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


on tap

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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 6, 2015
Very unique beer. Im not normally a stout drinker, so this is an acquired taste. But the peat smokey aroma is like "wow" and really hits the nise and taste buds. Also i get tastes of dark chocolate and a hint of caramel. Appearance is a bold jet black. Palate is very smooth and creamy, impressive for 10%. Overall it is clearly a great beer, but ive knocked it down a bit for its very strong distinct taste that is either a love it or hate it one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (580) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Holy crap, this is great. 2011 Bottle pours pitch black, huge tan head; De Molen beers always froth up faster than I expect. Sweet smoke on the nose, chocolate, peppery espresso. Taste follows: like a bacon-smoked chocolate bar. Velvety mouthfeel. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (255) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Nero impenetrabile,schiuma generosissima beige. Al naso orzo,caffè torrefatto,frutta rossa disidratata,cioccolato. In bocca la birra è cremosa, e poco carbonata. Sapore affumicato che colpisce la bocca, tortino al cioccolato che dona una pesante dolcezza. Il sentore affumicato è un amalgama perfetto,che guida verso un finale alla cenere,al cuoio, molto ben fatto. È una imperial stout leggermente sui generis, in bocca rilascia anche frutta rossa e vaniglia. È molto buona,sicuramente. Bella birra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrik (317) - - JAN 2, 2015
Mycket fyllig å Patrikarna älskar fylliga komplexa doften. Smakar krämigt å lite vanilj kaffe mer mörk choklad. Fiiin mycket fyllig kraftig öl som precis håller på gå över gränsen. Köp å drick

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magicmn (95) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 1, 2015
Deep brown to black colour. Very strong smoaked and toffy aroma. Would be better to let it it stay for few minutes before driink. Taste is more elegant - not so smoaked, chokolade, lacrice roasted a bit. Finish is awesome intensive chocolate sweetness with light toffy notes and trace of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1842) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours an insanely dark black with a thin, dense beige head. The aroma is heavy and robust with notes of licorice, dark chocolate and peat smoke notes. The flavour profile is laden with tons of robust roasted malts. A dense, full bodied brew with tons of dark chocolate and espresso notes. The finish is heavy and bitter with light alcohol. A superb Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle (courtesy of Bierkoning - several years ago - this beer has done some traveling - Bottelnumber 1172, 9.5%). Earthy lapsang souchong, chocolate malt, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small tan head. Bittersweet peaty dark chocolate and coffee malt flavor. Light licorice aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sharkydodson (408) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 26, 2014
the aroma of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, vanilla and coffee... the taste is smoked, caramel and chocolate, with hints of licorice, port, spices and coffee... very dry, smoked, sweet and spicy aftertaste... it’s a wonderful stout...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Peated, roasted aroma. Peated, roasted, dark chocolate, licorice taste, slightly sweet. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcogrind (70) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 18, 2014
A mix of peated whiskey and imperial stout. Black,tight to no head. Smoky, caramel, bitter chocolate, wet oak, bitterness.

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