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


on tap

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RATINGS: 830   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2987) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2010
Coffee and malt aromas. Clear dark red body with a brown film. Excellent lacing. Alcohol, sweet dried fruits, bitterness. Medium to full bodied and well balanced. Sticky texture. Good stuff! (tap@cardinal 28.4.2010)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle 33 cl, bottle nr. 294 of July 2009.. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet, with notes of dark sugar, coffee, chocolate and something roasty. The taste is great and very similar to the aroma, with a bitter finish. I have loved this beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 1, 2010
What a great meeting of old and new aspects of this amazing style. Very vinious, but with a good bitter hop and coffee finish. Sweetens up as it warms up. Lots of vanilla, chocolate, wine like qualities, coffee and hops. A wonderful beer except for the crazy wax on the cork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3406) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2010
33cl bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a big beige head. Foam is creamy and long lasting. Aroma is typical if the style, but a bit too soft to me. The same apply to taste: I expected much more from De Molen given the style and the alcoholic gradation of the beer. Creamy texture with slightly bitter finish. Very pleasant beer but less complex than I’d have liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5879) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 29, 2010
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours a murky dark orange-brown with an average size diminishing creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, plenty of green hops, light chocolate and coffee -- quite hoppy. Taste is roasty and hoppy along with chocolate, liquorice, coffee and some alcohol. Dry finish. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours a dark black, but not heavy. Good 1 finger head that fades to a ring. Smells is very sweet and malty. Taste is sweet, lots of malt little hop or coffee bitterness. This felt to me like a scotch ale, albeit the world’s most incredible scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear and dark black beer with a large beige head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, licorice, coffee and notes of alcohol. The flavor is malt, licorice, coffee and hops. The palate is smooth with notes of alcoholwarmth. Overall a really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
Dark brown (not as dark as expected) with a good, off-white head. Nose is piney, grassy hops, slightly musty, with chocolate, deep fruits, leather and some wood. The taste is lighter than expected, but still smooth with spicy, piney hops, chocolate and deep fruits and a hint of tobacco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2010
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 9 April 2010. Renamed "Disputin" after a name dispute with a certain California brewery) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of liquorice, chocolate, strong black coffee and a touch of tobacco. Malty, roasted taste with liquorice, dark chocolate, sweet espresso, raisins, dried fruit and a generous, well balanced coffee/cocoa bitterness in the finish. Full body, fairly sweet and slightly vinous with some alcohol shining through. Smooth and rounded mouthfeel with lots of taste coming through, making this a rather complex beer. Lovely stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2010
75cl bottle with black wax, #100/1030 batch February 2009
Pours a darkblack color with a darkred to black shine. The head is lightbrown and creamy with some large bubbles. Very tasteful appearance!
Aroma is very complex with sweet roasted malt and very fruity with dried fruits like raisins, dark fruits like black berries, red fruit like cherry’s and grapes, sweet chocolate and some sweet peer. The taste is full of sweet roasted malt, sweet chocolate, dark fruits, raisins and some gentle hops creating a slight bitterness. After some time the roasted malts become more sensible and the bitterness becomes tougher with some nice coffee touches. The mouthfeel is very soft and smooth with some sticky feeling. The drinkability is superb.
A magnificent gentle and fruity stout! Superb!

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