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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BA Imperial Stout with Brett.

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3.8
ironcontra (210) - POLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Dark black (whoda thought), quickly dissipating head. Rather dry stout, bitter 98% cocoa chocolate, a lot of roast. Bit of sour from the brett complements nicely, albeit it doesn’t play first fiddle here. Class. Boozy in the right way. Wish I got some more BA tho.

4.3
mjik83 (1561) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
33cl flesje gekregen voor verjaardag Alcoholpercentage van 9,8% Uitgeschonken in St. Bernardus glas Uiterlijk: zwart met kleine cremelaag die snel wegtrekt Aroma en smaak: neus is whisky, gebrande mouten, smaak is whisky, alcohol, koffie, volle chocolade, gebrande mouten, romig, caramel Conclusie: weer een erg goed biertje van de Molen

4
MarcoDL (4847) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2017 Bottle. Black oily pour. Aroma of bretty horseblanket, chocolate, soft smoke, coffee and roasted malt. Flavor of brett, smoke, mild peat, chocolate, booze, roasted malt, subtle dry horseblanket and ash. Not at all sour and only faintly tart, this is how a brett stout should be done.

4.4
Alengrin (5270) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2017
Bretted BA stout from De Molen, bottle bought at De Hopduvel. Creamy, dense, yellowish beige, stable, papery lacing head over a jet black beer, almost entirely opaque. Aroma of bitter chocolate bars, quite strong but not too obtrusive moist peat and peated whisky, walnut liqueur, coffee, wood, Cuban cigars, fig, onsetting Brett effects in the form of the classic ’horseblanket’, old books and leather, adding considerable complexity. Intense onset with a lot of dried fig and dito banana, even some raisiny sweetness, blackcurrant accent and underlying, but quite pronounced roasted barley sourishness, soft carbo, thick, viscous and oily body. A thick, syrupy, ’black’ maltiness ensues, nutty and very toasted, evolving into mouth-filling black coffee roasted bitterness with growing retronasal peat, yet feeling ’natural’ and less iodine-like than is often the case in these peated whisky barrel aged beers; ends with ongoing black chocolate and dito cofee maltiness, lots of explicit whisky-like alcohol, furniture-like woodiness, spicy hops lurking in the background and - interestingly - mild but very unmistakable leathery and old cloth-like Brett effects, which are bound to become stronger with age. I should have bought more bottles and cellar a few of them... In any case another proof of what this brilliant brewery does best, i.e. barrel ageing big, thick, boozy and extremely flavorful stouts. Another Molen masterpiece of international stature.

3.8
bjorn77 (352) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Aromat: mocna wędzonka szynkowa, trochę czekolady oprócz niej i suszonych owoców też. Wygląd: klasycznie ciemne, oleiste, ładna i gruba jasnobeżowa piana. Smak: mocna, szynkowa wędzonka i czekolada na pierwszym planie. Ciężkie i słodkie, oleiste, sycące, smaczne. Wędzonka fajna, ale niestety przykrywa bretty, ja ich tu najzwyczajniej nie czuję. Beczka też trochę słabo wyczuwalna, jest trochę wanilii i ściąganie na języku. Wędzonka fajna, ale przykrywa i bretty i beczkę. Wiskey trochę przykryte, ale fajnie dodaje ostrości. Ciężkie, intensywne, smaczne. Chyba zaczynam lubić piwa wędzone:) W miarę ogrzewania się piwa coraz bardziej wyraźna beczka i coraz mocniejsze ściąganie na języku. Fajne piwko, wahałem się przed zakupem, a jestem zadowolony.

3.9
kluczbork (354) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle. Aroma- clear ham-like smokiness, with some chocolate and subtle wooden notes in the background. No brettish notes. Black, clear, with a good-looking, brown head, which reduces to a ring. Taste- distinct dark chocolate in the first place, then come smoky notes. Still no brett notes. Medium-full-bodied, semi-sweet, wit a minimal carbonation. Good RIS, but I expected brettiness rather than smokiness.

2.9
Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, full sized brown head. Aroma is malts, peat, brett. Taste malts, heavy peat, too much bretty notes for me to like it. Not my kind of beer unfortunately. Can’t finish the bottle on my own.

3.9
deanso (10071) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle sampled at Kompaan courtesy of Mr hangover. Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Boozy and peaty aftertaste.

3.9
kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle shared at Gekke Geit. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak barrel, dark chocolate, toffee, brett funk notes and overripe dark fruits. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
Maakun (5408) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle at Gekke Geit. Almost black with small short lasting beige head. Lots of roast and cocoa, funky goat droppings, some bourbon vanilla, dark chocolate, hay, dirty basement funk, port wine. Quite roasted and thick with lots of farm notes. Medium sweet and bitter. Full thick body. Nice but strong in the goat notes!


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