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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at armins pad. Pretty crazy, peaty and mossy, tastes and smells like scotch whiskey. a bit smokey, mildly sweet, salty, not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s palace. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a thin brown head. Scotch peaty, coffee, burnt charred smoky, herbal aroma. Dark chocolate, smoked peaty, swamp, burnt roasted flavor. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Xstream (159) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 It’s a bit of an odd one. First of all there’s pretty much no foam. It’s dark brown, near black. Has the aroma of molasses and caramel sweetness with the expected barrel oak, then followed by a little weird mossy barnyard like funkiness. It all comes back in the flavor. It’s still on the good side, has a rich flavor, but doesn’t have that depth finish to balance out the sweetness and give it somewhat more character and depth you’d expect of a barrel aged beer. Maybe it needs more aging. The finish has the funkiness of barnyard and whisky that doesn’t linger as great some other barrel aged beers do. Actually quite bored me halfway. Didn’t finish it.

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3295) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
Poured a dark brown with no head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, Full body, vanilla smooth, roast malt, seaweed, dark chocolate, slightly vinous with a sweet, alcohol soaked end.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1964) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle. 9.5%. Bottle No. 0298. Best before Oct. 34. Pours black. No head. Sweetish, roasted aroma with a hint of vanilla. Notes of bread, wood and light barbecue as it warms; further warming brings out a light oxidation note and a touch of coffee. Smooth. Flavour is sweetish and a bit tart, with roasted and light barbecue notes. Dark fruit notes as it warms. Roasted, dark fruit finish with a lingering grassy note and a mild alcohol burn. No carbonation. Overall very good, but could have done with a head and carbonation. 18.09.13.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2013
Color negro opaco prácticamente sin espuma. Aromas a chocolate, ahumados y especias. En boca es compleja con un inicio dulce tostado que acaba con un amargor especiado y ahumado muy agradable. Muy buena.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle form erzbierschof - black, withe a persitent beige head. Sweet, chocolate, coffee, roasted, oak, hints of alcohol, vannilla aroma. Chocolate, dried fruits, hints of whisky barrel and vanilla taste well balanced. Medium carbonation, full bodied, creamy, long and persistent finish. So good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2990) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Green bottle, 18 cl, number 429 of 1968, brewed January 3 2009, bottled on October 1 2009, best before October 1 2034, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 29 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: light woody, light whisky, light peat, light roasted malt, lit chocolate, light molasses; mouth: light woody, light whisky, light peat, light alcohol, light molasses, light chocolate, nice balance between the flavours, finale in whisky with woody presence, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 18 cl, numéro 429 de 1968, brassée le 3 janvier 2009, embouteillée le 1er octobre 2009, meilleure avant le 1er octobre 2034, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 29 juillet 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : léger boisé, léger whisky, léger tourbe, léger malt torréfié, léger chocolat, léger mélasse; bouche : léger boisé, léger whisky, léger tourbe, léger alcool, léger mélasse, léger chocolat, bel équilibre entre les saveurs, finale en whisky avec présence boisée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : très bon

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellburner (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
Dark black and a nice mocha head. Super nice complex aromas of peat and chocolate liquor. Smooth, mega full body, creamy, chewy and intensely good. WoW!


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