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SSS - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"based on a 1914 London Style Porter Recipe"

(Beer added by: NEhophead on 06-22-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

sammyg832, Tuesday at 08:20 PM
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cyrushire, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

vermilcj, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of shleepy
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from small bottle (purchased at K&L in Redwood City, CA) into a chalice glass.

Very dark brown color. Almost no head or carbonation... possible seepage from bottle-cap, which had some weird residue?

Smell is toasty and chocolatey, but it smells slightly sour.

Taste is very peaty, toasty. Dry, but not sour. Flat mouthfeel (again, possibly from defective capping, rather than intentional). Strange but tasty enough.

shleepy, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

deapokid, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Georgiabeer, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Mikeluzzjr, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ViragS, May 02, 2014
Photo of bconsidine
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Easter 2014
Friend brought this over, after aging 3 of the 5 years recommended on label. Brewed 16Feb2011; bottled 21Mar2011. Bottle #814 of ?
Appearance: Stout; thick head on pouring that didn't linger too long. Bubbles were small and uniform.
Smell: Reminded me of port.
Taste: Very smooth, fruity. Not so much roast.
Mouthfeel: Thin compared to many stouts.
Overall: Very impressed. Don't know if the port characteristics would have continued to develop if aged another two years, but it hardly matters.

bconsidine, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jsnoek, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cwelsh55, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ncaudle, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of ChrisPr
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is one of the 696 bottles from the 1/17/08 brew date.

This pours with a nice tan head which lingers somewhat briefly. Color is a dark brown with ruby highlights on the edges. It really has great color if you know about the changes in red wine. The smell is sweeter than the taste, with some roast, caramel and grains.

The mouthfeel is medium, lighter than a typical stout. It's fermented quite dry. So smooth... it's got to have oats. Medium roast, chocolate. I love this beer, but tastes more like an amazing porter. No apparent alcohol but with an OG of 1094 it's there. It doesn't taste like an FG of 1020. Seems too dry.. Just a beautifully smooth beer.

Overall this beer is fantastic. The label states good for 5 years, and this is almost 6, but very enjoyable.

ChrisPr, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

GRG1313, Sep 08, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/15/2010. Almost exactly 3 years old.

A: Bottle doesn't explode when the cork is popped but the bubbles build very slowly inside the bottle. After making my pour of a full snifter, 10 minutes later it was foaming out of the bottle. Very unusual, it continues to foam over even when the bottle is half empty. Pours a very dark brown but not quite black. Very large and very thick, fluffy light brown head. Head fades slowly with absolutely zero sign of lacing. Great retention however, especially since it seems capable of generating its own head without even touching the bottle or glass.

S: Nice mellow burnt malts. Roasted coffee. Fairly sweet and creamy, almost a caramel-like sweetness to it in fact. Hints of sweet milk chocolate.

T: Nice roasted coffee up front with a sweet milk chocolate backing. Some chalky char in the middle leading into bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Fairly dry finish in fact, one of the driest 10% stouts ever, IMO. Lingering charry flavor between sips, distinctive of de molen stouts.

M: Medium bodied, smooth but a little thin for almost 10%.

O: Not a bad FES. Age has mellowed and smooth it out but it still has a prominent and sharp char character. Can't imagine how strong it was 3 years ago. Alcohol is completely hidden, drinks like a 6-7% porter not a 10% stout. Nice drinkability as a result. Good beer, lacking a bit in complexity but I enjoyed it.

Dope, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

megamass, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

unclekeith, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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SSS from Brouwerij De Molen
87 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.