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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Older versions had 11.6%. 2015 version has 10% again.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3823) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (4019) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4716) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (3778) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (621) - 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

4.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1439) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3031) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1942) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2013
very dark, coffee-like brown colour, not too much beige head; aroma of roasted coffee, maybe some dark chocolate; taste is the same with some vanilla...a bit too one-dimensional beer...coffee. coffee and coffee

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1491) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
flat thick black body. small frothy light brown head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: wood, dark chocolate, moderate roasted malt, light coffee, alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light bitter. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish. coffee, malty and chocolatey flavors, medium alcohol, reminding of vodka. 70s


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