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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3077) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The bourbon, the smoke, the chocolate, all of it blends well in this dark beer. Hints of Worcestershire.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Black with no head. Nose is huge sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, hint soy sauce & roast. Taste is sweet bourbon, touch soy & berries, brown sugar, caramel, roasted malts, faint smoke & coffee. Creamy & flat. Nice but I liked the 2 other versions more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vaiz (3553) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at a camping in Hungary. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, vanilla, leather and slightly spicy peppers. Flavor is thick syrupy bitter malts with a chocolate sweetness. Very nice balance, huge body and very smooth. Great brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1614) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Draft at BBF’13
Black, no head. Great Bourbon aroma! And taste! Full body, oily texture, good carbo. Top!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShivanDragon (1796) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
@Borefts 2013
zwart met nagenoeg geen kraag
aroma: bourbon, vanille, hout
smaken: bourbon, vanille, redelijk zoet, zachte olieachtige smaken
redelijke body, zacht, romig, zoet, goed bier

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 29, 2014
(10.8% abv bottle). Black body, minimal light brown head, with some uniquely thick lacing. Strongly enticing aroma with chocolate, mocha, caramel, as well as wood, honey and whiskey, sour cherries and vanilla. Full, heavy palate with minimal carbonation. Exceptional bittersweet flavour with dark chocolate, some coffee and peat, vanilla and licorice, all perfectly balanced, with a quite dry finish. Amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (2724) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
Sampled @ Borefts 2014. Pours a pitch black beer with a creamy tanned head on top. Aroma has loads of bourbon, molasses, some oak. Flavor has some vineous characters, some Port, loads of caramel and vanilla in the back. Very dry mouthfeel, it’s almost like drinking a bourbon barrel aged wine. Very nice, strong and full bodied beer. Great stuff going on here! Great ender of another great year of Borefts!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
33cl bottle at big ’De Molen’ Tasting at ’De Kelk’, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: coffee, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate. TASTE: bourbon, coffee, bitter, chocolate, alcohol. Very nice beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2014
0,33L bottled 20.05.2014, ABV 10,8%. Pours black with brown head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is intense bourbon, roast, dark chocolate, raisins, alcohol, hint of coffee and some sourness. Flavor is sour, bitter, and sweet, dark chocolate, roast, coffee, and licorice. Finish is intense and long coffee bitter with dark chocolate. Overall: great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2014
draught@Au Trappiste - black beer with a little beige foam left; peated and roasted woody aroma of cherries and black chocolate; huge malt backbone, some sweetness, really tasty, quite dry and very bitter; long notes of chocolate, roasted and woody with an apparent alcohol


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