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


on tap

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RATINGS: 549   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1102) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle. Dark but surprisingly transparent beer. It has a little odd head that is quite fizzy, but still brown and solid. The aroma is pretty mellow and hoppy for an imperial stout. Perhaps a little saisonish. Caramel malt here as well. Tastes deliciously bitter and hoppy. Lots of coffee and chocolate in this fizzy thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me, that there were a little bit IPA mixed in this one. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle, shared with Jeff. Hearty looking molasses-like pour with a thick, tight brown crown that languishes and leaves lacy sheets. Aroma is quite intensely smokey, evocative of salted cured meats, with underlying burnt sugars and chocolate. On the palate the smokiness was more creosote in nature, and until the beer warmed it was dominant and harsh. After some air time things seemed to balance out and this became delicious and drinkable, with balanced flavours of chocolate, dark fruits, leather, and heavy smoke. Finish was bordering on hotly alcoholic, but never went too far. I will seek out more of this to lay down-- I would love to taste this in 5 years, and then again in 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
chocolate, coffee, basement aromas, black, brown foam, minimal head, medium sourness, lightly bitter, flat, long finish, Thought it had a smoked taste in it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrispthompson (29) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pitch black. Insane stouty nose, like nothing I've ever tasted, extreme stout flavor with licorice and dark chocolate. Small creamy head. Really enjoyed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - JUN 6, 2012
Rich black with thin light brown head. Immediate aroma of anise and smoke. Nice and rich dark chocolate and coffee coming through the peat and anise, very well balanced. Really pleased that it’s not overdone. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel. This is a great imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1280) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Pitch black brown with a 3" brown crown floating on top. Aroma......smells like a two day old camp fire pit a brick of dark chocolate melted in it, did I mention the fresh rubber boot. So much peat so little time. Big heavy malt bomb with chocolate and some much campfire I’m scared. So high quality. My burp was metallic. Blueberry like sweetness but oh so smokey. No alcohol at all in the flavour. So very dry, oh so smoky. Coffee is really coming through when warm. Man this is good.....I got nothing ells to say.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown / very dark cola pour with a smaller white head. Big roasty nose with rich licorice. Medium palate (for the style). Taste is rich roasty malts, chocolate licorice, and a touch of sweet lactose. This is terrific.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2754) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted aromas. Pours really dark, with thin tan head, vanishing, and some lacing. Full body and soft carbonation. Taste is intense coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Really dense brew, a bit saturating. Long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
750ml bottle verey dark Fair brown head. Dark smoke or burnt aroma with some sharpness to the back end. First sip was shocking and I am not sure if I will finish the glass much less the bottle. Second big mouthful and I tell myself that this is smoke and good and then my tongue asks what the sourness, sharpness and disagreeable finish is to which my throught squeezes with assent. Perhaps it is off but I find too much of an off bitterness that now also tastes burnt to really enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
12oz bottle. Thanks to alex for sharing... Pours a tootsie roll deep brown, lesser intense at the edges and topped with a light wispy khaki head... Smoke, charry, cocoa, light in the paper, and peat to go along with the aformentioned... Fluffy mouthfeel with a peaty charred oaky chocolate flavor profile. Smooth and easy going without being overbearing. Tasty.

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