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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Brewed with smoked malts and chili peppers.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - NOV 2, 2011
Vendor told me some bottles were off, but this one fortunately isn’t. Leathery, dark brown colour with good grayish brown head. Fantastic aroma dominated by smoked peat, but very well complemented by chili peppers, licorice, pine and maybe some berries. Very bitter taste, and the chilis give it just a very small spiciness, which should be acceptable for everyone (unlike Hot & Spicy, which I absolutely loved but didn’t go down well with everyone). Easily the best smoked ale I’ve had, although I haven’t had many.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Noir sombre avec un petit col marron. L’arôme à plein de fumée et un peu de piment. Très bizarre!... En bouche il y a plein de fumée, qui est intensifié avec du piment. Il y a du malt torréfié, et un peu d’houblon, mais c’est surtout une bière chaude! Plein du corps, avec un chaleur du piment qui viens fort dans l’après goût.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (430) - POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
0.33 bottle, bb 7.07.19. Pours black with large, beige, stable head. Lots of smoked notes, including peated malts and chocolate. Sweet, with spicy aftertaste of chili peppers. A bit over-carbonated, like many beers from de Molen. Overall quite interesting and complex.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (423) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 15, 2016
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo, impenetrabile, con riflessi rubino. Schiuma quasi assente. AROMA: salsa barbecue, carbone, affumicato, legnose, tostato. Veramente particolare e molto invitante e intenso. GUSTO: praticamente proprio come l’aroma, con in più del peperoncino piccante soprattutto verso la fine del sorso, nonché un leggero liquoroso. Retrogusto piccante e affumicato. Corpo strutturato, carbonizzazione media.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pioter (135) - POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Piana kremowa, pozostająca jako kożuszek, a później jako mały piercień. Dosc jasne jak na Stout. Ogolnie prawie brązowe z dosc mocnymi przebłyskami. W aromacie jest to co lubię. Słody whisky robią robotę. Torfowo, ale nie jako odstraszająco. W smaku dosc gorzkawo ale ładnie kontrowane przez słodycz. Wysoka pełnia. Mocno czuc chili, nie tylko w prełyku ale i na całym języku. Mocno rozgrzewa. Jest czekoladowo, torfowo. Kolejne ciekawe piwo, ale trzeba lubi takie.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle at the Hemelvaart Bier Café in Ayton. Deep brown, almost black with a cream head. Smoky bacon aroma with some hospital. The taste has lots of antiseptic smokiness with chocolate and chilli spice. A lot going on. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 07/07/2019 Pours a deep thick brown murky body, creamy tan head persists. BOOM! Pungent nose of smoked meat, camp fire, touch of earthy peat, chocolate, burnt toast, brown sugar, spicy dried chilli. Body is lovely & rich, slightly slick yet creamy, nice hum of chilli. This is just jam packed full of character! Starts with some sweet brown sugar, dark chocolate, leading onto dried sultana, date & prune-y sort of notes, then camp fire, charred meat, peat & smoked bacon, lingering on a warming finish with firm bitterness & chilli spice. Could see how this would polarise people, but I love it!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (609) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2016
330ml bottle, BB 7 Jul 2019. Dark brown, ruby highlights, small off white head, low carbonation. Strong aroma of smoked bacon, bourbon, campfire, charred meat. The taste also has a very strong peat smoke character, bacon, chocolate maltiness, earthy and spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, fairly slick, low carbonation. Quite good but the smokiness is a little too prominent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2318) - PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Poor retention. Intense Smoke, dark malts and lightly chillies in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is smoky with some chilli notes towards the end but fainted by the intense smoke notes. Overall, not exactly a beer to have in a BBQ but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesper86 (35) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2016 Not something I would want to drink everyday, but quite interesting nonetheless. Smoke, burnt matches, cacao, graphite, chipotle. Subtle sweetness, subtle bitterness. Not much foam. Carbonisation is nice and subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml, shared with Miro and Kova. Pours dark brown with beige head. Smoke, salt, peat in aroma. Roasted malts, some fruity notes, chocolate. Medium bodied. Not very complex.


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