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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout partly brewed with whisky malt.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2008
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Tap@DeMolen. Wow! What a beer! What else does it need? Tap&Bottle@DeMolen. Yet another great Imperial Stout by De Molen. The bottle was too young so it had almost no head but from the tap it looked wonderful but small light brown head. Great aroma and flavor, all the stuff you would expect. Maybe a bit on the sweet side though.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Dark black and very still. Vegetable and oatmeal notes are apparent on the nose along with the fruitiness, bitter chocolate, liquorice and aniseed that combine to give an outstanding flavour. It is smooth and lovely on the tongue, despite the strength and you feel you get more from every sip. My beer of the festival for EBF.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2008
On tap at EBF 08. People had been going on about this for 2 days, so I thought that I would give it a go. Black, no head. Stunning aroma. Stunning. Great bitter choc espresso stout. ONe of the beers of the festival. It really stood out even though it was one of the last beers I had on the Saturday after drinking for 12 hours solid. A beer that lived up to the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10159) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2008
Tap @ De Molen. Dark chocolate and licorice in the overwhelming aroma. The dark chocolate returns in the much more Islay malt whisky like flavor. Smoke, lapsang souchong tea, tar, peat, hints of licorice. Well made, very tasty beer that hides the alcohol well and that should gain more complexity with further maturation. Already more than excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Black with tiny beige short lasting head. Sweet aroma with loads of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a bit of smoke. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke and alcohol notes. Low carbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008. Pitch black coloured with a very small beige head. Roasted flavour of chocolate and dried fruits with notes of coffee and berries. Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee, chocolate and hops. Dry roasted and hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2009
Draught @ De Molen. A black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of dark smoked malts, with dark fruits. Hints of chocolate with coffee. The taste of dark smoked malts with chocolate, coffee. It has a nice bitterness with hints of alcohol. The aftertaste is coffee bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Tap @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours absolutely black with a small, film head with little bubbles round the edges of my glass. Super chocolate aroma, light smoke, toffee and coffee. Some soft roastiness as well. Low carbonation, managing that great oily/creamy combination. Super flavour, good dark chocolate, some smoke, caramel, a peity edge. But it is the chocolate that takes the crown and runs around with it, joyously cheering (more or less like I did).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Small fizzy beige head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of heavy chocolate, dried fruit, berries, hint of smoke, burned malt and coffee. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Heavy bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Lingering berries and liquorish finish with a roasted twist.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
EBF2008. It’s pitch black and the aroma has notes of licorice, roasted malt and light peat smoke. The flavour has sweetness and notes of licorice, peat smoke, dark chocolate and roasted malt. The balance is very nice in this tasty brew. It’s strange, many of the De Molen beers gives me that ”at home” and I know you-feeling, where you do not need at lot of words to explain what you mean...


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