Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppedLuc (8) - - SEP 20, 2011 does not count
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a dense big beige rocky foamy head. Roasty malty aroma with notes of cocoa, coffee and wood. Flavour starts sweet and goes bitter with a long duration. Full bodied with oily texture and soft Carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
bottle thanks to bierkoning. poured nearly brown with a big fluffy head. aroma and flavor were chocolate, coffee, a little bready, and some cherry. body was light-medium with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksexual (17) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2011
Appearance: Big, brown and lasting head. Color is black with deep copper shades. Aroma: Not very intense but subtle and rich. Chocolate, with syrupy notes, notes of smoke, a hint of red fruits, maybe, and a hint of coffee. Taste: Flavorful and intense. It starts sweet, with a sultry and rich body, then a surprising hop bitterness, that adds up to the chocolate and the coffee, all the way to a long, elegant, intense and slightly sweet bitter finish.The alcohol is very discreet, keeping the whole thing really drinkable. Good. It really is a barley wine though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (717) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - SEP 13, 2011
Pours a black colour with a massive lacy and frothy white head. Hard to pour as the foam forms so fast. Aroma of burned malts, caramel, coffee and soap. Flavour of fruits, burned malts and coffee. Hoppy and warming finish with medium dryness. Medium bodied, oily to slicky mouthfeel and hard carbonation. Pretty hoppy for a Belgian Strong Ale and a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4761) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Slight gusher. Very black with some slightly red colour. Big off white, lasting head. Smells hoppy, grapefruit, chocolate. Tastes bitter, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate. The head also tastes amazing. Bitter, full body, great carbo, long after, sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazed dark brown color that foamed up a little as the bottle was opened. S: Smells of oak and vanilla initially. There’s a lot of roasted malt and a bit of toasted bread. A bit of cherry and nut shell aroma to go with some chocolate, coffee, and a light booziness. T: There is quite a bit of booze which gives the beer an almost tart flavor. Lots of roast and oak with some light toast notes. Cocoa powder and nuts with hints of licorice and molasses. M: Medium bodied with somewhat high carbonation for an imperial stout. O: I just don’t "get it" with these De Molen beers. This was mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle from Brewdog Bar. Pours opaque black with a big head. The nose is reminiscent of an Imperial Brown Ale, but it’s a bit more fresh and frisky - then there’s a blue cheese note on the end. The taste is a bit simpler - nuts & cream. The palate is medium to large in both structure and texture and then a dry finish. Overall. it’s not bad, but somehow the elements didn’t all add up for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7608) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a huge fluffy offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, dark dried fruit, sweet oranges. Taste is rather sweet at first, then overtaken by more hoppy/bitter notes with roasted malt, caramel, plums, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish, good drinkability. 240811

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’épices et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de petits fruits en arrière goût. (Rating #3774)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
Sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. There are also light hints of yeast. The foam top is unbelievable! Sweet taste of roasted malt and coffee with a slightly bitter and rough chocolate aroma. There is also a bit sour notes of yeast, orange peel and spicy hops. The bitterness remains in the aftertaste, but it never gets too pushy. Surprisingly easy to drink, something you must watch out for because the alcohol content is higher than 10%. The alcohol acts more like a nice warm side effect than as a flavor component. A fantastic beer!

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