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


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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Imperial Stout 10,2% vol. Twice the amount of dark roasted malts used, massive Imperial stout. This is a mad one. Black brown colour with a thick and creamy tan head that can be added to as you wish if you give the bottle a swirl. Give this beer time to breathe and blossom into something truly stunning. Chocolate and alcohol are right there at the front but do not at all overpower the gorgeousness that is underneath. Full of leather, vanilla, amazing wooden notes, beautifully floral character from the hops, thick Belgian chocolate, much character. The flavour of crazy wooden tartness. An extremely bitter finish seems to come out of nowhere and is what really makes this quite unique. Superb width in the mouth and coats the whole palate beautifully. Alcohol 12% in latere versies

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle from De Bierkoning.

Not a surprise, I find this beer delicious in every way. Excellent look with a large creamy tan head and near pitch black body. Strong flavor intensity and complexity from start to finish. Coating mouth feel. Nose is strong and fairly complex. An incredibly great beer. Quite stunning. De Molens beers are one of a kind. The best stout brewer on earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2338) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 22, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Pitch black, dark espresso head. Dark chocolate and molasses, hints of alcohol. Quite a bit of fresh cut pumpkin and green apples too - this makes it feel young. Tastes moderately sweet with a hefty roasty acrid bite blended into a big pungent grassy hop bitterness. Some berries here and there - blueberry or currants kind of thing - cant help the huge bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, basically no alcohol burn. Not bad, but way over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjorsvdg (487) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Imperial stout met een bitteren en zoete laag. Koffie en pure chocolade zorgen voor de bittere toon. Daarnaast boterbabbelaar en melkchocolade en wat donker fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (611) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Pitch black colour small brown head disscipates fast. Nose is roasted malts, cocoa and nuts. Taste is low bitterness low sourness. Smooth palate, light alcoholic warmth. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3298) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoteka. Pours black with lasting medium tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, licorice. Sweet, bitterish finish. Soft carbonation, oily. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paladares (212) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2017
Botella. Color negra opaca. Muy poca espuma. Aroma a chocolate, caramelo y pasas. En boca, chocolate amargo y caf. Seca y potente. Rica, pero mejor para compartir, cansa un poco y alcohol presente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (512) - POLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle, bottled on 15.08.16 (11,9% abv). Pours black, with small, brownish head. Aromas of chocolate pralines, coffee, hints of pleasant alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, with medium bitterness. Oily texture, full bodied. A decent Imperial Stout, but I expected a bit more complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2289) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate, Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Tap @Pułapka Gdańsk
Strong roasted malts aroma, some ash in the background.
Pours pitch black with an amazingly dense and thick tan head.
Taste is full of burn notes, v intensive dark chocolate,cherries. Some wood on the finish.
Full bodied, smooth
Very good beer, though I heave to say I was expecting a more complex aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gormio (45) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Sysimusta. Tuoksu tumman suklainen, lmmin. Maussa vahvasti kahvia, suklaata. Nahkaa. Vieno makeus. Alkoholi lmmitt lopuksi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chap95 (190) - - DEC 17, 2016
Czarne z beżową, przeciętną pianą. W aromacie praliny, czekolada, kawa, kakao i trochę paloności, klasycznie i przyjemnie. Słodkie, czekoladowe, nieco truflowe, z konkretną, ale bardzo przyjemną goryczką. Jak na taki ekstrakt to brakuje trochę ciała, jest dość aksamitne i gładkie, ale jednak powinno być gęstsze. Alkohol kompletnie niewyczuwalny.

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