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


on tap


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
Matured on oak casks from Laproaig. That means lots and lots of peat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39787) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
From tap at Borefts. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked to peated malty. Dark roasted and smoked. Peated, dense malty and light bitterness. Lingering smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30935) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Draft at Borefts BF 2012. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of Laphroaig and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of Laphroaig and roasted malt, leading to a drybroasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2012. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of whisky. Sweet and roasted flavour of whisky with notes of dried ruits. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smoky woody Laphroaig aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody smoky Islay whisky and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18948) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
28th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 1. Dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth and sweetish dark malts. A little lactose. Smooth TCP whisky. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
tap at De Molen Festival 2012 ...Deep black ... thin tan lacing ... deep roast ... iodine whisky and soft malt nose ... dark malts ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate ... way too much whisky for me ... and the wrong one for me

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16789) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Draft at Borefts. Very dark maroon color, bright tan edge head. Aroma of smoke, peat, dark cocoa, coffee. Taste is sweet vanilla and coffee. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (16642) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14694) - 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.

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