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


on tap

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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 28, 2011
La meno aggressiva delle 3 imperial bevute, grandissima birra, caffè e cioccolato, caramello e miele, che buona!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Rerate draught at 3 små rum 2011-11-03 Göteborg AR:smoke, susage, peaty AP: pitch black wee beige head F. dark cholcate, peatiness, heavy bitterness, tar, a bit to much of everyting but still a good brew??? New rating: 3,4 New average 3,4 Bottle shared thx to ekstedt 2011-04-01 Göteborg F: pity, smokey, warming, bit of coal AR: sprity, smokey AP: dark brown, fluffy dark head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Nose is dark roasted coffee, heavy leather, mediumdry malt, feel is medium fat, carb is mediumlow, taste is sweeter coffee acids, walnut, dark malt, then licorice finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5987) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle from Bierzwerg. Black color with huge light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood, roasted malt, liquorice. Taste, chocolate, milk coffee, blackberries with strong alcohol, bittersweet finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9349) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
330mL black wax from Ma Che Siete in Rome. The pour is a deep brune to near black with a gargantuan, sheen, dark mocha head erupting out of the snifter. Good retention but not too much lace. Looks hysterical. Aroma is oil cured Beldi olive heavy, burnt cherries, roast, forest, hazelnut, raspberry chocolate. Moving to muted, rich ganache and welcome soft alcohol. Very inviting. Taste is tart, sweet, plasticy, oily, hazelnut liquor, strawberry vodka, warming alcohol. Tannic, dry, roasty, cocoa powder palate. More attenuated than I was expect. No smoke or peat character. On the right track but needs a little work. Would like to revisit this one in a 750 format perhaps with a little more age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Pours black with a red hue with a nice brown head. The aroma is strong on roast with a lot of fresh grounded coffee notes along with a cocoa and liquorice component too. There are also notes of hops and a bit of smoke and tar. Some caramel sweetness in the mix as well. The taste reveals some of the peat smoked malts that were used in this beer. Bitter liquorice, dark bitter chocolate and coffee as well. The smoke component has a hint of tar and is also slightly chemical. Finishes bitter with hops, tar, smoke and liquorice. Very nice and different imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
(Bottle) Pours dark brown, black in the glass with a medium sized and creamy brown head. The aroma holds smoke up front but there is also some room for roasted malt. Meat/fish, peat, camp fire/charcoal and chocolate most notable. Undertones of tar, liquorice, vanilla ice cream, black currant and cherry lemonade, cigar, bitter nut shells, light dark fruits/figs/prunes/dates/raisins, light caramel and grapefruity/perfume-ish hops. The nose is a perfect blend between a German smoked Bock and a chocolaty Imp. Really enjoyable nose. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of smoke, roast, citric hops and salt. Salt liquorice, vanilla, tar/meat/camp fire/peat, chocolate and subtle dark fruits. The mouthfeel is creamy and quite silky with alight carbonation. Cocoa and grapefruit lingers. Near full-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with a nice beige head. Peaty aroma, smoked fish, tar and some dark chocolate. Smoked flavor, tar notes, quite bitter, soot, pine. Long bitter salty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
Bottled from Systembolaget. Thx Gustaf Black with a medium, beige head. Smoky, peaty leather-aroma. Very smoked flavour. Slightly sourish, but mostly sweet malt. Tar and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black color, small brownish tan head. Aroma has a great deal of roast surrounding a peated base. Throw in some liquorice, dried fruits, bitter coffee and some chocolate, and you’ve got it. Very strong attack on the nose. Also some spices around the edges. The taste has an interesting, roasty and spicy bitterness to it. The modest carbonation tickles the palate, tossing around roast, liquorice and coffee quite graciously. Very nice balance. Some fresh dry hops in the end as well. Very nice indeed.

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