Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aged on Bunnahabhain barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17142) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
28th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 1. Opaque black beer, massive tan head. Big TCP nose. Creamy soft palate. Fresh minerally dark malts. The TCP whisky is quite smooth and well integrated. Some lactose. Finishes dry with spicy TCP whisky linger. Not normally liking this much TCP but here it’s so fresh and smooth I’m seduced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Draft at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. This was a road beer, which accompanied me on the walk from De Molen to the train station at the end of Day 1. Pours black, oily, with a fine, beige cream head. Huge peat nose, some roasted malts. Medium to big sweet flavor with tons of peat character, light burnt rubber, ash, oak, burnt wood, burnt grass, charred sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lingering peat, mild chocolate, charred wood. Pretty damn nice, especially if you like your peat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Huge thanks to jbeatty! Shared with GT2 as well. Thick, motor oil black pour with a brown head. Nose and flavor bring heavy peat smoke, not the campfire/bacon character from a rauchbier, but a big salty, earthy smoke. Definitely intense. Chocolate balance from the base beer comes out a touch as it warms, but still straight-forward smoky aggression. I could understand why this wouldn’t be everyone’s thing, but those bits of balance combined with a great smooth palate mean that I like this stuff quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
330mL black wax thanks to jbeatty! Pours clear, deep sepia looking inky in the glass. Medium, reddish mocha head. Nose is heavy peaty Islay scotch, even though Bunnahabhain is not that peaty straight up. Iodine and charcoal. Pretty intense. Taste is a bit chalky, lots of cocoa powder, some yeast character, milk chocolate, melted chocolate. Iodine peaty flavor is okay but not necessary- a little intense. Palate is spicy, thick, some lemon bitters, herbal gin character. Over time the nose really softens up. Very nice dark chocolate and dark alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1148) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle, 10/27/2012. Pours pitch black, thin tan head fades to hazy slick, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is sea spray and smoked malts, dark fruits and chocolate, spicy caramel and whiskey barrel. Taste is peat, smoke, bacon, dark chocolate and bitter roast, more smokiness and whiskey in the finish. Thick body, dry. Wow, very unique H&V treatment, smoky without being too aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
tap at De Molen 2012 ...deep black ... thin tan head ... soft peaty (too much) roast nose ... soft chocolate ... rich malts ... big whisky ... soft roast ... too much whiskey for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2012
33cl, at 11%Vol, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, heavily smoked/roasted and slightly alcoholic/spicy, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - OCT 8, 2012
Provada al quart BBF. Entra en el top cinc del festival. Elegant i fàcil de beure tot i els seus 12 graus. Molt complexa en tots els sentits, molt gran.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3735) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Aroma full of peat, iodine, roasty, islay whiskey. Thick full body with spices, a bit sharp and slightly off balance, yet very powerful and very nice to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Keg @ Borefts 2012. This was my road beer to cap off a great 1st day! The pour waws deep brown with a small head. The nose is huge peaty whiskey, smoke, chocolate and hints of coffee. The taste is plenty of wood, peat, chocolate cake. If you love islay whiskey, then this will certainly appeal. The barrel dominates this beer. Overall, not bad. A big, boozy endeavor that manages to keep it together. Not my favorite, but solid.

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