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


on tap

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RATINGS: 613   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (628) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Black with a thick tan head that settles into a rocky foam. Aroma changes as the head settles. It starts out as molasses and coffee. As the foam settles, petrol notes come out, and finally it becomes earthy with notes of pine and toffee. Flavor is moderately bitter and rich. The viscosity is thin for an imperial stout, but it is silky smooth. Very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014

April 2013 - Bottle, 18 months old. Has a sickly yeasty barley smell like my homebrew. Big body. Some coffee,very very smokey. A little one dimensional, but alright. (3.8)

Sep 2014 - Bottle, 3 years old. Black with a big dense foamy tan head that endures. Aroma is fabric plaster, similar yeasty homebrew aroma to last time. Body is medium, low carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is peated, fabric plaster, agree with the lapsang tea description, finishes with an enduring breathy smokiness. One dimensional, and doesn’t seem to have improved with the extra age. I was probably slightly kind with my last rating. (3.7)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alectron (30) - - APR 20, 2013
Very interesting, incredibly well made, and for Stouts,which usually aren;t my thing as I often get very metallic notes, I liked this quite a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rugamu (134) - SPAIN - APR 19, 2013
Buena imperial stout, en está ocasión nos encontramos ante una de las cervezas con un gusto a café más marcado que he probado, alternándolo con unos tonos dulces. Cambia de sabor al final produciendo una agradable sensación. Al principio puede llegar a tener un extraño sabor, pero luego se deja querer en boca. No es de mis imperial stouts preferidas, pero repetiría.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
On tap @ Ölrepubliken Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and peaty notes. Malt, peat, coffee, chocolate and hops. Full body with a long, bitter sweet after taste.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2907) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutHead (945) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3392) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3389) - 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.

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