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


on tap

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Unpasteurized. Alcohol 11.6%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2013
Thx! to Kraddel. 01/2012 Vintage – NON-CARBONATED Version. Blackish, dark brown, obviously no head. Smells of burned coffee grounds, very dark chocolate, strongly roasted malts, light ash, strongly burned,… Taste is that of quite bitter coffee grounds, reasonable roast, thick chocolate, mocha, light chocolate milk, some light sweetness coming through in the finish, almost wine-like alcohol, warming, thick mocha, near-hint licorice. Obviously flat. Label says for connoisseurs to regards to this version but I assume that they just had a failed batch and decided to sell it but who cares this is quite lovely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kraddel (3620) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2013
Uncarbonated version Pours realy dark brown Smells very coffee ( shock !) Tadte is pure cold coffee , little hint of chocolat Yuck !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
08-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting, from Ølbutikken. Dark dark brown with low ligth brown head. Coffee aroma. Taste is Coffee, sweet roast, coca cola, and a milky note. Medium body and soft carbonation. Alcohol is well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2914) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
0,33 l bottle shared with gunnfryd. Brew date 2012. Black body with a small brown head leaving good lacing. Kahlua on the nose. Rich dark chocolate. Sweet, roasted coffee and chocolate, nicely balanced with bitterness. Some acidic tones. Full bodied. smooth to drink and a pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (467) - - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a light black, with a little foam. For a beer with this much alcohol I was expecting a much more full body, but this was slightly on the thin side. Aromas of coffee, a little chocolate, carbonation is there but does not overpower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2013
Mörkast brun i färgen, litet beige skum. Doftar kaffe, kallt kaffe, nymalet kaffe, bitter choklad. Smakar kallt kaffe, rostad malt, grönsaker, avslutar med bitter kaffeton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1997) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours black with full tan head. Aromas of cooked vegetables and dried coffee. Flavors of strong black coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, chicory, light smoke, and again some odd vegetable note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (7214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown / near-black with a small tan head. Aroma of a fresh cup of coffee, a little cocoa, and some medium roasted malt. Flavour brings out strong notes of mocca, medium-heavy roasted malt, a bit of dry cocoa, and mild alcoholic notes. Palate is rather thin for the style, but the flavours are pungent and in good cohesion. Very enjoyable, coffee impie stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Dark brown body to the point of being black, thick creamy crown floats on top. First sip is a massive thick coffee syrup with a lingering chalky bitter finish. Not a big fan of the aroma it seems off. Moldy chocolate, possible vegetable soup? both are wrong but that’s all I can think of. Huge coffee, and bakers chocolate finish the aroma. Smooth but a kind of a harsh finish....... ya I said that. Chalky chocolate, almost milky some how. COFFEE!!!! Sigh...I don’t seem to be in the mood for this beer tonight. WHOLLY FUCK THE OIL JUST TIED IT UP 4-4 AFTER BEING DOWN 4-1. Hit a big sweet note of cherry in that sip. The bitter chocooffee lingers for ever in my mouth. I can tell this is an epic beer but I don’t care. HAHAHA 6-4 OILERS!!!!!! Final thoughts....ash, some how very sweet, other things that taste like descriptive stuff. I can tell this beer is great but I just didn’t care tonight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (173) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
appearance: Pitch black with bit of mocca colored foam if you give it very quick pour. Loses the head quickly, good lacing. smell: Chocolate, coffee and some kind of sour fruity yeast. taste: Quite a deep coffee and dark chocolate taste which mellow out slighly with some dark dry fruit sweetness. When the sweetness fades the bittering coffee and chocolate return and leaves it lingering on the palette. Surprisingly there’s not much alcohol taste to it considering the high ABV. mouthfeel: Quite mellow and creamy. Not much carbonation. overall: Well balanced and very enjoyable.

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