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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Drank a 2014 bottle with Kaspar at my place 23-12-2015. Good smoked stout. Very smoky smell, but the taste is more balanced. Pretty complex, rich and sweet. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chris0r (23) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Well smoked stout. Strong chocolate with some espresso. Nice caramel on the side. Some vanilla and bourbon. Like it

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours dark brown with a small head. Nose shows heavy peat, chocolate, soft roast and caramel. Flavours include more peat, roasted malt and soft caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1430) - - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are large smokiness, chocolate, and roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (674) - POLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się niewielka, beżowa pianka, szybko redukująca się do kożuszka. Barwa niemal czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowym refleksem przy dnie. Aromat intensywny, głównie torowy (bandaże, szkocka, smoła), w tle kawa, czekolada i ogniskowa wędzonka oraz odrobina wanilii z lukrecją. W smaku piwo jest delikatne, oleiste, aksamitne i wyklejające - na początku słodka mleczna czekolada i espresso, po chwili wchodzą ostrzejsze nuty torfowo-dymne, spalone kable mieszają się z oscypkiem (fuj!), na końcu pojawiają się dębowo waniliowe niuanse ze szczyptą sosu sojowego... Goryczka nieduża, palona. Wysycenie niskie, alkohol perfekcyjnie ukryty, nawet rozgrzewanie w przełyku niewielkie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2423) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
5 oz glass from tap @ Arendsnest. Not the first time I’ve had this, but the previous was years ago. Almost blac color, not quite opaque. Dense beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma’s: leather, smoke. Even more smoke retronasal, and additionally some sweetness and light fruit. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, chocolate, smoke. Alcoholfeel is quite mild for the 10%. Rather full bodied. Finishes with lots of smoke and leather, and some roast. Not very subtle, but I quite like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1911) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Blackness. Smoked sausage with chocolate sauce. Awkwardly delicious. Backlog from 2014/10/11.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (814) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
@ Beerpreuverie Horst. Heel donkere kleur en weinig kraag. In smaak en aroma the usual suspects koffie, mokka, chocolade. Romig met een een wat tegenvallende body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (538) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Prezentacja:
ciemnobrunatne, piana brązowa, drobna, nietrwała, natychmiast opada do cieniutkiej obrączki;
Aromat:
czekoalda, kakao, orzechy, kawa, alkohol, w tle wędzonka;
Odczucie:
ciało średnie ku niskiemu, bardzo gładkie, średnio nasycone, alkohol grzeje w przełyk;
Smak:
czekolada deserowa, wędzonka drzewna, oscypkowa, likier czekoladowy;
Ogólnie:
troszkę zbyt wyraźny alkohol a za słaba wędzonka, choć ogólnie piwko smaczne.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
(7) Good beer - Similar to others - intense and strong - powerful and full bodied.


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