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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
Draught. Pours black with a good lacing frothy light brown small head. Aroma is smoked meat, roasted malt, peat, nuts, charred malt, coffee, hops, licorice and alcohol. Taste is medium+ sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Body is full, texture is thick and oily, carbonation is moderate. Finish is long and dry with charred malt, soy, smoke and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2860) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
Tap. Pitch black with a large frothy beige head. Aroma is soy sauce, light iodine, peated malt, charcoal with some hops in the finish. Taste is medium+ sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Medium+ body, oily texture, soft+ carbonation. Dry and medium bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutHead (943) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Nice! Pours black, etc. nice taste of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, peat and liquorice. Sweet, but not too sweet. Very smooth and balanced. Definitely one I'll have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3317) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle split 3-way with my brother and brother-in-law on Easter dinner. Pours more brown than black with a foamy white head. Aromas of smoke, malt and general roastiness. Flavors are mostly of smoke and peated malt with a low-medium sweetness. Overall a really nice one from De Molen!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3344) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium head. Aroma is salt, peat, beef and liquorice. Taste has cola and peat to start. Mild peat and liquorice finish. Beefy aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1154) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2013
Black color with small head. Aroma of peated malt, coffee, smoke, woody, roasty. Taste is bitter like coffee, light sweet, really good balance. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation. Nice stout but not so imperial.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7461) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
33cl bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a lot of frothy, beige head. Nose has licorice and peat, brown bread, burnt caramel. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, rubbery, peat, chocolate, lightly medicinal, nail polish. Full bodied, boozy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2210) - - MAR 12, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Smoke was just too overwhelming on this one. Very well made but not very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3314) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Very strong peat smoke almost chemical in nature. Very assertive smokeyness with some dark fruits and a touch of chocolate and licorice. A bit too much peat smoke in here but still interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Very smoky, rich and delicious, ashy and bitter finish, pretty good stuff.


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