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


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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Brewed with cacao, chilli peppers and sea salt.

palner's rating

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (3337) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle (fresh). Caramel biscuity and smoky aroma. Lightly fruity and roasted. Almost black colour, small short lasting head. Almost no carbonation apparently. Strength is ostentatiously coming through throughout the beer but well... it is an impy so some alcohol is to be expected. Does not get to an unpleasant level, nor do I get fusels presence. Rather a rich malty profile with loads of different malts. Strong caramel biscuity base with roasted, chocolate and smoked building upon it. Intense, complex and rewarding brew. None to light carbonation, oily texture. Do not get confused by chilli and salt on the label. They provide just barely noticeable layers of flavour to otherwise already excellent beer. Chilli in a peppery note mid-flavour and slightly warm finish where it works well with alcohol, and salt in full chewy mouthfeel. Especially interesting when you pour it a little bit colder and observe how it changes with temperature. Chilli comes from barely noticeable to moderate, heat increases, as does the already full body. Do not share. Drink this alone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at home, Nivala. Bottled on: 03/01/14. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Cacao, chocolate, some chili, salt and roasted malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1026) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
W aromacie silna deserowa czekolada, praliny z likierowym nadzieniem, intensywnie i przyjemnie. Podobnie w smaku, czekolada deserowa, trochę paloności, nieco karmelu i wtrętów orzechowych, wystarczająco pełny i dobrze ułożony (nie ma czestego u de molena acetonu i nadmiernej alkoholowości). W ogóle nie czuć dodatków chilli i soli. Kakao owszem. Udane piwo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (383) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
Draft @ Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, pepper. Taste is bitter sweet with stingy pepper, roasted malts, chocolate. Spicy chili chocolate aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jawlo (188) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Aromat: intensywy, czekoladowy likier, truskawki, paloność. Wygląd: barwa czarna, piana beżowa i na początku obfita, później opada, ale pozostawia ładne zdobienie na szkle. Smak: spora słodycz, czekolada i truskawka, średnia palona goryczka oraz spora ostrość na finiszu od paryczek chili. Tekstura: piwo jest treściwie i dość gęste - delikatny likierowy efeket, wysycenie umiarkowane. Ogólne wrażnie: piwo pyszne, świetne połącznie aromatycznego RISa z pikantnymi paryczkami chili, które bardzo dobrze balansują słodycz, a przy tym nie przykrywają podstawowych smaków. Na plus należy również zaliczyć niewyczuwalny alkohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (4095) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
Aroma is a bit smokey with some salty meat. Flavour has some deep floral notes but remains botter and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle (from beergium.com). Pours black with small beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is smoke, peat, chilli, malt, black bread, and roast. Flavor is sweet, black bread, malt, dark chocolate, salty notes, some chilli. Finish is dry-roast bitter. Carbonation is soft. Overall: good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
Another imperial stout from de Molen. Chock full of cocoa malt, molasses and ash. Very smoked. Good - but like all the other deMolen beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3681) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
Small head dark pour near medium carbonation aromas grain roast coffee dark chocolate rich fruit cocoa spice the flavours mix of rich spice pepper or chilli roast coffee smoke note caramel liquorice note of fudge medium bitter grain smooth and well perfumed imperial the finish best tastes coffee classy rich malts grain bitter salty taste good tasting imperial stout spice okay

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown, almost black in coliur with big beige head, slightly overcarbed. In aroma chocolate, roastiness, dred fruits. In taste similar, sweet with noticable cacao and chilli that leaves medium spiciness in the aftertaste. Medium bitter finish, alcohol vety well hidden.

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