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


on tap

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RATINGS: 818   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilshire87 (12) - Avella (AV), - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl - date 2013. I drank version 2010 some years ago. Well, this is not the same beer! For me is not imperial stout style. Strong dark ale? Stout?sure not imperial! Black with small head cappuccino. Dark fruits a little bit sour. Not good, if compare the different version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines. Had this a year or tow. Pours opaque black, beige head. Immediate nose is salty, yeasty, bit of oxidisation, damp cellar. Leave it to warm up a bit. It’s still yeasty, salty, savoury, roasted malt, prune, dark fruit. raisin, little black grape vinous. Taste is salty, prune, dark fruit, raisins, roasted malt, yeast extract, slight licorice, slight chocolate, slight caramel, black sugar. Dried fruit, salty savoury character is dominating over the chocolate and any trace of coffee. On the finish is tangy dark and dried fruit, prune and a little slight Cognac or liqueur alcoholic kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (974) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
330ml bottle. 2 years old. pours jet black with no head so seems to have already lost its carbonation. aroma is ash, oak barrels, smoke, molasses and liquorice. taste is also ash and quite smoky. bitter chocolate/coffee. easy to sip and alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (254) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Mousse très mince. Le nez est très agréable : raisons secs et prunes sans aucune trace d’efflûves d’alcool. En bouche c’est assez sec, il y a des notes de bois sec et les fruits foncés sont toujours présents. Pas mon style de bière favori mais j’ai tout de même apprécié.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pringao_Toribi (277) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2014
In short: prune torrefact beer. Aroma: very strong prune and liquor aroma. Appearance: pours black with brown foam. Taste: powerful and bitter. Palate: torrefact and coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
10oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Very dark brown red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Dots and ropes of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Dark fruit, roast, ash. Some licorice. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet taste. Hides alcohol well. Solid imperial stout. Kinda dark fruity. 25 year shelf life seems overly-optimistic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1202) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours almost black with thin creamy light brown head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruits. Taste starts with short sour fruity start quickly dominated by moderate sweet and heavily roasted malt, chocolate and coffee following, warming mouthfeel and moderate bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and lively carbonation in palate. Excellent rich and smooth beer with well hidden alcohol...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (382) - Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4 year old bottle. No carbonation left on this. Pours near black with no head. Very sweet and plummy with notes of caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rzymol (29) - - DEC 6, 2014
Good tasting Imperial Stout. Nice aroma, bittering taste but not too bold. Slow-drinking and enjoying beer. De Molen style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ST247 (406) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @Gollem. Pours dark brown to black with adhesive off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, dark fruit. Taste is caramel, cacao, mocha, dark fruit. Full MF, medium bitterness. Dry finish, bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4000) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a samll tan head. Aroma is earthy dark roasted grains, farmyard and some nutty malts. Flavour is composed of raisin, dried fruits and berries, nutty choc malts. Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation. Some soy sauce lingering. Not so keen on this, maybe a bad bottle.

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