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


on tap

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6519) - Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good; brownish-black with tan head. Smells malty. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. I like the peated malt in this one. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Lots of similarities in De Molen’s brews...good thing they have a good thing! This one, unfortunately was way heavy on the ashtray. Charcoal pour with a small latte head. Loads of peat, char, soot, burnt wood, smoke, and soot. Yes, I used soot twice. Hints of brownie batter, chocolate, and vanilla. Just hard to find the other qualities. Not very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottled. Pours black in colour with a tan head. Burnt wood, licorice and whiskey in aroma. More burnt wood, ash and some coffee in taste. Also some vanilla in aftertaste. Smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
bottle, black black pour, zero head. light to medium peat in the nose, roasted malts with hint of choclate, Immediate heavy peat in the flavor. light black licorice gets overpowered by the scotch peatiness. Chocolate comes through as it warms. good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Almost black, brown head. Dark chocolate, peat, ashpalt, ash, charred oak, licorice. Really a thick and chewy beer. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours black with tan head and head seems to stay around. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a Smokey roasted. Taste is a strong alcohol with a Smokey chocolate following. Great sipping imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2171) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle at bar. Black color, brown head. Roasty taste with much liquorice, chocolate, coffee, smoke and some oak. Burnt finish with coffee. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark black, aroma is smoky and the flavour is smoky as well, overall it is drinkable and nice, more smoke then i was expecting. nice beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours black as night with a fuming head that lingers like a fresh memory. Aromas of heavily peated malt with a touch of candy rock. I would have guessed this was Belgian just from the aroma alone. Medium full nectar with mild liquid carbonation. Mild to moderate sugar levels on this with a heavy smoked peat bill. Extreme in nature, like no beer I’ve had before. I drink scotch from Isaly for a reason, the heavy peat and smoke profiles. This brew is that. Iodine is on the finish sliding down with the sugary maltiness. It leaves a tingling feeling on my tongue. No different from drinking a campfire. You gotta try this brew. Bottle says good for for 25 years. Bamn!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
Draught at The White Horse on Parsons Green. Black pour, average tan creamy/frothy head. Oily heavy roast aroma, herbal and quite smokey. Taste follows, more alcohol, a bit of kerosene and anise - lovely and balanced. Average body, almost watery for an imperial stout, mild carbonation, longish burnt treacle herbal boozy finish. Love it, nice and smokey.

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