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

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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


NeuroPliny's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (236) - Calgary, Alberta, - JUN 9, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a stem glass. Pours black with persisting thick brown head that leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is sweet peaty malt with notes of molasses, vanilla, mild expresso, chocolate, and chestnut. Flavour delivers on the aroma notes plus some well balanced hops that give it a long finish and zingy aftertaste. Awesome full bodied feel. Overall a well crafted and extremely enjoyable imperial stout from the Netherlands.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kavieeeen (6) - Panningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Zeer gerookt, Jodiumsmaak, vol en stevig, niet mijn smaak, te gerookt - gedronken @ home

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobson (58) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ Buitenlust with Thompson. Smells quite sweet with a slight hint of burned sugar, coffee and licorice. Looks dark but consistent with a medium tan, foamy head. Tastes quite bitter and somewhat sweet, a lot like dark chocolate with a hint of wood/charcoal. Overall, another great beer from The Molen that’s just different from anything in its style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thompson (573) - - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ buitenlust with bobson.. pours a medium beige head... looks clear, but too dark to see, black colour... smell lots a bitter, coffee. Taste bitter coffee liqourish woody... a nice beer with a nice soft milky body. but not quite its average score

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
Vintage bottle , big thanks to Dennoman for the epic FULL 18CL VINTAGE BOTTLE TASTING :D , Thanks again my friend !

Aroma : peated, malts, coffee, charcoal
Taste : lovely balanced beer, heavy peaty flavour, some coffee, but overall mostly smoked/peaty, nice, but the turf en veen was way better !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Douberd (4309) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
(De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bruichladdich BA)) Nip bottle as De Molen Hemel & Aarde Bruichladdich barrel from 1972, bottle number 75. From my Secret Sinterklaas a couple of years ago, many thanks! Served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% on the label. Opens with a light pfssh and pours a very dark, almost totally black coloured beer, with dark foam covering thinly its surface and sticking around the glass. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla, some peat, roasted malts, iodine, whiskey. Taste wise has hold up pretty well, faint hints of oxidation that actually compliment the beer, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light peat, well hidden alcohol, plenty of whiskey. Medium to full body, still active carbonation. Still great after six years in the bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rikstar (1928) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
2011 0,33l fles gedeeld met lion. Zwart zonder kraag.geur cacao en maggi. Smaak Is vol cacao en koffie alcohol en whisky ook duidelijk aanwezig. Volle Body en afdronk

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennethArd (399) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Smokey aroma of motor oil. Black with brown head. Smokey dry taste. Medium body & average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (1325) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of smoke, wool, malt, chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Taste is roasty, peaty, meat, chocolate, malt. Not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (653) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 13, 2015
12% ABV bottle, served in Snifter. Pours black with no head, just a film of froth on top, which is quite lasting. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, wood and whisky. The flavour is the same with a vanilla touch. Moderate bitterness on the palate along with a warm sensation, but that doesn’t mean it is buzzy at all. Full body, soft carbonation. So smooth and well balanced, probably the only weak point is carbonation...needs a little bit more.

4.8
   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.


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