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


on tap

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RATINGS: 572   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2278) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
5 oz glass from tap @ Arendsnest. Not the first time I’ve had this, but the previous was years ago. Almost blac color, not quite opaque. Dense beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma’s: leather, smoke. Even more smoke retronasal, and additionally some sweetness and light fruit. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, chocolate, smoke. Alcoholfeel is quite mild for the 10%. Rather full bodied. Finishes with lots of smoke and leather, and some roast. Not very subtle, but I quite like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1588) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Blackness. Smoked sausage with chocolate sauce. Awkwardly delicious. Backlog from 2014/10/11.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (802) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
@ Beerpreuverie Horst. Heel donkere kleur en weinig kraag. In smaak en aroma the usual suspects koffie, mokka, chocolade. Romig met een een wat tegenvallende body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (450) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
ciemnobrunatne, piana brązowa, drobna, nietrwała, natychmiast opada do cieniutkiej obrączki;
czekoalda, kakao, orzechy, kawa, alkohol, w tle wędzonka;
ciało średnie ku niskiemu, bardzo gładkie, średnio nasycone, alkohol grzeje w przełyk;
czekolada deserowa, wędzonka drzewna, oscypkowa, likier czekoladowy;
troszkę zbyt wyraźny alkohol a za słaba wędzonka, choć ogólnie piwko smaczne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
(7) Good beer - Similar to others - intense and strong - powerful and full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (504) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
Stooor smag og lugt af røg. Ibu på 96 smages. Helt klart tørverøget øl, da den smager af fed røglugt som ofte er i whisky

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Smoke/peat, chocolate, liquorice, roasted malts, coffee, molasses. Moderate sweetness and mild to moderate bitterness. Somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (490) - HONG KONG - OCT 30, 2015
Pours black with minimal brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, wood and coffee. Taste is same as complex: coffee, smoked wood, cocoa, vanilla. Medium body, booze well hidden, medium bitterness. Fantastic, as any other De Molen stout! Masters!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5158) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a dark brown color with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chalky ashes, light bacon, cocoa and wood. Taste has more wood, cocoa, espresso, ashes and wood smoke. Full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, nice dry RIS

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3353) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Not far off black. Ring of tan. Slow motion in the glass. First aroma on opening was smoked fish. Thankfully that faded somewhat, soon after. What’s left is a medicinal, liniment, sticking plaster vibe. Big, peaty smoke. Background tar, liquorice, and praline. Taste is smooth, vanilla sweetness. Lots of peaty, ashy bitterness. Smooth, lightly drying palate. Finishes light bitter. Smoky, vanilla sweet on the lips. Close gets tangy, burnt bitter. Complex gear. Never entirely loses the smoked fish thing, for me, though. Would be interested to try the BA variants of this.

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