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


on tap


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - bottled 19/03/2013. Upon opening the bottle I already had a little aha-erlebnis as there was a tart aspect to the escaping fruity aromas... And my impression got confirmed in the first sip - infection - but wow, the result is quite interesting! Aroma is like a great Red/Brown Old Flemish Sour (similar to Ypres but a tad less subtle) - plums, raisings, fine port notes. Taste is a really well balanced sour-malty stout with nice roasted notes. Better than the Tart of Darkness :-) (sorry inside joke with a friend).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (123) - - NOV 8, 2013
Very smokey whiskey on the nose. Pours with a thin lacing. I am struggling with this one (writing as I drink), on smelling it I thought they had over done it on the whiskey and could have blended it back a bit, but on second thoughts... Definitely TCP/medicinal notes, which normally I’m not a fan of, this beer may sway me though. Very peaty and earthy on the finish which I like. For 11.4% this drinks very easily, and is quite balanced. For me that is the most impesive part. Overall, I’d certainly have this again, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1932) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
33cl bottle at De Molen. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Thick body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter notes. Whiskey, berries and wood. A decent imperial stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Maakun (2056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
Sour with notes of the peaty whisky, like a glass of red wine gone bad with some ashes tipped into it. Looked flat, but had a nice color. Poured it down the drain after drinking half of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 25, 2013
[10/4/13] Bottle shared at a tasting at chriso’s place. Thanks harrisoni for this bottle! Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Boozy aroma of whiskey, some smokiness, some iodine and some dark fruits. Sourish oaky flavor with malt, dark fruits, whiskey, smoke and iodine. Medium to full-bodied. Weird and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1673) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
Sort skum hvid kort Tøv jord malt røg Bitter moderat sød lidt sur lidt Flad oile

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
Rød mørk mørk , malt,tørv , svovl, røg bitter, kraftig, lakrids , tør , blød , ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3218) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Smokey imperial stout with a sharp taste of liquorice and whiskey. Warming aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Dsg tasting at Chris’s. Ruby red caramel dark colour small light tan head. Aroma is smoke, tart higher alcohols. Flavour is tart raspberry, smoke oak and peat. Tart cherry and oak tanin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
33cl bottle thanks to Menno at Kent BF 2013, drunk at home. Dark brown beer, thin beige head. Malty peaty smoky aroma. The caol ila is a little stronger than the pure tcp of the laphroaig. Some chocolate as well. It’s interesting. I mean I love the straight Rasputin and there is still some of the base beer here. The peatiness is interesting. I mean it’s got a lot of islay whisky character. Not my favourite, but hey it’s drinkable enough and for such strong flavours, it kinda works. Kinda wild but kinda constrained as well given the strong flavours on display.

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