Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Brewed with smoked malts and chili peppers.

floris87's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SyncP (42) - - OCT 20, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Poors very dark brown, small head that dissipates quickly. Strong smokey aroma, ashtray-like with chili hints beneath the blanket of smoke. Taste: smoke, smoke, smoke. A little maltiness. Chocolate. The chili is far in the background, barely noticeable. Was more pronounced on the nose. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4989) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2016
Thanks to the Pulfer guys I guess in Čakovec! Misty brown body. Smoked malts completely dominate this, giving notes of pancetta. Malty taste, again pancetta. Soft and slightly sweetish. No trace of chili peppers both in the taste and on the ingredients list, even though it does says Spiced somewhere, which was perplexing. Oh well, still a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kostasgiotis (89) - GREECE - OCT 14, 2016
Total black body with a off white head.Aromas of smoke,bacon,liquorice,maybe some chocolate. I tastes almost as it smells. Sweet at first with a strong smoked sense that stays for a while.Chocolate is there. Great pairing with smoked meat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5915) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Monks, pours a deep black with medium to larger sized beige head. Smell and flavor of peat, barrel roast, chocolate, meat, and chili pepper especially in the flavor. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Lingering and complex brew which is usually the case with dark de molen offerings. Proost

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CyborgX (37) - THAILAND - OCT 12, 2016
Yet another fantastic beer from the masters at De Molen! Great aroma, and first taste tells you this is definitely NOT something to be gulped down... initial sweet and smokey taste, trails off to reveal the almost unnoticeable background of chillies. A great beer from one of, if not the best brewers of dark beers in the World! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1253) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (439) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (433) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3284) - 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.

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