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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Unpasteurized. Alcohol 11.6%


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (657) - - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ unibaren, 20 / 7 2013. Dark clear brown, not a lot of head or lacing. Aroma, used coffe filter (and i mean that in the best way), roasted malts, bitter chocolate, some alcohol. Taste, bitter coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, . Bitter dry coffee aftertaste. Good mouth feel, not too much carbonation. The aroma is amazing, I don’t know how you make old coffee smell good, but they do.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (113) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Tap. Pours really dark brown with a creamy, but small off-white head.some lacing. Aroma is toasty with some roasty notes, dark chocolate, espresso, some raisin and burnt figs. Coffee! Taste is roasty espresso coffee! Sweet, but medium bitter finish. Taste is more milk chocolate than aroma and hints of vanilla and dries fruits. Really intense coffee and drinkable despite the high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darrennelson12 (399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
On bottle in Amsterdam; pours very dark black. Aroma of espresso. Body was medium with a nice espresso taste along with dark cocoa. Very easy drinking .. though the alcohol starts to show as it warms. Overall, a very nice beer and I would buy again

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulawang (621) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Visual: A whopping 11.6% ABV!!! Should be good... Pours dark beer bottle brown, a smallish head, a thin ultra-micro bubbly layer of retention, some lacing, a few hard-to-see tiny CO2 streams. Nose: Fragrant deep-roasted coffee, some caramel malts, lots of chocolate, trace amounts of sourness. (lvl-10)-pungency Attack: slick-crisp mouthfeel Mid-palate: immediate bold flavours of -> (MAIN) deep roasted coffee, chocolate, demerara sugar, mild alcohol detection, late -> (lvl-5) malty sweetness Finish: light counterbalancing sourness, gentle long-soft bitter hops, background non-invasive alcohol heat, smooth bittersweet roasted coffee finish. Summary: Initial sip = knew this was a great brew, absolutely stunningly smooth. ABV is supremely well-hidden by the full-bodied mocha-malt mix. It’s like drinking a nicely bittersweetened roasted coffee beverage. Kudos to the De Molen team for such a fab brew. Lots of roasted coffee on the inhale-exhale. Alcohol detection increases as it warms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (72) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Thick and creamy texture, small brownish head. Loads of lovely coffee in both aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast malt, light ashtray. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma, reasonably sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1071) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Pours almost black color with barely noticable light brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste starts with sweet and rich roasted malt, supported with strong coffee with chocolate hints, following is slightly acidic with notes of dried fruits and liquorice, mouthfeel is warming, although alcohol is well hidden, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Yes, it’s quite one dimensional, but still hell of a good one...

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
fajry (560) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2014
Fľaša. Čierna farba, hnedá pena, nízka, rýchlo opadla. Vôňa pražených sladov, zľahka karamel, v pozadí kapučíno, kakao. V chuti niečo úžasné. Začiatok pražených sladov, neskôr kapučíno, jemne karamel a v pozadí zalievaná káva. Taktiež cítiť lieskové oriešky. Dlhá dochuť, jemne horká. Nasýtenosť stredná. Jedno z naj pív, ktoré som od De Molen pil.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
panacea (73) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Pours pitch black with almost nonexisting head. Nose is coffee, roasted malt and creamy mocha cake! Taste is quite strange, feels like it is not finished. At first coffee, chocolate and caramel but then there is a heavy taste of spent roasted malts from mashing. Light carbonation and thick mouthfeel. Interesting but not to a great one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Bottled @ Drie dorstige herten. 30cl sample. The aroma has a lot of chocolate, coffee tones, moccha. Black coloured beer with a thin, beige, creamy head. The taste is light bitter, light sweet, has roast, coffee, nice chocolate tones. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (237) - Tasmania, - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. The aroma is chocolate, roast malts, but mainly coffee, like a sack of beans, but also smelling a little like a nice ice coffee. The flavour is sweet dark malts, huge unique coffee flavour, tending to bitter and roasted finish. Lingering coffee and light chocolate aftertaste. A very successful beer.


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