Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 522   ABV: 17.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5024) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
180 ml red-waxed capped green bottle, as De Molen Mooi & Machtig Cognac B.A., courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Bottle No. 027 out of a batch of 624 bottles. ABV is 17.4%. OG 1150, FG 1030. Brewed 9. Oct. 2009, bottled 20. Sept. 2010. Bittering hop Premiant, final hop Czech Saaz, 51.3 EBU. Cloudy brown colour, low off-white head. Strong aroma of malt sugar, molasses, alcohol and cognac oak barrel. Very moderate carbonation in the glass. Very sweet flavour, with malts, molasses, alcohol, fortified wine and oak galore. The bitterness seems very moderate. A bit too far out on the sweet side for my taste, but definitely worth sampling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2011
Clear cola colour with small yellowish head. Exploding alcoholnose, old brandy barrels, oxydation, and fruity esters. Quite sweet, alcoholic, fusels, peardrops, pineappleester, brued van de grecht/ pain à la grecque . Very sticky, even cloying, oily and vicious. Oh, and some alcoholwarming... Very sweet BW, powerful, but in its range, certainly worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2011
One of thees neet small bottles from Molen sealed with red wax. Bottle numbered 561. The pour shows that there is no carbonation - only an edgy beige head are left behind. The body is redish Brown. The nose is sweet and complex. Lots of raisins and old apples fallen from the tree. Strong alcohol notes but above that are sweet alminds and marzipan. This beer is strong and it shows - but at The same time it is sweet as hell. Apples, caramels and sweet malts. Use This as a dessert beer. Would go well along with some hardcore cheeses. Low carbonated palate with a syrup-like feeling. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barrelbelly (634) - BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2011
Strong apple/calvados aroma. The taste is more liquor-like with the overwhelming taste of raisins with hints of honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abio (1569) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2011 Brown orange no head. Smell is hops, fruitsector, liquor. Not enough carboration. Sweet, very sweet, caramel raisin, liquor. Not my beer....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 At Borefts BF 2010. Very deep red colour thick beige head. Wow, that is quite magical. Sweet. Yes, some biterness. Full and fruity. Fruits are jammy and strawberry. Hops on aroma. Beautiful beer. No alcohol burn. Just rich warmness. Hell of a beer. Superb, rich and glorious. A sipper of a beer. Just the right side of sweet 849417 4.3/5.0 Re-rate At ACBF 2012. Even better. Love the fruit, cognac is just at right level. No woody flavours. Wonderful. No heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
25cl bottle pours a hazy, copper amber with one ring of white head. Malty, sugary nose, sweet, cake icing, oranges. Flavor has lots of grapey cognac, sweet, caramel, brown sugar, cake icing. Full bodied, smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
180 ml bottle. Dark brown body with almost no head. Aroma is malt, Cognac and wood. Flavor is rich and sweet malt, bitter, warming alcoholic, wood and some dry fruit. Full body, long aftertaste, complex and robust. Almost a bit to robust for me, a few years more in the cellar might do well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2010, Brouwerij de Molen, Overtocht 43, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, raisin, licorice - lakrids konfekt, moderate hoppy, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. Well hidden alcohol. [20100924]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Tepid transparent tan, no head. Cognac and sea water nose, light raisin and caramel. Flavor very sweet, chocolate, brown sugar, and severe oxidation with minor caramel. Body is washed out. Not much here beyond the oxidized sweetness.

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