De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bruichladdich BA)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Smoked Imperial Stout – 10% vol. Hemel & Aarde barrels filled with single malt Bruichladdich for the first time in 1972. 12% ABV for later versions

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Zlotta (4386) - Hagen, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2017
0.33 l bottle, 12.0% abv, filled to the rim, bottled in December 2011, delivery from bierkoning’s treasure chest, thanks Edo! Black with a few beige bubbles on top. Intense, sweetish-malty, roasty, moderately smoky and a bit fruity aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, peat, dark ripe fruits and maybe hints of soy sauce. Quite sweet, malty, rather roasty, moderately smoky taste of dark chocolate, hard roasted coffee, licorice, tar, peat and a touch of dark ripe fruits, followed by a long, rather roasty-bitter, earthy, fairly smoky and a bit warming finish. Just over medium-bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, flat. Pretty good beer that aged very well. Hardly any carbonation left and a bit thin for that abv now, but impressively balanced and round with great intensity and complexity.

TEJA (3434) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle sampled at Monks cafe Wallingatan. No head or carbonation. Opaque dark brown color. Very nice whiskey aroma and vanilla. Smooth caramell sweetness with warming alcohol.

klm1 (2104) - Bled/SF, - MAY 10, 2017
pours oily black, opaque with light brown foamy dissipating head. Aroma: intense peated, smoked, chocolate, mokka coffee...flavor follows aroma in intensity. smoked, dark malts, with notes of toasted toffee, chocolate, mokka coffee, peated whisky, hint of leather, dark fruit esters...body is full, very smooth almost creamy mouth feel, moderate carbonation.

tmrmwel (2340) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle, enjoyed five years after bottling. Pours pitch black, with a tiny creamy, mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with tobacco, muscovado and dark fruits, cocoa, coffee and wooden barrels. Medium body, with almost no carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts, with caramels, muscovado, tobacco and dark fruits, as well as raw cocoa, vanilla and wooden barrels.

Koelschtrinker (22715) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 24, 2016
Intensiver malziger, leicht alkoholischer Antrunk. Holznoten, keine Karbonisierung. Mittelstarke Würzigkeit, brotig, wässrig werdend. Erstaunlich leer. 8/7/8/9/12/8

eduardovl (1497) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
300ml black wax sealed bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours a deep black color that forms (with some aggressiveness) a thin and creamy beige head with low retention and absolutely no lacings formed and left in the glass. S: Nose is sweet and woody. Strong notes of whiskey and roasted malts. Notes of toffee, oak, licorice and alcohol. Hints of dark chocolate and whiskey again. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of oak, licorice and roasted malts. Notes of roasted malts and toffee. Bourbon. M: Full body. Low carbonation. Bourbon and oak in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability.

Moolesen (641) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Pitch black. Difficult to generate foam :-). Heavy nose of peat, iodine and smoked malt. What an intense aroma. Somewhere way back you’ll discover some rye bread with hints of sweetness. Great beer

Kavieeeen (6) - Panningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Zeer gerookt, Jodiumsmaak, vol en stevig, niet mijn smaak, te gerookt - gedronken @ home

Bobson (110) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ Buitenlust with Thompson. Smells quite sweet with a slight hint of burned sugar, coffee and licorice. Looks dark but consistent with a medium tan, foamy head. Tastes quite bitter and somewhat sweet, a lot like dark chocolate with a hint of wood/charcoal. Overall, another great beer from The Molen that’s just different from anything in its style.

Thompson (715) - - APR 29, 2016
Bottle @ buitenlust with bobson.. pours a medium beige head... looks clear, but too dark to see, black colour... smell lots a bitter, coffee. Taste bitter coffee liqourish woody... a nice beer with a nice soft milky body. but not quite its average score

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