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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1441) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
A black beer with a weak and beige head. The nose is strongly roasted, sweet berries, coffee and some barrel. Rich of taste, balanced sweetness and roastiness, coffee, some port wine like fruitness, some drying bitterness in the end, but still quite sweet. Almost full bodied, low carbonation and slightly sticky to drink, overally the rich palate. Sweet, but still balanced and pleasant beer, riped fruits makes this beer more interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2013
Almost no head, rust-coloured rim over virtually black beer. Alcohol, wood, chocolate, mushrooms, meaty. Don’t get the smoke in the nose; mainly suggesting sweetness. Dry-bitterish at first; ashy rather than smoked. In the finish gradually much more sweetness, combined with alcohol. Sharpish-roasted character; ketjap manis, hint at parsley. Medium bodied at least, oily-slick, alcoholwarming. Good, if a bit undefined. The alcoholoverload remains, all things considered, dangerously hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (497) - Ogre, LATVIA - SEP 30, 2013
few sips shared with beer buddy
Color seems black with tan brown small top, aroma - surprisingly wooden, bit sour with gentle touch of not so many roast as chocolate darkness. Smooth malty sweetish, min sour berries, bitter dark malt. Very mild, soft palate. Good balance.Interesting one, wish to repeat more sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vells (545) - LATVIA - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Greatest surprise of beer evening. Love this imp. Heavy roasted malts, but not too much. Intense chocolate, but not too much, caramel, dried fruits, decent hops, oaky, raisins, nice warming whiskey presence, vinous . Very smooth and creamy Great balance, awesome brew. Downrated aroma from 9 to 8 - nose not so intense

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tulip Bodegraven Borefts 2013. Black beer no real head. Subtle barrel age. So.e whisky. Subtle. Good though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is smoke, wood, burnt, alcohol. Flavour is wood, whisky, smoke, charcoal and licorice. Very oily and smooth texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle @ home... It pours pitch black with a small tan head....The aroma is fruity, light citric, chocolate, roasted malt and caramel....The flavor is roasted malt, fruity, caramel, chocolate, some dark fruits and roasted malt.... this is very nice....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle @ Tottenham vs Tromsø Europa League. Black body with a tiny light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, crackers, caramel. Flavour is caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
Spurs - Tromsø - Europa League elite tasting September 2013, Christian Eriksen wondergoal celebration and last of the evening. Near black with a small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Sweet and intense flavour of chocolate, roast malt, oak and bourbon, Doesn’t have the smoothness and intensity of the benchmark BCS, but it’s doing alright

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle @ Standard Liege- Esbjerg, Europa League. Pours black with a small white head. Roast, coffee, bourbon, licorice. Smooth and full bodied. Vinous and complex. Delicous!

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