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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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Heavy imperial stout, brewed with a small percentage of smoked malt. Matured on various whisky and bourbon casks.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
joes (90) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4063) - 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 (5237) - 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 (5074) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours very darlk brown with a small beige head. Nice and complex aroma. with wood, chocolate and vanilla in the lead. And of course marcipane nuttiness. Full and rich marcipane chocolate flavours, the smokiness adds to balance without overpowering all the greatness

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aenima (278) - 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 (2156) - 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 (2806) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Bottled. A Black beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and Bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of Bourbon, alcohol, and roasted malt, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle@Papsoes - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, caramel, treacle, nice bourbon wooden tinged notes on palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (893) - - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an opaque black with absolutely no head. Sweet, lovely whisky and wood aroma - amazing really. Very rich body, totally flat though. Heavy roast, quite ashy and a little peaty (?) - but again lovely wood accents. Roasty bitterness. Rough but enjoyable. 130914

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