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


on tap

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (2079) - Kópavogur, - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Massive massive aroma of vinegar, ply wood, oak, cognac, some whisky and also some attic funk. At first its quite acidic, but then a bomb hits you, PERFECT balance, the cognac shines but it balances so well with the beer. This is just amazing. Long long finish. A beer that is hard to make without going over the top. Jesus!! Best imperial stout I have had! Thanks Martinus!!

SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle #1476, many thanks anstei & Koelschtrinker! Black color with beige head. Aroma is intense chocolate, coconut, a touch ethereal, maybe from the cognac. Taste is chocolate, toasted coconut, some chili heat in the back (but where does it come from? it's not boozy), not oxidized at all. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. A masterpiece!

anstei (2511) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle #1476, courtesy of Koelschtrinker, many thanks! Pours darkest brown with a little head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cognac, slightly boozy, soft green pepper. Body is heavy, strong and sweet, feels very fresh. Strong coffee flavours again. Sweet palate. Oh boy, this is an almost perfect beer. Super balanced, great flavours, just a very nice and complex experience.

90 (732) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle n° 1085: This just wasn’t a good bottle. Probably not wel preserved. The taste was still ok, but it had a wet cellar quality...

Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

tderoeck (10001) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2016
1/X/16 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home, Fuck-Zwanze-Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 5/XII/12 (2016-1210)

Clear black beer, big aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very intense, dark chocolate, toasted malts. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted start, caramel, soft hoppy finish, dried fruits, coffee, more coffee. Aftertaste: sweet, lots of vanilla.

bursprak (3283) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle @ hotel in Holland. Blackish pour with a drak tan head. Notes of licorice, some warming alcohol, ashy, dusty, bitter chocolate, cognac, salty licorice and some light bitterness.

Klimaet (2965) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Phillip! 2012 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of mould, dust, sweet dark fruits, tar, vanilla, malt. Taste has chocolate, malt, tar, dust, mould, roast, coffee, licorice, ash, nutty bitterness. Probably a bit over the top.

Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
From bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has soya, roasted malts, oak, sweet licorice, maybe some cognac but not a whole lot. milk chocolate ganache. Taste is sweet, salty, slight boozy, roasty bitter, a hint of medicine. Average to low carbonation and a full body.

ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle shared at Fuck-Zwanze-daytasting. Molasses, chocolate, light smoke, alcohol, very nice.

sjogro (4654) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Shared by me at Maakun back from US tasting. 75cl Bottle no. 223, obtained from cellar sale at Plan B Rotterdam (Vintage 2010, first batch). Black, almost no head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts, cognac and wood, prunes, licorice, black tea, molasses, vanilla, ash. Big sweet, light bitter. Full body, velvet smooth texture, very soft carbonation. In the final pours the texture became thicker and gel-like. Big chocolate finish, very nice. Might have had more of a punch when fresh but the smoothened out palate from aging is also very nice to experience.

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