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


on tap

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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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.

Gorm's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, - JAN 23, 2013
Kraftig øl med mye aroma. Bitter smak av humle og masse malt. Sjokolade, malurt og kraftig røyksmak. Ikke helt min smak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - Black pour with tan head. Big roasted smokey malty aroma and taste, burnt earthy notes, charred wooden notes, big burnt malty and smokey finish, quite a beast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (10731) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a small beige ehad. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, smoke, caramel, chocolate, oak and a heavy smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6273) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Very dark with some amber. A big tan head leaves a little lacing. Chocolate and earth in the aroma is big. Some dark fruit and smoke, too. Earthy chocolate is tasted first. Soft fruit, some of it dark. Some tobacco and campfire at the finish. Light fruity hop bitterness, too. This is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2016
24/V/16 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: 12/III/12 (2016-626) Possibly from Erwin’s birthday beers, in which case: thanks for sharing!

Clear deep dark brown beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing. Aroma: sweet, lots of dried fruits, prunes, soft peated touch, caramel, some coffee. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sweet, lots of dried fruits, caramel, coffee, bit sourish, nice roast, raisins. Aftertaste: sweet and malty, chocolate, smoky, soft peat, some honey, coffee, mocha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (926) - FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
Pours deep dark brown with medium brown head. Nose is smokey. Aromas are smoked and roasted malts, peat, caramel, leather. Average carbonation, full body. Long sweet and smokey finish. Amazing stuff, from color to texture, full of aromas and sensuality!! Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (709) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque pitch black with plenty of sediment floating around and a small, short lived, brown head that laces. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, licorice and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, peat, licorice, caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla with a dry, coffee finish. Full body with a thick, creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Fairly complex and well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1685) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 27, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Pitch black with a dark beige head. The aroma is a weird combination of smoke, peat and smoked cheese. Some chocolate later on, smoked as well. Taste: the peat an the smoke are mellower with malts mostly dominating - dark treacle, chocolate liqueur, warming alcohol. The finish is pretty hoppy and a bit alcoholic. Rich mouth-feel, yet easy-drinking. As the peat and the smoky cheese fade out a nit, the stout becomes much more tastier and smoother. A nice one, sort off...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
szymonskc (383) - Skórcz, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Aromat intensywny, paloność, torfowa wędzonka, czekolada, karmel, suszone owoce, rodzynki, lekki alkohol. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, niska, drobnopęcherzykowa, średnio trwała, lekko zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, pełne, oleiste, kawa, czekolada, paloność, suszone owoce, lukrecja, wędzonka, delikatny alkohol. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (714) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
Wonderful imp stout, peated and smokey, but not BA. Full of flavour and taste, love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlanzerBIER (2) - - MAY 13, 2016 does not count
Smoke in the water, the fire in the sky! There's Whisky barrel burning when taste it. Just awesome!

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