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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with cacao, chilli peppers and sea salt.


teorn88's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (3634) - London, Greater London, - OCT 8, 2012
33cl bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is intense with coffee, roasted matls, licorice, some woody notes. Taste is complex and balanced: bitter and roasty at the beginning with cocoa nibs, coffee beans and wood, then turns into a sour sensation, like sour red berries, with finally turns into the salty finish. Mouthfeel is full with soft/good carbonation. Overall, a superb beer. The chili peppers are a bit hidden by cocoa and salt, but the perfect balance between these different flavours is just mind blowing. Amazing.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1706) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4820) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3641) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1040) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (370) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2015
L: -pours a very dark brown with faint light coming through,floating particles and a small,foamy,beige head (rigorous pour) S: -pepper heat,chocolate,salt,tart vinegar,cardboard T: -salt,coffee,chocolate,toas heat F: -low carbonation -medium to full body -slight alcohol warmth O: Not as complex as i thought with the ingredients and the body is a little light. Still very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2015
On tap at Chuck’s Hop Shop CD a few weeks back. Since when have I ever had a brew from De Molen that wasn’t amazing? Oh yah, NEVER. This was the same. Huge and thick Impy Stout, what they’re known for, but with added flavors of cocoa, peppers, and salt. The salt was only detectable in the back end, but the cacao and chili’s were swimming around your nose and palate like Heaven. Dank.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours almost black with copper-tinged highlights. Nose shows chocolate fudge, red chilli, roasted malt, soft coffee notes. The cocoa character is awesome. Flavours include lots of roasted malt, booze, dry cocoa, soft chilli heat and a slight salty aspect. Finishes very dry with an assault from the roast and booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
Bottled 4.6.2012. Black, low brown head. Salty bitterchocolate and coffee nose. Salt licorice base, cocoa, light heat, basil notes, plenty of umami, roast coffee and spices retronasal. Medium full solid body. Interesting, I get the feeling I would not have liked it any younger.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (427) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Pours dark, smallish head. Aroma of chocolate and dried fruit. Taste of chocolate covered cherries. Strong beer. Loads of flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Black body with a light tanned head. Aroma of grains, black coffee, chocolate and mild smoke. Taste of dark chocolate, sweet fruit, light spicy, roasted malt. Roasted hot sting in aftertaste. Quite a good beer!


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