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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbli (143) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle 330ml, pours pitch black with long lasting pillowy brownish head that is just perfect and remains extremly long. Aroma of dark chocolate, soy sauce, red fruits, licorice, balsamico and a hint of fresh roasted coffee. When it gets warmer red wine aromas get noticable. In taste the coffee feeling is much stronger. Light sourness, medium sweetness combined with a delicate bitterness that leads to slightly ashy finish. Full bodied with well hidden alcohol and nice drinkability, nevertheless ashiness is a bit to high imo and reduces the mouth feeling, but I can’t stop sniffing it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (191) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Uitgeschonken in tulpglas, zeer donker bijna zwart bier met donker beige schuimkraag die snel wegtrekt. De geur is zeer aromatisch, koffie, geturfde whisky erg speciaal! De smaak van deze Imperial Stout is zeer bijzonder. Tonen van koffie, karamel, pure chocolade en dan die whisky tonen.. Het eerste bier van Brouwerij de Molen wat ik ooit proef, en ik ben gelijk verkocht. Ik ken de smaak van sterk geturfde whisky's zeer goed, en de Bruichladdich peat proef je gewoon echt in dit Hemel & Aarde bier, met een aangename rooksmaak. De afdronk is zeer lang en aangenaam, verwarmende alcoholische whisky aroma's. Conclusie: geweldig en complex bier, met voorsprong het beste Nederlandse bier tot nu geproefd, nee zelfs een van de beste bieren van allemaal tot nu toe. Zeker een keer een bezoek brengen aan deze bijzondere Nederlandse micro brouwerij, het vakmanschap proef je echt in dit bier terug!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (739) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2015
On pumped tap @erzbierschof. Pitch black with little foam. Peated coffee smell. The taste is also prayed and thick and smooth. The aftertaste is tiny bit bitter. Quite awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (1560) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
0,33l fles meegebracht bij meijer uit egmond aan zee. Zwart als inkt met een lichte bruine kraag. Aroma met peated malts, Chili peper cacao en espresso. Smaak is vol bitterzoet met een afdronk die via kers naar zoute drop loopt. Erg goede imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (606) - ROMANIA - FEB 19, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy smoked, roasted, bourbon. Flavor is moderate bitter with quite strong smoked notes, roasted malt, bourbon. Thick mouthfeel. Smoked aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1646) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with small tan head. Bitter chocolate, soy and liquor in the aroma. Taste is complex with some chocolate notes. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1085) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 3, 2015
May 2012 bottle. Perfect aroma of dark bitter chocolate, coffee and Port wine. Beautiful. Beer is pitch black with slight ruby reflections. Beige head, solid for some time. Unfortunately big gushing occurred. Great mouth feel where the level of carbonation is low, which is perfect. It’s a pity it’s not more thick and dense. In taste it’s rather sweet. A lot of malty notes, a bit of wooden barrel and alcoholic. Nice bitter coffee finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2015
May 2013 bottle. Big, big nose, chocolate, soy, smoke, sea water. Pitch black with a thick milshake head. Sweet chocolate flavor, cream, umami, some coffee, smoke, whisky, sea water. Seems to be peated, but no medicinal, bandaid aspect. Fabulous stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (868) - Genova, ITALY - JAN 27, 2015
Bottiglia 33cl comprata da giangaspero e bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma non troppo persistente. Carbonazione media, corpo pesantuccio. Molto torbata ma bilanciata da un buon amaro. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (284) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015

Bottled on 14 may 2013 Double Stout à rapprocher de la tradition: tout en équilibre entre les malts torréfiés, l’amertume et les saveurs fumées-épicées-sucrées.
Son nez est magnifique: très fumé, fleuri, chocolaté légèrement boisé et peu amère. La bouche, assez ronde, moyennement dense et un peu aqueuse, offre des saveurs torréfiées de malts chocolatés accompagnés d’un petit goût lacté et d’une levure épicée sur des notes poivrées et légèrement vanillées qui laisse le palais gras et la langue farineuse avec un grain cacaoté. Le houblonnage en final est plutôt minérale sur une longueur moyenne avec une pointe surette. Sympa ces arômes rémanents en bouche fort moelleux goût chocolat fumé et épicé légèrement surets.

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