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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is iodine and toasted malty. Solid smoked, iodine and sweet malty. Fruity. Sweet, smoked and fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by Joris ]. Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, smoke, peat, light chocolate. Flavour is light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, smoke, peated, earthy - damp stain - fusty, minerals. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. IMO, I expected at bit more - sorry !!! [20131024]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2013
(bottle) pours a hazy deep ruby-brown colour with a very small light beige head. aroma of heavy peat smoke, cherry obstler, orange peel, light bretty funk, sugar icing, roasted malts and mon chéri. flavour is again slightly tart and bretty, quite dusty as well, with more peat smoke, earth and toasted malts, some charred wood and a lingering sweetness in the finish. heavy-bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16789) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 12, 2013
Runder, leicht säuerlicher und torfiger Antrunk. Rauchig, die Lagerung ist erkennbar. Rund, zum Ende eher laff, wenig säuerlich. 11/11/10/11/11/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1713) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
330 ml bottle at home - bottled 19/03/2013. Upon opening the bottle I already had a little aha-erlebnis as there was a tart aspect to the escaping fruity aromas... And my impression got confirmed in the first sip - infection - but wow, the result is quite interesting! Aroma is like a great Red/Brown Old Flemish Sour (similar to Ypres but a tad less subtle) - plums, raisings, fine port notes. Taste is a really well balanced sour-malty stout with nice roasted notes. Better than the Tart of Darkness :-) (sorry inside joke with a friend).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (124) - - NOV 8, 2013
Very smokey whiskey on the nose. Pours with a thin lacing. I am struggling with this one (writing as I drink), on smelling it I thought they had over done it on the whiskey and could have blended it back a bit, but on second thoughts... Definitely TCP/medicinal notes, which normally I’m not a fan of, this beer may sway me though. Very peaty and earthy on the finish which I like. For 11.4% this drinks very easily, and is quite balanced. For me that is the most impesive part. Overall, I’d certainly have this again, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2611) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
33cl bottle at De Molen. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Thick body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter notes. Whiskey, berries and wood. A decent imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maakun (3567) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2016 Sour with notes of the peaty whisky, like a glass of red wine gone bad with some ashes tipped into it. Looked flat, but had a nice color. Poured it down the drain after drinking half of it. Update two and a half years later. Seems a bit less sour, massive peat with some sour fruits and a touch of chocolate in the background. Lots of yeast too. Lingering peat lasts for a very long time. Last time I rated this 1.5 I’ve had some crazy things during the years in between and I’ll score it higher now, but it’s still way too extreme for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/4/13] Bottle shared at a tasting at chriso’s place. Thanks harrisoni for this bottle! Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Boozy aroma of whiskey, some smokiness, some iodine and some dark fruits. Sourish oaky flavor with malt, dark fruits, whiskey, smoke and iodine. Medium to full-bodied. Weird and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1832) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
Sort skum hvid kort Tøv jord malt røg Bitter moderat sød lidt sur lidt Flad oile

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