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


on tap

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.

haukur's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Massive massive aroma of vinegar, ply wood, oak, cognac, some whisky and also some attic funk. At first its quite acidic, but then a bomb hits you, PERFECT balance, the cognac shines but it balances so well with the beer. This is just amazing. Long long finish. A beer that is hard to make without going over the top. Jesus!! Best imperial stout I have had! Thanks Martinus!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours a dark brown with smal beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cognac, wood, and vanilla. Slick mouthfeel, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, nice booze. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (331) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Tick number 200, got this in a trade with BenH - thanks to you I can have this epic beer at a rating milestone! Pours deep black with a minimal tan colour head which soon fizzes away. Aroma is sweet molasses then my nostrils were stung by the Cognac which was then followed by rich dark chocolate and coffee hints. Taste is initially spicy cognac which is then followed by sweet candi sugar and some creme brulee. Full bodied with a slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2015
Tap. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, cognac, oak, chocolate and dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (833) - - JAN 18, 2015
2012. Thinnish dark brown pour. Nose is smokey meats, char, smooth cognac as it warms. Taste is super smooth cognac, dark fruits, light oxidation, sherry. Soft smooth mouthfeel, very low carb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lostboyscout (3) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
I have drank easily a dozen of these now and I never cease to be blown away each and every time. Smell is a mix of molasses / brown sugar, a bit of roast, and a fruity booze note that alludes to a robust spirit side of things. Taste is a beautiful blend of a smooth, chocolatey roast, dark & red fruit along with vanilla sweetness, and the body is medium thickness and silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
[6844-20141013] Bottle. Charred wooden burlap aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy light brown head. Soy sauce and burnt wooden toast flavour has a tar-like oil finish. Full body is especially slick. Interesting. (7/3/7/3-/14) 3.4
(Bottle #800)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2511) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2014
Black colour with minimal and quickly dissipatig beige head. Aroma has notes of toastd malts, licorice, burnt wood, light caramel and chocolate. Flavor is toasty, some roasted hints as well, coconut and some vanilla traces, ripe black fruits, some plumbs and raisins with coffee beans. Slightly bittery final, some sweet notes, coffee and chocolate notes with a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to kbudd! Took some coaxing but I was able to get a medium head, all very large bubble with a 12 inch pour into the glass. Some chunkiness came out as well. Pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma is deep, dark fudge with sweet boozy icing; light vanilla, Booze soaked brownies. Reminds me a lot of BA speedway, but with less roast. Mouthfeel is thick, with an immediate chocolate and almost inkiness taste. Not sure how to describe it, but Iím guessing itís the grapes from the cognac. interesting. Velvety and decadent as it warms. Alcohol starts to show as you sip and is only a light warming in the ears. Pretty damn good beer, but I donít get the cognac influence as much as I would thought. I think maybe this would be just as well served in another spirit. The cognac doesnít necessarily compliment any imperial stout flavors on its own. Very good beer, nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Rating #2000. 2012 vintage, black wax, bottle no 1089. Black, small foamy beige head endures and leaves full lacing. Aroma is soft malt, some musty booze. Body is medium, soft carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is chocolatey, sweet tangy dried fruits, brandy, some sweet coffee, dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (214) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Dark & black. Smokey malts and alcohol. Bourbon whisky comes in at the end. Warms down the throat. Feels like a big beer. 2014 advent beer exchange. From Bryan.

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