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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bitterhop Challenger
Aroma hop Saaz
Dry hops Motueka, Cascade and Amarillo
OG 1.075, FG 1.018.


dnstone's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2126) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2011
American IPA-esque aroma with a stout chocolate roastiness. Deep chocolate brown in color with a nice fluffy tan head. Wonderful complex mix of hops (fruity, citrus peel, and slightly pine) with roast choocolate sinish. Great lingering chocolate/coffee finish. Fairy light mouth feel though the body is solid and the flavors coat the mouth and linger well.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear brown with a big, tan foam head. Dusty toasted malts in the nose with dry cocoa and light pine. Light sweet flavor with Hershey’s Kisses, dry chocolate, moderate earthy bitterness, dried bread. Light to medium in body with lively carbonation; oddly lively, in fact. Dusty cocoa finish with further toasted pine and earth. OK. Fairly tame for a DM stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2393) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle split thanks to Leighton. Weird aroma, roast berries, sweaty feet, roast. Opaque black pour with a persistent greyish light tan head. Flavour is roast coffee, carbonic acid, choc. Not much hop. Over carbonated, Dry finish, carbonic bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, thanks to Leighton, 25/10/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a big ole light tan frothed up head dress. Nose is dark malts, soapy notes, dark fruits, toffee, banana fritter batter, brown sugars, thin aroma for an impy. Taste comprises dark fruits, earthy, light cocoa, brown sugars, not much depth for an impy. Thinnish body, fine carbonation, light roast in the finish. Drinkable but pretty weak for the style - not a revisit!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours murky deep brown, thick beige head. The nose is earthy, toast, cocoa, spice, unami and meat. The taste is cola, roast, toast, scorched wood, unami, some astringency and dirt with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and super high carbonation. Meaty. Palate ruined by high carbonation. Not great...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 22.07.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Big slightly fizzy creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich, sweet and hoppy, dark malts, earthy hops, dark sugar, toffee, fresh pine needles, caramel, honey, leafs, rubber, licorice. Taste is slightly sweet and burnt, dark malts, hops, toffee, dark sugar, burnt caramel, cocoa, honey, leafs, pine needles, rubber. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Not a fantastic beer, but it’s very interesting, and in a way it’s a little strange as well. But it’s probably because of the beer beeing from early 2010, and I actually think I’d rather call this a black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2441) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Bottled. Hazy brown with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and citrus. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A nice and quite hoppy impy.★★★★

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Brewed Jan. 28, 2010. Pours a brownish color with a tan head. The aroma is a great mix of chocolate and pine. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of chocolate and some roasted malt as well as some pine and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
2010 bottle, #45/390. Hazy dark brown with a huge beige head. Aroma: fruity, some gunpowder, honey, less of the chocolate and licorice. Taste: hop fruitiness, licorice, cocoa, light burnt, grapefruit, quite bitter, dry towards the end. Medium bodied. Quite hoppy for an old beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, pine, grass, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, pine, anise, and grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4301) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle: Vintage 2010: #102/390 Medium to bigger sized, tan colored and airy structured head. Changes slowly into a lacing. Beer color is murky brown with some yeast particles on the bottom of my glass. Aroma’s of chocolate, roasted malts, mocha. Pretty nice. flavours of coffee, barley roast, bitters, dark herbs and some dark fruits. Pretty smooth. Aftertaste is bitter, roast, chocolate, light spicy. Low carbo, soft smooth close to silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a soft creamy texture. Good beer, nicely balanced and tasty enough. Not sure if the aging added something?


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