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


on tap


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
A Smoked Imperial Stout with peppers.
Batch #1 and regular batches: Madame Jeanette
Batch #2: 2013, Naga Jaloki. http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/de-molen-hot-spicy-naga-joloki/230744/
Batch #3: 2014, Terrible Trinidad. http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/de-molen-hot-spicy-terrible-trinidad-moruga-scorpion-chili/263434/
Batch #4: 2015, Madame Jeanette

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (16977) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
Schwarze Farbe, keine schaumbildung. Geruch holzig, reife Früchte, bourbon, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, torfig, Kleber, alkoholisch.
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Fast schwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, reife Früchte. Geschmack nach Kaffee, Röstmalzig, Pfeffer, Chili, angenehme Schärfe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Keg at borefts. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, apple, light spice, taste is sweet toffee vanilla, light burn from the chili.
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2014 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle at home. Sweet chocolate nose and hint of spice, rich chocolate taste, liquorice, chewy, warm spice at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4104) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
At Borefts 2015. Aroma of whiskey, cherry, mild smoke and subtle chili. Taste has lots of cherry whiskey booze at first, but then the chili takes hold, which nicely combines with the softer previous tones. Good balanced beer.
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Unlike the naga joloki, this one is balanced. First tones of coffee and roasted malt, after that some sharp pepper, but not too dominant. The barrel aging makes the beer more smooth and gentle, has some distant vanilla as well. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1798) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
On tap, 1dl tasting glass @ Borefts 2015, Bodegraven. Body is pitch black, head is very small, fully diminishing. Nose is smoky, flavor is chemical, hot spicy, chilly, smoky, roasted malt. Medium sweet, medium to heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty medium bitter, medium hot spicy. Full body, dry texture, nearly flat carbonation. Quite heavy due to spicyness, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
-day after thoughts- Smokey, meat, roasted malt and chocolate. Chili burn, sweet and slick finish. Overall: A fun beer that is nice to try at least once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with nice brown head. Aroma is sweet, malt, smoke, fruity chili, brownie, slight heat, molasses, vanilla. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, vanilla then hits you with fruity chili and burning heat. Smooth full body. Long burn! Dark rich chocolate. Went amazing with chili sausage and barbecue!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle (from Koht Auction), 11% ABV, bottled 16.09.2013. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is roast, smoke, malt, bread, and some alcohol. Flavor is intense chili, roast, dark chocolate, smoke. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
Fuck. Yes! Smoke? Check! Chili? Check! Vanilla and chocolate? Check! Pitch Black and Smokey nose! Little fruity as well. And BAM! The chilis hit you like furious piranhas in a pool spilled with Virgin blood. And then smoke rolls over you, adding to bonfire in your mouth. So complex, spicy and fruity, yet dark and chocolaty and smooth. Yes!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9276) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 16.09.2013.
Pours pitch black color with a red tint on the sides and a small beige head. Very interesting aroma on this one, some chocolate cherry, wood, mild smoky notes, faint chili and dark malts. Coffee and dark berries on the flavor, dark chocolate and slightly roasted malts, the chili notes appear more towards the end. The mild burning sensation lingers for a while but never too strong, quite balanced actually. Not sure how strong the chili would have been on a fresh bottle but here it feels just right. Very creamy full palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne; bottled Sept 16th 2013; 11% ABV
Black color with compact brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit dusty; not chocolaty as expected usually from De Molen. Good body strength; it has the usual excellent chocolate flavor, less sweet than other Imperial Stouts, with strong but correct bitterness, and a chili kick that it’s just right for my palate. But don’t drink another beer after this one.
Chili beer is not a favorite style, but this one is very well brewed.

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