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


on tap

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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ep2021 (29) - - JAN 31, 2013
pours deep black white big foamy chalk white head that fades quikly. not much aroma, some roast molasses and dried fruit pressent. body alittle thin. delivers in taste lots of roast, fruit and suger. nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Asche, verbrannte Kaffeebohnen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radzik5555 (198) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 18, 2014
Butelka 0.33L. Brunatne, prawie czarne. Piana skąpa, średniopęcherzykowa. Aromat słodki, lukrecja, chlebowy, pieczywo rodzynkowe, chleb turecki, lekko kwaśna dzika nuta, tymianek, po zamieszaniu guma balonowa. Alkohol praktycznie nie wyczuwalny. W smaku przypalona skórka od chleba, chmiel, lekko palone. Jak na RIS’a to bardzo chlebowe a mało palone. Taki bardziej imperial brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Dark dark brown. Thin tan head dissipates quickly. Woody dusky nose with bitter chocolate. Taste has sour notes, no caramel or sweetness. Hides alcohol well. Not quite as startling as I expected - perhaps a little young?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (1251) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2014
Bottle from Csak a Jó Sör. Chocolatey roasty aroma with not a hint of alcohol. Light toffee and just a note of coffee. Light light basement aromas. Hazy dark brown colour. Taste has some sharp alcoholic burn. Very restrained roasted flavours, seems thin bodied. Not sure what to think here, but it might just be the weakest piece I had from de Molen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1950) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 March 2012 bottle consumed in April 2014. Interesting stout. Bottle at kawa Calgary. Very much on the dried fruit Belgian side of things. Looks like a stout. And tastes like a Belgian strong ale. Malty sweet bready fruit prunes slight roast but mostly fruit. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, dark ripe fruits. Appearance: black, very small beige head.Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: roasted flavours coming up just after the initial sweetness, dark fruits again, toasted malts. Overall: very nice Imperial Stout, ranking among the best I’ve had. Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (999) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle shared by Jean-Michael, thanks! Pours a dark brown with a low head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of rich malt, roasted but primarily sweet and loaded with caramel impressions. Taste is a little saline (JM pointed that first but I can only agree), strange but enjoyable to me. Other tastes and flavors include caramel, chocolate and roasted coffee. Alcohol is really well hidden and it isn’t too sweet, eminently drinkable. Mouthfeel was silky smooth. Really fun and nice! Not sure what explains the mineral/salty component but it brought something nice and different to the table.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (156) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Loads of dusty dark, sweet chocolate on the aroma, the taste is not as sweet as you would expect, given aroma and abv. The finish has a good bitter/ stout kick. Very clever beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3807) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
bottle shared by jean-michaël, thanks dude. pours unclear dark brown with a small light beige showing some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, some red fruitiness, slightly garbagy and nail polishy, earthy and piney, other minerals and coffee. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, moderate sweetness, warming alcohol, slightly harsh assertive spicy-piney-earthy finish. ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (225) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2014
bevuta alla spina all’elfo..si presenta scura e con una schiuma marrone chiaro molto spessa e persistente..aroma tipico ma non eccessivamente forte,direi delicato..caffè,malto tostato e liquirizia molto bilanciati..il gusto è incredibile..apparte i sapori in se che bene o male sono abbastanza tipici dello stile, ciò che mi ha colpito di più è il palato..è davvero estremamente corposa e vellutata..ogni sorso ti riempie la bocca e scende giù con un piacere disarmante (non dimentichiamo che è una imperial stout da 10,7 gradi che dovrebbe essere tutt’altro che facilmente bevibile) ottima davvero.

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