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


on tap

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RATINGS: 376   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 18/20
Alengrin (4604) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1775) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1959) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle 0,33ltr: Very black brew with an intense bitter taste, great hints of dark chocolate and sublime coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2621) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at Khyber Pass during their annual Tsar Power event. Black pour. Tan head. Slight lace. Good chocolate/coffee powered Stout. Nice example of the style. Earthy liquorice. Molasses. Hints of charcoal and blackberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1515) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Black beer small head. Aroma is coffee, sweet, malt, cocoa. Taste is the same long dry aftertaste. Good one.

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