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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unpasteurized. Alcohol 11.6%


Jimthechap's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - JAN 30, 2013
It sits innocuously enough in the glass: black with a faintish prickly head that sank into a gibbous moon of film on top of the beer. There is a persistent tingle of carbonation visible, which I don’t ordinarily see in other imperial stouts. This could bode well, or I may be reaching for the bottl of water and some aspirin when I wake up. Jet black colour with hints of coffee and before the glass hits my nose I pick up definite Bordeaux aromas of rich Merlot based wines. A shade closer reveals coffee and rich plum pudding. There is some spice there too: nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. The flavour is strong. The coffee grounds from the bottom of the pot, burnt toast, glace fruits, coffee leftovers and other mayhem. The mouthfeel reveals prickly carbonation that serves to exacerbate the bitterness. This is a bit of a brute and no mistake. Dries on the palate, but stays stomping with heavy boots on the finish. You know you’ve been assaulted by this beer. Whether or not you mind is another thing altogether.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottles at Kent BF 2015. Didn’t realise this was a different rating and happily drank 2 bottles of it. Black beer lasting tan head. Coffee aroma, espresso coffee, smooth and velvety in the mouth, intense dark choc and coffee on the finish. So good I had it twice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Keg the grove Huddersfield. Black ok tan head. Aroma coffee choc dark vinous fruits taste same good dark malts nice bitter coffee. Ok body. Easy to drink despite high abv. Decent impy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3610) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. A flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, weak bitterness, weak caramel and sweets.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9400) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
Bouteille:Literally black with a ruby sheen, mid-sized stable and creamy off-white head; fresh coffee, chocolate and vanilla in the nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied and soft; moderate bitter and caramelly finish with coffee and chocolate. Very fine stuff…

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alphadelic (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2015
26/1/12 bottle on this date - Black, oil looks. Delicious chocolate and coffee aromas are thick and fly out of the glass. There is an underlying roasty/smoky malt bitterness there too. Thick and sweet and smooth. No appearance of the alcohol at all. It’s delicious! Very mild, like an iced mocha of some description. Oh yeah, there’s a little heat in the throat after a few sips. I’d buy it again. For certain. Damn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (165) - FRANCE - AUG 2, 2015
Robe noire, sans mousse ou presque.Mini col sans effervescence aucune.Nez sucré, torréfié, boisé : café. En bouche : douceur, corps crêmeux, café, chocolat, notes discrêtement épicées et poivrées en fin de bouche. Bien !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1268) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Tap at Arendnest, 23rd July 15. Chocolate, coffee, slight bovril on the nose, taste is bitter sweet, quite smooth, not bad, not my favourite De Molen Inpy though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (248) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 21, 2015
0.33 bottle from Hoppiness, Koper, Slovenia. Pours dark brown to black with almost no head. Coffee dominates, dark chocolate, tobacco. Coffee bitterness with chocolate sweetness. Oily, medium body, like ice coffee. Taste is full, but body not so much. Dry finish. Good, but not surprisingly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - JUL 21, 2015
750ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, light chocolate, oat, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   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


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