De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Wild Turkey BA)

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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (6005) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2017
The Third Beer of my #6000 celebration (#3 of 13 - six beers on either side of 6000 and the milestone itself). Pitch black with a nearly (or is it?) one hundred per cent opaque black glow, along with a touch of a thin light brown oily head that shows some large bubbles. Aroma of whiskey, alcohol, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, meat, alcohol, oak and somehow more pungent liqours. Medium-bodied; Strangely not full-bodied and almost thin feeling at first. A lot of pure sugars and licorice flavours at first with a decidedly sweet flavour of honey and caramel along with a touch of anise and then the dry oaky and alcohol flavours show through - very subdued and elegant. Aftertaste finally shows the whiskey and pungency, but the sweetness is still there, and there is nothing oppresive or pungent about the alcohols here - strong, but masked by the plentiful sweetness from a complex amount of areas - fruit, caramel, caster sugar, honey and even prunes and raisin pit fruity and barley-wineish sweetness comes out. Overall, a very nice and elegant Imperial Stout that tastes more like an Imperial Porter and then almost an Old Ale or a Barley Wine (close your eyes for the last two and dont think of the colours, just the flavour of the beer). Complex and robust, yet elegant and somehow at 11,0%, easy to drink! Great to sample and much better than the smell was indicating - but thats to be expected with the quality thats brewed here. Finally great to try, and if you see this around, pick it up and age it even longer than I did - this would probably be a treat in 10+ years! I sampled this 33 cL [black] wax topped bottle purchased from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands on 17-January-2015 for 5,98 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the Atlantic on 06-March-2017. Bottled on Date of: 02-July-2013 // Purchased: 17-January-2015 // Sampled: 06-March-2017

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15384) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2016
330ml bottle (?, ?)
Dark, briefish beige head. Smells of rubber bands. Dirty old rubber bands. Some sweet whiskeyish wood too. Sweet smooth palate, shy of slick, carbonation low. Lovely mellow whiskey woodiness and rich birnt roast in the taste. Palate has a dusty dry bitterness, but that works very well after swallowing a slick swet beer. Could have done without the rubber bands, otherwise rather nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7022) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Alcohol, sweet, woody, tannins, caramel, cognac in aroma. Big aroma. Woody, sweet, faint smoky, caramel and herbal hops in taste. Smooth sweet mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Full body. Alcohol is present. Very solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3809) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle, bottled 02.07.2013 (thanks fatphil). Pours black with beige head. Aroma is massive peated whisky, malt, roast, tar, sweetness. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, tar, malt, whisky. Finish is roast and whisky. Overall: obviously beer with stuff added, but i like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3592) - Mostery, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
0,33 l flaske delt p RBHD-treff p Tau november 2016. Svart kropp med brun film. Kraftig fataroma med noter av umami. Smaker stt og rstet med deilig bourbon toner. Kraftig smak. Flat og myk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8664) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
Shared bottle at RBHD, Tau. Pours clear deep ruby with a small tan head. Aroma is deep malty, tar and weak smoked peat. Taste is oily, smooth malty, lingering malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (3355) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
Shared bottle with RB/HD at Tau 01.11.16. Dark brown. Pale brown head. Aroma of cocoa, coconut, dry cigar box and too old Bordeaux. Similar taste, with lots of dark malt and roasted malt. Heavy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7159) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting, Black colour, minimal tan head. Strong aroma of oak cask, tar and roast malts, a hint of fusel. Medium sweet and roasty and tarry flavour, notes of oak cask, not so much specific bourbon.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (5499) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
Fra flaske p RBHD-samling p Tau nov-16: nesten helt svart med kort skum. Lakris, dessertsjokolader, kreosot, vanilje, torvrkt malt, myk kaffe og et par solbr. Velbalansert, halvst med deilige br- og sjokoladetoner. Kompleks og lekker.


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