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

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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Nip. Bottle 55. Bottled on 18/01/2010. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of peat malt, sweet chocolate, and licorice. Flavor of peaty chocolate, light tangy licorice, and a subtle black malt. Palate is creamy and coating, but doesnt linger long. A fine brew.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (363) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alomtnez (138) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10787) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1384) - Bod, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbonga (30) - - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (787) - NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
Flaske delt med esp0r. Svart farge, oljeaktig viskositet. Lavt karbonert. Beige skumrand. Smaker brent malt,ryk, sjokolade, kaffe, lakris. Meget bra l

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (800) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (733) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by Cuso at RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Thanks!
Very dark brown body, with a massive, frothy, brown head.
Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, some smoke, dark and dried fruits, liquorice.
Taste follows this, with some more caramel.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes roasty, dry, with coffee, cocoa powder, dried fruits.

Tasty. Full, heavy malty, but still not as strong as the ABV suggests. Not among my favourite Imperial Stouts, but a very pleasant one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1363) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2015
Botte. RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Amber body with low head. Aroma has toffee, coffee, roasted characters. Taste has medium-high sweetness, medium to low bitterness, chocolate notes, tabacco. Body is full, higher carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gurthnar (2639) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma solventy, alcohol, lots of chocolate, dried fruits. Temperky. Pitch black colour. Lots of solventy temperky in taste. Might be OK at another time, but something went wrong here either with the beer or with me.


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