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

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RATINGS: 371   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Draft @ Brouwcafé de Molen. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized, tanned head on top. Aroma of malt and mocca, really not much else. Touches of roast are present though. Flavor is sweet with loads of roasted malts, bittersweet mocca. Does exactly what the name says, and not much else. Nicely carbonated, medium long sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
Draught at The Druggist, Singapore on 16-Oct-2015. Black in colour with a thin tan coloured head. Amazing aroma of expresso, chocolate and malt. Full body and soft carbonation. Taste follows through on the aroma, but with roasted malt and some liquorice sweetness. A warm chocolate and coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, thin white head. Aroma of coffee and floral hops. Taste of coffee, cream, floral hops and some chocolate. Medium to full bodied and creamy. Nice one, but somehow it’s not that complex.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015
Pours black with no head. Aroma is all coffee. Taste feels coffee, mocca, roasted malts. Booze very well hidden, light body. Fantastic

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2471) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head that dissipates fairly quickly. Huge coffee nose with some vanilla, cinnamon and fennel seed present. Cola-like mouthfeel with some stickiness and medium body. Lots of dark roasted coffee on the palate with an underlying sweetness with some spice that comes up. Slightly warming finish, but not too sweet. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, licorice, coffee, slightly sweet / Malta tostada, regaliz, cafe, ligeramente dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickel (1000) - - OCT 21, 2015
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt, sweet caramel Taste: caramel, malt, sugar, toffee

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle from former de Molen beershop, dated 08/05/15 BB 08/05/20, large sample. Dark color, very short frothy head. Aroma of dark chcolate, roasted coffee, dry biscuit, touch of mocha, bit ashes, but mainly dark chocolate with chocolatey and nutty coffee. Bit cookie sweetness in taste, bitter from chocolate and coffee. It has a bit of the rough edges de Molen shows a lot the last years, but it’s pretty darn tasty thats what it is!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (351) - SPAIN - OCT 12, 2015
On tape at La Tape. Brownish head with good retention. Very dark brown colour with reddish hues and almost black appearance. Aroma is roasted. Taste is coffee, roasted malts an prune with some acidity and bitter finish. Creamy palate and medium body, lighter body than expected in an imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Some peat and mocha, some dark chocolate and light caramel. Peaty aroma consistent with many of their dark beers. Pours black with good head and lacing. Creamy thick consistency. Good balance.


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