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Larie & Apekool BA - Brouwerij De Molen

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Larie & Apekool BA
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very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-17-2013)
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Thehuntmaster, Dec 22, 2013
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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.

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Larie & Apekool BA from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.