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

bottled
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RATINGS: 641   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery at DBS. The aroma really threw me off. I guess thats what peat smells like. I was pleasantly surprised when it tasted much better than the aroma. Chocolate and licorice were the most overpowering flavors. Solid brew!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a dark chestnut brown with massive light brown head. Aromas are massive campfire, wet ashes, and peat. After awhile some nice sweet vanilla, and brown sugar aromas come through. Peat and smoke flavours, cocoa nibs, bitter chocolate and dark malts. Very interesting beer...quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1675) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Bottled 7/12/2011. Nose of chocolate and coffee, in the aroma more of the same with bit of smokiness and apple and raspberry fruitiness, also some alcohol burn. Very fizzy carbonation which I like in a stout, bitter finish, nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inbirraveritas (1560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2013
Bottled, 33 cl. Pours a pich black with an amazing big dark brown creamy head on its top. Smell of smoke, roasted malt and dried fruits. Aroma is the same completed with caramel, chocolate and earth underpainted by alcohol. Texture is slick, syrupy. Robust and sweetbitter finish escorted by smoke, roasted malt and some spices.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2013
De Molen Hemel & Aarde (bottle, $6 at Wallys. Smoky, meaty nose, charred steak, peat, volcanic soil, espresso. Flavor has ashy roasts, wood, soil, peanut shell, booze and yeast towards finish. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, prickly carbonation more vigorous. Jarring and frankly a bit underwhelming.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7625) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, dark chocolate), with notes of alcohol/whisky, manure, vanilla, ashes, raisin, plastic. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic. A pretty crude rendition....very fiery alcohol, some unpleasant aromas, and not enjoyable to drink (too syrupy sweet and burning). Not at all elegant, and not very enticing. Its not terrible, but its very average in the wide world of imperial stouts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (3252) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
Black, dark foam that disappears fast. Very balanced beer. Nice smokey taste of smoked meat. Also bitter (burned malts) and long aftertaste. Very good beer!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HermanW (1069) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
0,3 liter fles @home. Een verkeerd bier. Absoluut geen schuim. Verkeerd gebotteld?

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (257) - - FEB 1, 2013
A superb beer from De Molen (again). Loads of smoked and peat aromas which overpass the back hints to liquorice. Complex and long-lasting palate, with smoke, wood and black fruits wrapped up into an oily but creamy texture. Divine, glorious beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (7474) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black color. Tiny brown head. Smoked, bacon, malty, peat in aroma. Woody, malty, dark fruits, smoked, juicy, chocolate, roast. Nicely balanced bitterness. Orgasmatron!


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