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98
style
Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
21 Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1645) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2016
My treat for myself during a trip to Paris. 2013 bottle (nearly three years old), served on the warm side. Dark, cola brown. Quickly dissipating head that leaves just a swirl in the middle and a ring of bubbles. Very, very sweet nose. That could be the age. Brown sugar, vanilla, malt extract. Flavor adds leather, dark fruit, sweet tobacco, and a slightly meaty note. If it were a little more velvety smooth and didnt have a slightly tinny note toward the finish, Id have pegged it as HotD Adam. Almost like someone blended that brew with a half-rate quad. Hops dont really make an appearance. Again, probably the age. Goood stuff though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (42) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2016
Nice one. Not much foam. Nice smell. Caramel, cacao, coffee, raisins. Some bitterness. Not entirely balanced for me (sweetness and bitterness could be more subtle), but nice nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (1203) - Wroclaw, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Butelka 330ml (29.06.2020). Piwo o ciemnobrunatnej barwie, beżowej pianie, dość obfitej choć po kilku chwilach pozostaje tylko cienki kożuszek. W aromacie ciemne owoce, suszone owoce, rodzynki, nuty opiekane, subtelnie winne a to wszystko dość intensywne i bardzo przyjemne w odbiorze. W smaku nuty opiekane, suszonych owocw, winne. Piwo jest płsłodkie, bardzo gładkie choć z delikatną, leciutko ostrą nutą alkoholu ale nie przeszkadzającą a tylko przełamującą gładkość piwa. Piwo treściwe z zaznaczoną goryczką, w głwnej mierze alkoholową, pije się długo ale z dużą dawką przyjemności.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4037) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Almost black colour with a tan head. Aroma has a big chocolate hit with a light fruitiness. Taste is roasted bitter and deep fruity to mid sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trolleo (1411) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 23, 2016
Pitch black, with minimal traces of foam on the edges. Alcohol kick, little bit too much, than chocolate, cocoa and biscuit. Taste is great. Lovely dark chocolate with some booze, like chocolate candy filled with cherry liqor or chocolate liqor. Full body, creamy, soft carbonated. Just great. //bottle at CR

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enteogenisk (162) - Blsta, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. Happy to have another De Molen in my glass, even though it is far from his best. Says imp. stout-ish on the bottle and Belgian strong here, I guess Id say it lies somewhere in between. Expecting an imp im a bit disappointed. Expecting a Belgian strong Id say it is rather great. In general, definitely something to enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (773) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Chocolate, fruits, spices in nose. Pours dark brown with tan head. Taste is medium sweet and corresponds with aroma. Medium body, low bitterness at the finish. Overall good Imperial Stout with Belgian yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate and anise. Taste is coffee, chocolate and grains.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (1112) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2016
Aus der Flasche (vom hollndischen Hndler bezogen). Undurchsichtiges Tiefschwarz mit wenig Schaum. Volles ausgewogenes Bukett von Rstaromen, schwarzer Schokolade und edlem Kakao.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samires (115) - POLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Plum, raisins, cherry in the nose, in the background bite of pleasant alcohol leaning to the liquor side, hints of chocolate and caramel undertones- rich and complex nose. Dark brown colour with small beige head. In taste lots of fruits- plum, cherry, raisins; after that comes caramel and chocolate with some coffe notes, at the end there is some warm alcohol and roastiness. Long roasty and caramel finish with some earthiness in the background. Medium carbonation, rather dry. Excellent and complex in general, I highly recommend it


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