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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with the most heavily peated malt in the world from the Bruichladdich distillery. Almost pitch black and opaque, small head. Furiously peated aroma, hiding the malt, licorice and dark chocolate somewhat. Very full bodied, thick mouthfeel, like fluid bread. Dark chocolate, loads of peat, lapsang souchong tea, chocolate cake, culminating in an almost endless aftertaste that also has licorice.
Alcohol varies by batch.


emartell's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (289) - Zapopan, Jalisco, - NOV 25, 2012
Aroma fuerte, intenso, imponente, que te dice que debes esperar algo verdaderamente bueno de esta cerveza. Wishkey, madera, chocolate y maltas tostadas. Al final se detectan ciertas notas fuertemente ahumadas. Apariencia perfecta y adecuada para el estilo de una Imperial Stout. Color intensamente negro, prácticamente sin dejar pasar abosultamente ni un haz de luz. Cuerpo de medio a redondo, carbonatación media. Corona de espuma que al servir es intempestiva y abundante (Tanto así que al quitar el corcho salió abruptamente), sin embargo poco a poco disminuye, quedando finalmente una capa ligera que permanece hasta el final. Al paladar exquisita. Las primeras notas a destacar son dulces con intenso chocolate y maltas muy torrefactas. Al paladar, cumpliendo lo que desde el aroma se dejaba ver. Simplemente una genial cerveza. Sabores complejos pero perfectamente equilibrados. Notas intensamente dulces y cremosas destacan. Posteriormente dejan paso a un agradable sabor a chocolate amargo, fuerte pero bien equilibrado. Se perciben ciertos sabores amaderados y notas destacadas a wishkey, finalmente aparecen las maltas torrefactas y un cierto sabor ahumado. El final es de muy larga duración. Al paso por la garganta es cuando finalemente el alchól aparece y se queda por un largo tiempo. En general una imperial stout exquista, compleja y completa. Sorprendente y muy bien manejada. Las notas dulces y ahumadas, así como el intenso chocolate hacen de esta imperial stout una excelente cerveza,


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (438) - POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Różnie bywa z De Molenem, ale 24 plato wędzonego torfem nie sposób sobie odmówić. I nie ma czego żałować. Już aromat urywa dupę. ogromne ilości wędzonej torfowości pod postacią palonych kabli, starej pracowni chemicznej w liceum, są nawet mityczne spieczone szyny kolejowa, a w tle czekolada i zgrabnie ukryty szlachetny alkohol. Samo wąchanie sprawia niebywałą przyjemność. W smaku - potężnie i oleiście. To jedno z najbardziej bezkompromisowych piw jakie dane mi było pić. Najpierw uderzenie kakao i czekolady, szybko zalane zostaje aptecznymi posmakami. Whisky dominuje nad wszystkim. Alkohol przyjemnie ogrzewa przełyk (i uderza do głowy!). Wspaniały RIS. Taki, przy którym człowiek żałuje że to tylko 330ml.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Thick roast malt nose, smoke, fish flakes, dark fruit, and alc. fumes. Dark brown. Heavy roast malt, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, and a small coffee note in late mid and final. Heavy, full-bodied stuff. Wow! Has a lot going on. Smooth and boozy, but doesn’t really feel like 10%

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (98) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma: Mostly peat malt/smoke, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Appearance: Intensely black with an (almost non-existing, quickly fading) off-white head. Taste/Palate: Again mostly peat malt/smoke, coffee, chocolate, licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2015
Impressive licorice aroma with a sour twist in an inky black pour. Taste is the same - with hints of chocolate and coffee and a tasty sustained finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
330ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, smoked, chocolate, licorice, alcoholic - whiskey. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full almost creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Great aroma of bonfire smokeness with chocolate and coffee. Pours pitch black with small but stable tan head. Taste is medium dry. Beer is very smooth and incredibly balanced between smoke and chocolate. Finish is medium, herbal bitter. Overall fantastic!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
likeatrainwreck (155) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Massive peaty malty aromas... the flavour follows suit, big roasty, boozy, whisky, coffee... warming. Quite a thin body and not too sweet, which makes it alarmingly drinkable. Stunning stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IngetSlick (57) - - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2014/11). Low, creamy, beige/brown head. Black body. Smells of roasted hops, coffee, nuts, leather, oil. Tastes strong of salt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted hops, very spicy. Sweet, salt and bitter. Clear finish (thankfully). A surprisingly different touch to this beer which I appreciate, even though it’s not particurlarly a beer I enjoy that much it’s a good brew none the less.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (468) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Pitch black colour, poor head. Aroma: malt, roastness, smoke, ash, coffee. Taste is also roasted, some coffee, chocolate, peat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
2010 bottle at arendsnest, amsterdam. Black as night, brown head. Aroma has deep roasty notes, some whiskey notes and wet wood. Roasty body, coffee, some whiskey, barrels.


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