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


on tap

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RATINGS: 549   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2576) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Pig’s Ear Beer festival 2012, Hackney, London. A jet black coloured pour with a small beige/tan head on top. Intense roasty, malty, smokey aroma. Tastes very rich and heavy, roasty, malty, smokey, some chocolate, slight bitterness. Complex and well balanced. A quite superb stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Aroma of smoked meat, molasses, and anis. Pours black with a small tan head. Taste is very smoky. Wood chips, licorice and tangy mince meat. A little too smokey for me but a real treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (306) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 25, 2012
Aroma fuerte, intenso, imponente, que te dice que debes esperar algo verdaderamente bueno de esta cerveza. Wishkey, madera, chocolate y maltas tostadas. Al final se detectan ciertas notas fuertemente ahumadas. Apariencia perfecta y adecuada para el estilo de una Imperial Stout. Color intensamente negro, prácticamente sin dejar pasar abosultamente ni un haz de luz. Cuerpo de medio a redondo, carbonatación media. Corona de espuma que al servir es intempestiva y abundante (Tanto así que al quitar el corcho salió abruptamente), sin embargo poco a poco disminuye, quedando finalmente una capa ligera que permanece hasta el final. Al paladar exquisita. Las primeras notas a destacar son dulces con intenso chocolate y maltas muy torrefactas. Al paladar, cumpliendo lo que desde el aroma se dejaba ver. Simplemente una genial cerveza. Sabores complejos pero perfectamente equilibrados. Notas intensamente dulces y cremosas destacan. Posteriormente dejan paso a un agradable sabor a chocolate amargo, fuerte pero bien equilibrado. Se perciben ciertos sabores amaderados y notas destacadas a wishkey, finalmente aparecen las maltas torrefactas y un cierto sabor ahumado. El final es de muy larga duración. Al paso por la garganta es cuando finalemente el alchól aparece y se queda por un largo tiempo. En general una imperial stout exquista, compleja y completa. Sorprendente y muy bien manejada. Las notas dulces y ahumadas, así como el intenso chocolate hacen de esta imperial stout una excelente cerveza,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2242) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle to snifter. Pours brown/black with a large foamy soapy tan head that slowly fades to a sudsy film and lacing. Aroma is roasted peat malt and soy with subtle bakers chocolate and soft vanilla. Taste is strong peat smoke and yeast with roasted malt and soy and pretty bitter. Palate is full and fizzy with a chalky dry finish. Good, but not out of this world good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2012
form Erzbierschof - black beer with a modest head retention; aroma of peated whisky, cacao, nuts and vanilla; full-bodied, rounded and very tasty; subtle carbonation and solidly bitter, very long nutty, peated and chocolatey finish with more notes of whisky and tar - great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkevin (398) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle (2 years old). Wow. Pitch black with a nice head. Chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, some alcohol, hops, wood, coffee. A lot of flavours there. A real treat. Aftertaste lingers on.. Aged pefectly. Again; wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
(33cl bottle) Purchased at Cook Street Liquor Store for around $7.90/bottle. Pours a brown thin head atop a black body. Nose of overly peat and smokey. Rich flavour, jerky, highly carbonated on the tongue - this is almost more of a smoked beer than an impy stout. Intriguing - I’m not to into smoked beers but this is fascinating. Strong, gritty .. An ashtray and young tobacco leaf. It’s very very delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gerbeer (2567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours black with big tan head and nice lacing. Huge peat smoke aroma; very difficult to pull any else. Overly smoked. I know there is a full malt base in there and suspect there may be some other complex flavors but they are overpowered by the smoke. Sorry, it’s so smoked it tastes like burnt garbage.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stouton (9) - - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
The best beer I’ve ever tasted. Drank at a local beer festival in the summer. Going to the Netherlands at the end of the month so will re-rate in detail when (hopefully) drinking it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, earthy smoke and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet toasted dark earthy flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

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