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99
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Brewed by Brouwerij De Molen (Swinkels Family Brewers)
Style: Stout - Imperial
BODEGRAVEN, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
O.G. 1105, F.G. 1027, EBC Colour 308.9. Aged in bourbon Wild Turkey, Austin Nichols and new charred bourbon barrels and blended.

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4.2
EdKing (3384) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2020 Old bottle... 7 or 8 years old. From Kris Wines. Opaque very dark brown to black, no head. Nose is molasses, black treacle, dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malt, dark fruity, plum, fig, medjool date, plum. Taste is sweet, black coffee, black treacle, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, plum, prune, fig, date, boozy.

4
fiery1 (4068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2019 250ml bottle @ home. 2012 Vintage? Pours an opaque dark brown colour with no head. Nose is rich, bourbon barrels, light roasted malt, and molasses. Flavour is also quite rich, dark chocolate, nice bourbon, touch of leather, licorice, and a trailing wood character. Full bodied, no carbonation, and a moderate sweetness with a smooth alcohol finish. Very well put together and has held on well for its age.

4.1
juiceisloose (3570) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2019 Entering in old ratings. 33cl bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black with mahogany hue and topped by a thin beige ring of bubbles. Looks fairly flat in the glass. The aroma shows notes of rich dark chocolate, fudge brownies, earthy roast, and mocha up front over a dark roasted malt base with hints of bourbon, charred oak, and vanilla from the wood. The flavor follows suit with notes of rich, dark chocolate, fudge, and earthy roast up front and followed by notes of toasted caramel, bourbon, toasted oak, and woody vanilla with a balancing hop bitterness on the back end. The bitterness is quite evident from the significant hopping, which makes this very different from most imperial stouts. Full bodied, smooth, and almost slick on the palate with soft csrbonation that leads to a dark chocolate, bourbon soaked oak, and toasted vanilla finish with lingering notes of roast that helps dry things out. Really well made and tasty imperial stout. Glad I had the chance to try this.

3.8
mR_fr0g (23269) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2019
Bottle shared on Level 42, 07/02/19. Many thanks! A mahogany brown coloured pour with a lasting loose dirty tan head. Aroma is meaty liquorice, brown sugars, strawberry shortcake, brown sugars, liquorice. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, sticky brown sugars, brandy snap sugars, raisin, brown sugars. Palate is semi sweet, moderate , oily, , mellow.

4
MrTipple (13256) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2019 7Feb2019 Sweet, dark chocolate, cacao, dark, sweet malts. Hazy, very dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet, dark chocolate, cacao, dark males, light bourbon, soft carbonation, full bodied. Outstanding. Bottle shared at L6 tasting - thanks to The_Osprey!

4
Ratman197 (21778) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2018
Nip bottle 2010 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smoith. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

4.2
tovesa (4405) - Pirkkala, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2018 Bottle 330ml at home. BBE 2038-01-28. Bottled 2013-01-28. From Bierkompass. Pours black, beige head Roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits, alcohol. Full body and average carbonation. This bottle was too old and not in good condition. Score 7-4-7-3-14. Original rating 9-4-9-4-16 from Bottle 330ml at Mikkeller Viktoriagade 2011-12-11.

4.3
Mad_Ferret (1076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2018
Vintage 2011 (Brewed in 2010 and bottled in february 2011). 180 ml bottle @ home. Bottle number 346. Waxed. Clear bottle. No sound when cap goes off. Pours absolutely flat dark brown/black. Big lumps at the bottom. Aroma is smooth bourbon and peat mixed with a nice stout aroma of licorice, soy, damp leaves and burnt wood. It has stood the test of time quite remarkably. Taste is smooth and sweet with a slight roasted bourbon finish. Coffee, licorice, soy, tobacco, smooth bourbon and just a hint of dried dark fruit. Some alcohol warmth at the end. Full body, flat carbonation and a slick oily texture. I actually expected this one to have tilted over to be over aged but it has held up remarkably. Slight tendency of damp forest and then the lumps at the bottom, but that was to be expected. I think De Molen was on top of their game when it game to stouts around this time.

4.5
Biroholik (3856) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 23, 2018
Brouwerij de Molen - Hel & Verdoemenis Misto (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Vintage 2013
Alkohol: 11% obj.
Ekstrakt: 24% wag.
EBU: 102
EBC: 297
Chmiele: Premiant, Saaz
Data butelkowania: 28.01.2013
Kolor: Czarny, nieprzejrzysty.
Piana: Podobnie jak w przypadku innych długoleżakowanych piw z de Molen - piana jest niezbyt trwała. Ma drobną budowę i przez pewien czas utrzymuje się na powierzchni.
Zapach: Elektryzujący aromat! Nie sposób pomylić tą beczkę z żadną inną. Intensywny bourbon, mocna wanilia, czekoladki kokosowe, migdały. Pod spodem dużo nut lodów śmietankowych, mlecznej czekolady, ciasteczek maślanych. Z oddali dobiega woń ciemnych owoców. Słodko, mocno, interesująco!
Smak: Od pierwszych łyków gładkie, aksamitne, nieziemsko jedwabiste na języku. Dużo nut aromatycznej kawy z mlekiem, mlecznej kremowej czekolady, kakao, orzechów migdałowych, herbatników maślanych. Intensywna, trwała beczka po bourbonie dająca masę waniliowych i kokosowych posmaków. Tylko na końcu języka odrobina akcentów drewna. Cały szereg owocowych niuansów, bez liku rodzynek, winogron, śliwek. Po większym ogrzaniu pojawia się minimalny sosik sojowy i trochę przyprawowych niuansów (gałka muszkatołowa). Jeszcze bardziej nasilają się rodzynki, winogrona i inne ciemne owoce. Alkohol całkowicie zatuszowany. Nie ma nawet minimalnej rozgrzewającej mocy. Czas zrobił swoje w tej kwestii. Zupełny brak wysycenia sprawia, że piwo rozpływa się w ustach i znika ze szkła z prędkością światła. Pijalność jak stąd na Marsa. Spektakularny trunek!
Wysycenie: Brak.
Podsumowanie:
Miałem nosa z tym piwem, aby zostawić go na sam koniec Tygodnia z De Molenem. Nie zawiódł mnie ani przez chwilę. Był taką wisienką na torcie i z całą pewnością Top3 RIS-ów z tego browaru. Niesamowicie gładki, pijalny, bogaty smakowo i intensywny zapachowo. Potężna beczka po bourbonie, minimalne wysycenie, wspaniale ukryty alkohol oraz ta jego jedwabistość - coś pięknego!

4.3
CraftBeerNick (6271) - Wokingham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
January 2013 Vintage Bottle at home, #300 Dutch Rating, 21st October 17. Pours black, little head. Aroma is barrel, bourbon, wood, liquor, cocoa. Taste is supper smooth and intergrated, barrel, wood, some chocolate, never too sweet. Fantastic Imperial Stout as always from the European leaders in the style.


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