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

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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
750ml bottle. Corked and caged...black waxed. Brewed on 14 December 2007 and Bottled on 01 Feb 2008. Bottle # 377 of 524. Not a gusher, but it did spewed a little bit. Poured a deep reddish/brown color with lots of small floaters. Aromas of licorice, woody, chocolate, dark fruits, and roast. Tastes of chocolate, roast, licorice, dark fruits, and lighter roast. Alcohol content overall well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at pilsnerpeter’s. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Dark brown with big head and lace. Mild tart chocolate mocha yeasty aroma. Mild roasty chocolate raisin with tart fruit and tart dry finish. Nice soft palalte. Very tasty and different. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2009
Deep black pour with a thick, sticky persistent tan head. The nose is very unusual with a mix of black licorice, plums and a bit of flinty/bretty spiciness. A little bit of mustiness with a touch of musky wildness. It’s surprisingly dry on the palate with the dark plums and dried fruit showing up here more like they do in red wines than they typically do in beer. A nice lingering brett flavour on the back that works quite well with the dark licorice and jammy fruit. A little bit of cocoa/coffee roastiness as well. Man, this stuff rocks!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle (2009 Vintage). Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a big creamy tan head that lasts for ages. Nose is slightly vinous and quite fruity and has notes of milk chocolate, cherry, roasted malt and dark fruits. Flavour is similar to aroma but bigger with notes of caramel, berries, rum, vanilla and more dark fruit mixing with with the chocolate, cherry and malt elements. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and also has lively carbonation. This is a very fruity, but very good, imperial stout and while it is great now, I get the feeling that it would be even better with a few years on it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2008 Bottle #48 - Pours a thin dk brown with a small tan head...aroma is roasted fruit and some milk chocolate, sweet malt...flavour is not quite as expected, fruity and smooth, roasty, plum?...who knows?...interesting imperial stout...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Black with big, fizzy, creamy tan head / Winey nose of roast barley and grapes / Medium to full body, malty but somewhat thin and acidic, and with fair finish / Reedy flavors of dark roast coffee, cocoa, grapes, prunes, and vanilla / A fair stout, but no Old Rasputin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle I purchased in Chicago (Binny’s): Deep amber brown with a tan fluffy head. Dry aroma with nice yeast character- fruity and phenolic with some dry cocoa notes and prune. Fluffy light body with a dry flavor. Again there’s some cocoa in the flavor along with mild dark fruit notes (dates, but not sweet) with lots of spicy phenolics. Quite an interesting and against the grain Imperial Stout. Almost seems like the yeast strain is Belgian- but it works quite well here. Nice job. Oh, and there’s no way I would’ve guessed the high ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Had this a few times now. This was the best bottle I have had so far. dark hazy brown black color with a small head. Aroma is nice and rich. Spicy, sweet, chocolate and a bit creamy. Nice body. Flavor is sweet, mellow spice, vanilla, wood. I like this a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at Peter’s tasting. Pours a hazy brown with a medium sized tanned beige head. Slightly sour roast notes, wood. Medium bodied, huge carbonation. Roast, chocolate, cherry and plums. Finishes up with more spicy carbonation and some light slow roast bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Bottle at home ... brewed 27 march 2008 ... bottled 3 may 2008 .... bottle 476... drunk 3 october 2009 ... deep brown .. tan head ... sweet cheery and raspberry roast malt nose ... sweet cherry .. one of the fruitiest imperial stouts ive ever had ... really realy nice and the best of the evening (vs del cucato verdi and Smuttnose imp stout) ... tap at de molent ... as bruichladdich ba deep brown black ... thin bubbly tan head ... soft light smoke roast malt nose ... big vanillla toffee roast malt front ... chewwy malts ... cherry and figs ... dark roast ... little chocolate ... little whsikey ... 3.9


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