Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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Brewed with cacao, chilli peppers and sea salt.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (7) - - JUN 12, 2013
Fantastic stout, dark almist black color, foam is a little thin and the bobbles hard. But the biting aftertaste of chocolate and chili makes it a big winner. Good thinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rzymol (27) - - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle, 33cl, 2 y.o. Pours perfectly dark with nice brownish, kind of coffee head. Yeasty aggregates are visible but since it is a feature of some top-fermenting species, it cannot be considered as any flaw. Aroma is dominated by roasted and smoky notes, sort of roasted plum, some caramel in the background. Generally, well balanced and intriguing. Taste is very complex. There’s indeed some chilli on the tongue, more of a feel than a taste. Roasted note is very well composed in the strong and very enjoyable chocolate and cacao. Salty and bitter finish along with the aftertastes of hot chilli and syropy sweeteness wrap the whole thing in the very nice way. Medium, oily body. What a journey this beer is. Well done, De Molen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (901) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Still, dark, not really any head. Nose well balanced, all ingredients well balanced. Body slightly arch and dry, cacao in the finish. Good but not mind blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (18) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 23, 2014
Deep brown to black, almost no foam, aroma of woodnuts and some coffee. Very pleasant head, sweet start with notes of nuts and milk caramel with some light notes of chocolate and coffee, full body. Delicate finish. Very good malty imperial stout. p.s. but cant find any chilli there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcogrind (55) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
Dark brown with moka head. Nose of dried fruits, sweet malts, sugar. Taste is sweet malty with cacao, caramel and at the end salty and bitter. Ok!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2146) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Light chocolate nose. Lightly acidic and tart. Somewhat thin. Ok but seems a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swieca (54) - POLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Aroma is not very big for a RIS, but one can clearly feel chocolate, bit of nuts and cherries. Completely dark with almost no head. Taste: coffee and dark chocolate, very good. Medium body, oily texture, bitter and slightly alcoholic finish. Can’t really feel chilli peppers or salt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is light spice, chocolate, taste is light salt, sweet, chocolate, not really any spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fluxing (374) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Kolor ciemnorubinowy. Piana niska, szybko opada do cieniutkiej warstewki, ale za to bardzo ladnie znaczy szklo. W aromacie dominuje kakao polaczone z alkoholem, dalej kawa, palonosc i leciutka nuta gryzacego, swiezo zmielonego chili. W odczuciu nisko wysycone, gladkie, ale wytrawne, wyraznie brakuje mu ciala. W smaku kawowe, palone, czekoladowe, lekko kwasne. W zasadzie smak biednego RISa z dodatkiem sredniej mocy rozgrzewajacego pieczenia od papryczek, nic szczegolnie porywajacego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (331) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle, bd 12-2012. Pours black with a tan heas. Aroma: chocolate, roast. Taste: sweet liquorice, chocolate, soy, chili, salt, roast. Medium sweet and bitter, salty, chili in the finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ergal83 (8) - Gorizia, ITALY - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
Birra dall’aspetto intrigante, davvero ben bilanciato il malto con i luppoli. La piccantezza non si avverte molto, appare quasi una nota pepata più che piccante. Il sale marino invece rende molto bene e da una piacevole sensazione in bocca.chocolate, coffee, citrus, woody, licorice, alcohol,

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