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


on tap


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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
2013 vintage is 11% ABV

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (5157) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
Espresso colored with a nice brown head. Smell is woody, cherries, red wine, chocolate. Taste has coffee, chocolate, heavy malts, dried plums, sour cherries, big alcohol. Very complex. Palate is heavy and full, good carbonation, alcohol is big but not overpowering. Overall: really good. I keep on tasting new things with every sip. LOve this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4622) - Holbk, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle at home, 2013 vintage. Black with a brown head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, barrel/wood, vanilla). Flavor heavy sweet, some alcohol, lots of hops, long lasting. Full body, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (3710) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2013
On tap @ Animal. Black colour with a tan head, light creamy with medium duration and lacing. Aroma is slightly toasted malts, coconut, light bourbon, vanilla, hints of ripe red fruits. Flavor has notes of roasted and toasted malts, red fruits, ripe brown plums, slightly hints of barrel, bourbon and wood with a good presence of coconut. The final is creamy, dominated by roasted malts, bourbon barrels, smooth on palate, light alcoholic but hidden by coffee and black chocolate notes that are in a high presence. very drinkable in spite of the high alcohol. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2614) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2013
almost black colour, 3-4 cm long lasting creamy brown head; aroma of coffee, chocolate, roastedness, some cognac and alcohol; taste is the same: roasted coffeebeans and sugar, chocolate, and cognac; sweet and bitter simultaneously with an excellent ballance; perfect imperial stout, I would score it as 5.0 if I liked stouts :-) it is quite surprising that it has only 4.13 at the time of tasting...maybe nobody likes sotuts?... :-))

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (7466) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2013
How: Draught.
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (10086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. black with brown lace. Boozy nose, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, bourbon. Sweet chocolate flavor, coffee and vanilla, bourbon. Intense chocolate and bourbon flavors are great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Argonian (280) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a beautiful pitch black body, with an average dark brown head that diminishes pretty quickly, leaving a good lace. Amazing aroma of vanilla, coffee, and also, bourbon is very noticeable. Taste is too strong for me, though. At the start, there are notes of chocolate and coffee, but as the beer warms up, bourbon just dominates everything, leaving a very boozy finish. Average carbonation, full-bodied, smooth texture. A very good beer, but maybe I wanted a little more balance in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2704) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with brown head. Bourbon, vanilla and roasted aroma. Roasted, borubon, and vanilla taste. Slightly sweet, with alcohol warmth. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5711) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
Very dark brown color. Huge milk chocolate, caramel and bourbon nose. Very intense. Big boozy, tons of bourbon, big milk chocolate, caramel. Very hot. The complexity is diminished due to the booziness. Still fun, but not burning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
11.2oz bottle, thanks to chuckaduck. Bottled 28/01/13. Labeled 10%. Shared with caterwaul. Dark brown, near-black color. Thin light brown head. Really good splotches of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Bigger body, but not as chewy as most imperial stouts. Lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky in the finish. Nice roasted coffee, some charcoal, dark bitter chocolate. Distinctly different from the base beer, from what I remember. A lot of brownie, and good vanilla note works well with the already awesome, complex flavors of the base. Hint of woody spiciness. Good long coffee, dark chocolate, lightly spicy aftertaste, with some more vanilla. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter, some spice and light warmth in the finish. Delicious stuff. Awesome, big bourbon barrel aftertaste, but not over the top. Very good, complex bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. An improvement, or at least an augmentation on the original, Id say.

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