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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (391) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet, coffee, dark fruits and a bit alcoholic. Taste is coffee, dark fruits, bit bourbon. Chocolate bitterness. Full creamy mouthfeel. Bitter chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
Medium tan head dark pour mild carbonation aromas roast coffee dark fruits spicy note grain caramel the flavours velvety roast coffee medium bitter grain malt smooth spice taste oat touch hops resin note crisp stone fruits peach in there dark chocolate really tasty imperial yet so smooth on the palate lovely bourbon influence perfect an excellent drop the finish barrelling so good malts and hops grains bitter finish just a lovely imperial

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (963) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home, 25th April 14. Pours with little or no head, quite unusual, no lacing. The beer has some bourbon on the nose, liquorice, the first thing that hits you is the huge mouth feel, really thick, nice, but more so than any other De Molen imperial stout. There is leather, liquorice in the taste, the bourbon is faint. Liked this one, quite decadent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8090) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
@Borefts13. Sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig, Whiskey, Vanille. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, Alkohol, holzig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2506) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter, ABV 10.8%, side to side with the Rum Barrel Aged version, bottled on Sep. 17 2013 Pours totally black, with a brown thin line forming where the beer meets the glass, plus some bubbles on the surface. No lacing, even after a swirl of the glass, nothing sticks on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, faint alcohol, weak bourbon. Taste is much better, quite sweet, with roasted malts, the alcohol accompanying nicely, some wood, light vanilla. Very thick body, maybe the thickest I’ve met in a De Molen beer, or at least the thickest I can remember now. Low carbonation that fits perfectly. Overall a great IRS, not heavy on the bourbon or wood notes though, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2722) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown near to black with a tan, medium sized and creamy tan head. Malty nose of bitter chocolate, vanilla and notes of bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with alcohol notes. Full to medium bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. An excellent impy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Deanso. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich boozy alcohol with a little band aid. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong alcoholic liqourice bitter, creamy roasted malt palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. Has a long bitter finish with an oily mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5580) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
33cl bottle from the Molen shop. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth imperial stout

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (947) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with some bubbles for the head.
Aroma strong bourbon, booze, alcohol, vanilla. Chocolate, coffee, liquorice, some glue and dark fruits.
Taste big bourbon vanilla sweet, bitter chocolate coffee bitter.
Mouthfeel oily, slick.
Awesome imperial stout, liked the rum version better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottled@vPBFIII. Quite much black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol and ripe fruits. Flavour is leathery, smoked wood along with some liquorice and quite much alcohol as well.


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