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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Smoked
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Brewed with smoked malts and chili peppers.


Radek Kliber's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle 330ml at Volo
Aroma: strong smoky notes, bold in character. Phenolic but one sided , lacking bit of malt sugars to balance.
Look: handsome look, large raising creamy beige cap. Dark brown base. 4+
Taste etc.: Potent hefty smoke , one sided. Smoke cured meat. Delicious choice for smoked brew lovers.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kundera89 (6) - SPAIN - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1830) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2252) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (455) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2726) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (242) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 6/5/2013. The label doesn’t mention any chilis by the way, but the beer is announced as a spiced stout. Clear, almost opaque, very dark reddish brown to black with a thin, soapy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Nice, intense aroma of plums, raisins, smoked ham and dark chocolate with hints of peat. Fruity-smoky taste of plums, raisins, dark cherries, smoked ham and dark chocolate, followed by a rather long, smoky, peated and slightly bitter finish with maybe minmal notes of chili. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy texture, flat. Very good brew that is extremely well-balanced. Although so much is going on, none of the flavours dominates or kills the other ones. I assume it benefited from the two years of aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (244) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Bijna zwart bier met bijna geen kraag. Geur van gebrande mout, rokerig, gedroogd fruit. De smaak is vooral rokerig, branderig, hout, teer, daarna wordt de smaak wat zoetig en komt er wat gedroogd fruit naar boven. De nasmaak is lekker rokerig, zoetig. Goed gebalanceerd.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 29, 2015
Very smoked flavor. A lot of smoke in the aroma and flavor first. Then there are other spices, black pepper dominates. Very interesting and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1536) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle at Monks Café Stockholm. Big and lastning brown head. Chocolate aroma with a small chili tuch. Chocolate taste and a bit vegetable chili. Medium body and low sweetness and bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerman33190 (73) - FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
Pours dark brown, flat, no head. Aroma is charred wood, burnt tobacco, ripe fruit. Taste is sweet ’n’ sour up front, then smokey. Leaves sugar on the lips and a burnt (not roasted) after-taste. Palate is syrupy. Mixed bag here, Flanders Ale, Rauchbier, Porter all in one. Jack of all trades syndrome but quite pleasant.


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