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


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Aged on Bunnahabhain barrels

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Trade with Kermis. Thanks. Pours black with a small creamy head. Heavy peated nose with a touch of salty liquorice beaneath. Flavor is peat - ashtray and leather. Vinous and slick. Base beer is genius - this is defenetly not one for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
33 cl bottle (11%) @ wPBF. Bottled 05.09.2012, BBE 05.09.2037
Aroma is nice with peaty notes, smoke and hints of licorice. Flavour has salty licorice, peaty notes and smoke. Quite strong on islay whisky and almost nothing else. Some stinging alcohol (or whisky) also occurs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7119) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
330 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma is really intense with roasted malts, peat, tar and whiskey. Flavour of roasted malts, green apples, peat, grassy hops, coffee and some vanilla. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, lingering, peaty, malty finish. Heavy stuff indeed - if you don’t like Islay, this beer isn’t for you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled@vPBFII. Black colour, not too much head. Aroma is smoke, peat, some liquorice, alcohol and mild smoked wooden notes. Flavour is peat, mild smoked wet wood, some liquorice and mild alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7542) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
33 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours pitch black color with a small head. Aroma of peat, tar, some roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, dark fruits, peat and some vanilla. The peat is quite overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
bouteille 33cl, bottled 05-09-2012. Noire, col fin café au lait laissant un filament doré au verre. Arôme de barrique, boisé avec tourbe qui domine ici aussi tout le bouquet pour un tourbé typique. Palais est ici aussi tourbé à souhait suivi d’un léger boisé, malt caramel, pointe de chocolat sur une pointe épicée. Garde aussi ce profil houblonné léger qui contribue à un ajout moyen d’amertume fleuri et citronné mais qui fait de suite place au tourbé. Palais reste épais, voire sirop avec une note de café sur la fin. Encore une fois, trop tourbé pour moi et qui gâche l’ajout des autres ingrédients.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of smoke, whiskey, roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, oak and sweet milk chocolate. Finishes with light smoke and peated whiskey. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Black color, short fluorescent brown head. Hmm, when I start smelling, I smell the peat. Why am I punishing myself? Because I’m ready for a peaty medicinal whisky BA impy perhaps? Oh right, lets go then! Hit me, hit me hard! Huge thick peaty aroma, smoked, almost impossible to breath through. It is almost choking. I am choking. Do I dare to take a sip? Eyes closed, nose closed, small sip. Thick black oil down my throat. It’s really thick. And dry. And it’s peated and smoked. Ashes. When the smoke and peat fades away, my tongue gets dry. So the alcohol can burn. Medium alcohol burn, fits the style. Ok, I was ready, still it hit me. For a huge mofo peated whisky RIS, it does ok though. I rather be hit with that, than with a weak Belgian style blond. It’s good though there’s a H&V backing up all the peat from the bunnahabahabawhatever, otherwise it would be pure spirit on oak. As some of you know, this is not my favorite style and probably will never be. But sometimes we ratebeerians like the pain. I’m actually enjoying it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 10, 2013
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brewdungeon. Black colour, tan head. Nose is peaty, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts and chocolate, peaty, whisky, slightly alcoholic. The peat is too much present for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (525) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
Beer with an almost black color. The label of this bottle says 11% alc. Peaty, malty and light sweet taste. The core expressions of Bunnahabhain is unpeated whisky. Once a year they produce a peaty batch. It seems to be a good companion for this beer.

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