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De Molen V Years - 20k

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Black IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
(15.9 Plato) V Years - 20k was brewed for FoneFan to celebrate 5 years on Ratebeer. A tribute to all the great moments we have had and the great people we have met in the beer world. Cheers, J&C.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Over carbonated. Some sweet chocolate roast and bitterness but too fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
It’s black and against the light dark mahogany, and the head is huuuge, creamy and lasting. The aroma has notes of spicy hops, yeast, ripe fruits, and licorice. The mouth feel is semi-oily. The moderately sweet flavor has notes of licorice, spicy yeast, ripe fruits, resin, and the finish has a pleasant bitterness with notes of licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4814) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
0,75 l flaske med vinkork og stålwire, RBHD-samling på Tau okt-14: højt beige skum! Svart fluidum. Furunålsaktig aroma med behagelig røstet maltpreg og vinøse overtoner. Lime og grapefrukt i diskret kontrapunkt. So smooth! Flasket 06.06.11. Takk til Asle Bjørn og hans viljestyrke! Kveldens beste så langt (rating 22 av i alt 28 på programmet).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
0,75 l bottle at RBHD-gathering, Tau, Oct-2014. Clear deep brown body with a huge light brown. Port, pollen, dried fruits on the nose. Dried fruits, raisins, roasted and vinuous notes. Full bodied and smooth. Nuts emerge in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle share with RB/HD at Tau 18.10.14. Dark brown. Huge and foamy pale brown head. Grapefruit, lime and cigar box in aroma. More malt in taste, with fortified wine and dark berries. Fairly well in harmony for a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared 750 ml corked and caged bottle at local tasting, thanks to abemorsten. Black colour, large beige head. Aroma of piney hops and mild roasty notes, also some nice vinous notes. Smooth flavour, the hops have probably been somewhat subdued with time, but they are still there. Moderate roasty notes. Quite pleasant to drink. Best beer of the tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1907) - Athens, GREECE - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy dark brown with small head. Aroma hop, chocalte, malt. Taste sweet, roasted, caramel, floral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Flaske 0,75l. Påspandert og delt med flere under seanse på Tårnrommet 23 Apr 13. Litt puff ved åpningen. Ekstremt dyp amber med et litt farget skum som varer. Litt lacing. Aroma av mørk frukt. Smaken har antydning til røstet malt men overtas av mørk frukt. Preg av tre. Eik?. Blir veldig tørr etter hvert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, 33cl. It looks quite clear, but then it’s next to black in color so it’s hard to tell. A small, light beige head sits on top. There’s a distinct orange touch in the aroma, with coffee and some roasted malts. It has a nice bitterness in the mouth, with flavors of orange peel, coffee and roasted malts. Dry, full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, finishing roasted and bitter. For some reason I left this bottle in my cellar for quite some time, but it seems to keep well, as it still tasted nice and Black IPA-ish. 130308

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1723) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - pours deep brown with a light beige head, fine bubbles. Spicy hot aroma, pine hops. Medium body with lots of piny hops and roasty notes as from the middle. Medium dry finish. Taste is roasted malts and grass. Special beer!

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