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


on tap

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RATINGS: 740   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (291) - Valby, - JUL 25, 2013
33 cl flaske, 10,4 %, på Hugo's Kælder, 25. juli 2013. Kaffearoma, men ikke kraftig. Lakridsnoter. Fuldstændig blød i munden med perfekt balanceret kulsyreindhold. Smagsindtryk af porter, engelsk lakrids og kaffe. Iøvrigt serveret til temperaturmæssig perfektion. Næsten ingen sødme, derfor velindrettet til porter-fans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (116) - 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 (1227) - 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 (1944) - 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 (582) - 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 (982) - 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 (147) - 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 (3775) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1088) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 27, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to Benzai.Color is dark dark, head is very thin, almost non-existing. Taste is high bitter. Body is smooth. Nice dryness. Aroma is high roasted, fruits, hops, light coffee, chocolate, dried fruits all over!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
dreads (5) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Bottle aged 2 years in the cellar. Too bright, dubbel-like (brown) color, beige head, that vanishes very quickly. Aroma of milk chocolate, some vinous notes, dried fruits, licorice. alcohol is noticeable, so the beer smells like liqueur pralines. Taste:, chocolate, coffee, licorice, raisin. full body, smooth, thick texture, sweet, lack of bitterness. Overall: nice, tasty beer.

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