Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Brewed with smoked malts and chili peppers.

HomeBrew_Man's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomeBrew_Man (10) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Intense! This is something that I think a lot of people wouldn’t like, especially people that don’t like oddball single malt scotches. Not that this is especially scotch-like, just similar in intensity.The peppers are kind of subdued - I wouldn’t mind if they were more prominent, but they’re very nice where they are. Charcoal, but a really nice charcoal, as weird as that sounds, and all kinds of herbally stuff I can’t put my finger on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2016
330ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Poured a brown color with a larger sized off white head. Smoke, woody, and lighter peppers in the finish. A bit on the over carbonated side, but aged ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (316) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
330ml bottle bought at Liberty Wine Merchants. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, resin, burnt tire, dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, resin, mazut and spicy. Burnt malt, resin aftertaste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Very hazy sienna hue with a tan head that retains nicely. Aroma of campfire smoke and caramel, woody undertones. Very smokey palate, sweetly smokey, with a quality reminiscent of burnt cork. Bready toffee handles the smoke wel and I like how they work together. Absolutely no hint of chillies for me, but a great full bodied smokey ale regardless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1678) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
bottle at home. Bottle date 14/10/2009 - BBD + 5 years. Pours dark brown with a small small small head. Very nice nutty smoked nose, strong caramel malts, brown sugar, only a subtle of madeira. Medium and sweet but well-rounded body, nice roasty notes, some bitters in the back, spicy & hot in the finish, but mellowed out - hurray as I am not for hot spices in beer. Taste is roasted and caramel malts, dates, leather, some tar and tobacco. Wow, splendid. Why oh why did they stop reaching such heights...?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uhhmeister (111) - - MAR 28, 2016
Niezbyt obfita, jednak kremowa i ładna piana. W aromacie czuć trochę szyszek i igieł, dalej ognisko, suszona wołowina, tytoń, a wszystko oczywiście skompane w bardzo zbalansowanej jak to u DeMolena wędzonce, która momentami wpada w torfową. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi czekolada i śliwka - jest zajebiście. W smaku (jak dla mnie) od razu daje o sobie znać pikantność, pali rure. Czuć jednak wyraźnie nuty palone, czekoladowe, jest też wędzona szynka. Jak dla mnie poziom wędzonki jest dosyć wysoki i tutaj plus, natomiast za ostrym nie przepadam, a to piwo opaliło mnie konkretnie. Jeśli ktoś lubi takie klimaty to definitywnie must-have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10787) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle - Lots of smoke that permeates the room. Deep dark brown with a huge creamy beige head. Sweet, malty dark fruit, smoke and a nice long sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with red hints and a light tannish head. Aromas of smoky phenolics, licorice, and dates. Flavors follow same with a hot and antiseptic mouthfeel. A little throat burn... Didn’t think I would, but I like the heat with the smoke...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatusBeer (281) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 330 ml bottle. Dark black colour with head off. Bacon and smoked meat notes in aroma. Chocolate and coffee in the beggining,the center of the beer has bacon and meat signs. Spicy chilli aftertaste. Wow. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2954) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle at 100piv tasting 03/2016. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is extra smoked, wood, fire. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, extra smoked, bacon, ham, some medicinal notes, peach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukka19 (420) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle at 100 piv. Dark brown to black color with medium white head. Aroma of smoked meat, tobacco, prunes, dark chocolate notes. Taste is smoky, roasty, chocolate, medium hoppy, medium sweet, balanced, lively carbonation.good

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