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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at El Bait Shop. Black appearance with a tan head. The aroma and flavor is rich, malty and moderately sweet with notes of chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (599) - Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2016
This is an 11.2 oz bottle with 11.6% ABV, so I’m not sure what year it is from. Smells like nice dark roast coffee with a hint of red wine, oak and plum. Slightly boozy scent. Shiny black color with the faintest trace of tan foam. The taste is very roasty, with heavy oak and some chocolate in the background. Some booze and hop/coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. A little rough, but all the elements of a great coffee stout are there. The beer pours out on the thin side, but the palate holds up pretty well when you drink it. I’m a big de Molen fan so I may be biased, but I thought this was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4027) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Oh Draught, like a ßoss
Pours basically black without much of a head.

The aroma is sweet smelling with lots of toffee and some cocoa. It’s got a lot of raisin and a ever-present very-roasty coffee element. There is some brown sugar, there is some plum, there is more coffee.

The flavor is a nice glance of bitter roasty malts & sweet toffee and dark fruit forward maltiness. It’s got plenty of espresso, it’s got plenty of dark chocolate. It’s quite rich, it’s a touch sweeter than I wish it would be, and the booziness is pretty well controlled (although certainly noticeable)


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2016
A surprisingly dirty beer. I thought this would be a straightforward imperial stout, but it was a little sour. Hazy dark brown, deep dark fruit body. Tried with Brandon and Monica in 2016.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muydeemer (12) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Aroma: coffee, dark fruits, raisin, molasses. Taste: sweet, coffee, pralins, molasses. Palate: thick, full-bodied, slighlty fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (832) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2016
Vékony, barna, gyorsan eltűnő habgyűrű, fekete szín. Feketekávés illatvilág, malátás alapokon. Feketekávé és pörkölt maláta dominál, melléjük enyhe gyümölcsös savanyú, komló és alkoholos melegség társul, de alkoholos ízt nem érezni szerencsére. Csak enyhén keserű, az is inkább a pörköléstől. Hosszú utóíze gyümölcsös savanykásságot terjeszti ki, enyhe keserűvel és némi kávés, feketecsokis aromákkal. Fincsi, és jól összeérett, itóka, de nekem kevesebb gyümölcsösséggel jobban bejönne. Testes, de érdekes módon nem nehéz sör.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Very dark brown with a medium beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Coffee, coffee, coffee and chocolate. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cokolwiek11 (367) - POLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Dark beer, with low head. Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffe. Taste: very sweet, light to med bitter, chocolate forward. Palate: full, thick, low carbonated. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (487) - POLAND - MAY 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 (on tap) Aroma:coffee beans,slightly peppery,hint of chocolate. Appearance;almost black color,small thick beige head. Taste:sweet,flavour of coffee beans,chocolate,caramel and roast,bitter slightly alcoholic finish,long coffee and roasty aftertaste. Palate;light side of full body,chewy mouthfeel,low carbonation,light boozines. Overall: Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1115) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2016
F: almost no real head, only many small bubbles. C: dark as a night, opaque. A: roasted malt, a lot of coffee, hint of smoky meat, leather, banana, woody, chocolate, hint of lactic, black pepper, green coffee beans. T: roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, light fruity, cherries, blackberries, hint of lactic, caramel, nutty, earth long lasting bitterness, oily mouthfeel, full body, low carbonation, great beer worth to try, bottled 08/05/15, 0,33l bottle from Struise Bruges Beershop.

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