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


on tap

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5114) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
On tap at BBF. Dark brown with thin head. Nose of chocolate, oak and dark malts. Taste of oak, chocolate and some whiskey too. Really really nice. A fantastic stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2133) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
On draft at 1st Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven. The last beer i had at the festival and perhaps the best one. This one has everything but still manages to taste perfectly balanced. Oak and peat dominate, malts and chocolate, sweetness with an alcoholic finish. Really, really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bierkoning (11880) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
Tap @ 1st BBF, De Molen. My favorite among the favorites on this festival. Dark chocolate in the aroma with oak, honey and a hint of smoke. Very full bodied, thick, almost viscous mouthfeel. The oak is clearly noticeable in the flavor, just a the peaty smoke. Dark chocolate. The beer is sweet, but there is so much to compensate. Long finish with cream, peaty smoke and pipe tobacco. Magnificent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6053) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2009
On tap at Borefts Bier Festival, De Molen. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of whisky, peat, some smoke. Flavour is sweet, whisky, a bit boozy, light smoke with a very good dry coffee bitter finish with some whisky sweetness in there. Medium to fullbodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a black color with a tan gead. Has a roasted malty smoky oaky whisky aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with hints of smoke oak and whisky. Has a roasted malty smoke finish with wooden hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with a large light brown head. Aroma is roasted barley, oak, smoke, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, smoke, chocolate, light coffee. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle@Home. Wow! Great stuff but you gotta love the whisky. Unbelievable complex yet still easy going. Balanced like jin and jang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at GBBF.
God knows who opened this, I’m guessing it was something to do with the ever generous Fonefan or Menno himself, maybe Alex. I really should have written it down. Thanks whoever it was anyway. Strange that as I get round to putting this in that Sim and I are tucking into a bottle of the regular version at home. Anyway the beer... Similar to the regular in almost every way. A glorious journey of black smoky imperialness. The whisky sits really well with the regular brilliance. The already smoky character comes to the front just that little bit more obviously. I can’t help but feel it takes the shine off the un-peated version just a touch but whatever it’s still a stunner. Sorry guys, crap rate. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a black beer with a lightbrown/orange head. The aroma is smoke, wood and vanilla. The Flavor is very smokey, but still very well balanced. The palate is complex and overall this is a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6303) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2009
Tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival 09. Dark color, short head. Smokey aroma, roasted malt, peat. Beautiful soft taste though, of peat and roasted malt. Great stuff.

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