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

bottled
common

on tap
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzie (768) - Pula, CROATIA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle 0,33l from Hoppiness beer shop in Koper, Slo. Dense black liquid with small tan head. Roasted smoked smell, wooden note. Full body, light carbonation. Strong smoked taste, a hint of wood in it, medium sweetness, a hint of coffee, very long finish. Can taste some alcohol in aftertaste, but doesn’t bother me. Opened 2 years from the day of bottling. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle; pours black with a tan head; earthy aroma with roasted malt, chocolate, with hints of licorice and coffee; taste is smooth with chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, and a hint of coffee; finish is earthy with some bitter roast; very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Bottle brout back from a trip to Amsterdam. Pours black with a big foamy beige head that fades to a rim. The aroma of hospitals with peaty smoke. The taste has peat, hospital, leather and aome chocolate. Lingering peat smoke in the finish. Interesting and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1655) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 2, 2016
butelka, warka rozlana 28/11/2014. geste i prawie czarne juz przy nalewaniu, praktycznie bez piany. aromat intensywnie wedzony, pol na pol - wedzonych sliwek i drewna. w tle jakies czekoladowe nuty, jakies rodzynki, pewnie cos jeszcze, ale chowa sie to za wedzonka. W ustach pelne, lepkie, slodkie, smak to powtorka z aromatow. wedzonka okazuje sie taka... fajna, smakowita, jedzeniowa. dlugie posmaki, dosc mocne rozgrzewanie w przelyku. klasa

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1634) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Vintage, botted on 25-02-2011, ABV 9.5%, 33cl bottle at home from Plan B, Rotterdam. Nose is whiskey. Body is pitch black, head is small, brow, fizzy, fully diminishing, no lacing. Aroma is raisin, chocolate liqueur, whiskey, roasty, licorice, vanilla, fruity wineish. Medium to heavy sweet, heavy roasty bitter, light fruity sour. finish is long lasting roasty fruity medium bittersweet, light alcohol warmth. Full body, oily slightly sticky texture, nearly flat carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, I was expecting to a smokey beer, but this is not smoky at all, great one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4886) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2016
Pitch black color. Low carbonation. Lots of smoke, peat, characoal and dark chocolate. Very nice lingering dark chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Smells of dark cherries, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, bourbon, cocoa, caramel and dark berries. The taste is well balanced, with notes of roasted malts, peat, cherries, chocolate, some coffee and whiskey. Very nice balance, all the notes are kind of mellow and toned down.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanfl (602) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 4, 2016
Deeb black body, small lasting beige head. Strong peaty aroma, coffee, sweet chocolate, charcoal, dried fruits, toffee, liquorice notes, light alcohol fusel notes. Flavours of peat, sweet chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, vanilla, alcohol fusel, liquorice notes. Long roasted malt and peaty finish, bitter and slightly dry. Long peaty aftertaste. A beer for peat lover. Full body, low carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2582) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2016
Pours dark with low ligh brown head Aromas of peat, smokey whisky, german sausage, black malts Taste has smoke, peat, whisky, hints of chocolate and coffee, dark bread, brown sugar. Too smoky for my taste

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
creppyiceman (383) - POLAND - FEB 21, 2016
(bottle 330ml) Aroma: lovely punch of peated malt,some roastiness and coffee in the back. Appearance:jet black, small beige head with tiny bubbles and nice lacing. Taste:sweet flavour of peat,caramel and milk chocolate, coffee finish,looong bitter roasty aftertaste. Palate:full body, insenly smooth and thick,low carbonation.-simply dangerous. Overall: Oh my godness me as a peat lover it is dream come true for me,


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