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Mooi & Meedogenloos - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
88
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jeffo on 07-20-2010)
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

05-13-2013 06:08:35 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lordy, what a great beer of amazing dualities! Poured at a good temperature with a grand, foamy, fluffy, billowy, thick, light tan head that lasts and lasts, plus good lacing. Color is a clear mahoganey with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is a clean blend of malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, and yeast. Flavor is like nose and at first sweet, but then plenty bitter with the carbonic tang enhancing and elevating both the bitter and sweet. I find myself going back to ponder the sweet and then the bittter. Then again the bitter and then the sweet. I can't hardly imagine this beer being better. Body is full, but not too, carbonation is perfect. Finish is like flavor, of average length, very clean, and a hint warming. The only reason I don't give it a better rating in aroma is my snooter doesn't work so well. Fabulous beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 04:32:47 | More by drpimento
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simoen

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-27-2013 13:08:29 | More by simoen
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Telestic

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-23-2011 06:39:39 | More by Telestic
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Jules11788

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-11-2013 23:05:35 | More by Jules11788
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-02-2012 21:34:31 | More by klipper
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-24-2014 12:50:33 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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stoutopia

Spain

4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap In BLOWbeerBAR in Valladolid Spain. Very nice Russian Imperial Stout. It pours a black hole in your glass, with a little lightly brown head. Smell, is so roasted, with some chocolate, some toffe, lots of coffe, and strong hops, mixing. Flavour is so full, with lots of moka, chocolate, roasted malts, and rauch malts in it. Finish is hoppy and dry. Not so alcoholic. I would like to have another pint again...

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2011 11:04:21 | More by stoutopia
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a four finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Dark opaque brown color, some yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Molasses nose and flavor is molasses, chocolate and dark cherry. Better flavor as it warms. Higher ABV is hidden. 330ml bottle $6.99 Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 23:33:31 | More by jdhilt
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a nice medium size foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of sweet Belgian-style malt with notes of dry fruits and light candy notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some semi-sweet malt notes with some nice candy-like ester and some dry raisins and plums notes. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very nice beer to enjoy by the fireside on a cold winter night.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 19:24:18 | More by Phyl21ca
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STEG

New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass from an 11.2oz bottle courtesy of jeffo. thanks man.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black color, opaque with the exception of the very base of the glass which rests a tawny brown hue. Heavily carbonated, a slow gusher which makes head very quickly which makes it fun to pour. Outstanding retention as well from the fine bubbled light brown sugar head.

Smell is almost quady, soapy notes, dark stone fruits, bakers chocolate and a date-centric finish. Almost like a chocolate version of how westy 8 smells.

Taste starts out with a smoky bitter chocolate chicory flavor. Followed by a hoppiness as well. End very sweet, almost like chocolate covered crystalized dates. 

Mouthfeel is a lot more carbonated and thin than I expected. Doesn't add to nor detract from the beer but not what I was expecting.

Overall I want more if these Jeff, I wanna put a year or 5 on these and see what they get going on.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 01:49:01 | More by STEG
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rarbring

Sweden

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew is foggy dark brown, a tan high head with good lacing.

The smell is sweet and herbal, reminds me of an liqueur, but also figs, toast, and coffee beans.

Tasting sweet, fig marmalade, sherry, dark chocolate and herbs.

Little carbonation, smooth and oily, a big body, a warm feeling.

Very nice with cheese after dinner. To me this is more like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 17:37:43 | More by rarbring
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle purchased for $5.99 at Calandro's in Baton Rouge, LA, poured into tulip. Pours a deep brown with awesome, perfect creamy off white head. Great dried fruit and boozey chocolate aromas. Wow...awesome chocolate, dried fruit, malty flavor with a hint of bitter hop. Some booze is present but not as much as I expected. So smooth and so creamy. The beer is like silk. This brew has one of the best "mouthfeel" ive ever had, especially one with such a high abv. This is a great brew...somewhat different than the normal Strong Dark, I think its less "spice" character than I normally attribute to the style, but its just so good. Go have one if you see it!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:44:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
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CWVegas

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-15-2014 03:28:18 | More by CWVegas
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cwd

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-16-2012 17:10:32 | More by cwd
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rpopescu

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-15-2014 08:43:30 | More by rpopescu
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-19-2012 17:20:32 | More by samEBC
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jzlyo

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-04-2014 22:55:57 | More by jzlyo
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-01-2014 01:35:01 | More by afsdan
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Bung

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. Te usual ridiculous Belgian pour, blackish brown with the overflowing the glass cream colored head. Someone explain to me again why this is good? Anyways, looks how it should. Nice heavy lacing.

Aroma, loads of fig, brown sugar, prune and molasses.

