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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richie747 (39) - Sydney, - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Bodegraven. Pours a small dark brown, oily, head that dissipates halfway. Minor carbonation, might improve with ageing. Heavy alcohol and musky barrel aromas. Syrop or port style mouthfeel. Complex mix of dark choc, dark fruits, and a sweet caramel bourbon. Would age well, and score better in 5 years time.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6480) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
Bottled on may 20 2014 Scura schiuma non abbondante piuttosto fine media persistenza lieve etilico cioccolato liquorosa quasi fumo legno tocco vanigliato in bocca piuttosto seccha torrefatto abbastanza intenso ma comunque morbida con filo etilico buon amaro

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (13785) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. 10.8 % ABV. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 060715

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mollegar (6) - Kristiansund, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Pours black as the night. Brown caramel head. Heavy body. Sweet aroma. Sweet taste from the bourbon aging, together with rosted barley, coffee, chocolate. Really enjoyable beer from De Molen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Duncat (5) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015 does not count
330ml bottle at home, bottled 17th September 2014 Aroma is soy sauce, slightly oxidised smell, vineous, dark, sweet. Very little head and some firm lacing. Initial taste is sweet with a chocolatey note but jumbled with some odd flavours. Canít really place them. A bitterness on the end. Ok mouth feel, light carbonation, sticky, coats your mouth. I was disappointed. Just didnít do it for me, so many of the De Molen beers impressed me and this wasnít one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WaW (17) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
Pours pitch black, with a brown beige lasting head. Nice thick stout, full flavor, chocolaty and coffee, bourbon booze edge. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Woody, roast, wineous, very dark chocolate, plums, alcohol, in aroma. Smoky, roast, plums, woody, alcohol, sour, grape in taste. Woody, roast in aftertaste. Nice one!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10822) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Slightly harsh aroma, a pleasant roast, but some acidic burntness. Pleasant rich roast. A bit thin palate, thinned by the BA almost certainly. Nice dark roast, some quite dry bitterness too. Pleasant sipper, but a bit hot. Would like to have a non BA version, as I donít think itís been charitable. Final "sip" was actually a glug, and it was much more interesting as the vapours rose up the back of the mouth and up the nose in a very nice spicy spirit-like fashion. Overall, still disappointed.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2176) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
On tap at Revo. Wtf. Soy sauce is first. Itís goopy. Light smoke, heavy sweetness under the tongue, grape hubba bubba, overly sweet. There is a very solid bourbon chunk, light alc, burnt sugar, kind of a mess that works.... ish. Pretty much a waste of money. Canít hit a home run all the time. Some times you gotta skull a Make-A-Wish progeria kid down the third base line.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Draft at Monks. Thick black pour. Dense tan head. Silky dark chocolate coffee. German hard liquorice. Tobacco. Burnt malted milk. Soy sauce. Huge malty body. Strong bourbon notes. Boozy but smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne; bottled May 20th 2014
Dark color, almost black, no head. Syrupy mouthfeel, oily; huge soy sauce flavor, salty liquorice; boozy alcohol.
No matter how I usually like De Molen Imperial Stouts, this one is too clumsy.


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