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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Brewed with smoked malts and chili peppers.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle, bottled 06/08/12, 20/09/13. Pours black with a decent, latte-colored head. Aroma is a lot of smoke and tar, Finnish tar pastilles. Some smoked ham there too. Taste is also a lot of smoke and tar, but not so much tar pastilles. Light salty liquorice, smoked ham again. Aftertaste is malty, tarry, smoked ham. Pretty stiff and full, a bit too much carbonation. Good, but not as pleasant as Schlenkerlas.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Znakomite podwedzane piwo od Mollena. Bardzo dobre jedno z nielicznych ktore moze sie rownac, a nawet od niektorych jest lepsze piw z Bamberga. Slody mocno wedzone i palone, nuty drewna i zwlaszcza slody whisky sie wyczuwa w smaku, troche gozkiej czekolady tez jest. Spore nasycenie, co jest norma u Mollenow, co za tym idzie spora piana, trwala, gesta i o fioletowym odcieniu. Wszystko to tresciwe i sycace. Alkohol sprytnie ukryty. Finisz dlugo dlugo wedzony.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells intensive, smoky, a little spicy, overall intensive. The taste is creamy, smoky, a bit spicy, chili, nice and tasty! 12/13/12/13/11/12

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bryanvdv (450) - - JUL 6, 2013
Very dark brown beer. Brownish head, not much foam. Smells nice Smokey. Medium body. Bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8585) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle(#203):Deep ruby-amber coloured with a big and loose tanned head, dark-malty to caramelly nose with a touch of port-wine, a certain fruitiness and some peated malt are detectable, too; moderate sweet flavour with a slight bitterness, full bodied; a tinge of chilk shows up in the sweet-bitter and leathery finish. All in all just a mediocre De Molen product…

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Cloudy deep brown/black pour with thin to no off white head.... aroma of smoked peated malt, roasted malts and a little peppery.... taste of smoked malts, roasted, chocolate and some peppery heat .... has a bitter dry smoked and peppery finish ... quite a mix abv hidden well

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (828) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 10, 2013
dark brown colour, minimal creamy brownish head; aroma of smoked ham with maltyness; taste of smoked ham and cheese with roasted malt, malty sweetness and sourness; bitter aftertaste; great smoked beer and great beer again from De Molen

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finwe (392) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Smoky aroma with peaty impression and roast malt along with liquorice and a hint of chocolate. Smoked malt dominates the flavour. There is sweet maltiness and a hint of bitter dark chocolate here as well. Malty finish. I failed to notice any fiery sensation due to chilli peppers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2013
Keg (Pikkulintu Helsinki)
Nice soft smokey aroma. Some sweet pepperiness too. Some thinness to the palate, noticeable carbonation. Slightly less exciting in the taste. A nice smoky roast, dry, touch woody, burnt wood. Has a kind-of wooden barrel aged feel to it, that I like. And that charred wood stays for thhe finish. Shame about the thinneess, but on the flip-side, there’s no alcohol in the taste. In the finish you can detect some vapour, but it’s not out of place. I lov Menno’s brews, but for some reason the smoked ones always leave me disappointed (only relative to the level of brilliance I expect from Menno, not in an absolute scale, as you can hopefully tell).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2013
Bottled 330ml. -at Sörspecialista.hu, Budapest. Black coloured, minimal sized pale beige head, smoke and leather in the nose. Roasted malt, smoke, some chocolate and dark fruits with rather bitter finish. Nice smoked but expected better one.


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