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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2011
head: thick, large , creamy !!
colour: black
smell: roasty, oak chips, smoked, malts, bit salty
taste: flowery, sweet start, dutch drop, anis, licqorice, herbs and spices, cigars, perfume, dry end, earthy and ashy after

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2010
Dark brown/black colour. Almost no head. Strong smoked aroma. Taste is smoked and a bit watery. The taste of wood and cognac can also be distinguished.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4686) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2010
On tap at Borefts BF ’10. Black colour, no head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, dried dark fruits, bourbon, soy sauce, hard roasted malts. Flavour is coffee, sweet, light soy sauce, dark fruits, hard roasted malts, coffee bitter finish but overall too sweet imo. Medium to fullbodied, slick mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Thanks to askofficerfriendly for the share. I guess we are on a thick blackness kick. Pours a dark midnight black with a small tan head. Nose is smoke, black, peat, earth, asphalt, smoke, and toast. Flavor is similar with lots of bitter from the char. Oily mouthfeel and earthy booze in the finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Nip bottle, bottled on 5/3/10.. apparently only 96 bottles in the batch. Poured near-black with just about nothing going on head-wise. The aroma was very strong, with rich black malt and licorice roast topped by salty character and ash.. more and more smoke came out as it warmed.. it sort of grew on me, but I didn’t love it. The flavor found burnt, fairly generic black malt roast at the core.. big oxidation, smoked peat, and peppery notes around and throughout.. sourness, smoked malt, and sharp belly warmth in the end. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. this felt like it was past its prime and breaking down.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2011
10/10 i mörkhet. Luktar syrligt, choklad. Smakar väldigt rökigt, lite jordgubbar och choklad. Lite choklad och besk eftersmak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: March 11, 2011
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and licorice aroma
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, dark fruits, winey
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrallen34 (3483) - 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.


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