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De Molen Festival Smoked Black IPA

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a lovely, creamy beige staying head. Aroma has lots of smoke, light chocolate, grassy hops, liquorice. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has smoke, liquorice, vinious, peat, citrus and grass. Lingering, warming bitterness. Really well put together.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - bottled: 20/IX/11 (2014-104) Thanks to Kraddel for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy muddy brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, some vanilla, sugary, bit fruity, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: smoky, more smoky, then some smoke flavours. Also some caramel, little sweet. Well, it is smoked, that’s for sure... Aftertaste: very smoky again, little hoppy, some caramel, bitter touch, dried fruits. Weird beer, weird style, oh well...

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kraddel (2958) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
RBWG14 Pours very dark brown ... Big white head smells is smoked , roasted malts . Taste is very smoked

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 24, 2013
75cl bottle, got it from Zombier. Pours deep dark brown with medium beige frothy head. Smoke, chocolate, dried fruits and hops on the nose, exactly as expected. The taste is dominated by roasted malts, but the smoke and the hops are present as well. The palate is lightly sweet, similar to caramel. Medium body, good carbonation. Very interesting beer overall, well balanced and pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 10122011. Colour is black reddish black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, spices, hops, sweetness and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolpo (54) - USA - MAR 4, 2013
Ahumada, eso lo resume todo. A mí me encanta pero entiendo que no es una cerveza para todos los paladares, aunque a quien sea capaz de sacarle el gustillo la disfrutará muchísimo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Smokey nose. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Dark black reddish color. Slightly hazy. Malty and hoppy slightly sour taste. Not very smokey. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerdo71 (13) - - DEC 9, 2012
Malty, good balance between biterness and alcohol. Nice aromas and good carbonatation, really good beer to enjoy.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Borefts 2011. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast malt with fruit and hops. Flavour of smokey malt don’t mesh that well with the hops. Dry smokey aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Bottled. Very deep reddish brown colour (close to black), with a beigeish brown small creamy head. Aroma is smoked wet wood, mild roasted malts, some slight floral and liquorice notes. Flavour is roasted malts, smoked wood, some mild sweet alcohol sweetness along with some fruity and floral notes. Quite bitter finish.


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