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


on tap

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RATINGS: 375   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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (4207) - 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 (1007) - 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 (455) - 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 (1050) - 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 (307) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1914) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Pours almost black color with barely noticable light brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste starts with sweet and rich roasted malt, supported with strong coffee with chocolate hints, following is slightly acidic with notes of dried fruits and liquorice, mouthfeel is warming, although alcohol is well hidden, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Yes, it’s quite one dimensional, but still hell of a good one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
fajry (1544) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2014
Fľaša. Čierna farba, hnedá pena, nízka, rýchlo opadla. Vôňa pražených sladov, zľahka karamel, v pozadí kapučíno, kakao. V chuti niečo úžasné. Začiatok pražených sladov, neskôr kapučíno, jemne karamel a v pozadí zalievaná káva. Taktiež cítiť lieskové oriešky. Dlhá dochuť, jemne horká. Nasýtenosť stredná. Jedno z naj pív, ktoré som od De Molen pil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Pours pitch black with almost nonexisting head. Nose is coffee, roasted malt and creamy mocha cake! Taste is quite strange, feels like it is not finished. At first coffee, chocolate and caramel but then there is a heavy taste of spent roasted malts from mashing. Light carbonation and thick mouthfeel. Interesting but not to a great one.

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