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

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2009
Pours pitch black without any head at all. Even forcing a small head while pouring this out only resulted in just a few floating bubbles. Very thick, complex, black aroma of smoke, wood, chocolate, whiskey, coffee and peat. I was anxious to try this one as I heard already quite some good stories about it, but I was not prepared at all for this overwhelming flavor explosion. It starts off quite sweet with chocolate and coffee dominating, but then puts me on a roller coaster that passes almost every flavor that I enjoy about a good whiskey, but without the overwhelming alcohol content that naturally comes with whiskey. Apart from there being no carbonation present at all, this is almost the perfect brew. Now I’m going to stop typing and enjoying this way too small bottle (18 cl) to the fullest extent.

4
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2009
On tap at In de Wildeman. Almost black and as good as no head. Perfect blend of medicinal Islay whisky, chocolate and roasted coffee. In the mouth there is even vanilla notes. Very well-balanced. Oily, smooth texture. A late-night special.

4.1
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2009
Black colored brew. Aroma is nicely peated, some wood, strong iodine. Flavor is peat, wood, coffee, roasted malts, smoke. Some whiskey tones. Nice peated aftertaste. Nice beer!

4.3
Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and whiskey, iodine. Flavour of roasted malts, iodine, chocolate. Good stuff.

4.4
skortila (5985) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2009
Tap @ 1st BBF, de Molen. Aroma has peated whisky, chocolate, coffee. Pitch black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, bit sweet and has roast, whisky, wood, peat, coffee, some chocolate. Full bodied and the bruichladdich influence is well balanced with the beer. Exceptionally good batch.

4
andersand (531) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 Black with a brown head. Extremely woody, peated aroma with a old, mature vibe to it. Flavour is a fatass chocolatey imperial stout with addition of mature old wooden tun. The whisky character is very prominent and managess to balance this otherwise rather sweet and creamy beer.

4.7
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Tap @ 1ste Borefts. A black colored beer, with a beige/brown head. The aroma of dark fruits with some sweet dark malts and wood. Notes of chocolate. The taste of some sweet. there are malts with dark fruits, notes of wood and alcohol. The aftertaste woody with bitter and a little sweet. A very great beer.

4.5
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
On tap at BBF. Dark brown with thin head. Nose of chocolate, oak and dark malts. Taste of oak, chocolate and some whiskey too. Really really nice. A fantastic stout.

4.5
jerohen (2352) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
On draft at 1st Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven. The last beer i had at the festival and perhaps the best one. This one has everything but still manages to taste perfectly balanced. Oak and peat dominate, malts and chocolate, sweetness with an alcoholic finish. Really, really good.

4.5
bierkoning (13687) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
Tap @ 1st BBF, De Molen. My favorite among the favorites on this festival. Dark chocolate in the aroma with oak, honey and a hint of smoke. Very full bodied, thick, almost viscous mouthfeel. The oak is clearly noticeable in the flavor, just a the peaty smoke. Dark chocolate. The beer is sweet, but there is so much to compensate. Long finish with cream, peaty smoke and pipe tobacco. Magnificent!


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