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


on tap

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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (339) - 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,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (348) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
Puur zwart met mokkakleurige schuimkraag die snel wegebt tot fijn laagje. Aroma van rook, mout, sigaren. Geroosterde smaak. Pure chocolade, beetje (gebrande) caramel, turf, aarde. Afdronk heb je uren geniet van. Beetje bitter. Puur en onversneden. Op en top genietersbier. Klasse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (175) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Tap@Taphouse. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is distinctly smoked with some burned caramel and charr. Taste is surprisingly sweet and distinctly smoked with roasted and charred malt. Finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
annemette (8) - - JUL 15, 2016 does not count
På taphouse. Mmmm tørv, meget lækker røg øl, sød med røg. God tørv smag og lang efter smag

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (542) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
500th rating. 330ml bottle from Brewery Creek. Bottled 28/11/14. Aroma brings out lots of peat, smoky and chocolate notes. Like you smell Islay whiskey. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, peat, resin, figs, smoky. Surprisingly not so full-bodied as lots of other imperial stouts, but very good, though. Sweet, smoky, peat aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7693) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - Black pour with tan head. Big roasted smokey malty aroma and taste, burnt earthy notes, charred wooden notes, big burnt malty and smokey finish, quite a beast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11003) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a small beige ehad. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, smoke, caramel, chocolate, oak and a heavy smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Very dark with some amber. A big tan head leaves a little lacing. Chocolate and earth in the aroma is big. Some dark fruit and smoke, too. Earthy chocolate is tasted first. Soft fruit, some of it dark. Some tobacco and campfire at the finish. Light fruity hop bitterness, too. This is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2016
24/V/16 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: 12/III/12 (2016-626) Possibly from Erwin’s birthday beers, in which case: thanks for sharing!

Clear deep dark brown beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing. Aroma: sweet, lots of dried fruits, prunes, soft peated touch, caramel, some coffee. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sweet, lots of dried fruits, caramel, coffee, bit sourish, nice roast, raisins. Aftertaste: sweet and malty, chocolate, smoky, soft peat, some honey, coffee, mocha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (952) - FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
Pours deep dark brown with medium brown head. Nose is smokey. Aromas are smoked and roasted malts, peat, caramel, leather. Average carbonation, full body. Long sweet and smokey finish. Amazing stuff, from color to texture, full of aromas and sensuality!! Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (757) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque pitch black with plenty of sediment floating around and a small, short lived, brown head that laces. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, licorice and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, peat, licorice, caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla with a dry, coffee finish. Full body with a thick, creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Fairly complex and well balanced. Very nice.

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