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


on tap


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (18359) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. 10.8 % ABV. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 060715

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mollegar (11) - Kristiansund, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Pours black as the night. Brown caramel head. Heavy body. Sweet aroma. Sweet taste from the bourbon aging, together with rosted barley, coffee, chocolate. Really enjoyable beer from De Molen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Duncat (5) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015 does not count
330ml bottle at home, bottled 17th September 2014 Aroma is soy sauce, slightly oxidised smell, vineous, dark, sweet. Very little head and some firm lacing. Initial taste is sweet with a chocolatey note but jumbled with some odd flavours. Cant really place them. A bitterness on the end. Ok mouth feel, light carbonation, sticky, coats your mouth. I was disappointed. Just didnt do it for me, so many of the De Molen beers impressed me and this wasnt one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WaW (17) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
Pours pitch black, with a brown beige lasting head. Nice thick stout, full flavor, chocolaty and coffee, bourbon booze edge. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6765) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Woody, roast, wineous, very dark chocolate, plums, alcohol, in aroma. Smoky, roast, plums, woody, alcohol, sour, grape in taste. Woody, roast in aftertaste. Nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Slightly harsh aroma, a pleasant roast, but some acidic burntness. Pleasant rich roast. A bit thin palate, thinned by the BA almost certainly. Nice dark roast, some quite dry bitterness too. Pleasant sipper, but a bit hot. Would like to have a non BA version, as I dont think its been charitable. Final "sip" was actually a glug, and it was much more interesting as the vapours rose up the back of the mouth and up the nose in a very nice spicy spirit-like fashion. Overall, still disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2360) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAR 31, 2015
On tap at Revo. Wtf. Soy sauce is first. Its goopy. Light smoke, heavy sweetness under the tongue, grape hubba bubba, overly sweet. There is a very solid bourbon chunk, light alc, burnt sugar, kind of a mess that works.... ish. Pretty much a waste of money. Cant hit a home run all the time. Some times you gotta skull a Make-A-Wish progeria kid down the third base line.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2898) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Draft at Monks. Thick black pour. Dense tan head. Silky dark chocolate coffee. German hard liquorice. Tobacco. Burnt malted milk. Soy sauce. Huge malty body. Strong bourbon notes. Boozy but smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne; bottled May 20th 2014
Dark color, almost black, no head. Syrupy mouthfeel, oily; huge soy sauce flavor, salty liquorice; boozy alcohol.
No matter how I usually like De Molen Imperial Stouts, this one is too clumsy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13518) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle - Dark malts and nice smoky notes. Deep brown with a light brown head. Molasses, dark malts, salt and a sweet pleasant smoke. Sweet, not bitterness and easy drinking. Quite nice.

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