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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: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


INDASTRIA's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, - NOV 29, 2011
Tap @ La tana (had a bottle of it sometime in the past). First of all, i love this beer. Black with reddish shadow solid color. Big creamy condensed cappuccino head. This beer is very hard to pour, the head prevails on the body no matter what or how you do. It’s a common issue shared by some other de molen beers. Intense herbs, malt, chocolate, cappuccino, tobacco and a little bit of smokiness aroma. Very good Taste of herbs, chocolate, sweet espresso, lactose, smokiness, peated malt, wood. Dry bitter finish. Quite carbonated but enjoyable anyhow. Big, massive body but silky mouthfeel. Basically the H&A is a really astonishing IRS (bitterness and sweetness perfectly balanced), in addition the peated malt gives a very brilliant smokiness feature which does absolutely not make the beer tasting like a fancy liquor or low alcohol whyshy. It’s not a really complex beer, the dark lord it is for instance, but in the first case i’d drink an entire bottle of of it without any problem cause the beer is damned enjoyable; for the darklord i doubt i’d like to. <3


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (463) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
Tar pool black with small non-persistent tan head, oily sheen on top. The peated malt dominates the aroma, giving it a beautiful smoky bonfire aroma, along with licorice, iodine, dark chocolate. The taste has a strong molasses base, with a heap of smoky peat, iodine, espresso, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and charcoal dryness in the finish. The syrupy body and low carbonation make this a slow sipper to savour, like a good Islay whiskey. Fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arnoudaantjes (15) - - AUG 20, 2015
Bloody excellent. Aroma of peat and a slight sweet smell. Peat in the taste, bit of chocolate, bitter, smoky. Bit pricey, but absolutly wordt it!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (1232) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Ljuba taste with him many thanks.Available in Soljica Cafe Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark color with thick dark head.Aroma of smoked and some black fruits.Taste wau great full flavour balanced of coffee, roasted malt, pepper, leather, some chocolate, wodden barrel note.Perfect.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (205) - - AUG 14, 2015
10%ABV. Smoked Imperial Stout. Poured out of the bottle a dark syrupy black brown. 40şSRM. Did a side by side comparison with the Hel & Verdoemenis which I liked very much and this had distinctly more smokey nose. Hickory smoke, maybe a smidge of peat. Palate is syrupy and beware! There is no carbonation to lift it above the molasses-like mouthfeel. There is burnt toast an interesting spicy note which is brief and then mesquite, bamboo charcoal, sweet honeyed dates.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1331) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with a very small brown head that doesn’t last. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, dates, figs, prunes, coffee and smoke. Nice warm smooth texture. Quite thin. Alcohol is relatively well covered but it comes through at the end. Quite smoky. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (465) - POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Różnie bywa z De Molenem, ale 24 plato wędzonego torfem nie sposób sobie odmówić. I nie ma czego żałować. Już aromat urywa dupę. ogromne ilości wędzonej torfowości pod postacią palonych kabli, starej pracowni chemicznej w liceum, są nawet mityczne spieczone szyny kolejowa, a w tle czekolada i zgrabnie ukryty szlachetny alkohol. Samo wąchanie sprawia niebywałą przyjemność. W smaku - potężnie i oleiście. To jedno z najbardziej bezkompromisowych piw jakie dane mi było pić. Najpierw uderzenie kakao i czekolady, szybko zalane zostaje aptecznymi posmakami. Whisky dominuje nad wszystkim. Alkohol przyjemnie ogrzewa przełyk (i uderza do głowy!). Wspaniały RIS. Taki, przy którym człowiek żałuje że to tylko 330ml.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2759) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Thick roast malt nose, smoke, fish flakes, dark fruit, and alc. fumes. Dark brown. Heavy roast malt, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, and a small coffee note in late mid and final. Heavy, full-bodied stuff. Wow! Has a lot going on. Smooth and boozy, but doesn’t really feel like 10%

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (133) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma: Mostly peat malt/smoke, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Appearance: Intensely black with an (almost non-existing, quickly fading) off-white head. Taste/Palate: Again mostly peat malt/smoke, coffee, chocolate, licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (875) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2015
Impressive licorice aroma with a sour twist in an inky black pour. Taste is the same - with hints of chocolate and coffee and a tasty sustained finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1282) - 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.


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