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

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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - JAN 30, 2013
It sits innocuously enough in the glass: black with a faintish prickly head that sank into a gibbous moon of film on top of the beer. There is a persistent tingle of carbonation visible, which I dont ordinarily see in other imperial stouts. This could bode well, or I may be reaching for the bottl of water and some aspirin when I wake up. Jet black colour with hints of coffee and before the glass hits my nose I pick up definite Bordeaux aromas of rich Merlot based wines. A shade closer reveals coffee and rich plum pudding. There is some spice there too: nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. The flavour is strong. The coffee grounds from the bottom of the pot, burnt toast, glace fruits, coffee leftovers and other mayhem. The mouthfeel reveals prickly carbonation that serves to exacerbate the bitterness. This is a bit of a brute and no mistake. Dries on the palate, but stays stomping with heavy boots on the finish. You know youve been assaulted by this beer. Whether or not you mind is another thing altogether.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10297) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2017
Keg at The Pint Shop, Oxford, Wednesday 19th April 2017 in the company of Tanner, Sam and Jude. Amazed that I have not had this before, to be fair I probably have had it and assumed Id already rated it. Smooth, creamy, lots of coffee but with a super indulgent feel, this is a rich and full in the mouth beer, its really great. Very Indulgent, creamy its too easy drinking, lovely. A8 A4 T8 P5 Ov16 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Deon (266) - - APR 14, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana beżowa, zbita. Aromat kawy, wiśni, czekolady i śliwek. W smaku dużo kawy, suszonych owocw i potężne słodowe ciało. Alkoholowy Posmak miesza się z ziołową goryczką dając Posmak likieru. Bardzo dobre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2017
11.2 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, some molasses, there is some acidity to the coffee, good body, good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3975) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 4, 2017
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 04-04-2017.
BBD: 03-01-2022. Bottled: 03-01-2017.
In short: coffee stout.
Pours black with nice light tan head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Roasty, coffee, cacao, toffee nose. Medium body, average carbonation, little crispy texture. Taste is roasty, coffee, moderate bitter. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (4031) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2017
11.2 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of plums, chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee, toffee, molasses and chocolate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1401) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2017
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a deep oily black color forming a big tan head with good retention and tons of spotty lacings left in the glass. S: Nose is sweet and roasted. Strong notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malts, dark dry fruits and nuts. Notes of cherry. A bit boozy. Some earthy notes. T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate and dark dry fruits. Notes of coffee beans, roasted malts. Raisins and dry plums. Good grassy hops bitter finish. M: Medium body. Low carbonation. Dry plums and grassy hops in the aftertaste. O: Great drinkability. Masterpiece.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (1310) - Łdź, POLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: dominuje aromat kawy, trochę kakao, gorzkiej czekolady, .
Smak: średnia pełnia, gładkie, trochę słodyczy, sporo nut kawy, trochę kakao, gorzkiej czekolady, pralin, goryczka średnia, kawowa, delikatnie palona.
Wysycenie: w kierunku niskiego.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisRR (88) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2017
Tap at Taphouse. Pours a nice dark brown/black color. Aroma is of coffee grounds and malts. A bit disappointing aroma. Taste is much better very smooth, coffee, dark malts with some sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Faathoven (101) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
Pours dark brown with no head at all. Aroma of roasted coffee, carafa malts, dried plums, brown sugar, some smokiness. Flavour is quite sweet up front, then the roastiness comes to balance. I can distinctly detect the carafa malts as if I was crushing them in my mouth. And this gives a good amount of smokiness to the flavour. Unfortunately, in sum, the taste is quite boring, and the aftertaste is loosened. Medium body, oily texture, soft to flat carbonation. Alcohol (11,6% on the label) well hidden. Enjoyable for almost half bottle. Then...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1314) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 28, 2017
330ml bottle at House of Belgium, Xiamen. Bottled 2016 and labelled as 11.4%. Pours dark brown black with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Similar taste, sweet with some bitterness. Nice but lacking a little something.


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