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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9436) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - MAY 11, 2013
Sampled from bottle thanks to the Bierkoning crew @ Amsterdam. Dark brown color with a dark red glow coming through, small off white to beige head. Smell a lot of whisky, wood and alcohol. Taste malts, sour, some whisky but a lot of sour. Intended? Hmm not sure...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at home, birthday present from family. Pours brown with medium sized, cream coloured head. Aroma of whisky, dark dried fruits, medicine, sherry. Taste sour-fruity, peat smoke, sherry, medicine. Thin to medium bodied, silky mouth feel. Sour and smoked aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (451) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home, bottled on 19/03/13 (aged in my cellar). Transparent dark brown colour, brown foamy head. Aroma and taste are quite sour, fruity too; light coffee and chocolate tones, little bitterness too. Finish gets the peated whiskey, smoke, cask and dryness tones I was expecting; nicely lingering. Taste isn?t well balanced. As it warms, some porto tones come up. Low carbonation, medium body (sadly), soft mouthfeel. Enjoyable but not too spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Silky smooth, whisky on the nose. Dry, peated finish. Not too smoky though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3638) - 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 (5504) - 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 (38) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Purchased bottle at De Molen Beer Shop to take home. As De Molenís BA Imperial Stoutís go this is definitely the worst one I have had. I find it hard to quantify what I donít 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 (1175) - 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 (2941) - Tranbjerg, 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 (16890) - , 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, itís 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 (1035) - 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.

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