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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
Share this beer with friends!
Matured on oak casks from Laproaig. That means lots and lots of peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göterborg, on April 9, 2013.
During the De Molen Tap Takeover event.
Clear dark red color, minute tan head. Sweet, acidic, wood, peat taste. Acidic and peat, dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Peat, whisky, acidic scent. Also green apples.
Too much peat, wood, whisky character, also too acidic and too much green apples. That is for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at Borefts BF 2012, Bodegraven. Pours dark black-brown with a fine, beige foam head. Rich dark chocolate on the nose, some smokey barrel notes. Big sweet flavor with oily chocolate, moderte roast, light peat, burnt sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Chewy. Lightly warming finish with further oily chocolate notes, rich chocolate cake, light roast and peat. Great stuff. Fine, I’m a sucker for the De Molen monster stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is peated smoke, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is sweet roasted malt, peated smoke, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and light soy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6220) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
bottle at Aredsnest, black brown pour. very big oaky scotch aroma that dominates the stout characteristics. medium mouthfeel, low carbonation. Great beer if you like scotch

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1396) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
330 ml bottle, bottled on August 28, 2012. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with pretty much no head at all. Not much lacing, either. I like the aroma a lot, it smells like peated whisky (well, Laphroaig), wood, smoke/ash, and some iodine. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but there’s also a bit of licorice noticeable. But this brew is all about the peat and whisky. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s on the thinner side for a stout with very low carbonation. At the same time, it’s also a bit slick and coating. I liked this brew (just because of the smell and taste), but then I also like peaty Scotch Whisky. If you’re not into that, then you probably won’t like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5772) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle shared pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma is massive peat upfront, with chocolate, roasted malt, wood and licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Long sweet finish with smoke. Full bodied with no real carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Very thin tan head. No carbonation. Whiskey aroma. Massive peat aftertaste. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle @ home. Dark brown to black colour with no head at all. Smells heavy peated, wood, whisky. All other smell is blown away by the peat. Tastes heavy peated, wood, whisky, some liquorice, ash and tar. Quite a heavy one. Full body, little to no carbo, alcoholic. It?s a good beer, but it?s too peaty for me right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
33cl bouteille, bottled 28/08/2012. Brune foncée, col beige avec un léger doré au verre. Arôme est typique pour ce style de single malt, le bouquet tourber, cendre est prenant et dominant, le tout suivi d’un malt léger sur une effluve de sucre caramélisé ainsi que un peu de caramel. Palais met ici aussi bien en avant le caractère de Laphroiag avec un boisé restant en retrait par rapport à la présence de tourbe et fumé/cendre. Le malt est aussi présent et donne une dimension chocolatée restant en retrait. Le houblonné perce aussi et contribue à une ajout citronné léger mais quand me^me perceptible malgré la dominance du BA qui pour moi gâche un peu le reste des caractéristiques de la bière. Effervescence reste faiblarde avec un petit clin d’œil à un fruité rouges/baies. Le tout reste collant aux lèvres. Pas mauvaise, sympa à déguster une fois, puis à voir ailleurs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam; bottled 28 August 2012
It pours dark brown, not black, with barely some sparse head. The aroma is a peat festival, pure Laphroaig, with haring and iodine. The base beer is not as roasty as other Imperial Stouts, it’s instead well malty, with caramel, rather sweet; the peaty character is excellent; there is a mild salty presence, and a relatively strong bitterness; as usual, the alcohol is well managed.
Two thirds Barley Wine, one fourth Imperial Stout; another masterpiece by Menno.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50