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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Matured on oak casks from Laproaig. That means lots and lots of peat.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (15990) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
Stark malziger Beginn mit deutlicher Rauchnote. Trocken werdend, süßlich, angenehm, leider wieder mal zu trocken. Kaum alkoholisch. 9/11/9/10//10

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8228) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 Thin beige-brown head over cloudy dark brown beer with vague amberish reflections. Very tarry, phenolic nose; concentrated peated malts’ aroma. Woody, tarry, peated malts, with a fine sourish lining that lends excellent balance. Hints at (alcohol?) sweetness; smoked à gogo. Warming up makes some fruity notes appearing, like billberries. Medium bodied, quite slick and serious alcoholheat. Very good one, for the Islay geeks. As me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
Black as night with a small brown head that quickly disappears, but the beer keeps fizzling away for a long time. Smells of whisky and smoke. The taste is actually alot sweeter than expected. Chocolatemalts aswell as the smokey taste from the laphroaig. Complex and great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2012
Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is big peatyiodine silty goodness, then some roasty malt and liquorice notes. Flavour is an slightly burning thick smokey peat madness, the fruity notes of the rasputin slowly shining through. Long silty iodine lingering roasty liquorice bitterness with some alcohol burn. Total merger of whiskey and beer. Awesome if that’s your thing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2012
2/XI/12 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: 28/VIII/12 (2012-1235)

Black beer, big aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: peated, lots of it! Some caramel, little sweet, bit leathery. MF: soft carbon, full body, smooth soft texture. Taste: some caramel, bit sugary start, lots of peated flavours, smoky, alcohol, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sugary, smoky, lots of peat! Love it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
Dark brown color, half finger of light brown head. Stayed at film through drinking. Good lacing. Lots of barrel notes in nose. Peat, band aids, oak, alcohol, and some sweet dark fruits and chocolate as the barrel notes subsided with air. Very peat, oak, and malt forward taste. Once opened up more of dark fruits and sweet chocolate took its place. Fairly well balanced and designed taste as get the base beer and the barrel. Just a slight lean to the barrel though. Slick and oily feel. Lotsof sweet and sugary chocolate and dark fruit taste in mid and back palate. Well hidden alcohol once this opened up. Slow drinkier as a very complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a clear and brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, roasted, smoke and peat. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol and tobacco. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012

Draught @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, smoke, medicine, light band-aid. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120928]


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