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


on tap

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 (267) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1374) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with small tan head. Bitter chocolate, soy and liquor in the aroma. Taste is complex with some chocolate notes. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (236) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015

Bottled on 14 may 2013 Double Stout à rapprocher de la tradition: tout en équilibre entre les malts torréfiés, l’amertume et les saveurs fumées-épicées-sucrées.
Son nez est magnifique: très fumé, fleuri, chocolaté légèrement boisé et peu amère. La bouche, assez ronde, moyennement dense et un peu aqueuse, offre des saveurs torréfiées de malts chocolatés accompagnés d’un petit goût lacté et d’une levure épicée sur des notes poivrées et légèrement vanillées qui laisse le palais gras et la langue farineuse avec un grain cacaoté. Le houblonnage en final est plutôt minérale sur une longueur moyenne avec une pointe surette. Sympa ces arômes rémanents en bouche fort moelleux goût chocolat fumé et épicé légèrement surets.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (611) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 3, 2015
May 2012 bottle. Perfect aroma of dark bitter chocolate, coffee and Port wine. Beautiful. Beer is pitch black with slight ruby reflections. Beige head, solid for some time. Unfortunately big gushing occurred. Great mouth feel where the level of carbonation is low, which is perfect. It’s a pity it’s not more thick and dense. In taste it’s rather sweet. A lot of malty notes, a bit of wooden barrel and alcoholic. Nice bitter coffee finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6892) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2015
May 2013 bottle. Big, big nose, chocolate, soy, smoke, sea water. Pitch black with a thick milshake head. Sweet chocolate flavor, cream, umami, some coffee, smoke, whisky, sea water. Seems to be peated, but no medicinal, bandaid aspect. Fabulous stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle: Deep, cloudy brown, tan ring. Chocolate, tea, earthy aroma. Taste is very smooth chocolate malt, wood....a bit of earth.. This old bottle handed down by Shrubber85 may have lost some alcohol heat and flattened a bit by age and sampling, but it was still very nice....mellow and mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (780) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Mikon luona 1/2015. Interesting smoky and "bready" imperial stout. Moderately hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 6, 2015
Very unique beer. Im not normally a stout drinker, so this is an acquired taste. But the peat smokey aroma is like "wow" and really hits the nise and taste buds. Also i get tastes of dark chocolate and a hint of caramel. Appearance is a bold jet black. Palate is very smooth and creamy, impressive for 10%. Overall it is clearly a great beer, but ive knocked it down a bit for its very strong distinct taste that is either a love it or hate it one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (1065) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
0,33l fles meegebracht bij meijer uit egmond aan zee. Zwart als inkt met een lichte bruine kraag. Aroma met peated malts, Chili peper cacao en espresso. Smaak is vol bitterzoet met een afdronk die via kers naar zoute drop loopt. Erg goede imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (700) - Genova, ITALY - JAN 27, 2015
Bottiglia 33cl comprata da giangaspero e bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma non troppo persistente. Carbonazione media, corpo pesantuccio. Molto torbata ma bilanciata da un buon amaro. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (529) - ROMANIA - FEB 19, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy smoked, roasted, bourbon. Flavor is moderate bitter with quite strong smoked notes, roasted malt, bourbon. Thick mouthfeel. Smoked aftertaste.

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