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Larie & Apekool BA - Brouwerij De Molen

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Larie & Apekool BA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-17-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-02-2013 23:03:35 | More by Liquoric3
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Thehuntmaster

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

330ml bottle 11,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a snifter.
Bottled on: 9 July 2013
Good for 10 years.

According to Google translate 'Larie & Apekool' translates into 'Poppycock'; however I did find one website that translated it to the phase "Nonsens & Fraudulent Buffoonery". It this is in fact a correct translation, this is the coolest name for a beer ever!

Appearance: Larie & Apekool appears pitch black in the glass, however a back light reveals a generous slice of deep red along the edge of the glass. A rough pour yields a small tan coloured head that fades to a thin cap that lasts most of the way down. A swirl results in thin alcohol legs clinging to the the glass.

Smell: The initial nose offers a fantastic combination of sweet chocolate and mellow whiskey. The chocolate however soon fades into the back ground allowing some of Hemel & Aarde's trademark earthy peat smoke to become apparent; alongside notes of caramel, vanilla, oak, a little liquorice and some sweet cherry notes. There is a little alcohol noted as the beer approaches room temperature.

Taste: The flavour is far more mellow than I expected from a De Molen RIS. There is some roasted malt and a fair amount of bitterness in the finish, but it is nothing like the typically harsh roasted/charred character that usually characterizes their stouts. Other notes include: Mellow whiskey, mellow vanilla, oak, a nutty character, some earthy smoked malt, underlying sweetness, sweet cherries, a little caramel and a little alcohol on the swallow.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium-full and nicely chew, while the carbonation is of a low level and fantastically smooth.

Overall: Larie & Apekool is probably the best beer from De Molen I have had this year. I really wish I had bought a few extra bottles.

12-22-2013 21:24:10 | More by Thehuntmaster
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Served in a snifter at Kan's place.

A - Tan foam settles to a wispy, partial cap, thick collar, and specks of lace. Very dark brown body. Seems a bit light for an 11% smoked Imperial Stout.

S - Super smokey, with honey-glazed meats, campfire, and light roast and oak rounding things out. Considering the ABV and smoked malts, this is surprisingly mellow, a pleasant change from some of the other De Molen stouts I've had recently.

T - The taste is a bit sweeter, with more sugar cookie, caramel, and light chocolate malt flavors. Barrel is pretty restrained, but a moderate level of smokiness persists; good balance and not overly boozy. Typical De Molen in the lack of roast and heavy brown malt emphasis; more fruity and nutty than your typical smoked stout.

M - Medium body that seems a bit thin for 11%. Chewy texture, light tannins, and well-hidden alcohol. Fairly low carbonation.

D - I was advised to open this sooner rather than later, as there were some reports of 'off' bottles. I didn't notice any problems here, but I didn't try to the original draft release, so who knows? A solid smoked stout with fairly restrained barrel character; assuming it was bourbon? (N.B. Apparently it is Bourdeaux and bourbon; in any case, quite subtle.) Solid, but not a beer I'd actively seek out again.

11-26-2013 20:11:50 | More by MasterSki
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-22-2014 20:02:09 | More by tom10101
Larie & Apekool BA from Brouwerij De Molen
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.