Taste, baked brown sugar, plum up front pretty sweet. More toasted notes, malt and chestnut. Little bit of dark chocolate in there too. A nice earthy finish, peat, herbal hops, a slight oaky char. Pretty nice.

Medium body, but lively carbonation keeps it pretty easy to drink. Still coats pretty well. Really only a faint warming.
This was very nice, and much better than the De Molen attempts at stouts and porters.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 02:34:20 | More by Bung
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to @LaitueGonflable for the beer. Cracked open with him after a day of terribly hard work.

Pours with an immense and almost comically voluminous head, so much so that I almost can't fit one 330ml bottle into two glasses. Body is thick and black-brown, heavily opaque. Head is light brown, and although it's amazingly frothy to begin with, it collapses leaving clumps of lace and a pillowed centre. Looks very good.

Ooh, nose is delicious with dark roastiness and slight aged dark characters, giving off very slight vinous characters of oak. Slight seltzer acidity to it, as though it's bubbling off all its carbon dioxide. Sweet boozy notes to it as well, giving some lovely port and bourbon characters. Lovely. Not as strong as some other examples, but nicely constructed.

Taste is very nice in the flavour department, but the feel is really quite surprisingly thin, leaving the palate open to a real sting from booze. In terms of flavour, the palate is dominated by a strong vinous, slightly astringent heat that gives off oaky spirits and liqueur filled chocolates. On the back, we get more of a grainy black note, which releases a nutty character and a very pleasantly smooth finish. Despite the heat, the beer has rounded you up and cuddles you back to sensibility.

Surprisingly drinkable for its profile, ABV and strength. A bold but well made Imperial Stout, that ticks many of the boxes for an exemplar of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 08:12:19 | More by lacqueredmouse
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obywan59

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown, not quite opaque. A 4 finger tan head recedes becoming chunky as it goes, leaving a bit of thick, sticky lacing. and a mound of foam.

Very fruity with both dark dried fruit and grapes and some faint chocolate as well.

Very sweet!. A dessert beer? A light chocolatey bitterness, but there's also some significant dark toasted malt. Nice! Very winey, but more substantial, like a port or sherry. Light spice.

Moderatly full body, wih a light bite on the tongue, and a bit of warming in the throat. Smooth, the alcohol is barely noticable. Moderately sticky.

Very easy to drink considering the ABV. I could have downed three of these in a flash, except that the alcohol would have soon overtaken me. Elegant. Decadent.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 01:39:55 | More by obywan59
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown with a stupidly large head, crazily over-carbed.
Nose shows chocolate fudge, raisins, faint roasted malt, cocoa, spicy hops, soft booze and golden syrup. Amazing.
Very similar flavours, more chocolate, raisins, booze and golden syrup. The roasted malt is more noticeable here.
Thick, syrupy body; a little too much.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 03:42:15 | More by CrazyDavros
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Absumaster

Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The name of the beer refers to the translation in Dutch of the horrible soap "Bold and the Beautiful"

A dark brown, burgundy beer with a huge head that clings to the glass and never seems to settle.

Smell is like the Rochefort strain, spicy and estery. The spices remind of clove and juniper. The malts add a strong chocolaty and little roasted smell, accompanied by a grainy, somewhat husky smell. The alcohol is apparent in the smell and tickles the nose.

Taste is strong and sweet. The yeast is the main contributor of the taste. It adds spice that reminds of clove and juniper. This is a seriously sweet and strong beer, with chocolate and bready notes. The alcohol is hidden, but gives a warm sensation when swallowed. The beer is balanced but the husky smell is also apparent in the taste and gives the beer a little musty taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 21:45:40 | More by Absumaster
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this at De Molen while visiting their shop.

Apparently this is a variation on their Rasputin Imperial Stout. From other sources, I've heard this is to be a rotating offering that is supposed to be a little easier to drink than their other big stouts.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours dark brown but sits black in the glass with higher levels of carbonation evident. Produces a big three finger medium-thick looking mocha colored head with great retention. A decent foam cap remains until the end and leaves some nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Medium strength nose with hints of roasted malts, toffee and candy sugar. Some vanilla and oak in there, as well as a bit of rum, even though it's not barrel aged. Nice.

TASTE: Some roasted malts and toffee notes, with a good dose of brown sugar. Some vanilla and oak as well, much like the nose had advertised, and some spicy alcohol and heat at the finish, though it's well controlled. Mild and dry aftertaste and only a hint of bitter-sweetness lingers.

PALATE: Medium body but very creamy smooth on the palate. Goes down like silk with a bit of a burn at the end, finishing slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: This was a variation on Rasputin and I liked it much better than its forerunner. Very drinkable for the ABV as well; De Molen has definitely succeeded in that department. This one also tasted as though it'd been aged in rum barrels, which was an interesting surprise. Luckily I have a few more of these. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 07:31:02 | More by Jeffo
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Mooi & Meedogenloos from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.