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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: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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.


harrisoni's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, - JUL 19, 2009
Cask handpull at The Grove, Huddersfield. Black with thin tan head. It’s outstanding. Great black choc flavour, bitter smooth and drinkable as Jan says, Doesn’t taste of 9.5% even. Drinkability. Chewy and unbelievably choccy and good. Lacks a little in mouthfeel choc is outstanding, bit of tar.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (35) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
Caramel, smoke, chili, figs, plums, chocolate, coffee, rye and grain. Smoked, but not as much as some smoked beers, where the smoke is way too much. This has smoked notes in balance with the other flavours of the porter, which is far more interesting as it brings complexity, but is not knocking out the other flavours. Could have more foam.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Trevor!! Heavy black, some light passing, nice offsetting light tan foam. Solid sweet smoke, bandaid/gauze. Lighter body than I expected for abv. Smoky malt is fantastic. Nice solid malt backbone. Bitter alcohol finish. Smooth, sweet, quite nice. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Glossy black. Smoke, right up front. Lovely smoked scotch malts. Chocolate, Tootsie Rolls, tons of scotch whisky, and a little vanilla. Smooth as hell, only slightly boozy. This is really, really tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (425) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
Dit is een bijzondere imperial stout. Zwartbruin bier met weinig schuim (crèmekleurig). Aroma: houtskool, stroop. Smaak: ook houtskool (licht bitter), geroosterd brood, karamel, chocola. Mooie zoete laag. Bittere nasmaak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4797) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet some years ago(?), dated 12 march 2012. PItch black color, ok brownish foam. High aroma intensity; heavy peat dominates ( glad I enjoy Isay whiskey), dark choclate, some licorice, light roastiness, malt and dried fruits. Full body & high complexity. Immediately quite sweet, high bitterness- ends up on the sweet side. Very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nutjes (227) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2016
33cl-fles bij Gainsbar te Kortrijk. U: Zwart met donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Turf, gerookte mout, chocolade en whisky. S: Whisky, karamel, geroosterde mout, turf, koffie en chocolade. M: Lichte carbonatie, zeer waterachtig mondgevoel. Lekker bier maar echt jammer van het waterachtige mondgevoel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5857) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours dark brown with an off white head. The aroma had licorice, rich malt and chocolate. It has a full rich body with mild carbonation. The taste has soy, roast and chocolate. Good

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (382) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
Puur zwart met mokkakleurige schuimkraag die snel wegebt tot fijn laagje. Aroma van rook, mout, sigaren. Geroosterde smaak. Pure chocolade, beetje (gebrande) caramel, turf, aarde. Afdronk heb je uren geniet van. Beetje bitter. Puur en onversneden. Op en top genietersbier. Klasse

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (338) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Tap@Taphouse. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is distinctly smoked with some burned caramel and charr. Taste is surprisingly sweet and distinctly smoked with roasted and charred malt. Finish is dry and bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
annemette (10) - - JUL 15, 2016
På taphouse. Mmmm tørv, meget lækker røg øl, sød med røg. God tørv smag og lang efter smag


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