Van Moll / 8-Bit Ons Benzaike

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Brewed by Van Moll
Style: Imperial Stout
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Most people who know me can tell you I love statistics. So a 10K beer is nice to celebrate the milestone, but since Ratebeer allows me to also rate cider, perry, mead and sake’s this isn’t really my 10000th beer rating is it? So we’ve created a special edtition for the real 10000th beer rating, excluding the 158 other beverages I’ve rated over the years.

This very limited special edition was only sold on draught at Van Moll during Benzai’s 10K release party and only 41 bottles have been made. The beer has been aged on bourbon soaked oak chips with some coffee beans added for extra coffee aroma and flavour in the background. Apart from Colin (dEnk / 8-Bit, recipe & brewing), Erwin (Van Moll, recipe & brewing) and André (dutchdrebus, label design) I’d like to thank all of you for sharing beers with me and having a good time. Cheers! ~René / Benzai

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3.7
Ferris (18243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle shared with Benzai. Still quite a bit of coffee and cocoa. Jet brown with a rich light brown head. Tastes much like it smells. Decent and quite the tribute.

4.3
TomHendriksen (1323) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
Tried this beer together with Benzai, Roelzie1986 and Inoven. This whas bottle 9 of 41. the taste is delicious, with hits of coffee, cocoa and bourbon.

4
MarcoDL (5681) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1, thanks Benzai! Black color. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, cream and a little iron. Taste of thick malt, roast, chocolate and some nice subtle oaky vanilla. Will rerate in a less drunken state. Less drunk now. Aroma of boozy vanilla, chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste has sweet vanillaz red fruit, choco, coffee, creamy malt and a nice bourbony coffee finish. Good stuff, no iron to be found in this bottle. Very tasty.

3.8
McTapps (7102) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from Benzai. The beer has got a deep black colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste of malt, pine, herbs, woods, chocolate and coffee. Strong finish. Good one.

3.5
madmitch76 (27428) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2016
7th January 2016
Tasting at Mr Smith’s Skyflat. Thanks to Paul and Rene. Almost opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and has good fine carbonation. The bourbon oak trips bring a mild woody sweetness and tangy bourbon soaked fruits. Light semi dry finish. Good.

3.7
77ships (11904) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016
Thank you for sharing Benzai! Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ “Gouda Winterbier Festival 2016”. Man, I love that label. Black, mocha head. Nose is chocolate sugar, boozy. Taste is umami, warming licorice, bread, sugar, leaves, surprisingly boozy far more so than you would expect, quite thick, faint molasses. Tried the first better batch. A bit too umami, herbal & boozy for me but not bad.

3.8
Zlotta (4498) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2016
From bottle at Winterbierfestival Gouda 2016, courtesy of Benzai, thanks a lot! Dark black with a thin, frothy, slightly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and molasses. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and some oak, followed by a medium long, roasty, slightly sourish finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, flat. Very nice!

3.8
sjogro (5534) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle shared by benzai at PINT Winterbier festival Gouda 2016! A dark brown brew with light tan head. Deep roasted sweet malts, dark berries. Light sweetness and medium bitter. Light tart and smooth chocolate finish. Thanks for the treat and congratulations with this massive milestone!!

3.8
Maakun (7234) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle shared at Winterbierfestival Goude by Benzai himself, thanks! Black with tan head. Thick dark chocolate, quite herbal, sweet coffee, some molasses and honey. Quite sweet with light roasted bitter finish. Almost full bodied, slick feel and fitting soft carbonation. Nice one.

3.8
MaartenRF10 (1956) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
Proeverij met Shivandragon
Zwart. Flinke bruine kraag. Lekkere geur van imperial stout met hout en vanille. Helaas in de smaak (net als bij de 10k) een zuurtje van een infectie. je proeft er wel een heel mooi bier doorheen. Ook flink wat espresso.


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