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


on tap

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RATINGS: 543   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1467) - Bod, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Three years old. Pours a pitch black color with a light brown, creamy head. Very roasted aroma with lots of smoke, smoked meat, campfire, leather, coffee, dark wood and very dark chocolate. The flavor is also quite roasted with additional tones of ash, leather and rubber. Has a silky and slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A balanced and rich IS that is very well-roasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbonga (49) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Almost black with a small tan head. Amazing aroma of chocolate and smoke, with a little toffee and peat. Similar in taste with some dark berry fruit and the smoke is dialled back a bit. Medium sweet full body with a medium bitter finish. Alcohol is noticeable but nicely balanced. Some liquorice in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (897) - NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
Flaske delt med esp0r. Svart farge, oljeaktig viskositet. Lavt karbonert. Beige skumrand. Smaker brent malt,ryk, sjokolade, kaffe, lakris. Meget bra l

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1174) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. RB Meeting Vienna March Edition. Thanks to Cuso.Black body with brown head. Aroma is chocolate cocoa with hints of smoke. Taste is nearly the same maybe with some dried fruits. Aftertaste is medium bitter balanced by some sweetness and with some dryness. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1176) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by Cuso at RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Thanks!
Very dark brown body, with a massive, frothy, brown head.
Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, some smoke, dark and dried fruits, liquorice.
Taste follows this, with some more caramel.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes roasty, dry, with coffee, cocoa powder, dried fruits.

Tasty. Full, heavy malty, but still not as strong as the ABV suggests. Not among my favourite Imperial Stouts, but a very pleasant one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1584) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2015
Botte. RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Amber body with low head. Aroma has toffee, coffee, roasted characters. Taste has medium-high sweetness, medium to low bitterness, chocolate notes, tabacco. Body is full, higher carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (3347) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma solventy, alcohol, lots of chocolate, dried fruits. Temperky. Pitch black colour. Lots of solventy temperky in taste. Might be OK at another time, but something went wrong here either with the beer or with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (1069) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2015
bottle shared by Cuso at RB Vienna March Tasting. black color, very big coffee colored head. disappears after a while. smells smoky, malt backbone, some sweetness, kinda creamy smell. full body, very soft carbonation, slight smoky taste, quite well hidden, liqueurish, some malty sweetness, very creamy taste, very nice creamy taste, quite easily drinkable for the ABV. smokiness is quite subtle compared to the smell. quite like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (2404) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at RateBeer Tasting Vienna March 2015 edition. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, caramel, medium bitter, medium sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (4 years old, 2011 vintage). Dark brown, looks pitch black in the glass, with a big, fluffy, relatively persistent light beige head. Quite brackish upfront, toasty/roasty, a hint of vinegar and soy sauce, bitter dark chocolate, fresh vanilla beans, not much booze per se. Some mature apples/pears notes when a little bit warmer. Unbelievably balanced, it feels just so mellow and harmonious, perfectly bitter sweet component. Slightly spicy and chili like bitterness, definitely smoky/peated, but in a subtle way. Slick and sirupy, way easier to drink compared to the actual ABV, intense and lingering aftertaste of bitter dark chocolate, licorice and toasted malts. Average carbonation, medium to full body, oily texture. It may be the age, but this is a fantastic RIS.

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