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


on tap

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1389) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2015
330ml bottle, bottled 31/01/2013. Very dark brown color with medium beige foam. Bitter chocolate and herbal-earthy aroma. Taste is rich creamy chocolate with a fine carrying tone of tartness, maybe citrus or rather red grapes, packed onto it. Tartness now also present in the aroma. Umami. Light-bodied for this strength, the ABV is totally hidden except for a slight warming feeling. Incredibly light mouthfeel for this complex aroma. Reminds me of Alex Le Rouge for the herbal-earthy aroma and the tartness. If I were told it?s BFM I?d believe it. A very different Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from Bierkompass, bought in January 2015. Black with a small brief head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee grounds. Similar taste. Full body and with a thick mouthfeel. The aftertaste was long and with notes of warming alcohol. A tasty one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
Brown beer, tan head. Nose is coffee, roast, malt, alcohol. Flavor is slightly stale coffee, alcohol, cocoa. Roasty finish. Lingering roast and coffee, some more alcohol. Hides the alcohol content rather well. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1491) - BodÝ, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Three years old. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a small, light brown head. Roasted aroma with coffee, chocolate truffles, charcoal, cocoa, rubber and dark wood. More roasted in the flavour with burned coffee beans, ash, leather, prunes and very dark chocolate. Has a soft and oily mouth feel. A round and well balanced winter warmer. Is really complex and a true dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (430) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle at home 33cl pours a black colour with a thin tan head that does not last Aroma is grain with dry black chocolate and coffee taste is dry malt with chocolate and coffee and a long dry bitter finish but it is a bit thin for it,s abv overall a nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1204) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Almost two years after bottling. Strong, awesome malty aroma. A lot of winey notes, a bit of coffee, dark bitter chocolate and fresh burned cake. Fantastic aroma. Itís pitch black color with tiny ruby reflection. No head unfortunately. In taste huge variety of flavors. In the beginning itís a bit sweet and sour in the same time - from coffee. Winey notes in the taste as well, which fill the middle taste along with malty big flavours. It swells till the end. Aftertaste has a big bitterness, which finish the beer perfectly. Mouth feel is not so perfect though. I hoped it will be more thick and dense, but itís a bit watery. Itís a little bit to much carbonated too. In overall itís an awesome, great balanced beer. Not a perfect one though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (990) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (736) - WARSAW, POLAND - JAN 6, 2015
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, krůtka, 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.

   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. Doesnít really drink like other imperial stouts from De Molen... It more feels like youíre drinking red wine with strong bitter cacao and mocca notes. Texture much thinner than Iím 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 Iím inclined to drink very often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (761) - 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...

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