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De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bruichladdich BA)

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

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked Imperial Stout – 10% vol. Hemel & Aarde barrels filled with single malt Bruichladdich for the first time in 1972. 12% ABV for later versions


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
300ml black wax sealed bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours a deep black color that forms (with some aggressiveness) a thin and creamy beige head with low retention and absolutely no lacings formed and left in the glass. S: Nose is sweet and woody. Strong notes of whiskey and roasted malts. Notes of toffee, oak, licorice and alcohol. Hints of dark chocolate and whiskey again. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of oak, licorice and roasted malts. Notes of roasted malts and toffee. Bourbon. M: Full body. Low carbonation. Bourbon and oak in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moolesen (470) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Pitch black. Difficult to generate foam :-). Heavy nose of peat, iodine and smoked malt. What an intense aroma. Somewhere way back you’ll discover some rye bread with hints of sweetness. Great beer

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kavieeeen (6) - Panningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Zeer gerookt, Jodiumsmaak, vol en stevig, niet mijn smaak, te gerookt - gedronken @ home

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobson (76) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ Buitenlust with Thompson. Smells quite sweet with a slight hint of burned sugar, coffee and licorice. Looks dark but consistent with a medium tan, foamy head. Tastes quite bitter and somewhat sweet, a lot like dark chocolate with a hint of wood/charcoal. Overall, another great beer from The Molen that’s just different from anything in its style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thompson (603) - - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ buitenlust with bobson.. pours a medium beige head... looks clear, but too dark to see, black colour... smell lots a bitter, coffee. Taste bitter coffee liqourish woody... a nice beer with a nice soft milky body. but not quite its average score

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
Vintage bottle , big thanks to Dennoman for the epic FULL 18CL VINTAGE BOTTLE TASTING :D , Thanks again my friend !

Aroma : peated, malts, coffee, charcoal
Taste : lovely balanced beer, heavy peaty flavour, some coffee, but overall mostly smoked/peaty, nice, but the turf en veen was way better !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
(De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bruichladdich BA)) Nip bottle as De Molen Hemel & Aarde Bruichladdich barrel from 1972, bottle number 75. From my Secret Sinterklaas a couple of years ago, many thanks! Served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% on the label. Opens with a light pfssh and pours a very dark, almost totally black coloured beer, with dark foam covering thinly its surface and sticking around the glass. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, some peat, roasted malts, iodine, whiskey. Taste wise has hold up pretty well, faint hints of oxidation that actually compliment the beer, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light peat, well hidden alcohol, plenty of whiskey. Medium to full body, still active carbonation. Still great after six years in the bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rikstar (2133) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
2011 0,33l fles gedeeld met lion. Zwart zonder kraag.geur cacao en maggi. Smaak Is vol cacao en koffie alcohol en whisky ook duidelijk aanwezig. Volle Body en afdronk

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennethArd (442) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Smokey aroma of motor oil. Black with brown head. Smokey dry taste. Medium body & average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (1748) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of smoke, wool, malt, chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Taste is roasty, peaty, meat, chocolate, malt. Not for me.


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