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


on tap

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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1933) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
33 bottle at home. Pitch black with almost no head. Full thick body with low carbonation. Well balanced smokey sweetness and bitter tones. Roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, ripe fruits and spices. A very tasty smoked imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (305) - FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
ça schlingue sévère et au goût, on comprend pourquoi ! ça oui, on sent bien la tourbe et c’est plutôt agréable d’une drôle de façon. On est pas loin de la cardamonne non plus ... Petite pointe de sucre sur la fin. Peu de gaz. Un chouîa liquoreux mais sans excès ... J’aime bien, ça se boit lentement; on est pas dans la séducion mais c’est ce qui la rend sympathique ... Je me comprend, c’est déjà ça !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matis (218) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Peat, tart, ash and woody smoke on nose. Chocolate contra in taste. Smoke again, peat and some burning gum. Not so full body what is the only defect. Lacs here a few years of aging :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with big tan head, nice settling. Aroma is oxidated, port, sweet, liquorice, rock cany, subtle smoke at first, roasty malts, oaky, brownie, chocolate, very smooth. Some port fruitiness. Taste is quite sweet, same notes as aroma, roasty malts, caramelm, slight port, smoke, dark fruits, grapes, very smooth. The smoke always in the background, standig out in finish. Very well balanced and smooth. Full sticky body with low carbonation. Smoky long lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alomtnez (236) - SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Very thin brownish head with poor retention. Opaque, very dark brown colour, almost black. Aroma is smoke, black cocoa, roasted and black coffee. Flavour is burnt, roasted dried fruits and cocoa with a dry burnt bitter finish. Very thick palate, creamy, full bodied with low carbonation. Very dry and burnt imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
A dark brown ale with a thick frothy lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet burned caramel malt with loads of peated notes, grassy hops, licorice notes, molasses, alcohol warmth, interesting. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel chocolate malt with loads of alcohol warmth, burned Caramel, peated notes, grassy hops, very nice. On tap at La Fine Mousse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1499) - Bodø, 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 (59) - - 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 (923) - NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
Flaske delt med esp0r. Svart farge, oljeaktig viskositet. Lavt karbonert. Beige skumrand. Smaker brent malt,røyk, sjokolade, kaffe, lakris. Meget bra øl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1266) - 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.

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