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


on tap

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Older versions had 11.6%. 2015 version has 10% again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cjldm (55) - - JUN 26, 2015
Pours oily black, thin tight head. Smells of coffee and chocolate with some Christmas fruit, spice and molasses. Like sniffing the bottom of a coffee grinder. Silky sweetness gives way to bitter morning coffee, that dries further back the palate. Roasted malt. Much stronger on the coffee and far more chocolate. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Carries the flavour and complexity incredibly well. One of the better coffee stouts I've had. All the better for being imperial, since the lower ABV ones don't tend to do the coffee flavours any justice. Would love to try a barrel aged version! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (883) - - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Black no head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter. Mildly carbonated with a full oily body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (307) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Pitch black colour with small tan head. Taste is a coffee and milk chocolate. I can not believe that this has >11% of ABV, it is very drinkable, however taste is not very complex. Bitterness is low, could be higher. Overall interesting RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (3256) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with foamy tan head. Bitter roasted malt aroma, taste is typically a little flat with much of the taste being hard to find and lacking any real oomph for the ABV. Shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Man muss es schon mögen, aber alles in allem ist das Piwo selbst für Nichtliebhaber schwarzer Biere eine feine Sache. Dick und stark mit einem ordentlichen Bumms an Kaffee und Roestmalzen. Dazu etwas Milch und eine milde Säure zum Schluss. Nie werde ich mich vor Stouts verneigen, aber das hier hat was. Selbst etwas Hopfen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (6198) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady, low head and smooth body. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brandy and oak. Taste of intense chocolate and coffee, malt, barley, wine, sherry, plums, dark berries, oak and woods. Smooth to drink, very wine-like. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2228) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and yeast. Taste has coffee beans, bitter chocolate and lots of roasted malts. Goes into a coffee’ish and strong roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (984) - CROATIA - APR 20, 2015
Very dark brown color, almost no head at all. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt. Taste of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, milk chocolate. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very sticky, smooth and it goes down like water. Not overly sweet, slightly bitter finish. Another good stout from De Molen.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (387) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
Quel nez ! ça empeste agréablement le cacao amère ( Je me comprends ! ) très peu de gaz, une petite pointe en avant à l’attaque. Derrière, ça déroule du lourd: café/cacao s’entremêlent avec la fraîcheur de la cardamone ! (avec la pointe d’acidité, cela dégage des notes de sauce soja, de viande saumurée ... ) Je ne sais jamais vraiment si j’aime ça, mais en tout cas j’y reviens à chaque gorgée avec curiosité. Gagne en rondeur cacaotée en se réchauffant dans le verre ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (581) - - APR 9, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Hoppiness (Koper, Slo). Thick dark liquid with minimal head. Full body, light carbonation. Coffee aroma and taste, roasted, sweet. A hint of alcohol but don’t care for that in this one. Finish lasts forever. Very nice one.

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