Mout & Mocca | Brouwerij De Molen

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Mout & MoccaMout & Mocca

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Brouwerij De Molen

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 95
Photo of PartyBear
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thick black body, heavy texture, no head at all and very little carbonation. The aroma has lots of coffee as expect but it has the smell of used coffee grounds straight from a cafetière, as well as a slight hint of tabacco. The taste is very bitter and rich coffee, with brown sugar, more tobacco, molasses, and a slight bitter ash. Not as great as I was expecting, it seems that they over did it with the coffee and produced an overly coffee tasting beer that doesn't mix well.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(My bottle listed an abv of 11.6%)

Typical De Molen black stout color with a fair head.
Strong coffee presence upfront with an underlying milk chocolate note. Incredibly balanced with a great roastiness and lingering chocolate note in the finish.

Overall, another solid stout from De Molen but really lacked the richness and character of others. I was a bit disappointing as this particular bottle was several euros more than what I normally pay for their stouts. It certainly was well balanced and tasty, just a bit one-dimensional.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear dark ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coffee is dominating with light black chocolate notes. Taste is also dominated by nice aromatic dry coffee notes with good roasted malt backbone and light black chocolate. Body is a bit too light with good carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Good but body is too thin for style and lacking some character for such a huge beer.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Dark ruby-brown pour with a very thin beige lacing. The smell is dominated by cold coffee and cocoa. Tastes like cold coffee, too - with some added notes of dark cherries, caramel and roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel, flat, with a coffee bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of kitch
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was bottled on 31 January 2013 along with a note saying to enjoy it within 5 years. So currently this is still well within their suggested limits. However normally with coffee flavoured beers, I prefer to drink them fresher when the coffee flavour is usually more pronounced.

A: A 330ml bottle poured into a snifter glass pitch black with minimal head that disappears quickly leaving some spotty lacing.
S: Smelled of biscuit malt, some chocolate, leather and light coffee and toffee/caramel.
T: Similar to the smell, it leads with coffee and dark chocolate with a bitter finish. For such high ABV, there is almost no alcohol to taste.
M: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation and slightly sticky.
O: The lack of alcohol taste and nice coffee and bitter chocolate flavours make it easy to drink. Would prefer a bit more carbonation in it though.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a sniffer. Bottled 31/01/13, consumed Sep-16.

Apparently pitch-black in color with no light shall pass, the pour yields almost no head but just some tan bubble popping up for few seconds before quickly dissipating to some foamy sheet atop along with some lacing left , not that typical appearance for Stout.

Strong and aromatic coffee in a nose, it nicely mingles with notes of creamy milk, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, licorice, and dark bread. Hop is there too with a hint of subtle earthiness, also there is a hint of soy sauce.

Sweetness upfront then breadiness, roasted and astringency, all of these flavors were derived from good malt quality. More robust astringency in the middle together with tastes of espresso, roasted coffee bean, chocolate, cocoa, creamy milk and licorice. Finish is lingered and quite messy with roasted and astringency traits as well as an unexpected note of soy sauce.

Light to medium body with a slightly sticky feeling through the palate, carbonation is not much and rather low but enough to carry the aroma, flavor and feel since the body is not that hefty, dry finish.

Complex and not that easy to drink, anyway, this brew is not for the faint heart or someone who want just to play safe. It is big and bold but same time hides alcohol very well, very good for sipping and as an end glass for drinking session.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with no visible carbonation, topped with 1 finger of beige head.

Smells off sweet, dark fruits, coffee, tar and black liquorice. Slight herbal quality as well.

Sour milk, dark chocolate, coffee, tar, tobacco, coffee, and black liquorice.

Thick, oily body with moderate but creamy and foamy carbonation.

Got at Central Festival in Chiang Mai, drank Dec 4th, 2014. Interesting, complex, sure am wondering about the sourness though, like if its infected or somehow off. Other than that, its interesting and complex.

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Photo of Arno
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bottle says 11,6% ABV, not 9.50%.

appearance: Pitch black with bit of mocca colored foam if you give it very quick pour. Loses the head quickly, good lacing.

smell: Chocolate, coffee and some kind of sour fruity yeast.

taste: Quite a deep coffee and dark chocolate taste which mellow out slighly with some dark dry fruit sweetness. When the sweetness fades the bittering coffee and chocolate return and leaves it lingering on the palette. Surprisingly there's not much alcohol taste to it considering the high ABV.

mouthfeel: Quite mellow and creamy. Not much carbonation.

overall: Not their best. Lacks the depth some of their other beers have, but it's well balanced and still very enjoyable.

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Photo of drmeto
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,frothy,beige head
-mocha,sweet chocolate,coffee,molasses,cream,char,licorice
-cream,licorice,black bread,coffee,molasses,chocolate,toasty finish
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol well hidden
Good overall.A little more coffee than licorice would've been nice

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip here at Ceveceria Esparte here in Conil, España.

Appearance: Thin black motor oil color, not your typical thicker stout. Tan head just above a finger's length. Settles quick after one sip.

