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


on tap


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
Heavy imperial stout, brewed with a small percentage of smoked malt. Matured on various whisky and bourbon casks.

joes' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
joes (91) - Oirschot, - OCT 1, 2012
Tap @ borefts ’12. I took 3 of these at the end of the festival, this was absolutely my favorite. I would love to have a bottle of this at a winters evening, sitting next to an open fire. Great aroma of roasted malt, slightly smoked or peated, coffee and some sweet whisky, even some ripe (red) fruit. Smooth mouthfeel and a great taste of roasted malts, (peated) whisky, sweet alcohol. Long lingering back taste. What a great beer ....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (677) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
Imperial stout nera ed impenetrabile, massiccia, prepotente, avvolgente e rotonda dove l’invecchiamento in legno conferisce spessore e sentori fruttati e dolciastri al carattere tostato-cioccolatoso di base. Potentissima.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1793) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. ABV 11,9. Deep brown color with no head. Aroma of licorice, coffee and hops. Sweet taste with a long lasting bitterness. Medium body. Bitter finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle purchased at Borefts 2012. Pours black with a feint tan head. Very little carbonation. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of whisky. Not particuarly complex, but quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
2012 vintage. 11.9 ABV Flat, just a ring of small bubbles. Black with hints of deep ruby. Complex nose. Whiskey, bourbon, chocolate, peat, licorice, ash and wood. Peat builds as it warms. Peat at first but turns milk chocolate sweet. Caramel, licorice, char, rubber, and whiskey and bourbon soaked dark fruits. Slick and oily. Well balanced with an ash finish. Solid as heck, much higher if it had carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Very flat and smooth, strong whisky on the nose. Sweet, chocolate, whisky taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8963) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Smoke and boozy barrel notes. Jet maroon with no head. Wood, smoke, barrel notes and some sweetness. Nice, but a bit of heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (6334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle, bought from Bierkompass in March 2013. Black with a minimal head. Vinous with roasted malt, coffee, light smoke, oak, some bourbon. Almost no carbonation and with a full body. The finish was long, fairly bitter and with warming alcohol. A nice one to sip.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aenima (323) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
Excellent beer. Complex aroma of liqurice, chocolate, peat and hinys of coffee. A little sweet but besides from that excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2708) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
My Dutch beer rating # 50, so a De Molen beer should be suitable. Pitch black with a thin tanned head. Roasted aroma with barrel, fruits, soy sauce, coffee, caramel, chocolate and a smoked-peat note. Lots of "sweet barrel" in this one. Taste is light sweet-roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a flat carbonation. Long lasting roasted finish with barrel, fruits, soy sauce and smoke. Lingering barrel. Excellent Stout with lots of good barrel in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, woood, coffee and bitter chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy.

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