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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
A beast of a imperial stout! Nacht & Ontij matured almost a year on Cognac barrels. The beer has eased down a lot. A divine brew.

deanso's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8681) - the Hague, - FEB 1, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. No head and no carbonation. Clear black pour. Cognac aftertaste. A lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5536) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2016
[27/2/13] Bottle from De Molen online beershop. Dark brown body with big head. Nose is chocolate, malts, caramel, molasses. Great flavor of chocolate and plums and molasses again. Really nice and then the cognac! Spicy as well. Just really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6052) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a murky black with a thin tan head. Aroma of stone fruit. Flavors of plums and caramel with some oak and vanilla. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Det här var en synnerligen trevlig sak, aromen och smaken var urtjusig och dov med toner av torkade bär, choklad och jästkultur. Balansen var fulländad och kroppen var fin den med!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - JUN 21, 2014
Bouteille. De molen shop. Couleur noir pétrole , col de mousse beige très éphémère , texture huileuse. Le nez est bien malté , chocolaté avec des notes de café, subtilement boisé et très légèrement tomaté. Longueur en bouche exceptionnellement longue et complexe . L'attaque est ronde et douce , légèrement sucrée . Se succèdent des belles notes de malt grillé , petites saveurs de chocolat amèr et de café torréfié, de cendre et de bois . Le tout est dominé par l'alcool et le cognac . La finale est amère , portée par le réglisse, le bois, légèrement florale et toujours cette note puissante de cognac qui s'intensifie au mesure de la dégustation. Faible carbonation. Une impérial stout savoureuse , certes peu équilibrée car dominé par l'alcool mais un vrai plaisir a boire! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Red waxed 33cl bottle pick up at De Molen bottle shop well over a year ago where it has Sept. 5th 2012 and 14% ABV indicated on the label. The aroma offers up chocolate, dark roasted malts, slim charred malts, molasses, oak, brownie and a light booziness at this early stage. The taste, oh man, the more I sip on this the more I love it. I get molasses drizzled chocolate brownie, dark roasted malts, caramel soaked burnt malts and then smooth cognac. To midway the smooth cognac booze and spicy oak surge forward for a few moments and then recede allowing the tasty rich malty goodness of chocolate, dark roasted malts, burnt malts and molasses take you into the finish. Love it. This shows no signs of going down hill either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1435) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
2012 Bottle from Simon about a year ago that I found while boxing up my cellar. Low carb pour, pitch black, no head. Aroma is strong fruitiness, some coffee, some chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate, warming booze. Really nice stuff. I think I might love cognac barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7640) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from De Molen web shop. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, ash, wood, cognac. Taste, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, peat, cognac, ash. Alcohol is strongly evident. Very tasty sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Black with a porous beige head. Aroma: cognac, roasted, salty licorice, light berries. Taste: licorice, roasted, creamy, milk chocolate, definitely cognac, fruity. Full-bodied. A very nice cognac aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle at home, from the De Molen shop, 11/01/14. Light black with a thin beige swirl mid glass that resembled the British Leyland logo! Soon cleared to spotting before I had chance to take a picture of this mother Theresa like vision. Nose is light roast, bitter chocolate, earthy, light dirt, booze, toffee fudge. Taste comprises dark chocolate, mineral bite, earthy, woody tones, Terrys chocolate orange kind of Cognac hit, booze. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming boozedom in the closure. This is a little harsh as Impys go, whilst an overly sweet offering doens’t usually float my boat, this was just a touch too bitter and harsh. Drinkable affair none the less but not one I’d revisit.

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