifisks. Melns ar paliekosu putu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle at the room 316 Geddy Lee Who He tasting, Tulip Inn Bodegraven NL, from the De Molen shop, 28/09/13. Mid black with a thin tan head. Nose is roast malts, dates, sugar, Xmas cake mix, earthy, light cocoa, boozey oak stained notes. Taste comprises roast malt, mineral bite, light booze, liqourice, dark malts, dark fruit, dark toffee. Full bodied, fine carbonation, roasted finale with a sweet tooth. Decent BA impy, the BA effect was pretty subtle, easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2403) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled. Pours very dark brown in color with a beige head. A bit of roasted notes, some barrel vanillan notes, sweetish chocolate coffee, some sherry notes as well in aroma. Nice. Red wine barrels, licorice, some coffee and salty licorice notes. A lot of different things here actually. But mostly some bourbon vanilla sweetness and linguering dark chocolate in finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1031) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 26, 2013
dark coffe-like appearance with small creamy brown head; very complex aroma of chocolate, vanilla, some caramel, oak barrel, hints of roastedness and liqueur; taste of chocolate, liqueur, syrup, roasted coffee with long lasting bittersweet aftertaste; brilliant imperial stout, as usually from De Molen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (1523) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
Donker bruin/rood tot zwart, afh van 't licht ;) Aroma: chocolade, mout, koffie, moutig, ook iets zuur Smaken: matig/redelijk zoet matig bitter, sterke smaken, redelijk gemout(geroosterde- en caramouten), donkere chocolade, licht zuurtje stevig alcoholisch, zacht, hout, vanille Medium body, vettig/romig, miste wel een beetje de rookmouten. Bier eordt beter/complexer na wat extra opwarmen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
Bouteille 33cl de HopDuvel. Brune foncée, col moka très effervescent et s’estompant rapidement. Arôme présente un bouquet profond chocolaté avec des effluves de sucre brun - caramélisé suivi d’une certaine douceur de barrique - bourbon? L’usage du malt fumé se retrouve très en retrait et que faiblement perceptible tant le boisé et l’alcool enveloppent le tout. Palais est malté, chocolaté et caramel, pointe d’amertume houblonnée sur un résiduel boisé. Le houblon est en retrait et ajoute ce profil typique DM qui reste très européen - noble. Le fumé est ici aussi faible et se retrouve obstrué par le mûrissage en fût qui laisse tout de même entrevoir des notes de cendres et de grains surtout au niveau chocolaté. Esthétiquement une bière qui n’est pas attractive vu son col.

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