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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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Heavy imperial stout, brewed with a small percentage of smoked malt. Matured on various whisky and bourbon casks.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (472) - Lille, - DEC 24, 2012
Color: black beer, with no carbonization and small brown head. Smell: coffee, chocolate, wonderful complexity of brown sugar, Porto, and whiskey barrel! Very amazing! Taste: caramel, sugar complexity, malt and coffee. Aftertaste: malt, coffee, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dado93 (123) - ITALY - MAR 31, 2014
Black color with dark rubine reflex one the boards of glass, whisky, and wood aroma, great taste! sweet, whisy, smoke, wood, not excessive roasted aftertaste, licorice,consistent body and null carbonation... On the top of Imperial Stout i’ve ever drunk (Emelisse, Emelisse Wild Turkey, black damnation III, brooklyn, Trabaoudor...)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8540) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Tar black pour with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The aromatics are of chocolate and toasted nuts mingled with loads of vanilla wonderfulness. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. The Flavor is a blend of sweet fudge, chocolate and vanilla accompanied by a generous ration of fruity liquor. Finishes bittersweet and quite warming. Kudos to ctipping for sharing this world class bottle of beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours opaque black with a small, bubbly tan head. The nose is rich roast, chocolate cake, vanilla, marshmallow, light smoke, coffee, earth and just a hint of whisky. The taste is rich, roasted malt, some acidity, coffee, booze, chocolate, orange peel, candied fruits, fruit cake, some bitterness, toffee and light smoke with a lingering rich roasty finish. Full body, low carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. A touch flat unfortunately... Smells rather nice indeed. Decent, but could have been lifted with more carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 Bottle courtesy of Mr. Hangover poured into FFF teku glass. Dark cola, very little head. Aroma is wood, soy sauce, orangy cognac, and vanilla. Taste is orange peel, barrel, smoke, hot booze. Not what I was expecting. Medium body and syrupy. I poured half down the drain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
> A flat, thinner, tart dessert sweet stout

[ Bottle ][ bytemesis ][ 330mL ][ Pizza Poy Snifter ][ Trade ][ 2/5/14 ]
>> Pours clear deep ruby black with no foam/head formation. Nose is sweet brown alcohol barrel. Some really nice bourbon and vanilla at first, but it quickly dissipates leaving very little besides orange juice and mild cognac. Taste is sweeter, thin, acidic, orange juice/cognac. But overall pretty weak sauce withouth the dextrin and carbonation and bitterness to really make this a true stout. Finish is slightly woody and acidic, very thin from lack of carbonation and lemon tangy. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (54) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
Wow! A very rich and amazing beer. Bottle at home. First smell is intense. Lots of dark stoutish tones like coffee, roadted malts & dark chocolate, it is more bitter than average. It has bourbon & vanilla, little booze. One of the best beers from brouwerij de molen i have tasted so far. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (521) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
Botella de 33 cl. Bar casa beni. 13-12-13 Aromas torrefactos algo dulces predominando olores de licor. Sabores tostados y madera quemado intenso. Cuerpo intenso de color negro con espuma oscura poco persistente que desaparece por completo a mitad de vaso salvo pequeño aso. Sabor muy indefinido de añejamiento dulce de bourbon y seco salado de whisky muy unidos a mitad de trago. Muy poco amargo con regusto final de madera quemada no muy acentuado. Bastante buena, aunque no tanto como sus hermanas cielo y tierra o hel y berdoemenis

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1180) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
Pours a pitch black beer with almost no head. Smells coffee, roasted, bourbon and alcohol. Tastes coffee, chocolate, roasted and little bit alcohol. Starts sweet with a good bitter finish. Low carbo, medium body and a oily and dry texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (1544) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
This is De Molen on the top of their game. A rich, complex and intense beer. Full of flavours, including coffee, dark cacao, vanilla, smoke, bourbon and I think some subtle dark fruits. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours viscous black with no head worth mentioning. Smell is malty and tannic with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, smoke, charred wood, vanilla fudge, toffee, caramel, hay, sweet soy sauce, slightly acetic coffee, bourbon, tingling alcohol and port wine. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, tiny sour, malty and tannic with roasted malts, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, high quality dark chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, smoked meats, sweet soy sauce, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, charred wood, moist soil, hay and burning alcohol. Mouthfeel is flat, round, velvety, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and tannic with roasted malts, caramel, bourbon, acetic dark roast coffee, cocoa powder, soy sauce, hay, vanilla fudge and charred wood. Very nice but some carbonation would have been nice...

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