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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Older versions had 11.6%. 2015 version has 10% again.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (553) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle at home 33cl pours a black colour with a thin tan head that does not last Aroma is grain with dry black chocolate and coffee taste is dry malt with chocolate and coffee and a long dry bitter finish but it is a bit thin for it,s abv overall a nice beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (2207) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Almost two years after bottling. Strong, awesome malty aroma. A lot of winey notes, a bit of coffee, dark bitter chocolate and fresh burned cake. Fantastic aroma. Its pitch black color with tiny ruby reflection. No head unfortunately. In taste huge variety of flavors. In the beginning its a bit sweet and sour in the same time - from coffee. Winey notes in the taste as well, which fill the middle taste along with malty big flavours. It swells till the end. Aftertaste has a big bitterness, which finish the beer perfectly. Mouth feel is not so perfect though. I hoped it will be more thick and dense, but its a bit watery. Its a little bit to much carbonated too. In overall its an awesome, great balanced beer. Not a perfect one though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (1072) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Thick black body and a small diminishing brown creamy head.. Thick sticky body, low carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. The taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Powerfull and nice!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (1465) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 6, 2015
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, krtka, szybko opada do niskiej warstewki. AROMAT: Na pierwszym mocna kawa i gorzkie czekoladki z alkoholem, przypalony karmel, torf. SMAK: Bardzo kawowo (espresso) i czekoladowo (gorzka) oraz wyraźny alkohol na koniec, przyjemnie rozgrzewa, oleiste i wytrawne.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. A perfect beer for the holiday season. Doesnt really drink like other imperial stouts from De Molen... It more feels like youre drinking red wine with strong bitter cacao and mocca notes. Texture much thinner than Im used to for an IRS, little carbonation. Aroma is roasted malts, red grapes, coffee and dark pure chocolate. Taste is much the same, with the cacao bitterness and the red grapes dominating the palate. Finish is a bit abrupt. I like it, but not something Im inclined to drink very often.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1440) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 1, 2015
the aroma of caramel, robust, toast and cocoa... the taste is rather sweet, with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, licorice and dark fruits... the aftertaste is bitter and sweet, and very spicy...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2633) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
330 ml bottle at CK. Poured a pitch black colour with a small mocca head. roasted malts, dark coffee, dark chocolate, caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbli (338) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2017 bottle 0,33l. Dark black and opaque with creamy beige head. Strong aromas of mocca and cocoa but also some hidden notes of red berries and balsamico. In taste sweet coffee notes that are followed by some fruity sourness and medium bitterness in the aftertaste. Full body with an oily texture and sof carbonation. Beer is warming and alcohol is slightly noticable but still quite good hidden. I would never say it has 11,6% alcohol. Very good drinkable and great for cold winter evenings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznougut (9) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Negre fosc, mesperava un xic mes de gas.. Petroli del bo amb regust de caf.. Amb mes de onze graus apreta..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
(Bottle, Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 24 Aug 2014) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee, mocha and black rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, mocha and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Full body, with thick, oily texture. A certain sweetness coming through. Very tasty with a generous coffee and chocolate character, and fairly well balanced for its strength. Lovely beer!


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