De Molen Mooi & Machtig (Cognac Barrel)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 522   ABV: 17.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle 302/624, courtesy of RasmusOtt. Pours amber red with no head. Aroma has toffey, caramel, vanilla, dates, berries, strawberries, biscuity malts, port notes, dry fruity cognac notes, honey, dark syrup, melasses. Taste is sweet caramel and toffey, lots of residual sugar, some alcohol, dates, sweet raisins, honey, slight hop bitterness along with a hint of alcohol. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, Id reckon this beer to be 11-12% had I not known better. 2-27-11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2671) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Pours redish brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, sweeter ripe fruits, some hints of alcohol, dark sirup and some port. Taste is very sweet and have the same stuff from the aroma. Adding some honey, dates and very subtle cognac notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14662) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Patricks. Dark amber colour with no head. Aroma is sweet, berrish, alcohol, malt. Flavour is sweet, berrish, alcohol, sugar, wood, cocnac. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle 180ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours dark reddish brown no head. Aroma has notes of barley, sweet malts and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with a long sweet alcohol finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7235) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
180 ml red-waxed capped green bottle, as De Molen Mooi & Machtig Cognac B.A., courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Bottle No. 027 out of a batch of 624 bottles. ABV is 17.4%. OG 1150, FG 1030. Brewed 9. Oct. 2009, bottled 20. Sept. 2010. Bittering hop Premiant, final hop Czech Saaz, 51.3 EBU. Cloudy brown colour, low off-white head. Strong aroma of malt sugar, molasses, alcohol and cognac oak barrel. Very moderate carbonation in the glass. Very sweet flavour, with malts, molasses, alcohol, fortified wine and oak galore. The bitterness seems very moderate. A bit too far out on the sweet side for my taste, but definitely worth sampling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9882) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2011
Clear cola colour with small yellowish head. Exploding alcoholnose, old brandy barrels, oxydation, and fruity esters. Quite sweet, alcoholic, fusels, peardrops, pineappleester, brued van de grecht/ pain la grecque . Very sticky, even cloying, oily and vicious. Oh, and some alcoholwarming... Very sweet BW, powerful, but in its range, certainly worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2011
One of thees neet small bottles from Molen sealed with red wax. Bottle numbered 561. The pour shows that there is no carbonation - only an edgy beige head are left behind. The body is redish Brown. The nose is sweet and complex. Lots of raisins and old apples fallen from the tree. Strong alcohol notes but above that are sweet alminds and marzipan. This beer is strong and it shows - but at The same time it is sweet as hell. Apples, caramels and sweet malts. Use This as a dessert beer. Would go well along with some hardcore cheeses. Low carbonated palate with a syrup-like feeling. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2011
Strong apple/calvados aroma. The taste is more liquor-like with the overwhelming taste of raisins with hints of honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2011 Brown orange no head. Smell is hops, fruitsector, liquor. Not enough carboration. Sweet, very sweet, caramel raisin, liquor. Not my beer....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (18052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 At Borefts BF 2010. Very deep red colour thick beige head. Wow, that is quite magical. Sweet. Yes, some biterness. Full and fruity. Fruits are jammy and strawberry. Hops on aroma. Beautiful beer. No alcohol burn. Just rich warmness. Hell of a beer. Superb, rich and glorious. A sipper of a beer. Just the right side of sweet 849417 4.3/5.0 Re-rate At ACBF 2012. Even better. Love the fruit, cognac is just at right level. No woody flavours. Wonderful. No heat.

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