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


on tap

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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Older versions had 11.6%. 2015 version has 10% again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with foamy tan head. Bitter roasted malt aroma, taste is typically a little flat with much of the taste being hard to find and lacking any real oomph for the ABV. Shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6458) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Man muss es schon mögen, aber alles in allem ist das Piwo selbst für Nichtliebhaber schwarzer Biere eine feine Sache. Dick und stark mit einem ordentlichen Bumms an Kaffee und Roestmalzen. Dazu etwas Milch und eine milde Säure zum Schluss. Nie werde ich mich vor Stouts verneigen, aber das hier hat was. Selbst etwas Hopfen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady, low head and smooth body. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brandy and oak. Taste of intense chocolate and coffee, malt, barley, wine, sherry, plums, dark berries, oak and woods. Smooth to drink, very wine-like. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and yeast. Taste has coffee beans, bitter chocolate and lots of roasted malts. Goes into a coffee’ish and strong roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (1255) - CROATIA - APR 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Very dark brown color, almost no head at all. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt. Taste of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, milk chocolate. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very sticky, smooth and it goes down like water. Not overly sweet, slightly bitter finish. Another good stout from De Molen.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (472) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
Quel nez ! ça empeste agréablement le cacao amère ( Je me comprends ! ) très peu de gaz, une petite pointe en avant à l’attaque. Derrière, ça déroule du lourd: café/cacao s’entremêlent avec la fraîcheur de la cardamone ! (avec la pointe d’acidité, cela dégage des notes de sauce soja, de viande saumurée ... ) Je ne sais jamais vraiment si j’aime ça, mais en tout cas j’y reviens à chaque gorgée avec curiosité. Gagne en rondeur cacaotée en se réchauffant dans le verre ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - APR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Bottle 0.33l from Hoppiness (Koper, Slo). Thick dark liquid with minimal head. Full body, light carbonation. Coffee aroma and taste, roasted, sweet. A hint of alcohol but don’t care for that in this one. Finish lasts forever. Very nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (316) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
This beer was bottled on 31 January 2013 along with a note saying to enjoy it within 5 years. So currently this is still well within their suggested limits. However normally with coffee flavoured beers, I prefer to drink them fresher when the coffee flavour is usually more pronounced. A 330ml bottle poured into a snifter glass pitch black with minimal head that disappears quickly leaving some spotty lacing. The smell was of biscuit malt, some chocolate, leather and light coffee and toffee/caramel. Similar to the smell, it’s taste leads with coffee and dark chocolate with a bitter finish. For such high ABV, there is almost no alcohol to taste. It was medium bodied, minimal carbonation and slightly sticky. But overall, the lack of alcohol taste and nice coffee and bitter chocolate flavours make it easy to drink. Would prefer a bit more carbonation in it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (1058) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren. Aroma of pure malt, coffee, chocolate. Black colour with small tan head, tiny lasting. Slight boozy taste, moderate sweetness, alcohol, some malt bitterness. Full body, thick smooth texture, light carbonation, malt sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
age_jellema (51) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
Fine imperial. Not the best in the De Molen palate. Caramel, chocolate, coffee. almost no bubbles, very soft carbonation. medium bitter and sweet.

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