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


on tap

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RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Color 199.7 EBU, bitterness 81.7 EBU, OG 1102, FG 1026, hops are Premiant and Saaz. This beer is only brewed a couple of times each year. The 2007 version has 297 bottles (brewed March 17th 2007, bottled April 27th 2007). Best before 25 years after bottling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (603) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
Color negro con reflejos caobas, espuma beige ligera. Aromas de toffe, café, melaza. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce, melaza y café con final de amargor moderado y tostado. Muy rica.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SzopPiwosz (155) - - SEP 10, 2014
Wrocław IVFDP: Piana: Brązowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, delikatna, niezbyt obfita. Kolor: Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Pod światło pod koniec picia brązowe refleksy. Zapach: Dużo paloności i czekolady. Nuty kawowe, wędzone śliwki, rodzynki. Intensywny. Spod tego wyłazi wanilia, melainodyny w typie ciemnego chleba. Smak: Bardzo palone, intensywnie słodkie, chlebowe. Likier czekoladowy, czekolada z kawą. Tekstura: Gęste, bardzo duże ciało, wyklejające palonością, lepkie. Nasycenie: Niskie. Goryczka: Wysoka z komponentą paloną. Pijalność: Średnia. Rasputin zrobił na mnie wrażenie swoją mocą i intensywnością. Pomimo tak wysokiej zawartości alkoholu, jest on praktycznie niewyczuwalny. Bardzo konkretne i intensywne piwo degustacyjne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (936) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle, labelled 03/28/14. Pours very dark brown with small light brown head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, caramelized sugar, toffee. Flavor is sweet up front, caramelized sugar, toffee, fading into a toasted, caramel, roasted malt finish. Toffee, roasted, and mildly bitter finish. Sweet, fruity alcohol as it warms, plum, quite palatable considering abv. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, and very smooth texture, lightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (296) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle, bottled 3-2014. Pours black with a tan head that?s soon gone. Aroma: milk chocolate, light roast, bayleaf . Taste: pretty roasty, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, berries, pepper, pipe tobacco . Sweet with a medium bitter, sticky mouthfeel, full bodied, slightly alcoholic finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - AUG 31, 2014
Nice enough Imperial Stout. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, brandy and vanilla. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Liked it better with every new sip. Started humming the Boney M song with the same name in the end. All good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2324) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Renowned imperial stout with thin, moussy, yellow beige head only after forced pouring and quickly falling apart in large bubbles; colour a burgundy bronze, very dark but not entirely black, misty. Powerful and complexely perfumed aroma of cocoa powder, coffee grounds, whisky, cloves, bayleaves, sweet tobacco, old madera, candi sugar. Sweet candi in the onset, red berries, candied dates, deep caramel and chocolate maltiness, spicy and yeasty with soft, rounded mouthfeel, low carbonation, long and dry, complex finish with peppery hops and warming, bourbon- and liqueur-like alcohol. Too bad for the lack of head but I can easily forgive this considering its wonderful complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (216) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
I didn’t get any head when I poured this. What I did get was a huge aroma - coffee, chocolate and lingering fruits. Flavour is of lightly toasted malts, vanilla, aforementioned coffee and chocolate, liquorice, and some dark fruit right at the base. Full bodied and oily. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is dominated by raosted malt with some wineous notes. Flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, a hint of wine sourness, alchool and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtOHops (14) - - AUG 23, 2014
How: tap /// Where: dikkenek café, Lyon, France /// Appearance: dark with cream head /// Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, liquorice /// Body: medium /// Taste: bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (424) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours clear, reddish dark brown. Almost black. Small, oily, tan head. Aroma has chocolate, bourbonlike booziness, licorice, toffee and a sharp roast. Taste is fairly sugar-sweet, roasted, licorice, toffee, coffee, dried fruits, and with a slight heat in the end. Full, oily body and a low carbonation.

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