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


on tap

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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2010
bottle bought 2 Struise store. #1239. bo 01-18-10 dark brown, light tan head. aroma, char nose, light roasted malt and chocolate with some bittering hops and citrus. flavors, lot of peat in this one, enjoyable without ruining the whole experience followed by some bitter hops, dry palate, a tad light on the palate with chocolate finish. Not a big fan of the overly peat/char beers, and this one is right where it should be. Enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3261) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a thin creamy tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, chocolate, some ripe dark fruits, some alcohol, some peat and a bit of resin. Flavor is bitter, roasted with some tobacco, peat and coffee. Slightly fruity in the beginning, but mostly very dry and bitter, especially in the finish. Very full bodied, but slightly harsh. Nice clear defined taste that’s not all over the place. Creamy texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcsimmo (30) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
Little bottle (180ml). Overwhelming smoky aroma. Small head with little retention. Oily black with low carbonation. Bitter burnt smoky aftertaste. Challenging but satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
Medium carbonation tan head very dark stout aroma molasses peaty mocca coffee smokey note some fruit flavour strong coffee molasses dark fruit like raisin strong peat involvement gritty touch lovely bitter smooth yet pronounced strong taste a creaminess finish coffee peat bitter flavour so so smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JUL 9, 2010
Interesting. Nose is very porter like with a bit of peat. In the mouth it is silky smooth and very imperial. Dark chocolate dominates with a medium bitter finish and an aftertaste of peated malt sticking to the tongue and lingering for a while. Not super complex but well made and different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1284) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Another little gem from SeaBass. Bottle 1239. A: Pours a nice dark brown / light black hue. Nice tan head good retention and some spotty lace. S: Aromas of lightly smoked malt, earth, and dark fruit. Very subtle dark chocolate notes with hints of earthy coffee. T: Wonderful light smoke flavors. Peaty and earthy but not a bit over the top. Mild chocolate, grassy hops, and dark fruits. Chocolate and coffee are there but they are in the background. Earthy flavors rule here. M: Medium in body, subtle carbonation, dry, a bit bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (386) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2010
180mL bottle, brewed 14/12/09. Pours opaque black-red with no head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, peat/whiskey, dark fruit, port, soy sauce, vegemite and alcohol. Flavours of earth, leather, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee beans, dark fruit and alcohol. Full bodied, completely flat but this doesn’t detract too much from the mouthfeel as the heat of the alcohol compensates somewhat for the lack of carbonation. Thick and oily with an alcoholic and roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joen (38) - Tricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2010
Small 18 cl bottle brewed on 14th december 2009. No head on this beer which was the only weakness of this beer. Nice roasted malty arome with a hop (amarillo ofcourse) finish. Aroma is malty bit hoppy but above al chocolate. Mild bitter after taste and a smooth mouthfeel. When the temperature of the beer rises during degustation, the amarillo becomes more eminent. At the recommended temperature of 16 degrees C, this beer is like a melted bag of maltesers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle. Dense black pour with a creamy tan head that lasts a while. Peaty aroma has notes of salty licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vegemite, seaweed and coffee. Flavour is very similar but more peaty and straightforward, with the licorice, chocolate and malt standing out, and notes of coffee, vegemite, cherry and caramel holding it all together. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, with low carbonation and a lingering bitter, smoky finish. This is yet another fantastic Imperial Stout from De Molen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2010
At a tasting, Thanks Tomer, pours an opaque black liquid with a dark brown head, aroma of chimney, coffee, chocolate, cherry, cognac and American hops, flavor of smoked meat, bacon, charcoal, cigar, coffee and grapefruit bitterness, full bodied. Could be outstanding without the hoppy character.

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