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


on tap

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RATINGS: 368   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, ash, some grains and coffee. Flavor is sweet and warming with some roasted malt, fruitiness, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long coffee and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (666) - HUNGARY - SEP 25, 2014
Kólaszínű testén leheletnyi, bézs színű hab telepszik meg, mely pillanatok alatt el is illan. Étcsokoládés, meggyes bevezető szakaszok után a mélységből egy jó adag, frissen őrölt kávé földes, elemi erejű karaktere csatlakozik az összképhez. Maga a test szinte szánsavtartalom nélküli, a fanyar, savanykás kortyérzetet természetesen a jól megérdemelt pörkölt kávés ízjegyek töltik meg utóélettel. Száraz, nyilvánvalóan kávéközpontú, virágföldes aromák az uralkodóak, emellett azonban egy igen elegáns, tartalmas és kiegyensúlyozott ital.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (4106) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle, pours a deep black with a minimal head, aromas of old wine and coffee, roasty dry-sweet palate, creamy tart-winey texture, rich with hints of whisky plus faintly of cocoa and gravy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maarten1993 (920) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Drank 17-9-2014 at home, one of my last beers at my Tilburg home. Did not like it. Thin beer, with almost no foam. Strong coffee taste. Ends bitter, spa rood aftertaste, unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Tap. Pours really dark brown with a creamy, but small off-white head.some lacing. Aroma is toasty with some roasty notes, dark chocolate, espresso, some raisin and burnt figs. Coffee! Taste is roasty espresso coffee! Sweet, but medium bitter finish. Taste is more milk chocolate than aroma and hints of vanilla and dries fruits. Really intense coffee and drinkable despite the high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
On bottle in Amsterdam; pours very dark black. Aroma of espresso. Body was medium with a nice espresso taste along with dark cocoa. Very easy drinking .. though the alcohol starts to show as it warms. Overall, a very nice beer and I would buy again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulawang (1002) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Visual: A whopping 11.6% ABV!!! Should be good... Pours dark beer bottle brown, a smallish head, a thin ultra-micro bubbly layer of retention, some lacing, a few hard-to-see tiny CO2 streams. Nose: Fragrant deep-roasted coffee, some caramel malts, lots of chocolate, trace amounts of sourness. (lvl-10)-pungency Attack: slick-crisp mouthfeel Mid-palate: immediate bold flavours of -> (MAIN) deep roasted coffee, chocolate, demerara sugar, mild alcohol detection, late -> (lvl-5) malty sweetness Finish: light counterbalancing sourness, gentle long-soft bitter hops, background non-invasive alcohol heat, smooth bittersweet roasted coffee finish. Summary: Initial sip = knew this was a great brew, absolutely stunningly smooth. ABV is supremely well-hidden by the full-bodied mocha-malt mix. It’s like drinking a nicely bittersweetened roasted coffee beverage. Kudos to the De Molen team for such a fab brew. Lots of roasted coffee on the inhale-exhale. Alcohol detection increases as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Thick and creamy texture, small brownish head. Loads of lovely coffee in both aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast malt, light ashtray. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma, reasonably sweet.

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