Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Brewed with smoked malts and chili peppers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 12, 2013
330ml pourred into tulip. Pours a very deep opaque brown with copper highlights with one of the biggest head I’ve ever seen for a rauchbier with such a high abv. Aroma is a mix of campfire and caramel malts, cacao (as it warms up) and a bit of alcohol. Taste is obviously smoky and also a bit sugary as the brew warms up, and theres a bit of bitterness too. Mouthfeel is thin-slick (would’ve expected a thicker mouthfeel than that but its ok) with average carbonation. Aftertaste is full of roasted cereals, very nice. Overall a very nice high abv rauchbier (and my first de molen :D) I’ll try tasting their bloed zweet & tranen soon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle; pours nearly black with a tan head; smoky aroma with chocolate and malt; taste is predominantly smoke with some roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of chili; bitter roast finish; the chili is more a complimentary flavor and is not that prominent; good smoked beer though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (125) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Fles gekocht bij biernavigatie, uitgeschonken in Struise bierglas. Diep donkerbruine kleur met beige schuimkraag die vrij snel terugzakt maar wel in het glas aanwezig blijft. Krachtige aroma's van gebrande en gerookte mout, turf, chocolade, karamel en whisky. De smaken zijn complex en perfect gebalanceerd. Zeer rokerig smaakpallet met tonen van karamel, cacao, gebrand en gerookt hout, turf, aarde, teer, as, en peper. De chilipeper is een verfijnde toevoeging aan dit Rook & Vuur bier. Het geeft een lichte tinteling in het mondgevoel en de afdronk. De afdronk is verder licht bitter, medium lang en droog. Fascinerend en heel speciaal bier van brouwerij De Molen, je moet wel een liefhebber zijn van een sterk gerookte smaak, net als bij sterk geturfde single malt whisky's.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (966) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Black color with tan head. Aroma is smoked salmon, not too much bacon, very aromatic. Taste is smoked malts, a bit coffee, a nice little chili catch towards the end. Soft mouthfeel. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1029) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Gusher 5/12 bottle date, opened on 6/15. Dark brown pour tan head. Aroma whiskey chilis leather caramel. Tastes smoke, peppers, Brown sugar. Vigerous carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
330. Pours a murky near-black with a gigantic surging tower of tan mousse on top. Big smoky briny nose, also showing a tangy real-peppery heat. Very similar to the Hammer & Sickel, save for the addition of the chili peppers. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Rich chocolatey mid palate with campfire and a bit of brine; heat is hidden well. Long earthy finish. Fun and interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kundera89 (12) - SPAIN - MAY 22, 2015
An authentic Smoked lmperial Stout. With a little bit of chili, which suits the smoked aftertaste. Perfect, just perfect. I recommend to drink it in the Netherlands, if possible, directly from Bodegraven.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1850) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts smoke spicy caramel smoke dark fruits and hops flavor roasted malts smoke spicy fruits dark fruits some laurel and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
330ml bottle drunk after an evening trip to A&E. Pours deep, hazy brown. Soft smoked aroma. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Subtle smokiness. Minimal chili presence. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (494) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with huge frothy creamy light beige head. Aroma is slight oxidatet. Smoke, sweet rock candy, dark malts, peat, dry, liquorice. Some ash. Taste is sweet, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, slight peppery, peat. Light smooth body for style with long smoky finish. Dry and ashy. Slight chile heat as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2934) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Bottle from Amersin. Clear rubyish dark brown colour. Stable head. Aroma dark malts, dark fruits, some peaty smokiness. Taste is considerably more smoky, heavy rauch character, both beech and peat elements. Other than that there are also dried fruits and some caramel, but this beer is defined by heavy smoke presence. Complex, fun, pleasant. Harder to drink though. Very good nevertheless.

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