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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: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3374) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1846) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle shared by maxxdaddy) Deep dark brown verging on black at points; oily looking; little to no head. Smokey; peaty; earthy; roasted; dark chocolate aromas. Alcohol sneaks in at first; then deep roasted malts; hint of sweetness; peat comes through as well; finishes with a more chocolate finish. Thick, viscous and very subtle carbonation. Nicely drinkable for the complexity and weight; good sipper

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle… Murky, dark brown ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aromatics are malty and smoky, lending notes of peat smoke, hickory smoke, caramel, dark chocolate and salty bacon. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty, smoky and bittersweet (more bitter than sweet). Finishes smoky, burnt and moderately bitter. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2010
At a tasting, thick brownish head, opaque black with hints of brown streaks, Strong aroma of roasted coffee, smoked meat, olives and chocolate, dlavour of charred wood, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and vanila, prunes and thick dark soy, some light hops lurking in the back, long bitter chocolate aftertaste. Good and suprisingly original.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle #315: Pitch black, big stable tanned head, leaving a good lace; vanilla, leather and liquorice in the dry vinous and roasty nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied; lingering solid sweet-bitter finish with wood,tobacco and toasted malt. Very complex, very demanding....., but not my cup of tea!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle at a tasting: burnt malt, some smoke, burnt toast, charcoal, something organic/earthy, some honey sweetness coming through, also some herbal hoppy bitterness, creamy full bodied mouthfill, great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of burnt wood, roasted malt and some espresso. Smoked, roasted flavor with espresso, smoked meat, wood, alcohol and bitterness of hops, somewhat herbal/piney. Full-bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2010
18cl bottle. Pours a black with very small hints of dark red and a long lasting super puffy dark tan head. Gorgeous looking beer. Nose is super dense malts, alcohol, and tons of smoked heavily peated malt. Bitter and peaty all over with lingering notes of nut and chocolate as the bitterness and smoke begin to fade. Alcohol is no existant. Body is incredibly dense and chewy. Fantastically made. Another homerun by De Molen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8066) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy roast malts with lots of smoky notes. Dark chocolate with gritty grain. Cocoa bean with hazelnuts. Flavours are bitter dark chocolate with lots of peppery alcohol. Creamy with light berries and bready yeast. Coffee roast malts with grapefruit bitterness and lots of alcohol. Gritty and earthy on the finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle. Black beer with a light but nice brown head. The aroma is smokey and roasted, the flavour is deeply roasted and bitter. Overall a very nice well roasted and bitter beer.


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