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


on tap

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RATINGS: 538   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, smoke - peat, bourbon, moderate hoppy. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - oily, carbonation is soft. [20090226]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours black, pitch black with a dense and small tan head. Smoked and roasted malt aroma, promise of a smooth, thick and smoked imp stout. Dry to sweet dense malty initially flavour impression with a light smoked note and light acidic note coming through. Lasting smoked, chocolate and dark to hardroasted malt impression into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30812) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, and smoke. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol, and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an opaque black with a creamy light brown head. Hard roasted malt aroma, tar and peaty smoke. Quite full-bodied with loads of burned malt and tobacco with an underlying vanilla sweetness. Some malt bitterness yet manages to end sweet. 160509

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, liquorice, chocolate and dried fruits with notes of smoke. Roasted flavour of caramelk, smoke, chocolate and dried fruits. Roasted and smoked finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Bottled (226 out of 360). Pitch black colour, mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is dark dry dark fruits, some caramel malts, raisins, licorice, mild alcohol and some slight berries and fruits, Flavour is mild roasted malts, grass, flavour and some licorice as well as dark dry fruits and coffee. This would probably do a good job in wooden oak casks or something. A wellbalanced and nicely roasted imperial stout with coffee and some slight fruity notes. A very complex, yet wellbalanced imperial stout. Can’t say much more than WOW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smoky chocoalte aroma with some hints of licorice. Roasted malty smoke chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky finish with hints of chocolate and licorice in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
29th June 2010
Opaque black beer, thick tan head. Smoky peaty nose. Softish palate. Dark malt that is quite milky, almost creamy. Mild smoke and peat are obvious. Coffee and licorice in the undertone. Finishes soft and dry. As the beer warms there is chocolate and marmite. Minerals. Complex, dark and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle at the Grove Huddersfield ... Black ... roast malt nose ... smooth roast malt ... little toffee ... deep roast...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013
2013-06-12, bottle, brewed 06.02.2008, 5 years old, 9.5% ABV, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Black color with giant compact brownish head. The aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate starts acquiring light impressions of leather and whiskey. Full bodied, with lean mouthfeel; excellent roasted malt flavor, caramel, some dark chocolate, touch of whiskey and peat; correct bitterness; great balance in the end, with warming alcohol.
Still complex and excellent.

2013-05-24, draught at Pibar, Lausanne, 10% ABV, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Black color with creamy head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt and smoke, campfire. Good body strength, with smooth mouthfeel; strong flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, quite strong smoke, light whiskey; just drier than the average De Molen Imperial Stout.

2012-04-12, corked bottle, brewed 17.10.2008, 4 years old, 9.5% ABV, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Black color; medium sized creamy head. Very nice aroma, peaty, some liquorice. Full bodied, with good malt and caramel flavor, good chocolate, some tar and liquorice, sweet. Still strong bitterness, with some roasted malt.

2009-05-16, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, brewed 06.02.2008, 9.5% ABV, 8-4-9-4-18=43
Very dark color, small head. Very nice aroma, balanced, roasted malt, phenol, alcohol, smoke. Good body, good flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, well sweet with very good smoke touch. Great.

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