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


on tap

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Unpasteurized. Alcohol 11.6%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
klm1 (508) - - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 I do not know what was wrong with stout?: very poor aroma and coffee flavor, which should be strong, watery aftertaste. where is 11,6% abv?.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (72) - , HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
This beer was bottled on 31 January 2013 along with a note saying to enjoy it within 5 years. So currently this is still well within their suggested limits. However normally with coffee flavoured beers, I prefer to drink them fresher when the coffee flavour is usually more pronounced. A 330ml bottle poured into a snifter glass pitch black with minimal head that disappears quickly leaving some spotty lacing. The smell was of biscuit malt, some chocolate, leather and light coffee and toffee/caramel. Similar to the smell, it’s taste leads with coffee and dark chocolate with a bitter finish. For such high ABV, there is almost no alcohol to taste. It was medium bodied, minimal carbonation and slightly sticky. But overall, the lack of alcohol taste and nice coffee and bitter chocolate flavours make it easy to drink. Would prefer a bit more carbonation in it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (459) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren. Aroma of pure malt, coffee, chocolate. Black colour with small tan head, tiny lasting. Slight boozy taste, moderate sweetness, alcohol, some malt bitterness. Full body, thick smooth texture, light carbonation, malt sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
age_jellema (51) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
Fine imperial. Not the best in the De Molen palate. Caramel, chocolate, coffee. almost no bubbles, very soft carbonation. medium bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puredelusion (148) - Lviv, UKRAINE - MAR 22, 2015
Sample. Pours black colour with small beige head, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malts. Taste is light to medium sweet, with coffee bitterness and well hidden alcoholic warmth, medium bitter. Overall tastes like a cold espresso with a hints of chocolate and alcohol. Long coffee finish, a little bit astringent. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Very interesting and unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (633) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle, bottle date 4-2014. Pours black with a beige head. Nose: malty, coffee, mocca. Taste: coffee, mocca, dark chocolate, nuts, ash. Sweet, moderate bitter, medium body, thin oily texture. Big mocca coffee finish. A bit too big perhaps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (918) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2015
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Coffee and dark chocolate flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2322) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home from Zlý Časy, Prague. Pours black color, small beige head. Aroma of strong mocca coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel. This is not a beer, this is coffee :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (601) - ROMANIA - FEB 19, 2015
33cl. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Sweet, coffee aroma. Flavor is complex with notes of coffee, mocha, chocolate. Very well balanced. Coffee aftertaste. Excelent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Deep brown/black colour with a thin brown head. Coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma. Taste is complex but so pleasant. A really desert! A very good beer.

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