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


on tap

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RATINGS: 841   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Sampled at Chris_Oís Shindig; Aug. 2007: Great fruity-bubblegum aroma, simple malt profile; hotly alcoholic; perfumy spiced hop finish; a little doughy; coffe and roast finish. Just OK

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1301) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with dense tan head. Malt, caramel aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, roasted taste, slightly smoked. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (305) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2015
pitch black with light brown foam. Sweet smell and caramel in the taste. Very creamy round and surprisingly mild for a two digit abv level. A very good imperial stout, but not that special. Rather typical beer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (564) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Black color with amber highlight and small tan head that quickly becomes a ring. Sweet malts, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is rich, sweet, chocolate, dark fruits, very balanced. Smooth carbonation. Very good, but more style-typical than many other De Molens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stijnvanmb (6) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
Lekker als apperitief volle smaak lichte koffie toets en zelfs koffie kleur die mooi in het glas blijft hangen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1445) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from hopology Nottingham. 2013 bottling date and 10.4%. Thick black colour no head. Aroma is roasted malt, and liquorice. Taste is slightly burnt with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3540) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle: Dark brown color. Aroma is full and intensive, sweetness, roasted malt, burnt malt, cacao, dark chocolate, coffee. Flavor is malty, sweet, roasty with molasse, fruits, tobacco, dark chocolate, espresso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
schiza (45) - Krakůw, POLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottled, with date 4 XII 2039 (yeah, nice), 0,33l. So, drinked young. Pours dark brown, with some ruby reflexes but only under very strong light. Brown head, mostly small bubbled, leaving a some lacing. Later dropping to minimal, but appearing after shaking a little ;) The aromas from the bottle are roasted malts, dark plum, some coffee, very delicate liqourly scent of alcohol. Itís different from the glass apparently - thereís more dark fruits, the liqour aroma is more intensive (but still, a pleasant one), dark malts and coffee on the second plan. In either of them - the aroma is great. Low carbonated, little oily and rather full bodied. Alcohol warms the throat after the finish - but itís not in the taste, so very well hidden. The taste is kind of sweet, with some fruity flavours, but the finish gives some dark bread sourness and chocolate aftertaste. Bitterness is quite low and gentle. Very nice RIS - not a session beer at all, but itís not super powerful either - like RIS could and probably should. But worth recommending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
75cl bottle bought at the old school and stored in my cellar for 3 years. Pours dark coffee brown with almost no head; very little carbonation. Heavy burnt caramel aroma. Quite pronounced bitterness in the flavour, giving way to a sweet coffee aftertaste. Not my favourite stout, but of course a good showing from de Molen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBHansen (258) - KÝge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
bottle @ Hugos. Appearance: pours clear dark brown/black with small off-white soapy head and ok lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate, coffee, tobacco and lots of fruity esters (prune, fig, raisin, cherry) and some floral hints. palette: medium carbonation, average to full body, some caramel sweetness, average to distinct bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice fruity and complex stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Deep, watery chocolate brown with the thinnest tan head that faded immediately. No lacing, no legs. Aroma is deeply roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some slightly burnt molasses. Taste was much like the aroma: almost a mix between an English stout and a bad barleywine. Mouthfeel is very thin. Light body and low carbonation.

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