overall
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92
style
Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26788) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate, peat and dried fruits. Roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits, peat, bourbon and licorice. Roasted finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/5/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle at yespr. Thanks for sharing. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of tar, bourbon and oak. Sweet and roasted flavour of oak and bourbon with notes of tar. Roasted finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5976) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated opaque dark black brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was very nice with dark malt and bourbon notes. The vinous thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a strong bourbon roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of strong roasted malt, mild hops, a non-overpowering bourbon, brown and dark malts. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3710) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2016
33cl freshly bottled 09/2016, bb 09/41 from De Molen, shared. - Freshly siphoned Bourbon vanilla and fine marzipan smoothes out an already suave bitter chocolate souffl. Ties cocoa, bourbon and a still fresh hop bitterness together in a clean bitter (chocolate and almond) finish. Basic in its richness, not to be taken for granted considering what can go (fusel-)wrong in barrel-aging...Alas this did not even make it 2months into its 25+yr lifespan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9871) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Tap@Borefts 2016, Bodegraven - pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with charred burnt smokey dark malty notes, bourbon soaked wooden notes, burnt smokey finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2273) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2016
Rich dark ruby brown, thin head and weak sticky lacing. Nose is firmly iodine and blackberry with a slim coconut milk swoop. Initial taste is a skinny roast and nuzzled bitterness, no major roast but sticky smokiness. Carbonation is soft enough and mouthfeel very sticky and bullish. Finishes sticky, richer dark choc and liquorice noise.

Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy to pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma issmoked, tarish. Smooth caramelish and toasted malty. Sweet. Dense malty, caramelish. Bitter, peated and smooth fruity finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/4/2013 Total Score: 4.2
33 cl bottle. Pours black to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and light smoked. Smooth chocolate, light smoked and light sweet. Light tarish to peated. Smooth roasted malty and lingering dark chocolate. Lingering dark malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1991) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
Sampled at Borefts 2016, Bodegraven. Dark brown with a thin tan head with good retention. Notes of smoke, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, more smoke, some sugar. Full bodied with a medium carbonation and a sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (3215) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours almost black, brown head. Nose is vanilla sweet, bourbon, gentle smoke, dark roast. Taste issmooth, liquorish sweet, vanilla and bourbon, gentle smoke which is not too intense, deep dark roast. Excellent. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 29, 2016
On tap at Borefts, shared. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Smokey aroma and aftertaste. Very good.
Earlier Rating: 11/10/2014 Total Score: 3.8
33cl bottle from de Molen. Decent creamy tan head. Clear bourbon aroma and after-taste. Clear black pour. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4188) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
sample at BBF, poured deep black with a tanned head. nog of dark roasted malts, smoked malts, vanilla notes, oak, deep peat whisky, raisins, charred smoke, dark bitter chocolate, sticky, spiced peat whisky. smooth mouthfeel. lovely


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