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

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


yngwie's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, - SEP 22, 2012
On tap at HaandFestival 2012. A very good looking beer, black in color and with a dark tan head of moderate size. The aroma is on the roasted side, with chocolate, coffee, some alcohol hints, dried fruits like figs and prunes, and a vanilla-ish, bourbon-like scent. Yummi! The flavor is in the same league, sweet and roasted, with coffee and chocolate, a nice but subtle bitterness, some resin and dried fruits. It’s full-bodied, warming and soft on the palate, with a lasting finish. Certainly one of the best beers at the festival, wish I could have more of this. 120504


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
__Rb81 (175) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle at home (bottled July 9 2013). Pours black with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of smoke, bourbon, dark chocolate. Sweet, light smokey taste, roasted malts, dark chocolate, alcohol, coffee. Maybe just a bit to sharp in the iodine/alcohol in the aftertaste. Nevertheless, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - JUL 23, 2014
Bouteille. De Molen Shop. Robe noir intense, belle mousse beige foncé. Nez de malt torréfié, de chocolat noir et de caramel avec une note boisée en retrait. La bouche est étonnante. d’abord douce sur des notes légères de grains de café, de malt fumé et de sucre brun, elle se prolonge sur une longue acidité astringente aux parfums de raisins verts. Finale amère et sèche sur le chocolat noir. Bière plate. Une grande stout surprenante par son acidité.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours deep black with quickly receding tan head and a sweet chocolate and liquorice aroma. Complex smoked flavours, thick and oily mouthfeel with a hint of diesel, BBQ woodchips, caramel, berries, teasing toffee and a subtle sweetness. A taste that feels like it’s constantly evolving. Wonderful stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Erwin! Pitch-black, quickly gone mocha head. Nose is sweet liquorish, roast, bourbon, light roast. This blueberry, roast, molasses, liquorish, booze, light smoke. Rich liquorish body. Very nice stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarauckelman (169) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
Pours opaque black with oily film. Arom of cherries from a distance, then a full nose of oak in the glass, with hints of smoke. Complex wine-like notes on the front, with fruitcake, marmalade, and molasses; a bit medicinal. Thick without being syrupy. Extremely well done.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uckelman (253) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours chocolate brown, opaque. No head. Aroma reminds me of sour green apples and (oak) wood smoke, with a bit of vanilla. Very enjoyable aroma. Bitter and sour but quite smooth. Silky mouthfeel. Warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LomYst (480) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
Small head diminishes quickly... leather, oak and then comes the dark shit... lovely mellow chocolat and espresso, hinta of smoke... extremely balanced taste.. sour malts, some salty tones, sweet and also quite bitter... perfect body, long lasting dark vasky finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nlc (89) - 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 (1159) - 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.


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