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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout


Bosbouw's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1394) - Gemonde, - NOV 24, 2013
Mooie zwarte kleur met weinig bruin schuim. Ruikt naar hout, iets bourbonachtig, gebrand, rokerig, en koffie. Lekkere volle smaak, houterig, vanille en iets rokerig, zoetig bourbon en bitter. Lekkere dikke structuur.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MatthijsE (47) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
On tap @ De Molen. Black, with lovely brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, smoke - speyside, bordeaux - red wine notes. Flavor is medium sweet, roasted, light bitter. Full bodied, velvetty. Somewhat prickly carbonation. Finishes with roast and some ash. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2202) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2014
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 10-12-2014.
Bottled: 09-07-2013.
In short: "liquor" stout.
Pours black with little tan head, poor lacing. Wood, liquor, coffee, chocolate, subtle smoky aromas. Medium body, flat carbonation, oily texture. Taste is liquor, coffee, some sweet alcohol, some chocolate, lingering sweet and warm notes. Quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2014
SHared by martjoobolut, thanks! Cola brown beer, tan head. Massive nose with chocolate, dried fruit, alcohol, smoke. Flavor is dried fruit, chewy malt, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, leathery notes, caramel, wood, bourbon. Warm booze in the finish. Lingering booze and dried fruit. Thick mouthfeel. Surprisingly easy to drink for what it is, a big istout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to mike2da. Big dark fruit nose, a little red wine, dark sugar, and alc. fumes. Dark translucent brown. Swirling array of tangy plums and gentle prunes, mild chocolate, and decent bittering in back end. Medium body. Wow! All rich and sustained flavors. Thin for an imperial, but how tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6737) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottled. Nose of wood, smoke and berries. Berries, fruit, chocolate, tangy, woody. Slightly spitzy carbonation. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2014
0,33L bottle, bottled 09.07.2013. Pours black with small brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense dark chocolate, roast, smoke, malt, fruity notes, some sweetness and hint of alcohol. Flavor is intense dark chocolate, roast, coffee, smoke, and fruity notes. Finish is dark chocolate and coffee bitter with touch of alcohol. Overall: great brew, very easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (331) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle, bd 7-2013. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma: wood, roast, vanilla, butter. Taste: raisins, wood, vanilla, syrup, light peat, chocolate, port. Sweet and bitter, pretty thick velvet mouthfeel, lingering bourbon warming finish. Lovely!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7698) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle picked up from De Molen Brewery, Bodegraven, Netherlands, shared with dad, consumed at home Friday 7th November 2014 Pitch black beer, mmhh... scrub that actually in the light I can see that I am being deceived in fact its more deep dark brown and certainly a bit thinner than some we’ve had tonight. Devoid of a head, looking a little washed out and flat, it has a slightly thick oily mouthfeel. Some smokiness in mouth, its a little dark fruity number but one that sadly disappoints, quite good but not great. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov14 3.3

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Raisins, malty, touch of wood, very faint notes of alcohol, melass in aroma. Roast, treacle, dark fruits, very faint hint of whisky in taste. So full body. Delicate balance. Absolutely fantastic. Orgasmatron!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9630) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga) (8:4:8:4:16-=4.0-)
Lovely soft bourbony aroma, gently sweet, hint of butter, dense fruitcake, absolutely delicious. Glassy black, doesn’t keep a head, but wouldn’t expect it to. Full smooth palate, soft and sweet, but not sticky. Warming, but not hot. Roast is deep, but not astringent at all. Sweet, but not sugary, cakey, fruity, a little bit of brandy cream too. Tingle on the tongue from gentle carbonation, and lovely burntness and bitterness. Finish is a little bit dusty from the burnt roast, has the bourbon butteriness. Probably the best beer I’ve ever had that hasn’t made me say "wow". It’s very solid in all regards, impossibly to find fault with it. 11% used very well, has the kind of warmth that I really want right now, but no burn at all. Not sure I get any smokiness anywhere, per se. Wanted to make this last as long as possible.


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