Dag & Nacht BA | Brouwerij De Molen

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Brouwerij De Molen

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thehuntmaster on 12-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Jeffo:
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3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven.

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 28 November 2013
24.5 Plato
EBC: 328
EBU: 66

APPEARANCE: A clear black pour yields a small, bubbly, cascading light tan head with lousy retention. Looks a bit flat off the pour. Very faint wisp and bubbly ring settle in. Black body and no real carbonation. Bubbly ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Peated whisky nose, with smoky and earthy whisky barrel, some roasted and charred malts, as well as hints of dark chocolate as well. Light caramel aromas too. Bold and quite unique among the stout lineup here.

TASTE: Much different than a lot of their barrel aged stout beer. Smoky and meaty up front, with peated flavors, roasted and burnt grain, moving into a smoky and meaty finish. Smoked salami, peated whisky and touches of dark chocolate and roasted grain linger on the palate. Interesting and very different.

PALATE: Medium-full body and silky slick on the palate. Lower levels of carbonation, smooth going down and finishes rather sticky. Some heat lingers, but not much. Pretty much flat by the end, but still enjoyable.

OVERALL: Very unique in a sea of barrel aged imperial stouts from this brewery. These guys make piles of these and this one is clearly different. The feel needs some more carbonation, but flavorwise, this is interesting and worth checking out. Cheers!

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dcmchew
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Well this should be an interesting kind of monster. Barrel aged on Cognac, Buffalo Trace and Bowmore barrels.
Pours really really dark brown, almost black, with just a tiny string of foam. This might be flat.
The smell is awesome, filled with clean barrel goodness, without any disturbing alcohol. A strong cider nose (weirdly), then some cognac, slightly peated Islay scotch and faint Bourbon (mostly just pumping up the caramel). Hint of chocolate from the roasted malts, bit of herb, this should be good.
And that's what this beer is all about. Barrels. The Cognac seems to take center stage, complemented with the Bourbon, just to enrich the caramel note, adding some vanilla to it, keeping the alcohol incredibly mellow. A bit of peat shows up when the roast starts to settle, still sweet and not too rough. Bit of molasses, with a just a shot of plum brandy and some Calvados, actually. The finish is incredibly mellow.
The body is light to medium, no carbonation at all. This kinda works both ways: the beer seems too easy to drink for its complexity, but in the same time, it's very drinkable. Huh. Aftertaste has Bourbon goodness, touch of peat, light caramel malts, wood, and incredibly(!) no annoying alcohol. Not even after taking a few more sips.
Is this beer? Somehow reminded me of Utopias. Great stuff right here, but probably the aging helped too (not only the barrel work, but it's also bottled in 2013). I'll remember this one.

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Photo of BartMcStout
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dag & Nacht BA from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 7 ratings