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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lopisar (219) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
Very dark and sour taste. A bit of licorice notes. Sourness comes from the barrel aging i presume.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Tom. Pours black with no head, aroma of smoked wood, smoked fish, coffee, smoke, peat, whiskey and wood, flavor is smoked with coffee, smoke, bitter chocolate, cherry, wood and scotch, full bodied, amazing

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle via ba trade. Pours black with a very creamy tan head. The aroma is toasty and roasty with smoke, peat, chocolate and even coffee notes. The flavor is a nice mix of smoke, chocolate, coffee, peat, and alcohol. Although I’m usually not a big fan of this type of barrel aging, there is enough of the base beer to keep this enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bebum (330) - - DEC 21, 2012
Opaque, Full body, oily in texture, intense, complex and fascinating flavors, fairly long palate. Assertive peaty, smoky, raisiny, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garlic_of_Doom (486) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Bottle from Bierkompass. Pours almost black, no head, just thin lacing around the glass. Aroma is smoky, a bit leathery, heavy on chocolate and roasted malt and has some alcohol as well. Taste is also heavy on the luxorious chocolate, roasted malt that blends well in, smoke, leather, wood and at the end there is a warming whiskey sensation. Thick, velvety mouth feel. Fantastic sipper. Update: 21/12-13. 2009 18 cl bottle. Pours almost black, no head, no carbonation. Aroma is like Bourbon County plus peat and vanilla. Sweet, sugary, dark luxurious chocolate, peaty whiskey. Smooth mouth feel. Bitter, numbing after taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2296) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
(bottle june 2010): Une bouteille de 180 ml qui me donne l’impression d’un format sirop pour la toux. Un nez musclé de grain fumé, mélasse, bois sec et whiskey. Damn!!! En bouche l’effervescence surprend mais fait du sens avec l’étendue des saveurs impliquées. Le chocolat au lait et la fumée forme un drôle de mélange au début mais après une gorgée le reste se manifeste, café, figues fraiches, pain brûlé, tabac. Le corps est ce qui impressionne le plus, il tapisse et colle mais avec le pétillement vigoureux, tout est à recommencer à chaque fois. Aussi impressionnant que hors track. Merci à Slovaksniper, n’importe quand.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Bottled. Pours dark black in color with small head. Chocolate, coffee, peat and smoked wood in aroma. Peat, smoke and coffee with some ash in taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2724) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a rich black colour, no head. Aroma is full of whisky, coffee, roast malts and really rich chocolate. Flavour starts of intensly sweet by alcohol, but is soon taken over by full chocolate flavours and roast characters and ends into a long, smoked whisy finish. Wow, this gets better and better with every sip and as it warms up, it adds to complexity. It does carry a slight alcoholic burn in the throat, but it really suits the whisky flavours. Mouthfeel is really thick, velvety smooth. Incredibly nice to drink. Awesome brew!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3257) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 On 18 cl bottle at Cardinal. Black color, good foam & carbonation. Distinct peated whisky Aromas , also roasted, malted & choclate. Full body & high complexity . Well balanced Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1042) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2012
33cl fles @home.Sterk spul en erg bitter. Je moet hier leifhebber van zijn anders is dit eigenlijk niet te harden.


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