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


on tap


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
A smoked imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels with brettanomyces.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Menno told me this used Rodenbach barrels and yeast when I asked him at the Festival. Interesting beer, like JP’s similar sour stout. Roasty with sour cherry and balsamic and then back to cocoa. Certainly tasty, though best in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle... Pours nearly black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is a collection of fudge, peat smoke, caramel, damp moss and fallen wood. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is certainly sour. This is more reminiscent of a bacteria-driven beer than brettanomyces and other yeasts. The flavor offers a mélange of fudge, caramel and fairly heavy acidity. Finishes tangy, and roasty with a kiss of toffee. Very enjoyable and wonderfully complex. While enjoyability is high, drinkability is low. Bottle provided by darkguardian!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Thanks to Roman! Pours a very dark black with a light brown head. the smell is smoke, licorice, roasted malt. The taste is tart dark fruit, licorice, mild smoke, super dry and rosary. The body is medium with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17738) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Rauchig säuerlicher Antrunk mit mild haben Noten. Geringe Würzigkeit und Säuerlichkeit, dazu mild rauchig, etwas herb, komisch... 11/11/8/7/9/9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at St Bock. Aroma of - yes - smoke and leather. Distinct tart cherry aroma too. Taste is... Woah. Everything. Sour cherries in the front, smoke and coffee, long tart finish. I like this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Saint-Bock (Montréal, QC) au coût de 4,50$. Arôme: Légère odeur de fumée et de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fumée et de brett avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de brett en arrière goût. (Rating #6056)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle Color is black with medium tan thin head. aroma is tart roasted malt. taste had a lot going on. the barrel, smoked malt and sour tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma really shows a lot...smoke, leather (hence the name), and some nice tart dark fruits...touch of vanilla. Flavor displays a touch more dark fruit but so many flavors are delicately balanced...Smoke, roast, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, tart and oaky...wow. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and tart / roasty/smiky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (3410) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at Saint-Bock. Pours a good black with no head. Nose is of green apple and roasted malt. Taste is of acetaldehyde as well with chocolate in the background. Body is medium and carbonation low to medium. A failure if you ask me, blah...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
750 ml bottle at home. Pours deep opaque brown with a simmering foamy layer over the beer, no real head. Aroma is like cold coffee, mixed with forest fruit frappucino, finished with black currant and elderberries cough syrup. And all that in a very good way. Medium body with inded some leather taste, but the sourness takes away lot of the subtler notes; taste hides some of the most balanced raspberry in a heavy roasted malty beer, but sourness kills a bit the potential of it. I don’t get a lot of the smoke. Not the best stout experiment of the Molen, but one of the best sour stouts ever tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1632) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Bière sur le grillé et le fumé principalement. Très lourde en bouche. A peine trop pour moi d’ailleurs.

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