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


on tap

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kosmokrator (760) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Intenso color marrone scuro con un cappello mediamente persistente di schiuma marroncino chiaro. Al naso offre forti sentori di caffè espresso su un timido velo di toffee e malto caramellato; anche al palato domina il caffè, accompagnato da note di cacao amaro, pasta frolla, frutta sciroppata e un retrogusto più asciutto e debolmente luppolato. Corpo medio, effervescenza gentile, oleosa e un po’ appiccicosa sul finale, abv ben celato. Praticamente una spremuta di caffè.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (235) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Tasted back to back with the Kopi Loewak. Same colour but way less head. Nose is powerful expresso with hints of dried fruit and spice. Flavour has raisin and dark malts up front but leaves you chewing on a coffee bean. I prefer the Kopi Loewak. It is more complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3684) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Bardzo cudownie dobre piwo. Czarne smoliste i nieprzezroczyste. Troche za slodki posmak na poczatku ale swietnie przechodzi w gozko palony i kawowy finisz, ktory jest niesamowicie dlugi. Utrzymuje sie wytrawnosc bardzo dlugo. Niesamowite razaenia. Piwo sprawia wrazenie ciezkiego i takowe jst, spora dawka alkoholu i zwlaszcza kawy Mocca stawia na nogi. Minusik maly za niewielka piane. Gozka czekolada i piernikowe rumowe posmaki takze obecne. Spora butelka ale jak ze wspaniala uczta na poczestunek do domowych wypieczonych ciasteczek. Polecam zamiast popoludniowej kawy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bouteille de 750ml avec un bouchon de liège embouteillée au mois de décembre 2012. Bue au Saint-Bock avec SlovakSniper. Un liquide brun foncée presque noire avec de peu à pas de mousse. Pas de gusher ici. Un nez puissant de chocolat et de café, une sorte de Quick ou de bonbon au moka (chocolat-café). La bouche est ronde sans être grasse avec des superbes saveurs de chocolat, de grains rôtis et de grain de café. L’alcool est discret. Bien aimé cette offre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4324) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Un liquide embouteillé en décembre 2012. Au versement, peu de mousse sur ce liquide vraiment foncé. Au nez, des arômes succulents de chocolat, de praline, de café moka avec du caramel, de la vanille et des fèves de café fraîchement torréfiées. Au goût, des saveurs rôties avec une très fine fumée, du caramel et un riche filet de café aromatisé. Un alcool complètement caché tant au nez qu’en bouche. Au palais, un liquide huileux dans un corps soyeux qui souffre un peu d’un manque de vivacité. En finale, des notes rôties et chocolatées dans une amertume performante de café et de grains presque brûlés. Un bon impérial très parfumée et très savoureux. Dommage, par contre, pour son manque de bulles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (3330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Nearly black. Headless. Vine fruits. Some coffee. Some oak ash. Taste is dried fruit sweet. Lots of tartness. Thick, slick, diesel palate. Dry, bitter finish. All of which should make a good beer, but for me it’s a bit less than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (564) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
Salty, bit food-like aroma. Smells like soy sauce and coffee. Not entirely as unpleasant as it sounds but not a repeat. Very dark black. Tastes malty and a bit coffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 3, 2014
Una perla nera prelibata e appagante. Scivola nel bicchiere densa e priva di schiuma, rilasciando subito un intenso aroma di caffé molto ricco e complesso. Il sapore conferma le stesse note: caffé, leggera nocciola e vaniglia. Accompagnata con un brownie al cioccolato fondente è stata un’esperienza nirvanica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1296) - HONG KONG - JAN 1, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Look: Translucent Cola blackish brown with faint traces of yeast sediments; No head and residual beige foam which last for 10 seconds. No lacing nor carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant sweet roasted malt, with cream, coffee, caramel, toffee, sugar, vanilla, light soy sauce, light yeast and grass.

Taste: medium sweet roast malt, with black coffee, heavy burn toffee, strong nuts, molasses, light cream, cola, light soy sauce, strong liquorices, strong lemon and sharp grassy hops.

Body: Mid to light body, quite thick palate.

Mouth Feel: slightly viscous, full-on attack of black coffee, burnt toffee and bitter hops. These three tastes are big and overwhelm the otherwise noticeable nuttiness, light cream, sweetness and light soy sauces.

Booze: creepingly strong, very well-hidden and managed at 11.6%. Good!

Hoppiness: Strong grassy nose, strong lemon and grassy taste. Powerful liquorices to fire up a really bitter and quite astringent lasting finish.

After Taste: Quite dry after taste. Sweet, nutty and really bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is hardcore in stout taste: coffee, burnt toffee plus reinforced bitterness, but beyond that it’s pretty one dimensional. Not as good as the blissful and sophisticated “Hell & Damnation”, this is just strong for strong sake. I rather have something else more interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (2672) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 Pours a black colour with a small brown head that disappears quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel toffee, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice, bit of smoke. Falvour is malty, coffee, light sweetness. Alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden. Another winner from De Molen.

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