Smell: smells sweet, like molasses or brown sugary scent. Problem is that it's a bit light.

Taste: sweet coffee, lacks that espresso punch I crave. More to the milk and coffee with enough caramel to make you think this is dessert.

Mouth: Medium to light carbonation. Lightly sticky.

Overall: Not a bad brew, have had better coffee stouts but still worth grabbing. Best suited for after dinner or maybe pair with dessert or cigar. Salud.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown appearance, without a visible head.
Smell like coffee, with a well hidden alcohol on the back.
The taste is more towards an instant coffee, and the the aftertaste is very intense, similar to a ristretto.
A beer from a 2014 lot, with an oily and wood-like body.
Very good!

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Photo of SABERG
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle dated 08/05/15 into the modified tulip glass.
A - Dark, translucent backdrop, A coaxed off white cap quickly dissipates, refined carbonation continues gently.
S - Cocoa, tobacco, burnt dark sugar. With an increase in temperature the bakers chocolate, and cigar wrap push forward.
T - Dark roast coffee, fig, 80% chocolate bar, wonderful.
M - A bit oily, rich on the palate, light in carbonation and gentle exiting.
O - A very well crafted offering, delightful in every way.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, 11.6% ABV. "Malt & Mocha", maybe? If so, a decidedly less interesting thematic name this time around.

This beer pours a solid black, with slight basal cola highlights, and two fingers of puffy, thinly foamy beige head, which leaves some random streaky lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of sharp earthy, vegetal coffee beans, dry chocolate, wet ash, bready, crackery malt, acerbic yeast, and leafy, straw-like hops. The taste is like cold, bitter cafe au lait - cooled coffee and sour milk - bready, crusty malt, a touch of caramel, medium cocoa flakes, semi-sweet yeasty, indistinct fruit, and earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is sporadically lively in a mildly unexpected sense, the body a decently hefty medium weight, and fairly smooth amongst the remains of the day-old coffee. It finishes strangely on the sweet side, the cuppa joe, malt, and fruit growing a collective sugary additive bar.

A decent coffee-forward big stout, the titular malt playing a secondary role for the most part, at least as far as appearances go. Once again, for this tweaked (heh) style, the exorbitant ABV is conspicuous in its absence, leaving the bitter beans and lactic edge to have their way within. Good, especially if you like, well, coffee.

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Photo of stakem
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a matching De Molen tulip. Not 100% certain but I think this was either the 2010 or 2012 version (hard to tell, it was faint and very faded - though drink within 5 years was boldly stated.) It appears in my glasd black in color with a rich mocha colored head and a full wall of lace coating the glass.

The aroma contains almost a hint of something like peppers and roast earthy chocolate. Slight yeast derrived notes but overall dominated by the essence of roasted barley.

The taste includes aspects of bitter cocoa blending to roasty grain, coffee and earth. Hints of leather and tobacco give way to a mild dark fruity aspect like raison. Like the aroma suggested, there is a hint of something almost like peppers included.

This is a medium to full bodied brew. It is lighter to moderately carbonated. A very nice offering overall. I dont know what caused the pepper flavor (do not think that was an adjunct in this) though it was subtle and distracted just a bit from the overall dominating roasty chocolate goodness. Id drink this again if the opportunity arose.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black color with almost no head. Very little creamy tan head, that disappears almost instantly with almost no lacing.

S - A lot of coffee up front and that comes out even when far away from the class. Subsequent sniffs reveal some bittersweet chocolate and tobacco aromas. A touch of tartness although it doesn't really have a strong dark fruit presence. Very much a coffee smelling beer.

T - Similar to the nose. Very strong coffee flavor with some dark bittersweet chocolate going from background to forefront. Mid sip, some bitterness consisting of some earthy hops and some roasted bitterness comes out. Slight sweetness also comes out a bit. Hints of tobacco also come out.

M - Medium body with very little carbonation. Very smooth and a bit velvety.

D - Pretty good drinkability, but you have to like coffee to enjoy this as coffee is very strong in this beer. Not overly bitter or sweet though.

Notes: Bottled June 16, 2009, Bottle #0268. ABV = 10%. Strong coffee flavor with some chocolate. Well balanced between sweet and bitter. Pretty good beer, but nothing great and probably wouldn't get again, unless it was well on sale.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This was beer No. 1100 that I have sampled. Label lists this as bottle 137.

Pours dark brown to black. The aroma is strong black coffee with some roasted malts. The flavor is more of the same with intense black coffee and roasted malts. Medium-thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my fandom and admiration of de molen is turning into a obsession. every single beer i have from them turns me on. this is no exception, an ethiopian coffee imperial stout, wow. the coffee on the nose of the slick oily black brew is so intense. its sweet and earthy at the same time, notes of hazelnut, dark raw cocoa, brown sugar, honey, and dried blueberries. there is a lot going on with this coffee, and most of that is all coming through at one point or more in the flavor, layer upon layer of quality coffee nuance. the stout itself is up to the usual high quality of de molen dark beers. its thick as can be, but more slippery than sticky in feel. its yeasty in a way only de molen has produces, not boggy or funky, but flavorful and enhancing, kind of english, but unique to these guys. more dark chocolate in the flavor, its sweet for a minute, but it gives way to the acidic bitter side of the coffee, wonderful finish. comforting in the belly, a wonderful winter beer, and a heck of a beverage before the sun comes up on a winter morning! i cannot get enough of these guys right now!

