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


on tap

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdavidh (154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at The Trappist in Oakland. Not sure which variant I had - was described as "dark strong with Scottish peat smoked barley". Jet black color with a creamy head that left thick lacing. Very smoky, both in flavor and nose. Bit of a sweet finish. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1570) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 25, 2014
33cl bottle. Color is dark brown to dark. Head is quite thin. Body is medium. Still quite soft. Finish is slightly long. Taste is medium bitter but balanced. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, a lot of smoke, slighlty fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Very dark beer with a brown head. Taste is full bodied and filled with coffee, cacao, a little smoke and lots of bitter. Great beer with a longlasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
Not quite the taste bomb I expected, but more of a middle of the road. Even the high ABV doesn’t enter into it. Good ash finish and heavenly peat aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1053) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice and lasting lightbrown foamy head. Smoke aroma with some sence of coffee and licorice. The taste is sweet, light bitter. full body with a nice warm roasted end. The alcohol is well hidden. Barcelona

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MonsterMagnet (330) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle, dated 7/12/2011, 10% abv. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma: smoke, chocolate, liquorice, dark bread, somewhat earthy Taste: wow, peated barley! Even if not barrel aged, there’s definitely the taste of Islay whisky in there. Roast, dark chocolate, coffee, mocha, liquorice, bread. Full bodied, moderately sweet, smokey (but not too smokey!) and a nice long lingering peaty and bitter finish. Love it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (573) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Dark amber body, very thin white foam with poor retention. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, smoked prunes, licorice, ammonia and hints of chocolate. Taste of coffee, peat, sweet malt, toffee, dark chocolate, blackberries. Thin and light for the abv. Late heat wave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Delicious smoky stout with an aroma of chocolate, roasty malts, plums and caramel. Taste is smoke again, whiskey, dark chocolates ,coffee bones and malts and hops putting eachoter in balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (884) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Pours thick black,huge, stable light tan head. Aroma is smoky, licorice. Taste the same, quite sweet, medium carb. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3426) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with stable tan head. Dark aroma of roasted malt, smoke and liquorice. Roasty and smoky flavour, with notes of coffee and a touch of liquorice and caramel. Lingering, smoky aftertaste. Bitter finish. Good.

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