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


on tap


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RATINGS: 276   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (6209) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
18 cl. bottle. Thanks Steven! Pours almost black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste is malt, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, whiskey, and wood. Well balanced. Very much enjoyed the whiskey not dominating the beer. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Rating #1000 on RB. Tiny little 18cl bottle, 2010 vintage, 9.5%, #1698/1776. Poured into a snifter. Black, small-ish foamy head endures. Smell - alcohol, soft whiskey, mild cheddar. Body is medium, carbonation low, slightly foamy. Taste - mild malts, nicely integrated whiskey brings a lot of peaty smokiness, no sharpness or alcohol, slightly floral. Finish is tangy, spicy, drying. Theres a nice balance to this but the flavour is mostly peated malts. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (3094) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 Botella de 33 cl. En beni bar house. Elaborada en 08-12-2011. 12 vol. 108 ibu. Septiembre de 2013. Duelo con Hemel & Arde Bruichladich/Caol Ila. Dos Alucinantes cervezas. De color negro intenso con espuma blanca algo oscura que desaparece poco a poco. Cuerpo fuerte con aromas y sabores intensos a maltas tostadas, chocolate amargo, caf intenso torrefacto con algo de dulzor (pasas) y un final de madera de whisky Bruichladich destacado. Una maravilla de cerveza. Con un dulzor ms destacado que la envejecida en Bruichladich/Caol Ila. Imprescindible repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5875) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with very low head. Nose is peated, eisbock notes. Aroma is medium sweet, bit astringent, lot of peated notes, concentrated barley and caramel notes, bit of soy sauce, kind of cooked licorice, as it gets warmer the beer has more complexity, grapes, light prunes, excellent smoked notes, fruit skin, tannic. Finish is well peated and with long duration the nose has sky island whisky touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (1132) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Genius beer. Coffee smell. Very rich taste. 2011 bottle drank with Thijs at 21-12-2013. A bit sweet, but mostly very rich and dynamic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! deep black with a small brown head that quickly dissipated. Big smoke, peaty, light cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, and figs in the aroma. Taste is big smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, anise, and black licorice. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really well-balanced beer and the smoke is used perfectly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at armins pad. Pretty crazy, peaty and mossy, tastes and smells like scotch whiskey. a bit smokey, mildly sweet, salty, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armins palace. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a thin brown head. Scotch peaty, coffee, burnt charred smoky, herbal aroma. Dark chocolate, smoked peaty, swamp, burnt roasted flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Xstream (242) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Its a bit of an odd one. First of all theres pretty much no foam. Its dark brown, near black. Has the aroma of molasses and caramel sweetness with the expected barrel oak, then followed by a little weird mossy barnyard like funkiness. It all comes back in the flavor. Its still on the good side, has a rich flavor, but doesnt have that depth finish to balance out the sweetness and give it somewhat more character and depth youd expect of a barrel aged beer. Maybe it needs more aging. The finish has the funkiness of barnyard and whisky that doesnt linger as great some other barrel aged beers do. Actually quite bored me halfway. Didnt finish it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (4618) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
A nearly perfect brew. The beer is dark and thick and pours in your glass like oil. The taste is very rich with numerous different aspects battling for attention. Really exceptional.

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