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

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on tap
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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


lopisar's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lopisar (190) - Göteborg, - FEB 2, 2013
Very dark and sour taste. A bit of licorice notes. Sourness comes from the barrel aging i presume.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Woody, chocolate, scotch whiskey, sweet dark malts, and roasted aromas. Strong wood. roasted and chocolate flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2952) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle with thanks to Kraddel! Pours inky black with a bit of dark brown secondary head and miminal lacing. Aroma is burned malts, peat, smoke, anise. Flavor follows, light sweet, medium bitter, lots of anise, some peat and burned malts. Medium body, zero carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Not really my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig, Whiskey, Vanille. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, Alkohol, holzig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1000) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours black with brown hues and tan head. Aromas of peat, smoke, scotch. Tasting notes of licorice, smoke, roast, dark chocolate, coffee, peat. Medium body with a dry finish. Slick light mouthfeel, low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3306) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
18 cl. bottle. Thanks Steven! Pours almost black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste is malt, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, whiskey, and wood. Well balanced. Very much enjoyed the whiskey not dominating the beer. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - JAN 30, 2014
Rating #1000 on RB. Tiny little 18cl bottle, 2010 vintage, 9.5%, #1698/1776. Poured into a snifter. Black, small-ish foamy head endures. Smell - alcohol, soft whiskey, mild cheddar. Body is medium, carbonation low, slightly foamy. Taste - mild malts, nicely integrated whiskey brings a lot of peaty smokiness, no sharpness or alcohol, slightly floral. Finish is tangy, spicy, drying. There’s a nice balance to this but the flavour is mostly peated malts. A very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 Botella de 33 cl. En beni bar house. Elaborada en 08-12-2011. 12 vol. 108 ibu. Septiembre de 2013. Duelo con Hemel & Arde Bruichladich/Caol Ila. Dos Alucinantes cervezas. De color negro intenso con espuma blanca algo oscura que desaparece poco a poco. Cuerpo fuerte con aromas y sabores intensos a maltas tostadas, chocolate amargo, café intenso torrefacto con algo de dulzor (pasas) y un final de madera de whisky Bruichladich destacado. Una maravilla de cerveza. Con un dulzor más destacado que la envejecida en Bruichladich/Caol Ila. Imprescindible repetir.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with very low head. Nose is peated, eisbock notes. Aroma is medium sweet, bit astringent, lot of peated notes, concentrated barley and caramel notes, bit of soy sauce, kind of cooked licorice, as it gets warmer the beer has more complexity, grapes, light prunes, excellent smoked notes, fruit skin, tannic. Finish is well peated and with long duration the nose has sky island whisky touch.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (268) - - DEC 21, 2013
Genius beer. Coffee smell. Very rich taste. 2011 bottle drank with Thijs at 21-12-2013. A bit sweet, but mostly very rich and dynamic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! deep black with a small brown head that quickly dissipated. Big smoke, peaty, light cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, and figs in the aroma. Taste is big smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, anise, and black licorice. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really well-balanced beer and the smoke is used perfectly.


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