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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 366   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2016
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: pours an oily black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee and roast. Taste is a lot of freshly ground coffee and nice chocolate. I noticed some peppery notes in there. Body is kind of thick in a nice drinkable way. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (860) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2016
Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with a slight/medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma could have been intenser and the appearance could have been more opaque with a better head however. The flavour might be a tad too safe for my liking, but is good nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle brought back fom a trip to Amsterdam. Pours black with a thin beige head. Nice chocolatey aroma. The taste is light spice, chcolate, red fruits, leather. Nice but not top class.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Rating #1604 - 14.04.2015 - Easter Dinner beer #3. Pours jet black with a luxurious velvety tan head with excellent retention. Aroma is heavy on cocoa, dark roast coffee, toffee, burnt sugar notes. Coffee flavours throughout, accented by chocolate notes and a creamier texture. Phenomenal.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5447) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2016
1/21/2012 10:29:42 PM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark black body with small tan head. Nose is of coffee, molasses and licorice. Taste is also quite full with nice malts, coffee, licorice, vanilla and lots of chocolate in there. Oily and smooth texture. Bitter in the finish. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (521) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2016
33 cl. 11,6% ABV. Nera con riflessi caramello, schiuma ocra chiara quasi inesistente e poco persistente. Aroma di caffè, frutti rossi, cioccolato fondente, vaniglia, leggero rabarbaro e toffee. Al palato stesse componenti con cioccolato e caffè in evidenza, i quali permangono nella coda misti a toffee e frutti rossi. Corpo pieno, poco carbonata, texture oleosa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (509) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2016 Une réussite. Nez café, moka (un vrai !), chocolat, équilibre magnifique. Un très léger fond floral.Bouche : un vrai corps, un vrai caractère de café fort torréfié, chocolaté, très équilibré. Des fruits rouges en soutien pour la rondeur.Un modele du genre. Vraiment.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
first beer of the day after zwanze 2015 shenanigans the night before, very hung over like a chump, it was funny how everyone in the pub was talking about it though .. . dark black with a pretty coco head ring .. . coffee, roast, charcoal, and cooking chocolate .. very easy to put down, finished my glass in 5-10 minutes, very luxurious drink .. . . Charlie was racked with guilt, He killed at least 20 pigeons, no one needs that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,frothy,beige head S: -mocha,sweet chocolate,coffee,molasses,cream,char,licorice T: bread,coffee,molasses,chocolate,toasty finish F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol well hidden O: Good overall.A little more coffee than licorice would’ve been nice

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (262) - - DEC 17, 2015
Heavy malty aroma, moderate hoppy. Port, charcoal, vanilla, licorice. Virtually no head, medium to full body, creamy texture.


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