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


on tap

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (3258) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
Aroma of dark malt, bourbon, chocolate, subtle smoke, some coffee, peat, wood. Flavour is peaty, chocolate, malty, bourbon, medium to heavy sweet, but within the boundaries. Hides its alcohol remarkably well, I can’t believe this is 11%. Complex and balanced, wonderful beer and one of the finest from De Molen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
5/VII/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a , bottled: 9/VII/13 (2014-765) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy dark brown beer, aery beige irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: dusty, cocoa powder, bit sourish, chocolate, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of chocolate, mocha, some coffee, caramel. Aftertaste: lots of chocolate, alcohol, boozy, caramel, bitter, more chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, wet earth, salt, dark chocolate and bread. Complex flavour of roasted malts, salt, bread, some licorice and sweet whisky notes. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Very original flavours and the barrel is not overwhelming. I must say that I like this, quite the contrary to other recent BA Molen imperial stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9007) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours deep dark red-brown, almost black color with a small off-white head. Very strong bourbon notes on the nose, dark roasted malts, very faint smoke notes, wood and molasses. Roasted malts and chocolate on the flavor, bourbon, syrup and sugar, licorice too, some alcohol burn at the end. A bit sweet but very refined and especially the aroma is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
33 cl bottle @ tiong. Bottled 09.07.2014, BBE 09.07.2024
Aroma is sweet with whisky tones; peat and licorice. Smoke is just in the background. Also some sweet maltyness. Flavour has peaty notes, whisky, salty licorice and some peat. Nice, I like the licorice notes here and this is quite balanced. Not sure what makes this more smoky than others De Molen BA beers though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6280) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
330ml bottle from De Molen Webshop

Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of whisky, oak, wood, vanilla, cocoa, some roastiness and smoked notes. Taste is heavy, roasty and sweet with notes of syrup, smokiness, wood and vanilla, hints of peat. Finish is sweet, heavy and warming with notes of smokiness, roastiness, licorice, peat, oak and whisky. Surprisingly good and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
__Rb81 (628) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle at home (bottled July 9 2013). Pours black with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of smoke, bourbon, dark chocolate. Sweet, light smokey taste, roasted malts, dark chocolate, alcohol, coffee. Maybe just a bit to sharp in the iodine/alcohol in the aftertaste. Nevertheless, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - JUL 23, 2014
Bouteille. De Molen Shop. Robe noir intense, belle mousse beige foncé. Nez de malt torréfié, de chocolat noir et de caramel avec une note boisée en retrait. La bouche est étonnante. d’abord douce sur des notes légères de grains de café, de malt fumé et de sucre brun, elle se prolonge sur une longue acidité astringente aux parfums de raisins verts. Finale amère et sèche sur le chocolat noir. Bière plate. Une grande stout surprenante par son acidité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4039) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours deep black with quickly receding tan head and a sweet chocolate and liquorice aroma. Complex smoked flavours, thick and oily mouthfeel with a hint of diesel, BBQ woodchips, caramel, berries, teasing toffee and a subtle sweetness. A taste that feels like it’s constantly evolving. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Erwin! Pitch-black, quickly gone mocha head. Nose is sweet liquorish, roast, bourbon, light roast. This blueberry, roast, molasses, liquorish, booze, light smoke. Rich liquorish body. Very nice stuff.

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