De Molen Stout & Hop (Sorachi Ace)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Heavily dryhopped imperial stout. This version is dryhopped with Sorachi Ace. Creates a complex mix of fruits, flowers, chocolate and spices.

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MarcoDL (5323) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
Stout with lots of fruity hops from the pacific region. Quite a nice beer, I liked it.

dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
Finally adding some backlog. Bottle at tasting. Aroma is roasty malt, some spicy hoppy notes, but mostly roast. Flavour is quite bitter of roasted malts, with a weird bitter winey fruity hop note and some spices. Sorachi is not my favorite hop, that’s for sure.

olsvammel (7273) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from the shop in Bodegraven. Similar fruity smell as Sladek Hop Burst, but also some dill, plastic and in the background some dark malts, chocolate and coffee. The taste is allot better although the carbonation is a bit high, I suspect this one has gathered some extra carbonation on the bottle. If it wasn’t for the use of Sladek and Sorachi I think this would be a decent beer. The dill and plastic from the Sorachi and the weird fruitiness from Sladek draws down the points for me.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2012
[email protected] Beer Festival 2011 (served by Sir jbrus). Very deep brown colour with a small head. Aroma is liquorice, black currant, some chocolate and quite grassy notes. Flavour is coffee, some berries, liquorice, chocolate and also quite herbal and grassy. The Sorachi Ace does kick through the stout, but then again, not a good score, as I don’t like SA as much as a hop.

omhper (25568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm. Dark brown, small heaed. Aroma of black currant and butter. Sweetish and fairly light bodied. Spritzy withm mild tartness. Some coffee, plenty of cranberry. Some resiny bitterness.

Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
Bottle at home, almost a year old. Black pour, huge foamy tan head that stays forever. Aroma full of roasted malts, coffee, some grassy hops, a bit sharp and spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, dark roasted malts, somewhat sharp and a bit dry. Ashy finish and lingering bitterness. Quite black. A bit off balance, but interesting brew.

Svesse (8752) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm, 9 March 2012) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, grass, chocolate and a touch of shampoo. Hoppy, roasted taste with citrus, grass, hints of soap and some coffee coming through in the finish. More than medium body, with just a touch of sweetness. A bit different, more like a black IPA than a stout. But quite nice and tasty.

Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle: no. 799/936: Big big foam, almost only foam that fills the glass. This tan foam changes slightly into a black beer with a vast tan head. You really smell the Sorachi Ace as well as some roasted malts, bitter fruit and a hint of coffee. Absolutely not the regular heavy imperial stout smell but the big amount of hop makes it another pleasure to smell this beer. Taste is quite tingly which changes directly into a roasted wood, vanilla earthy and hoppy mix. Quite delicious! A roasty earthy bitter aftertaste. Sparkling mouthfeel with a light creamy texture. Medium carbonated with a light creamy body between medium and full. Interesting brew, some kind of black ipa, but more imperial stout oriented.

Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottled 5/23/11, #904 of 936. Poured medium brown with a colossal cap of fluffy khaki head. The aroma picked up tropical fruits, soapy notes, and cocoa over some darker chocolates, nutmeg, and cloves.. touches of lavender on the back of the nose.. weird array of stuff that didn’t work great for me. The flavor found syrupy molasses, honey, and lesser maple sweetness at the core.. nutmeg, cloves, and other related spices accented, but the hops didn’t do much.. roasty, fairly generic black malts and dark spices on the disjointed finish. Medium-bodied and more sour than expected on the palate.. this was weird and possibly infected.

thomat (4098) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Hops and fruity notes. Malt, fruit and coffee / chocolate. Medium to full body with a bitter sweet finish.

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