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


on tap

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1237) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Thick black with lots of bubbles, reddish hues in the light. Aroma is strange, lots of coffee but not a nice coffee... A weird coffee. Really hot boozy beer, but not really a warming sipper, a bit out of balance for me... But fortunately I still like booze, 7 thumbs up

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
derBreslauer (142) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Against the light it looks red and cloudy, but it’s black like other stouts. In general it doesn’t have head, only small brown patches. Aroma is great. Notably chocolate, roasted malts and some tobacco/dusty scents. Tastes strongly roasted with some tobacco and dust flavours, going into warming chocolate taste. Carbonation is weak. Finish is rather sweet than bitter. Absolutely top class. [Bottle]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a huge creamy light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of alcohol. Flavour is coffee, tangy, chocolate, alcohol, dark malt bitterness, and a mild sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (706) - Ogre, LATVIA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours pitch dark with beige, tan creamy top. Aroma - pure green coffee beans with touch of avg roast. Taste is sweet with medium plus bitter from dark malt, can’t catch hops. Decent flavor, a light astringent on tongue, a bit sharp finish. Palate is less then thick, full bodied, for imp. stout could be more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts coffee mokka spicy fruits chocolate and hops flavor roasted malts citrus coffee mokka chocolate laurel spicy and bitter hops in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1147) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - SEP 29, 2013
Intense roasted malts with nice coffee, fresh coffee beans, chocolate Smooth. Very decent and nicely balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zedisdead (8) - - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
Bottled (2011). Appearence : pours very dark brown, almost black, very small light brown head. Aroma : washed out mocca, bit a alcohol. Taste : striking cofee, ends in a subtle chocolate balanced with nice bitterness, long lasting in the mouth. Palate : almost no carbonation, medium bodied. Tasted at the end of the meal, in place of the cofee, was very appreciated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Saw Ferris’ rating and thought "yeah, I’m gonna have me that". Near black pour, finely bubbled light brown head that fades to a 1/2cm layer. Aroma is green coffee beans, quite vegetal, bordering on capsicum and parsley (my wife did not care for the aroma at all). The palate maintains a strong coffee character, but more raw than roasted, with underlying bitter chocolate. Finish is bitter and warming. Others have commented on how well the ABV is hidden but I have to disagree. The alcohol wasn’t intrusive, but it was certainly there; I found this beer to be quite boozy, but in a pleasing way. Not blown away by this one, but still enjoyed it in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle - Dark roast espresso with some chilies and soy sauce. Jet black with a thin brown head. Chocolate with light coffee and a little bit of apricot in the finish. It isn’t as big as I though it would be which is nice. Smells big, big alcohol, but flavors and balanced and not over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
bottle from pivni rozmanitost stall at slunce ve skle 2012, shared with mowbeer a year later. very close to black with a rich chocolate milkshake head; aroma of coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla ice cream; quite quick with hints of chocolate liqueur and custard; a good dessert beer

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