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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with cacao, chilli peppers and sea salt.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (256) - Helsinki, - OCT 26, 2013
330ml bottle @ home. Ordered from Ales By Mail. Sweet Imperial Stout. Not so roasted. Good in its own way. Not so traditional


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (896) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Tap at Kaapse brouwers. Black with medium sized beige head. Big roasted grains, ash, oatmeal, Haagse Hopjes, burnt sugar. Sweet at first with biiiig roasted bitter in the middle and finish with light hops. Full bodied with sticky feel. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (400) - - JAN 23, 2015
Drank with Marijn 22-1-2015. Really liked this beer. The beer has a good body, is quite thick. Nice. The beer has a rich taste. Spices, coffee, chocolate. Really liked this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (287) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Tastes like cough medicine, according to my wife. It’s certainly far from easy drinking, but there’s lots to it. Looks like coca cola. The sea salt comes across on the nose - if this were a whisky then Jim Murray would be comparing it to seaweed strewn beaches and fishing nets. Licquorice comes through in the aroma and taste as well. Also flavours of salted caramel, vanilla, nuts, treacle, and yes the chili is there. Getting some dark fruit on the nose and a hint of coffee. Medium oily body. Complex and interesting, but you have to work at this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (734) - - JAN 14, 2015
33cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9,8% Uitgeschonken in Keyte glas Uiterlijk: zwart, geen schuim Aroma en smaak: gebrande koffie, chocolade, ziltige van de zeezout in de nasmaak, chilipeper niet duidelijk te proeven helaas, chocolade Conclusie: apart bier van eigen bodem, smaken zijn lekker stoutachtig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2015
11.2 oz bottle, dated 12/11/2012. Pours brown with a small light tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bakers chocolate with a little chili and vanilla with some cardboard and dark fruit.

The flavor is surprisingly subdued. Some sweet chocolate, anise and some fruit with a little chili spice and alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a velvety feel.

Overall, an interesting chili imperial stout, a bit reserved. My wife bought this a couple of months ago. I wonder if it was bolder fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (458) - - JAN 2, 2015
Amizing Dark pour, Nice mocca head dissapates quickly. Cocoa and chili in the aroma. Taste is choco, light sweet, chili in the back. Can notice the salt, but it doesnt really adds something to the beer. Nice full body and not too spicy.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, honey, molasses, liqourixe, rye bread. Taste is chocolate, honey, coffee, slight salty liqourice tones. A slight sting of chili towards the end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rzymol (76) - - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle, 33cl, 2 y.o. Pours perfectly dark with nice brownish, kind of coffee head. Yeasty aggregates are visible but since it is a feature of some top-fermenting species, it cannot be considered as any flaw. Aroma is dominated by roasted and smoky notes, sort of roasted plum, some caramel in the background. Generally, well balanced and intriguing. Taste is very complex. There’s indeed some chilli on the tongue, more of a feel than a taste. Roasted note is very well composed in the strong and very enjoyable chocolate and cacao. Salty and bitter finish along with the aftertastes of hot chilli and syropy sweeteness wrap the whole thing in the very nice way. Medium, oily body. What a journey this beer is. Well done, De Molen!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (935) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Still, dark, not really any head. Nose well balanced, all ingredients well balanced. Body slightly arch and dry, cacao in the finish. Good but not mind blowing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (69) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 23, 2014
Deep brown to black, almost no foam, aroma of woodnuts and some coffee. Very pleasant head, sweet start with notes of nuts and milk caramel with some light notes of chocolate and coffee, full body. Delicate finish. Very good malty imperial stout. p.s. but cant find any chilli there.


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