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


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2015
Light medium brown color. Surprisingly light for an imperial stout. Huge peaty nose that highlights Laphroaig with some sweet malt undertones of dark fruit and a hint of roasted malt. The mouth is slightly sour with lots of peaty notes. Really not much of an imperial stout and definitely lacks roasted malt. Surprising that Rasputin is the base beer for this. Sour and not too balqnced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from de Molen, date March 19th 2013, large sample. Dark brown color, medium lasting brown head. Aroma of peat, lactic, tartness, bit fruity, roast. Like a peaty flemish red actually. Soft to medium sourness in taste, bit dry, lactic, peaty, but also some sweetness. Strange combination, but because the (unintentional?) sourness seems to be lactic (instead of acetic in most of the de Molen cases), it turns out not even that bad. A peaty flemish red. Funny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jphartley (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Purchased bottle at De Molen Beer Shop to take home. As De Molen’s BA Imperial Stout’s go this is definitely the worst one I have had. I find it hard to quantify what I don’t like about this but here goes: Aroma: Decent. Nice sweet smell, with some briny/peaty complexity. Definitely the best feature of this beer. Appearance: Flat coke. Uninspiring. Taste: It tastes slightly acidy, leaning towards to a Belgian strong brown sour ale. But then with a lot of hop and burnt bitterness. Not good. Palate: So/so. Overall: Disappointment. I love both Laphroaig and Caol Ila whiskies and things like De Molen Hemel & Aarde. But this is none of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1587) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
slight beige head disappears quickly and completely at once (sprizzy). coffee coloured. aroma leather, smoke, salty. taste like aroma, but also sour. medium body and carbonation. probably infected :/ bottle 33 cl / bd mar-2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (4118) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla roasted malt, caramel, smoke notes and peat. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
26th March 2014
Almost clear dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is surprisingly light, not very RIS at all! Light fine carbonation. A very nice tangy fruits start, it’s almost sour. Dark fruits and a whisper of brett. The smokey whisky kicks in on the back end but never overpowers. Finishes smooth with a whisper of TCP. A very unusual RIS and one of the best aged in peat whisky barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1398) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours almost black ruby with tiny tan head.
Aroma wood, vanilla, berries, sweet, smoke, roasted malts, coffee.
Taste woody smoke vanilla berry sweet, tiny coffee bitter, sour finish.
Mouthfeel thick.
Nice beer. Not as great as other versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (2308) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2014
0,33l fles, in het glas prachtig zwart bier met bruine wolken en kleine zwevende deeltjes gist? Minimaal bruin schuim. Zeer ongebruikelijk aroma met Mc Donalds barbecuesaus, leukoplast, houtskool en (gelderse) worst. Smaak is vooral zoetzuur met houttonen als in een wijn met veel tanines, ook iets van onrijpe bramen of blauwe druiven. Licht trekkend mondgevoel en de alkoholwarmte volgen daarna. Rook in de nasmaak. Totaalplaatje is bijzonder nu het biertje meer op kamer temperatuur komt de smaak beter in balans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Gedronken bij joes. Bruine en heldere kleur. Beige schuimkraag. Ruikt maar jodium, zoet en een beetje fruitig. Smaakt een beetje hout, beetje fruitig en klein zuurtje

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Musty barrel aromas, with some smoke, burnt leather. Dark translucent brown, light tan head. Medium dark fruit / small burst of smoke, seaweed, and berries / some acidity in finish, along with light bitterness. Light body for am imperial stout, but alc. is well hidden. Barrel presence is quite definite, but it’s not really a whiskeyish one. Interesting flavors. Body seems quite thin.

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