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Photo of kculrich
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From an 11.2oz bottle, dated 08/05/15. Served in a tulip.

Pours a totally opaque black with a meager beige head that doesn't last but a minute.

Smells awesomely of mocha java, vanilla, cherries and wood drying in the sun.

Tastes of rich chocolate, cream and cacao nibs, caramel, plums, cherries and molasses brown bread. Virtually no detectable alcohol. Finishes with a bit of bitter coffee, tongue-coating vanilla cream and a little more cherry.

Feel is creamy, thick and medium-heavy bodied considerably lightened by vigorous carbonation.


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Photo of cpetrone84
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-thin dark brown beer with a thick and creamy tan head.

S-notes of belgian yeast, ash, tobacco, dark malt sweetness with some chocolate underneath.

T-well done, soft and perfectly balanced. good chocolate presence, notes of peat, roasted malts, a nice belgian yeast, malt sweetness in the back.

M-a little thin but soft, smooth and creamy with a medium body and moderate amount of carbonation.

D-this is well balanced and has a great feel to. i really enjoy the belgian component to this adding to your standard imperial stout flavors. lots of roasted malts and malt sweetness to play off of each other.

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Photo of thierrynantes
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl., ABV=11.6) purchased from Clem's and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : deep black color, with too big tan bubbles (no "pschitt" when opening ? no carbonation).
Smell : dark chocolate and roasted coffee aromas (Moka).
Taste and mouthfeel : dark chocolate flavours with notes of toast, licorice and coffee and huge bitter finish (86 IBU). Alcohol presence (23.7 ° Plato).
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style Russian Imperial Stout.
To drink at cellar t° with some chocolate.

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Photo of IPA35
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.6%, from notes.

Pitch black, tan head.

Coffee, a bit of mocca pie (Dutch thing), dark fruitiness, not really one sort of fruit in particular, slight bitterness.

Taste: Coffee, nice coffee, not overpowering. Roastiness, a light sweetness and some hop bitterness. The sweetness is light dark fruits. Nice beer.

Creamy but medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Overall a nice coffee stout. In intensity a good middle ground between the likes of Founders Breakfast Stout and Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. Recommended.

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Photo of Nickls
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours witha nice creamy and frothy light tan head that stays around for ages, and is a nice cap on top of the nearly jet black hue of the beer. Denser looking with some brown highlights around.

Loads of coffee right up front with a nice roasted quality to the malts as well. It's a pretty straightforward and leaner brew in terms of the aroma complexity, but I would have to say that it's a damn fine coffee forward (like the Kopi Loewak) stout. Lots of nice chocolate hints that come through as well.

Tons of flavorful coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavors with a deeper roastiness; it's a coffee bomb to be sure, but a very well done one with fresh roastiness and really nice bitter twang that keeps this from being on the sweeter side. Medium MF with bubbly tiny carbonation. Definitely a sipper at this heft, but a very nice drinking experience and though the alcohol doesn't rear in the taste, it's a warming brew for sure.

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Photo of qchic
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, great dessert beer. Tons of sweet creamy coffee to sip and savor, along with molasses and toffee. Still not cloying, and can't wait to revisit this one again!

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. This is the newer, 11.6 ABV version. Pitch black pour with a one finger caramel-colored head that faded quickly with minimal lacing. Really nice nose that's dominated by fresh roasted coffee along with hints of cocoa, tobacco, and leather. The taste mirrors the nose. Loads of roasty coffee along with hints of wood, cocoa, tobacco, leather, and some subtle licorice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation and a great slightly sweet, bitter finish. Overall, this was way better than I had expected. The reviews that I had read did not prepare me for such an amazing beer. And the 11.6 ABV was nowhere to be found. Scary drinkable! Excellent interpretation of a coffee stout! Definitely one of the best I've had! Kudos Menno!

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Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On a recent trip to Amsterdam I was told I had to visit Bierproeflokaal in de Wildeman (see separate review) and I did. The draft menu (chalkboard) was full of beer names I'd never heard of whose styles I couldn't tell from the name. I told the bartender that I was interested in trying some of the recent European takes on American styles (ala Mikkeler and Brew Dog). She recommended this beer to me and it was outstanding.

Very, very dark in color with a very dark brown head. Aroma had notes of coffee, dark fruit, hops and alcohol. The flavor too had a great (perfect) balance of elements. I enjoyed this beer as much as I have any imperial stout. I would highly recommend this one.

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Mout & Mocca from Brouwerij De Molen
3.99 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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