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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: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Older versions had 11.6%. 2015 version has 10% again.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2527) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Pours black with minimal tanned head Aromas of caramel, vanilla , coffee, milk chocolate Taste has slightly burned caramel, milk chocolate, hints of coffee, dark fruits

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Jet black, fluffy beige head. Aroma of burnt licorice, burnt espresso, coffee grounds. Taste is rich earthy cocoa powder and anisette. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2804) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottled 08/05/15 and abv is 11.6% pours black and thick with no head ..... Aroma of mocha, nice mix of coffee and roasted malts with the right balance of cocoa .... Taste is just like the aroma mocha cocoa/coffee/roasted combo .... Mouthfeel is oily and slick .... Has light dark fruit qualities and lactose sugar as well .... Very solid the abv is masked very well .... Great balance

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4212) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Jan shared with him and Craftmember, cheers my friends... Dense, pale greyish beige, medium thick, stable head over a black beer with chestnut edges. Lovely aroma of indeed mocha, coffee grounds, chocolate, candied dates, bayleaf, cured meat, whisky, ’green’ coffee beans, black pepper, wet leather, dried banana, iron. Soft candied sweetness in the onset, figs and raisins surrounded by beefy umami edges and a soft basic sourishness, soft carbo, smooth, thick and oily body of a multi-layered, nutty, caramelly and chocolatey malt sweetness becoming quickly toasted but softly bittering, lots of mocha flavors in the end and retronasally with roasted bitterness, thick and mouth filling but still gentle and creamy, with the malt sweetness persisting; warming whisky-like alcohol and peppery hop bitterness add complexity to the finish. Yet another great Molen stout - I hope they keep up this level of quality now that industrial Bavaria’s influence in this brewery is becoming ever more strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1723) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 2, 2016
Picked this up at some shithole in Vermont. Chugged the whole bottle in under 10 seconds. It was good. Coffee, low carb, roast, not too sweet. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1821) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2016
Mörkt brun till svart öl med lättare beige skum. Doft av rostad malt och kaffe med inslag av mörk choklad. Samma i smaken.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
goozen (3727) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle 0,33ltr: Very black brew with an intense bitter taste, great hints of dark chocolate and sublime coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2048) - CROATIA - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml. Shared with JFK10000. Pours black with brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma. Sweet, roasted coffee, alcohol well hidden. Bitterish finish. Unfortunately kept this in my cellar for too long, so it got that stale coffee flavor. Even like that it was quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
henrik (48) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of coffee Nice black colour. Taste a little unpleasant: too much like cold coffee. But the aftertaste is long and very pleasing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1211) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark ruby-brown pour with a very thin beige lacing. The smell is dominated by cold coffee and cocoa. Tastes like cold coffee, too - with some added notes of dark cherries, caramel and roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel, flat, with a coffee bitter aftertaste.


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