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


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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3045) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
0,75 l bottle as in picture. Pours black with little head. Peaty aroma, roasted and burnt malts and some coffee. Aroma is strong, flavour is strong and full. Again the peatiness and the burnt malt is really present here. Some dark earth tones are present too. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4377) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle 33cl from bierkoning thanks. The most intense and impressive gushing ever, remains only 15% of the bottle in my glass !! A dark beer with caramel and smoked notes, aroma is smoked and sweet with a creamy body and fruity finish, ashes notes, unfortunately too less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense Brown head. Aroma of liqourice, roast, herbs, chocolate, some coffee light roast and Spice. Flavour of liqourice, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, smoke, herbs, roast some spice and Loads of other tings going on. Medium to full bodied. Roasty and spiced bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1942) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Notes of chocolate and coffee bound together by a sizeable plume of charcoal smoke. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MalcolmTucker (790) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Balck with small tan head. Peat and ash aroma. Flavour is restranged smoke with vanilla, liquorice and chocolate. Bitter but not too much. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
0.33 L bottle. Tall mostely diminishing choco head. Body is entirely black. Heavily roasted and smoky dark malt to the nose. A whiff of tar and peat, and hint of chocolate and vanilla. Near full-bodied. Viscous texture. Well roasted dark malts withe choco and licorice tones. Firm bitterness, both from the malts and the hops. Peat and smoke in the backbone. Smoky dark malts linger in a lasting finish. Very potent, very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (470) - - FEB 28, 2012
Little head. Very dark and earthy. Peat comes through strongly in the taste and reminders of whiskey come to the nose. Excellent beer. Wow and Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (147) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2012
4 finger mocca-colored head that sinks to a 1/2 finger, black body with a tint of red. Nose: Smoked notes, leather, figs, dates and recently burned out fire-place. Aroma: Smoked notes, leather, ash, bitter chocolate, dates, soy-sauce, licorice, figs and medicinal notes. Complex. Long sem-bitter ending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (886) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 19, 2012
Big peat meets De Molen. Black color with not so much of foam. Aromas of Peat and coffee. Chocolate,coffee,peat, whiskey roasted malts,dark fruits.....all these flavors blend in this amazing beer. Strong on alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2499) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Gushing volcano after the champagne style opening extravaganza. Big pillowy tan head atop a black oil like substance below. Big roasted malt aroma, hint of burnt rubber and band-aid like smoke aroma. Sour flavor with subdued chocolate and smoke. A little tart and not to style. But close to the description. Should be classed as a smoked beer with IS as the base. Decent though.

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