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


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale Aged in Bordeaux wine barrels 24° Plato EBC 297 102 EBU Ingredients: water, barley malts (pale, caramel, brown, chocolate, roasted), bitter hops (saaz, premiant), top fermenting yeast. 10% alc./vol. Previous versions varied in ABV.

Vignale's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vignale (3323) - Malmö, - NOV 12, 2012
En riktigt kraftig IS. Väldigt aromatisk, massor av mörka bär, mest svart vinbär, en bouquet som ett bärigt, rökigt och kraftigt rött vin. Kropppen är massiv, kärv, men ändå len. Massor av syrlig mörk choklad, fruktig espresso och kraftigt portvin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (650) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle at home (bottled 06-11-2014). Pours black with a small tan head. Vinous, tart aroma, chocolate, wood, light funky even. Taste is moderate tart, light sweet, vinous, wood, chocolate, warming alcohol and heavy tannins in the aftertaste, some hoppy bitterness towards the very end. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Black with a nice beige head. Aroma is chocolate, red wine, port, brown sugar, figs, plum, red grapes. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel, rich and complex on the palate, well balanced, a little oak astringency on the finish. Taste is dry red wine, oak, molasses, chocolate, figs, balsamic reduction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobson (76) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ Buitenlust with Thompson. Smells quite sweet with a slight hint of bitterness, also fruity and some vanilla. Looks a bit dark red with a small head that rapidly disappeared. Taste is quite bitter with a little bit of sweetness, reminds of coffee and a solid red wine. Overall, a good beer that I’d rate relatively high even though it’s not of a style I usually prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thompson (615) - - APR 29, 2016
Botlle @ buitenlust with bobson... pours a small beige head, rapidly dissapeared... black through and through... smell bitters, some sweetness... taste bitter a bit of vanilla maybe because of the wine (vanilla) barrels.... not bad but not even close to the last one I had..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
Vintage bottle , big thanks to Dennoman for the epic FULL 18CL VINTAGE BOTTLE TASTING :D , Thanks again my friend !

this is the original 18CL BOTLLE !!!

Aroma: pretty much hel & verdoemenis straight forward
Taste : exactly what i expected, hel en verdoemenis, beautifully aged, but all fo the wine flavours have faded out, good beer, but know what it was/should’ve been, pitty :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5275) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) at tasting. Bottled November 6th 2014 so just a bit more than 1 year old. Dark brown, almost black, with a small beige head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is red wine forward alongside berries, ashes, roasted malts and oak / vanilla. Taste is not very sweet and quite winey with ashes, roasted malts, chocolatey notes, boozy notes and earthy/umami notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Ashy finish. Some alcohol warmth. Not a bad RIS, but quite disappointing considering how good the regular H&V and some of the variants are and also I usually love port/red wine barrel-aged european RIS. It lacks body and it’s too ashy for me liking. Also, the alcohol is more noticeable than in many other H&V version which make it a lot less smooth. Still, it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, wine. Taste is of roasted malt, oak, wine. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carboantion. Ashy. Overall: Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2015 bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks! hazy dark brown red pour with a nice light beige cap offering some retention and lacing. roasted bittersweet chocolate, red wine, almost rotten red fruitiness, charred malts, lightly tart cherries, minerals. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet woodsy-spicy finish. very nice wine BA stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle shared. Opaque black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is super winey, tons of oak, bourbon, roasty, acrid notes. Taste is ashy, tons of red wine, long lingering roasty flavor, lingering booziness. Palate is full bodied, warming alcohol, light-med carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, dark wood and alcohol aroma. Full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is standout beer.

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