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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: 288   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 (2057) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1249) - 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 (142) - 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 (1092) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (675) - - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Black no head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter. Mildly carbonated with a full oily body. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Strong aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Pitch black colour with small tan head. Taste is a coffee and milk chocolate. I can not believe that this has >11% of ABV, it is very drinkable, however taste is not very complex. Bitterness is low, could be higher. Overall interesting RIS.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (2496) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with foamy tan head. Bitter roasted malt aroma, taste is typically a little flat with much of the taste being hard to find and lacking any real oomph for the ABV. Shame.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5676) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Man muss es schon mögen, aber alles in allem ist das Piwo selbst für Nichtliebhaber schwarzer Biere eine feine Sache. Dick und stark mit einem ordentlichen Bumms an Kaffee und Roestmalzen. Dazu etwas Milch und eine milde Säure zum Schluss. Nie werde ich mich vor Stouts verneigen, aber das hier hat was. Selbst etwas Hopfen.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (5716) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady, low head and smooth body. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, brandy and oak. Taste of intense chocolate and coffee, malt, barley, wine, sherry, plums, dark berries, oak and woods. Smooth to drink, very wine-like. Absolutely delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and yeast. Taste has coffee beans, bitter chocolate and lots of roasted malts. Goes into a coffee’ish and strong roasted finish.


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