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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, citrus and pine. Flavour seems a little unbalanced and strange for the style. Fairly sweet going into a long very bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jens (Ungstrup)
Black color, medium sized head, beige, creamy. Very nice aroma of smoke, chocolate, and something pungent, probably the hops, fruity. Good body, with very smooth mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate, smoke, strong bitterness and light sourness. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2012
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a long lasting creamy beige foam; superb lacework; robust aroma showing an interesting battle between a solid smokiness and a robust hoppiness; smoed bacon, cream and fruity tones; full-bodied and a velvety palate; strongly bitter and hugely smokey; long notes of almonds and ripe fruits; some residual sweetness - a complex and challenging fireworks !

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (3793) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle from brewery. Dark brown color with huge beige head towering over my glass. Aroma of roasted malt, smoked bacon. Taste, roasted malt , hops, overlapped wit strong smokiness. Strong smokey bitter finish. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
Boreft Beer Festival 2011. Sample gravity served. Off white head. Deep ruby clear pour. Snokey hoppy taste. Nice beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 75cl Bottle at AHBS 1MAY2012. ABV 11%. Black colour, big fluffy beige head. Aroma of full on peaty smoke, chocolate, hard roasted malts, hops, tobacco, nuts, just great. Flavour is roasted malts, smoke, peat, earth, ash, chocolate, hops, great malt flavour to back up all the smoke, nice bitter finish. This beer was all over the place and very extreme, but God I loved it. Glad I have another bottle of this nectar. Re-rate 7MRT13. 75cl Bottle shared at Lost Property, ABV 11%. Aroma and flavour are more leaning towards a tarry smoke now, tobacco and ash still present, a touch less sweet and less chocolate than I remembered, but still great stuff. Rating stays intact.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle from a pub in Amsterdam. Wow, just stunning. So so smokey, really smokey, and an incredible hop flavour. Ace.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (1960) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is smoked ham and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, smoke, alcohol and hops. Splendid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
750mL c&c from Nederlands Biercafe ’t Arendsnest. Pours with excellent carbonation. A thicker, beige head erupts on a near black pour. Huge rocky retention. Muted smoked meat nose with floral hops and zesty spring garden mix. Huge sheety lace. Taste is tangy, thicker chocolater, spicy, mild plastic and sharp black olive. Tangy with muted spicy smoke. Clearly smoked. No dry hop IPA character. Smoked porter might be better. I like it. Spicy smoked character is nicely integrated. No off characters really. Plastic and olive die out with decanting and warming. Very interesting. 11% unnoticeable until a half snifter is downed. Requires some patience. Rich and spicy with nice smoked character. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy dark brown - close to black - with an orange hue and a creamy beige head leaving some lacework. Distinct peaty iodine aroma. Medium-bodied only, very minerally - salt and iodine - burned malt, distinct peaty smoke. Ends in a somewhat tired mouthfeel, distinctly bitter finish from both malts and hops although the hops on the aromatic level are completely overpowered by the peat. But for a peat hater like me this at least is drinkable. 280212


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