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


on tap


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Boiled for 20 hours to create an umami flavour. Umami is the fifth basic taste next to sweet, sour, salty and bitter. By doing so we have now a beer that’s very thick and oily with loads of roasted malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
6oz bottle drank from a CCB snifter. Thanks? to tpd. When it takes at least 10 ba/rb to finish this beer you know there are problems... A dark brown pour, oil viscosity, no carbonation at all, very dark... The aroma is a touch hot, lots of chocolate and chemicals, not good but doesn’t show the atrocity to come... The taste at first is just a hot stout showing chocolate, the finish is horrendous. TONS of chemical tar, shows notes of chemicals and tar, this is just bad. No one could drink more than once. This is a De Molen MISS. Don’t bother, even for the tick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
De molen ziel and zaligheid. 20cl bottle acquired via trade. One bottle out of 96... Pours deeper and thicker than the wild turkey h&v with a more intense blackness and barely less intense reddish brown edge. An aggressive swirl yields a thin flimsy swirl of a deeper tan head, barely considered head as a matter of fact... Aroma of ink and and an unexpected smokiness, a little sulphur and intense bittersweet dark chocolate... Flavors are intense and assertive with ink and a peated smokiness upfront. Thick and charry with deep bittersweet dark chocolate and a roasted feel to it. Full bodied. Almost islay whiskeylike in nature. Finish gets a little inky. 7/4/8/4/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3326) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
Op tap @ de molen. Pitch black pour with a very thick creamy tan head, leaving huge amounts of lacing. Aroma of butterscotch, bourbon, leather, cream, caramel, some coffee and roasted malts. The flavor is amazing, a bitter explosion of coffee, dark malts, caramel, some faint cognac, a hint of peat, bourbon, leather... everything is in there and remains lingering for ever after. Very full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Amazing brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
bottle brewed 11 april 09 at dak’s on 8/14/10. orange-yellowy tinted brownish black with no head. wow! the aroma!... meaty/jerky, yeast, ash, roast, chocolate, wood, rubber, smoke, black olives and tangy barbecue sauce. the flavor is a lot alike.... ashy charcoal, umami and vanilla mix in there as well as a tartness on the finish. the aftertaste lingers as chocolate covered briquettes. it is a touch on the sweet side but the ash and alcohol really help keep the slickness in the medium body in check. 9/4/9/4/18+

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2010
Tap @ De Molen. Pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark beige almost brown head. The aroma of coffee with vanilla, sal ammoniac with chocolate. The taste of coffee, sal ammoniac and vanilla. It starts a little sweet, moving to dry bitter. Alcohol notes in the back. The aftertaste is gentle sweet with coffee bitter and notes of vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2682) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
Black with a creamy, brown head leaving excellent foam lacing and liquid lacing. wooden, oak, liqorice, bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, roasted, liqorice flavors with an earthy finish and som cellar notes. Flatish and smooth. Full bodied. Heavy, but well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2010
Flaske: Kulsort øl med et meget lille skumhoved. Heldigvis er der lidt karbonering. Smagen kunne være helt i top, med en del røgmalt der kunne spille perfekt med brændtheden og chokoladen. Men desværre fungerer det ikke optimalt. Smagen og duften er en lille smule off. Desværre.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at Jan’s Masters Division Celebration, 2nd August 2010. Near black with very little head. On the nose and in the mouth it is a wonderful blend of alcohol, oak, red wine, burnt caramel & Belgian yeast. The strength provides a firm but not fierce heat. Deserves to be savoured slowly. The pure expression of what an Imperial Stout should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
bottle at the CCB tasting. poured thick black. aroma and flavor were super char ashy with notes of peat. body was thick and oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Had this one @ CBF 2010. Black colored brew. Wonderful brew! All kinds of smooth flavors balanced together in perfect harmony in both aroma and flavor. Very smooth malty tones, coffee, dark chocolate, vanille, some wood. All blended perfectly.

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