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


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RATINGS: 425   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HV (4) - Utrecht, - NOV 1, 2009
Appearance: pours a very dark, nearly opaque, with a nice reddish-brown foamy cap that unfortunately quickly dissipates Aroma has prunes, malts, and a little orange. Mouthfeel: this drinks like a classic milk stout. The body is incredibly creamy beautiful. Flavour: is again lots of prunes, with a chocolatey/coffee malt layer underneath, and a hint of orange peel at the end. I was pleasantly surprised to find hardly any toasty notes here. Drinkability: this could be a beer youd love one glass after another. It could be, if there wasnt the 10.2% alcohol in it. Its such a sweet, creamy, tasty, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paladares (207) - 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 (482) - 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 (2204) - 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 (637) - 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 (160) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3148) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Tap at Struise beer shop, Brugge, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit, hint of coffee with a bitter finish. A top quality heavyweight Imperial stout from De Molen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KmMat (34) - - DEC 10, 2016
aromat bardzo bogaty, nuty palone, kawa, czekolada, likier, gdzieś w tle czerwone owoce, już przy nalewaniu widać jak bardzo jest gęste; zawodzi trochę piana, u mnie praktycznie jej nie było; w smaku: gęste i oleiste, solidna goryczka jednak ze sporym akcentem słodkości; oglnie świetne

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kluczbork (135) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Aroma- fantanstic chocolate cake, intensive and well-rounded. Delicate toasty notes in the background. Totally black, with great, brown head and classy lacing. Taste- combination of sweet chocolate, delicate coffee and solid roasty bitterness in the aftertaste- everything is well balanced. Full bodied, oily, with medium-low CO2. De Molen never dissappoints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4256) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle: pitch black color, no head, no carbonation. Aroma is roasty, barrel notes, dark chocolate, toffee, liquorice, cacao, soy sauce. Flavor is malty, dried fruits (raisins, plums), cacao powder, barrel notes, roastiness, candies. Ends with wood fire notes and bitterness.

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