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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6552) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Slightly sour aroma. Flavors of sour cherry, chocolate and a hint of licorice. Highly carbonated, almost champagne like. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is smoke, salt, liquorice, vanilla, and roasted malt. Flavour is smoke, roasted malt, and liquorice with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thompson (656) - - JUN 1, 2013
Medium beige dense head.. black with red glow.. smell hops little roasted.. taste bitter dark chocolate coffee.. full body sofg carbonafion.. bottle shared by benzai..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Deep brown with small tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, molasses. Taste is boozy, with chocolate, coffee, rosted malt. Quite smoky. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a thin black or dark brown with light edges and a huge foamy khaki-colored head. Smells of phenolic smoke immediately reminding me of peat smoke. Bit of a peppered beef jerky aroma underneath. As it warms, and I acclimate to the smokiness, campfire-roasted marshmallows and milk chocolate notes emerges. Flavor is not so intense as the nose would suggest. There is a roasty, yet smooth maltiness, almost a bit chewy that stands up to the spicy peat. I can pick up hints of things like tootsie roll-like chocolate, caramel and dark chocolate pot de crme, but the peat smoke is still the dominant note. The peat does not, however, overpower this hefty brew overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
33 cl. bottle poured in to a snifter. Pitch black with a huge, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and licorice. Smoked malts and peat. An yeasty-fruity note. Taste is sweet. Full body, thick feel, soft carbonation. Finishes dry with peat, smoked notes and rich chocolate. Rich and satisfying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (4076) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
Black with small light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee dominated. Taste is dry rasted barley, coffee. Aftertaste is short, cold coffee. (Velp 201305)

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
kpte ngra stora flaskor, svrt infekterade med gushing sickness, jag och halva baren tckt i bruischladdish malt.. varning!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours an opaque black and a massive soapy long lasting tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma is peated malt up front, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and as it warms up dark fruits come out. Flavour is quite peaty, moderate alcohol warming, mild bitterness, dry, coffee, earthy, dark dried fruit and some dark chocolate. A very interesting mixture.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koppertone (63) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
Im actually not a stout fan but I heard that this was good so I thought Id give it a go. Im so glad that I did. Very smooth taste, a touch of caramel and a very pleasant aftertaste. Looked wonderful in the glass.


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