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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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RATINGS: 483   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (706) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2010
A bottle, from the Rake. All round sampling. World class head. Excellent lacing, top head, dark rich malts, creamy chocolate, excellent bitterness, fantastic bitterness, excellent balance, gorgeous dark roasted malts, rich and intense like a perfect night out, dark guey tan on appearance. Opaque colour. Menno, you are a LEGEND!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2010
750 ml bottle. Nearly completely black, large, thick brown head with fair retention, solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate covered cherries, vanilla beans. Taste is bitter cocoa, vanilla, coffee grounds finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (320) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle@home Apperance: PItch black with a huge beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma: Peat, Malt, Chocolate, Coffee. Taste: Chocolate, Tar, Peat, Espresso, Roasted malts, Grain. Palate: Very smoky and complex and ends very dry. Lots of things going on in this one. Still, it feels balanced. I like it. Another great beer from De Molen. Although, 1 18cl bottle was enough :)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2010
Poured with no head, very dark brown body with bits of yeast floating. My nose is not working too well but mainly got chocolate notes. Fairly full bodied in the taste, don’t seem to pick up on the peat, smooth, chocolate then some peat late in the finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6895) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3567) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3346) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2345) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1332) - 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.


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