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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Smoked Imperial Stout – 10% vol. Hemel & Aarde barrels filled with single malt Bruichladdich for the first time in 1972. 12% ABV for later versions


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Wow! Midnight black in glass. Bottled 5 Dec 2011. Liquid smoke! Bacon, charred wood, ash, BBQ, espresso.. The adjectives keep coming... An extremely long finish echoing smoke, peat, charcoal, and beach bonfire. Simply amazing! Smooth, round, and extremely rich, without being heavy, thick or sticky. Great carbonation! A must try for those who enjoy flavors of smoke! Loved it! Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Tap @ 1ste Borefts. A black colored beer, with a beige/brown head. The aroma of dark fruits with some sweet dark malts and wood. Notes of chocolate. The taste of some sweet. there are malts with dark fruits, notes of wood and alcohol. The aftertaste woody with bitter and a little sweet. A very great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2010
Dark black color. Thick beige head. Chololate aroma. Some coffee and caramel. Smoke, peat, earth and wood in the taste. Bitter earthy aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3800) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 2010 Vintage – 33 cl. bottle@Delirium Hoppy Loft: bottle nr. 863/960, started out quite below the recommended temperature of 16 °C and finished around it & honestly kind of liked it a bit more, a bit to cold because the taste carried even more of a punch to it, black with a huge, amazing mocha head, the taste upfront is not as strong as the aftertaste is and comes with freshly roasted coffee, slightly roasted taste malts, oak from the barrels, slightly bitter chocolate, hint of cold chocolate milk, hint of spice & smoke, aftertaste is amazing peated malts & light smoke, hit of ash, bitter in a nice & fitting way, would have been perfect if the body were a bit thicker

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
A nearly perfect brew. The beer is dark and thick and pours in your glass like oil. The taste is very rich with numerous different aspects battling for attention. Really exceptional.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Rating # 12 from the danish beer festival 2009. I love smoke, so this is a sure winner! Deep black with a small dark brown head. Heavy roasted malt aroma with tar notes, coffee, chocolate and oak. Nice smoke in the mouth aroma again. With a well rounded amuont of alchohol and loads of roastyness. Great!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle 180ml #683 @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of smoked peated malt, oak, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small bubbly head with no retention. Aroma of peat malt is dominated with notes of scotch also quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice complex mix between some peat malt with light smoked notes and solid black chocolate notes balanced with warming scotch notes. Body is quite full with no carbonation. Very well brewed with loads of complexity but still great drinkability factor. Re-rate 2012: I didn’t even remember I had this before but WOW another great treat this is. The balance between smoke, scotch and light roasted malt is just perfect.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
Mini cutey baby bottle from Cracked Kettle. The last of the Heaven and Earth series for me. Poured into La Chouffe glass. Pitch black opaque on appearance with a nice mocha lacing, a little patchy but very nice. Aroma is pure whiskey, smoke, peat, wood, oak, some moderate grains, chocolate and coffee. Taste is rich dark raw chocolate, cream, vanilla, oak, single malt whiskey, coffee, stunning blending, stunning biterness, roasted malts, extremely balanced and drinkable, just a stunning proper imperial stout. Bottle number 663. Menno, I salute you!!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle courtesy of RasmusOtt -- many thanks! Pours a viscous black with a trim beige head. Smells heavenly -- a blend of whiskey, cocoa, and sweet malts. Tastes earthy -- loaded with tire rubber, asphalt, and ash. Certainly lives up to it’s name.


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