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


on tap


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle, rating 5200, via a trade with doodler! Bottle number 803, bottled 08 June 2010. 180ml split one way this time. A thickish brown pour yields a black bod with a small brown head that slowly fades. Lightly glass coating. Huge, nutty, espresso and bourbon aroma, vanilla, coconut and caramel. Toffee, delicate. Marzipan, nougat, almond cake, baba au rhum. Fudge. Huge dark chocolate and almond notes. Sesame seeds. Taste is slightly meaty, tobacco, lots of ash, smoke, bourbon, umami, coffee, espresso, marzipan. Kind of a let down from the taste. The ashy, smokey character seems out of place with the richness. Some dark chocolate, cocoa and mocha. Very decadent! Bready, marzipan. Coconut, burnt flan, rich!!! Thick, creamy, light carbonation. Very full bodied, warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2011
10/10 i mrkhet. Rkig och fruktig i doften. Tjock, rkig, chokladig och lite fruktig i smaken med en liknande eftersmak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
As usual supplied by MesandSim at the epic 1000th beer tasting they hosted for me. And as usual, De Molen deliver big style. Black with a healthy tan head. Aroma is amazing, vanilla, wood, chocolate, deep deep pant wetting sweet aroma. Bourbon is clearly evident in the flavour. Very special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6905) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2011
180ml bottle shared @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Bottled 08 June 2010 Pours pitch black with a minimal beige head. Very strong aroma of oaky vanilla with hints of alcohol, liqourice and coffee. Taste is strong and complex with notes of vanilla, oak, whisky, roasted malts and coffee. Long lasting sticky finish with a nice sweet touch. Excellent barrel aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Poured black with a red tint and some soapy bubbles for a head. Aroma was fudge, whiskey, and cherry. Flavor was whiskey and fudge. Body was slick and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
Bouteille de 18 cl. Armes de bourbon, de chne et de vanille. Robe brune fonce, trs lgrement translucide, aucune mousse et effervescence presque nulle. En bouche, le bourbon et la vanille sont plutt lavant-plan. La base malte est relativement peu torrfie pour une Imperial Stout, misant plutt sur les fruits mrs, le chocolat sucr et la rglisse. Trs longue finale sucre et alcoolise. Une belle bire siroter, qui aurait gagn avoir une gazification un peu plus active.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15141) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2011
Color is very dark black, opague. Very strong alcohol smell. Taste: coffee, alcohol present but good. Oily texture, yet somehow smooth as well. Soft aftertaste and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
(Bottle 26/5-2011) No head, low carbonated, dark, well rounded and smooth taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark brown color with a small, frothy off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, light alcohol, dried fruit notes. Flavour is sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol and moderate chocolate malt. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2011
Draft at Mikkeller Bar Copenhagen. Pours a black colored beer with a small brown head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. In the mouth again coffee, chocolate, licorice. A lot of alcohol coming through making it slichtly unbalanced.

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