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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 602   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7176) - 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 (3269) - 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 (5429) - Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Very smoky, rich and delicious, ashy and bitter finish, pretty good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2013
Sample @SWBF12, rated from backlog. Pours dark brown/black with large tan head. Aroma is roasted peat malt and soy with subtle chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste is strong peat smoke, roasted malt and soy. Dry finish with long bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3194) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Roasted, a bit bit boozy, nose, milk, coffee, dark chocolate. Dark body with brown head, that last for a while, not a tonne of lacing. Taste is nicely sweet and roasted, some booze. Very well balanced. Overall, a very nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Pours with a fair bit of carbonation. I get a bit of smoke on the nose but not as much as I was expecting. What does not show up in the aroma sure shows up on the palate. Lots of smoke up front, lots of carbonation, a bit liquorice, boozy. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
Smells smokey. Pitch black with offwhite/light brown foam. Served to cold so less taste then original i guess. Taste of smokey and chocolate, quite sweet. Quite thin to be an imp stout. All over good, like the style, but there are a lot of more interesting imp stouts out there

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - FEB 27, 2013
Grifo. Copa Globo. Saboreada en ene´13. Color negro con corona bronceada de buena retención. En nariz notas de café y chocolate fundido, aromas de malta torrefacta y caramelos de regaliz. Sabor de malta torrefacta y pimienta y paladar amargo/dulce. Cuepo medio/intenso y carbonatación moderada/suave. Largo final de chocolate quemado y toque de regaliz. Café seco en el retrogusto. ABV bien enmascarado. On-tap. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on jan´13. Black color, tan froth & fairly good retention crown. Coffee & fudge chocolate notes, roasted malt aroma & licorice candies to the nose. Roasted malt & pepper flavor, bitter/sweet mouthfeel. Medium to dense body. Moderate to low carbonation. Burnt chocolate & licorice touch are shown in a long finish. Dry coffe on the aftertaste. ABV well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 25, 2013
0,33l bottle from Sörspecialista, Budapest. Opaque, black colored beer with medium, creamy, light-brown head. Chocolate, smoke, roasted malt and some caramel appears in the aroma. It’s less hoppy, than Hel & Verdoemenis, but it has stronger malt flavours, esspecially smoked malt, which gives it a bit meet flavour. Wooden cask and alcohol flavour also appears. It’s medium sweet because of the alcohol. Creamy texture, full body and average carbonation. Smoky finish. With its smoky malt flavours it’s another unique Imperial Stout from De Molen. Creamy, full bodied and alcoholly. Delicious and strong one.


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