De Molen IJsbock Oakchips in Cognac

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Eisbock
Bodegraven, Netherlands


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 492   ABV: 16.4%
De Molen IJsbock lagered with oak chips drenched in 40 yr old cognac

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
Tap @ BBF. I can understand that some people think this is too much, but I really enjoyed the oak and cognac in the aroma, with the marvellous IJsbock as a firm body to carry these aromas and flavors. I just loved it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2009
Tap @ 1ste Borefts. A red/brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of strong oak with fruits, malts and some vanilla. The taste of strong wood and cognac. There are fruits and sweets. Flavours of caramel and alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet with oak and a little bitter. A little to much, but a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
A Mes rate. Draught at 1st Borefts Beer Festival.
Cloudy mahogany with a thin film of off white collar. Looks like it means business and my god it does. Amazing smoky wood and sweet congac litterally fall out of the glass and bombard the senses. Its seriously over the top yet, for all Id like to cut this beer in half, its just awesome. The dry, charred oak and the boozy spirits sit together REALLY well. Some alcohol flavours but remarkably little heat, burnt fruit pie, and excellent caramel. Surprisingly drinkable for what it is, yet I know I couldnt drink much of it. Way over the top and over indulgent but wow wow wow, its just an epic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (19438) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Trockener Cognac-Hefeantrunk mit mittelstarkem Hopfen, der sich schnell erschpft. Tiefmalzig, ab dem Mittelteil sind die Cognac Einflsse angenehm gesetzt und integrieren sich perfekt in das Malz. Aromatisch, dabei grasig, hefig, malzig, wenig bitter-scharf, was das Ganze abrundet. Zum Ende kommt ein Hopfenschub ber das Bier. Genial!! 11/13/13/14//14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
[email protected] What an amazing mindblowing beer. Huge complexity with all the fruits, wood, herbs and cognac. Some said it was to much but I loved it! Please do this again Menno!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2009
On tap at BBF. Nice brown body. Nose quite oaky with malts. Nice sweet taste of oaks and cocnac. Oaky and bitter finish. Seriously high ABV and I just loved it. My favorite of the three.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
30th September 2009
On tap at Borefts I. Unlike the base beer this version is cloudy amber - brown. Smooth oak with just a touch of vanilla and a very nicely judged amount of Cognac. Smooth woody brandy finish. No real alcohol heat! Lovely lovely beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2009
Tasted and tapped at the first, great, Borefts Beer Festival 2009 @ De Molen. Brown, orange colored brew. Sweet, oak aroma with a lot of cognac. Flavor is also a lot of cognac, sweet malty, some dried fruits, sharp warming alcohol. Great beer, but a little too much cognac maybe. Also tried 2/3 normal De Molen IJsbock with 1/3 of this one and that was a booming combination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2009
Rating 1300. Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009. Hazy ruby red - brown colour, off-white lacings. Aroma of sweet cognac and fruits. Flavour of sweet malts, cognac, oak, caramel. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (3028) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Backlog. Tap @ BBF 30 Oct 2009. Murky brown color. Quite a big head with good retention (!). Aromas: smoked, cognac, oak, with sweetness & chocolate retronasal. Flavor is medium sweet, cognac, chocolate. Strong alcohol feel, warming. Full body, syruppy. Finishes with a medium bitterness. Awesome.

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