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

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


fidelis83's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2168) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Black pour with a tall creamy tan head that eventually fades to 1 finger. Aroma is huge on peat smoke and iodine, along with woody smoke and dark chocolate, then some briny char, roast, earth, licorice and burnt nuts. Flavor is all chocolate and peat smoke up front, followed by dark roast coffee, roasted nuts, campfire smoke, earth, hints of sautéed dark fruit, burnt sugar, earth, burning hay and lighter roast, briny char, roast and lots of lingering smoke to the finish. Heavy body, creamy, oily and syrupy entry, heavy and blanketing carbonation and oily, boozy, slightly solvent-like and slightly acidic finish. Really tasty stuff overall, the flavor lasts forever and moves from one group of tastes to the next like acts in a play. Way, way over carbonated though, coupled with the light, but odd acidity in the finish, I have to wonder if it might be infected.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (999) - 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 (207) - 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 (132) - 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 (48) - - 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 (450) - 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 (1715) - 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!

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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salwal (62) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Muy oscura, espuma beige con manchas marrones muy abundante y poco densa. Fuerte aroma a tabaco que casi tapa otros valores: cuero, chocolate, malta tostada. Muy compleja en boca, donde sigue prevaleciendo el tabaco, junto con muchas otras cosas: café, whisky, vainilla, chocolate. Muy seca. Mucho cuerpo y baja carbonatación. Toda una experiencia para los sentidos. Requiere repetir.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (278) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Erz Winti. Pours black with a beautiful head, a gradient of all bubble sizes you can imagine. Intense malt aroma, pure sweet taste of... Well, ImpStout. Incredibly beautiful.


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