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De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth)

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

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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with the most heavily peated malt in the world from the Bruichladdich distillery. Almost pitch black and opaque, small head. Furiously peated aroma, hiding the malt, licorice and dark chocolate somewhat. Very full bodied, thick mouthfeel, like fluid bread. Dark chocolate, loads of peat, lapsang souchong tea, chocolate cake, culminating in an almost endless aftertaste that also has licorice.
Alcohol varies by batch.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1058) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle@home Appearance: clear ruby with shrinking beige foam. Aroma: licorice. Taste: nice bitter. Palate: smooth, full bodied bitter, medium CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2014
Shred by martjoobolut, thanks! Bottled May 2013. Black beer, tan head. Peaty nose, dark fruits, roast. The aroma itself is pretty substantial, as is the beer. Flavors of peat, chocolate, coffee, licorice, leather, slight sweetness, some hops, lots of roast. Oily, thick mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (123) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deeep black with a brown thin head. Aromas of soft smoke, leather, stale, slight booze, some sweet dark fresh fruits. Pretty funky. Taste is quite sweet, leather, stale and subtle smoke aswell. Very sweet dry Woody finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (850) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
beige yellowish quite dense head with thick CO2 bubbles. coffee coloured. aroma leather, smoked malt, boozy. taste sweet like a milkstout, leather, smoked malt finishes with roasted malt bitterness. quite dense body, soft carbonation. i like! bottle 33 cl / bd apr-2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, sweet roast chocolate, dry bitter finish, some liquorice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ferit (126) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2014
Schuim is helaas zeer snel weg. Geur heeft iets ouds en gerosterd. Zwart als de hemel bij nacht. Begint zoet, dan nuts, bitter, alcohol om vervolgens weg te gaan en een bittere chocolade smaak in je mond blijft hangen. Smaak is zeer komplex en hierdoor proef je niet in 1 keer wat je drinkt. Een zeer goed biertje dat ik zekker nog eens moet drinken om te kijken wat ik dan proef.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1494) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai. Never usually give such a high mark, but just took another sip and this really is a special beer. Pours black with thin beige head. Lovely soft smoky, woody aroma. Taste is thick and oily, with silky smooth chocolate and peated notes, subtle liquorice, smoke, bourbon barrel, vanilla, dark chocolate, burnt coffee dregs with bitter ash on the finish. An endlessly enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulphursouls (40) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2014
The bottle we had was a batch from 16. December 2010, with this Imperial Stout using both amarillo hops and Bruichladdich peated malt. On the nose was roasted caramel, chocolate, balsamic vinegar, caffeination, coffee, cola. It poured with the lightest white head, had gentle carbonation. The taste was a metallic ash, with a tangle of sweetness and bitterness, sour coffee and warming alcohol which was overall a contrasting and intense experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreads (6) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
nieprzejrzyste, czarne z pi?kn? be?ow?, drobn? pian?. W aromacie w pierwszej chwili uderzaj? owoce: ?liwki, wi?nie, po chwili czekolada, a wreszcie charakterystyczna torfowo??, która po chwili pozostaje na pierwszym planie. Banda?e czu? tu bardzo wyra?nie, ale dobrze si? komponuj? z reszt?, tworz?c bardzo ciekaw? kompozycj?. Zapach jest niezwykle bogaty, ale u?o?ony. W ustach bardzo g?adkie, nie czu? alkoholu. W smaku sporo w?dzono?ci, czekolady, pije si? niezwykle ?atwo. Mog?oby by? bardziej g?ste, wyklejaj?ce, ale z drugiej strony straci?o by wtedy na pijalno?ci. Polecam!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (68) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
On draught at Gainsbar - Belgium. Deep black pour with a huge pillowy head that leaves a creamy lacing. Aroma is packed with peat smoke, toast, roast along with dark chocolate. What a beauty!


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