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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (724) - Genova, ITALY - JAN 27, 2015
Bottiglia 33cl comprata da giangaspero e bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma non troppo persistente. Carbonazione media, corpo pesantuccio. Molto torbata ma bilanciata da un buon amaro. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (242) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015

Bottled on 14 may 2013 Double Stout à rapprocher de la tradition: tout en équilibre entre les malts torréfiés, l’amertume et les saveurs fumées-épicées-sucrées.
Son nez est magnifique: très fumé, fleuri, chocolaté légèrement boisé et peu amère. La bouche, assez ronde, moyennement dense et un peu aqueuse, offre des saveurs torréfiées de malts chocolatés accompagnés d’un petit goût lacté et d’une levure épicée sur des notes poivrées et légèrement vanillées qui laisse le palais gras et la langue farineuse avec un grain cacaoté. Le houblonnage en final est plutôt minérale sur une longueur moyenne avec une pointe surette. Sympa ces arômes rémanents en bouche fort moelleux goût chocolat fumé et épicé légèrement surets.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4506) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle: Deep, cloudy brown, tan ring. Chocolate, tea, earthy aroma. Taste is very smooth chocolate malt, wood....a bit of earth.. This old bottle handed down by Shrubber85 may have lost some alcohol heat and flattened a bit by age and sampling, but it was still very nice....mellow and mild.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (803) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Mikon luona 1/2015. Interesting smoky and "bready" imperial stout. Moderately hopped.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 6, 2015
Very unique beer. Im not normally a stout drinker, so this is an acquired taste. But the peat smokey aroma is like "wow" and really hits the nise and taste buds. Also i get tastes of dark chocolate and a hint of caramel. Appearance is a bold jet black. Palate is very smooth and creamy, impressive for 10%. Overall it is clearly a great beer, but ive knocked it down a bit for its very strong distinct taste that is either a love it or hate it one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Holy crap, this is great. 2011 Bottle pours pitch black, huge tan head; De Molen beers always froth up faster than I expect. Sweet smoke on the nose, chocolate, peppery espresso. Taste follows: like a bacon-smoked chocolate bar. Velvety mouthfeel. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (328) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Nero impenetrabile,schiuma generosissima beige. Al naso orzo,caffè torrefatto,frutta rossa disidratata,cioccolato. In bocca la birra è cremosa, e poco carbonata. Sapore affumicato che colpisce la bocca, tortino al cioccolato che dona una pesante dolcezza. Il sentore affumicato è un amalgama perfetto,che guida verso un finale alla cenere,al cuoio, molto ben fatto. È una imperial stout leggermente sui generis, in bocca rilascia anche frutta rossa e vaniglia. È molto buona,sicuramente. Bella birra.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrik (349) - - JAN 2, 2015
Mycket fyllig å Patrikarna älskar fylliga komplexa doften. Smakar krämigt å lite vanilj kaffe mer mörk choklad. Fiiin mycket fyllig kraftig öl som precis håller på gå över gränsen. Köp å drick

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magicmn (112) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 1, 2015
Deep brown to black colour. Very strong smoaked and toffy aroma. Would be better to let it it stay for few minutes before driink. Taste is more elegant - not so smoaked, chokolade, lacrice roasted a bit. Finish is awesome intensive chocolate sweetness with light toffy notes and trace of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1906) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours an insanely dark black with a thin, dense beige head. The aroma is heavy and robust with notes of licorice, dark chocolate and peat smoke notes. The flavour profile is laden with tons of robust roasted malts. A dense, full bodied brew with tons of dark chocolate and espresso notes. The finish is heavy and bitter with light alcohol. A superb Imperial Stout.


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