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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 780   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.


LarsEngen's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarsEngen (359) - Sandvika, - JAN 9, 2013
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika.Pours a dark brown color with a small brown. Low carbonation. Full bodied. Aroma of malts, chocolate, hops, roast. Complex taste, roasted malt, espresso, biscuit, red berries,spices, smoke and licorice with a lond dry finish. Nice one and a bitt different IS.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanelst (133) - AUSTRIA - AUG 31, 2014
Nice enough Imperial Stout. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, brandy and vanilla. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Liked it better with every new sip. Started humming the Boney M song with the same name in the end. All good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1347) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Renowned imperial stout with thin, moussy, yellow beige head only after forced pouring and quickly falling apart in large bubbles; colour a burgundy bronze, very dark but not entirely black, misty. Powerful and complexely perfumed aroma of cocoa powder, coffee grounds, whisky, cloves, bayleaves, sweet tobacco, old madera, candi sugar. Sweet candi in the onset, red berries, candied dates, deep caramel and chocolate maltiness, spicy and yeasty with soft, rounded mouthfeel, low carbonation, long and dry, complex finish with peppery hops and warming, bourbon- and liqueur-like alcohol. Too bad for the lack of head but I can easily forgive this considering its wonderful complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (152) - 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 (483) - 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 (322) - 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 (511) - 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 (701) - 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.


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