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


on tap

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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4704) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2016
Pitch black color. Low carbonation. Lots of smoke, peat, characoal and dark chocolate. Very nice lingering dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Smells of dark cherries, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, bourbon, cocoa, caramel and dark berries. The taste is well balanced, with notes of roasted malts, peat, cherries, chocolate, some coffee and whiskey. Very nice balance, all the notes are kind of mellow and toned down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanfl (529) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 4, 2016
Deeb black body, small lasting beige head. Strong peaty aroma, coffee, sweet chocolate, charcoal, dried fruits, toffee, liquorice notes, light alcohol fusel notes. Flavours of peat, sweet chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, vanilla, alcohol fusel, liquorice notes. Long roasted malt and peaty finish, bitter and slightly dry. Long peaty aftertaste. A beer for peat lover. Full body, low carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2283) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2016
Pours dark with low ligh brown head Aromas of peat, smokey whisky, german sausage, black malts Taste has smoke, peat, whisky, hints of chocolate and coffee, dark bread, brown sugar. Too smoky for my taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
creppyiceman (281) - POLAND - FEB 21, 2016
(bottle 330ml) Aroma: lovely punch of peated malt,some roastiness and coffee in the back. Appearance:jet black, small beige head with tiny bubbles and nice lacing. Taste:sweet flavour of peat,caramel and milk chocolate, coffee finish,looong bitter roasty aftertaste. Palate:full body, insenly smooth and thick,low carbonation.-simply dangerous. Overall: Oh my godness me as a peat lover it is dream come true for me,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moebbels (652) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a pitch black body with a scarce light brown head. Nose has intense notes of beechwood smoke with hints of caramel and chokolate on the side. Taste is sweet with a nice lightly bitter and smoky finish with some liquorice-like saltiness. Soft carbonation and heavy palate. Hefty well made imperial stout with very nice smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1203) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Sterk Avondverkoop’, bottled in April 2014 (almost two years old). Pitch black with a thin, soapy, quickly diminishing, tan to brown layer. Heavily peaty, roasty-malty aroma of tar, licorice and ash as well as hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Sweetish, roasty-malty and heavily peaty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, tar, ash and licorice with hints of dark fruits, followed by a long, roasty-bitter, heavily peaty finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, flat. Interesting and rather intense stuff, great if you like peat. Definitely worth trying!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
0.33 bottle. Black in color with a large, brownish head. The smokiest aroma I have ever experienced - wood smoke, peat, charred wood, licorice, and coffee. Taste is sweet, malty, smoky, some dark fruits appear, molasses, sugar. A full body, a thick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is also smoky, peaty, smacks of tea. Overall, the beer is not particularly drinkable although one must admit its inherent quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (1212) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
Sample at de molen. Black beer small head. Aroma is smoked, roastes. Tasted is smoked, roasted malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (1008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2016
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 28/11/39 Pours dark brown to black liquid, medium yeasty particles floating, small creamy brown head, Aroma: heavily smoked, smoked wood, campfire, dark chocolate, espresso, cherry wood, spicy, leather, red berries, warming alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, heavy bitter, light to medium sour, smoked malts, wood, spicy, roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, cherries, cranberries, Palate: full body, soft to average carbonation, oily thick mouthfeel, long smoked roasty aftertaste, Overall: excellent brew, enjoyed a lot, lot of smoked peated notes, roasted and red fruits notes, wood and spices, very nice warming pleasure.

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