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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alethol (104) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
Draught at De Molen. Pitch black. Small head that quickly disappeared. Complex nose - roasted malts, chocolate, smokiness. Taste follows the aroma. Full throttle. Slightly smoky/peated aftertaste. Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dEnk (3805) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Draft @ De Molen. Aroma is lovely port, red wine, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, liquorice, coffee and more. Flavour is deep red wine, port, oak, whiskey, roasted malts, liquorice, red fruits and loads of other notes. Very intense, yet oh so smooth. Wow.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebeertourist (4821) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from Ale & Hop, Barcelona. Black with a steady beige cream. Marcipane and orange aroma, followed by similar flavours as well as a good dosis of chocolate and hints of smoke. Smooth as silk. Another world-class beer from De Molen.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2187) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Black beer, with an aroma of vanilla. Diverse and rich taste. Some smoke, bourbon, coffee and of course roasted malt. Great long aftertaste. Truly delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CraftBeerNick (899) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle at home, 19th October 13. Pours pitch black, little or no head. Aroma is liquorice, liquor, bovril, leather, quite meaty. Taste is smooth and luxurious, very complex, and a perfect example of barrel aged imperial stout. Loads of liquorice, leather, tar, slight whiskey notes, all blended in harmony. Definately a mans beer. Alcohol is present but not at 11.0 ABV. Fantastic beer, will need to make it a regular, import from Amsterdam

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (1481) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
Pours a black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, roasted and chocolate. Tastes vanilla, coffee and chocolate milk. I like! Thick body, low carbo and a sticky oily texture. One of the best beers of the molen imo.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (345) - HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2014
Telt, kávés színű teste tejszerűen csordogál a pohárba, tetején pedig a szénsavmolekulák összefogódzkodását követően szégyenlős habgyűrű képződik. Annyit azonban leszögezhetek, hogy ehhez fogható illattal ezidáig nem sok tesztalany büszkélkedhetett, már az kellemes perceket okozhat, ha a pohárban forgatva megpróbáljuk behatárolni az aromák természetét. Az elsőként felbukkanó finomszemcsés réteg tejszínes kakaó, kókusz-és faforgács, finom fűrészpor és vanília aromáját hordozza magán, alatta pedig egy árnyalattal markánsabb, kávés, enyhén füstös és fahordós karakter tűnik elő. Folyamatában érezve hozzám hasonlóan még a leginkább hozzá nem értő orr is whisky megtestesülését véli felfedezni, ami egyszerűen lenyűgöző. Szénsavmentes jellege szinte elvárás egy hasonló formátumú ital esetén, a kortyokat már azok kezdeti pályája során is gazdagnak, informatívnak és összetettnek érezzük. Való igaz, itt minden egyes fázisnak története van, kezdve a nyelvünk hegyén vibráló lekerekített és ártalmatlan szénsavmolekulák által bevezetett likőrösen édes és testes keretben felvonultatott folyékony étcsokoládé, kávé-, vanília- és kakaóbab jelenletétől a fás, amolyan grillezés során keletkezett hamuszerű karcoktól a kőkemény, füstös, whisky-s jegyekkel utóízében. Top 10-es alkotás.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2892) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
12-MAY-2012, draft @CBC. Black with lasting brown head. Roasted with coffee and chocolate. Whiskey notes, but not in yout face. Full palate, a touch of alcohol. Hoppy bitter, dark dark roast. Really, really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoodMormel (48) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2012
From draft, very dark can’t even see through it holding it against direct sunlight. Very whiskey-y aroma with hints of sweetness. The taste itself is superb, very malt and whiskey like although i couldn’t quite place where the sweetness came from until we overheard a waiter saying it was stored in wine caskets. A very good beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
[Best beer of the festival!]
Utterly opaque black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has red wine, oak, chocolate, cocoa, cognac, sherry, mild coffee, fairly sweet. Lowish carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is simply amazingly balanced. Oak, red wine, coffee, chcoalte, whiskey smoky notes are subdued. Quite sweet but with good malty and oaky dryness to balance it. Sherry-like caramel notes, light vinious, a bit of grape. Fabulously blended. A finishing apple zestiness makes it just sooooo drinkable. Thanks Menno!


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