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

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RATINGS: 778   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
From the moment I poured this into the snifter, I knew this was going to be a different experience then the heavily roasted stouts stateside. Pours similar to cola with a bit more transparency. Focused aromas and flavors of sweet dark fruit, rum raisin, dried figs, mildly roasted coffee and layers of bruleed sugar. Full bodied, sweet and viscous, with very, very, very little carbonation. While its packaging is small, I found myself slowly sipping on this with leisure, as it's deceptively heavy and the flavors lingered elegantly for minutes. The 10.4% alc is very well integrated. Oddly reminiscent of some barley wines... And I can totally see the potential for this to develop and age nicely for a serious number of years. I recommend this for those that like Barley wines or prefer a less heavily roasted stout profile... This has a sweet, dark, dried fruit dominated profile. I don't have enough experience with this style to accurately define what I'm experiencing.. The alcohol definitely creeps up on you.. Beware. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (148) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (476) - 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.

4.1
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (314) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dado93 (138) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
Great Imperial Stout! Dark brown color with red rubin reflex at light, big tan head, really foamy, sweet caramel malt and vanilla aroma, not "roasted" taste, sweet, with malt, vanilla, cream and light licorice notes, creamy body and not carbonation, delicious aftertaste... For me De Molen is one of the best brewers in the world...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1095) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 Tap @ Fermentoren. I think this is the 3rd time I am drinking this. Why haven’t I rated this before? Well. Okay. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is huge and has vanilla ice cream up front. Lots of milky chocolate, dark sweet fruits, coffee and some molasses. Not very roasted on the nose which suits the milky feel great! Taste is a bit more roasted and offer some coffee notes as well. Milky vanilla ice cream is still there along with some dark dried fruits, sweet liquorice, chocolate and some molasses. This is very good! A bit underrated IMO!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martinrumsam (510) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Wow. On tap. Deep brown black with tan head of loose bubbles that lasts. Exquisite aroma of coffee , chocolate and melted caramel Taste initially slightly bitter espresso morphing into a luscious caramel chocolate sweetness. Alcohol pleasantly warm in the throat Rich on the palate. Modest carbonation Very respectable indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fantti (699) - FINLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin mustana ja melko tiiviinä, melko vaalealla noin sormen paksuisella pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu on vahvan paahtunut, lähes palanut sekä yllättävästi ruisleipäinen. Reilusti on myös lakritsaa ja kevyemmin marjaista otetta. Maku on todella paahtunut, edelleen, mutta nyt lakritsaisuus on huomattavasti vahvempaa. Lakritsin seassa on jopa salmiakkista otetta. Paahteisuus on melkein palaneen puolella, mutta vain lähes. Puukin tulee jostain syystä mieleen ja nuotiomainen savuisuus tulee mieleen, kun palaneisuus ja puu yhdistetään.. Monipuolinen ja täyteläinen maku. Suutuntuma on täyteläinen ja öljymäisen tuhti. Humalan puraisukin tuntuu selvästi, muttei ole liian dominoiva. Alkoholi pysyy täysin piilossa. Täyteläinen ja monipuolinen IS, De Molenin ehdotonta parhaimmistoa. Oman leimansa tuo tuoksun paahtunut leipä ja maun nuotiosavu, paahteisuuden ja lakritsin hieno yhdistelmä. Maut sopivasti tasoittuneet, juotu pullo näytti olevan 1,5 vuotta vanhaa.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2441) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, deep dark red-brown, thin fast-settling head, wooden barrels, cocoa and old wine aromas, molasses, herbal bitterness, touches of cocoa and gravy, rich and thick with a chewy and slightly sweet woodiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Bitter chocolate, dark fruit and syrupy molasses. Jet brown with a thin white head. Bitter cocoa and malts, light molasses and a long bitter finish.


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