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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


Bov's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10454) - Bienne, - NOV 17, 2012
form Erzbierschof - black beer with a modest head retention; aroma of peated whisky, cacao, nuts and vanilla; full-bodied, rounded and very tasty; subtle carbonation and solidly bitter, very long nutty, peated and chocolatey finish with more notes of whisky and tar - great


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (97) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma: Mostly peat malt/smoke, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Appearance: Intensely black with an (almost non-existing, quickly fading) off-white head. Taste/Palate: Again mostly peat malt/smoke, coffee, chocolate, licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2015
Impressive licorice aroma with a sour twist in an inky black pour. Taste is the same - with hints of chocolate and coffee and a tasty sustained finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1092) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
330ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, smoked, chocolate, licorice, alcoholic - whiskey. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full almost creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Great aroma of bonfire smokeness with chocolate and coffee. Pours pitch black with small but stable tan head. Taste is medium dry. Beer is very smooth and incredibly balanced between smoke and chocolate. Finish is medium, herbal bitter. Overall fantastic!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
likeatrainwreck (154) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Massive peaty malty aromas... the flavour follows suit, big roasty, boozy, whisky, coffee... warming. Quite a thin body and not too sweet, which makes it alarmingly drinkable. Stunning stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IngetSlick (56) - - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014/11). Low, creamy, beige/brown head. Black body. Smells of roasted hops, coffee, nuts, leather, oil. Tastes strong of salt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted hops, very spicy. Sweet, salt and bitter. Clear finish (thankfully). A surprisingly different touch to this beer which I appreciate, even though it’s not particurlarly a beer I enjoy that much it’s a good brew none the less.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (468) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Pitch black colour, poor head. Aroma: malt, roastness, smoke, ash, coffee. Taste is also roasted, some coffee, chocolate, peat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
2010 bottle at arendsnest, amsterdam. Black as night, brown head. Aroma has deep roasty notes, some whiskey notes and wet wood. Roasty body, coffee, some whiskey, barrels.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Synz0r (11) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle @ drie dorstige herten. Pours pitch black with a creamy head. Aroma is peat, smoke, malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is coffee, smoked, slightly bitter, certain sweet presence. I approve!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salwal (73) - - JUN 10, 2015
Pours pitch black with thick Brown head. Smell is malt an peat. Very heavy peat taste to while being sweet. Some grass and very long and peaty aftermath... I’m not much of a Fan of peated Single malts but this is decent and I like the crafty Idea behind it.


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