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


on tap

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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rototo64 (70) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
Cette grosse Imperial Stout de chez les Hollandais de De Molen est déja une tuerie en version normale, mais la, comme ça suffisait pas, les gars ont eu l’idée de faire vieillir cette bière dans des futs ou avaient vielli ce bon vieux Bruichladdich, whisky single malt de l’ile d’Islay,en Ecosse.. Bon, ce que j’aime chez De Molen, c’est que tu te fait déja pas arnaquer sur la quantité, la bouteille est remplie Ras-la-gueule, meme le dernier anneau ou vient se poser la capsule est rempli..Au service , ben pas une once de mousse, rien, nada, que dalle...on peux craindre l’infection....la couleur c’est noir ,bien noir ;ha oui, ce que j’ai oublié de dire c’est qu’en décapsulant ,on a une douce odeur de Whisky qui vient vous titiller les naseaux.. en plongeant le nez ca se confirme, pas de doute pour le Whisky,mais aussi café, vanille,ca sent le fumé aussi...vite, en bouche... J’ai pas parlé des bulles parceque j’en ai pas vu jusque la ..et en bouche ca se confirme, aucune carbonation..Infection?? non je ne crois pas, il y a pas cette acidité caractéristique, ou alors c’est la meilleure bière infectée que j’ai pu boire jusqu’ici!!si on peut encore parler de bière..pas de mousse, pas de bulle..Enfin, quoique ce soit,au fond m’en fout,c’est énorme, Whisky, puis fumé, vanille, café..dit comme ça ca pourrait filer la gerbe, mais non c’est magnifiquement équilibré, doux,la fin de bouche est comme celle d’un bon single malt,ça tombe bien,les 12° sont invisibles, la bouteille et le verre bien rempli,haaaaa s’enfoncer tranquille dans le fauteuil,et prendre le temps de s’envoyer ce truc..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
midjo (23) - Oslo area, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2015 Simply one of the best beers I’ve ever had! Pours deep brownish black with a small head. Intriguing aroma of smoke and sweets, and the Bruichladdich blends perfectly in. Not very smoky. 2012-bottle at 10%. Tried a 2013-bottle that was nowhere near the sweet smoky goodness of the 2012, so leave it in the cellar for 3-4 yrs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ober (2812) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8205) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (4205) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Adenila (1560) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby (10967) - 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.

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