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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Unpasteurized. Alcohol 11.6%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (954) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Thick black body and a small diminishing brown creamy head.. Thick sticky body, low carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. The taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Powerfull and nice!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (277) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 6, 2015
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, krótka, szybko opada do niskiej warstewki. AROMAT: Na pierwszym mocna kawa i gorzkie czekoladki z alkoholem, przypalony karmel, torf. SMAK: Bardzo kawowo (espresso) i czekoladowo (gorzka) oraz wyraźny alkohol na koniec, przyjemnie rozgrzewa, oleiste i wytrawne.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. A perfect beer for the holiday season. Doesn’t really drink like other imperial stouts from De Molen... It more feels like you’re drinking red wine with strong bitter cacao and mocca notes. Texture much thinner than I’m used to for an IRS, little carbonation. Aroma is roasted malts, red grapes, coffee and dark pure chocolate. Taste is much the same, with the cacao bitterness and the red grapes dominating the palate. Finish is a bit abrupt. I like it, but not something I’m inclined to drink very often.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (529) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 1, 2015
the aroma of caramel, robust, toast and cocoa... the taste is rather sweet, with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, licorice and dark fruits... the aftertaste is bitter and sweet, and very spicy...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (462) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
330 ml bottle at CK. Poured a pitch black colour with a small mocca head. roasted malts, dark coffee, dark chocolate, caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbli (115) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 bottle 0,33l. Dark black and opaque with creamy beige head. Strong aromas of mocca and cocoa but also some hidden notes of red berries and balsamico. In taste sweet coffee notes that are followed by some fruity sourness and medium bitterness in the aftertaste. Full body with an oily texture and sof carbonation. Beer is warming and alcohol is slightly noticable but still quite good hidden. I would never say it has 11,6% alcohol. Very good drinkable and great for cold winter evenings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznougut (9) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Negre fosc, m’esperava un xic mes de gas.. Petroli del bo amb regust de cafè.. Amb mes de onze graus apreta..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6854) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
(Bottle, Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 24 Aug 2014) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee, mocha and black rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, mocha and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Full body, with thick, oily texture. A certain sweetness coming through. Very tasty with a generous coffee and chocolate character, and fairly well balanced for its strength. Lovely beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1379) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle, 114czk. Dark body with no head, oily texture. Aroma is cold coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel notes. Taste has high cold-coffee bitterness, caramel sweetness. Nutty after taste. Oily body, low carbonation, full.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1289) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Bottle. Black with small bubbly brown head. Massive coffee, roasted rye, burnt vegetables, whole espresso beans. Some marzipan and a hint of fruits on the nose, but when drinking the massive roasted and coffee notes overpower any hint of sweetness. Taste is very bitter, with a dry bitter finish. Slight watery feel. For total coffee freaks, it’s a bit too one-dimensional for me. 3.2 Re-rate, bottle: more sweet and balanced with more marzipan, less bitter. Much better. 3.6


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