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


on tap

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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
pours black with light brown sustaining froth. Aroma of dark chocolate, peat smoke, milk chocolate. Higher carbonation than you would expect from an american imp. stout. Full bodied. Black fruit on finish. Big chocolate. Dark chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12573) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy peat and smoked meat malt, earthy and spicy hops with dates, raisins, and prunes. Flavor is heavy peat and smoke malt with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5650) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is smoke, pork, roasted malt, figs, peat, and light earthy hops. Flavor is roast malt, light pork, peat, earthy hops, dark fruit esters, and oak; dry, ashy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3693) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
zwart met bruine kraag.
aroma: metaal, hout, mout, caramout en gebrande mouten, vrij sterke moutig aroma.
smaak: boventonen zijn zoals het aroma al voorspelde Mout, kruidig/peperig, gebrande mouten, hout, caramout, chocolade, taart.
behoorlijk alcoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8392) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Picked up at the bottle shop at De Molen many manny months back. The 33cl bottle pours with a deep darkness that supports a two inch tall mocha colored head. The aroma is full of malt balls and melted chocolate with a bit of fudge, toffee, dark roasted malts and is a sliver of peat too. Nice! The taste pokes a peatiness at you first before chocolate and malt balls and coffee and dark roasted malts try to intercede amid the peatiness and slight spicy black licorice note. Terrific peaty addition to this Imperial Stout where youre left with a pleasing creaminess into the after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours an expected darkest brown verging on black with a thick cap of mocha foam. Aroma is profoundly dominated by smoky peat, iodine and slightly sulfurous. Taste is more complex with some cocoa and licorice notes punching through the smoky peat. Good mouthfeel. Finish is mostly peat and some cocoa. Very solid but then again I love peaty scotch so...this gets a bonus for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2986) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
From the jug at the 2012 Pigs Ear Beer Festival, E London. Jet black pour with a beige head. Dark roast coffee aroma with dark chocolate, tobacco, wood and lots of smoke. Dark roast coffee, smoke and dark chocolate flavour. Full on throat warming action. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7387) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
Black colour with a big bubbly and creamy beige topp. Peat and bacon aroma. Full body and a dry texture. Flavour was like the aroma. Rich peated and bacon. My mother enjoyed this more than me :-)
[Bottle from Slijterij & Wijnhandel Meijer in Egmond Aan Zee, Netherlands]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6007) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Smoky charred beef, kidney pie on the nose. Dark brown, murky, thick beige head, some lacing. Smoky peat and meaty flavor, just as the aroma, but now within a prominent prune base. Not terribly sweet and no chocolate detected. Very meaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1690) - Rga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Very dark brown with thin beige head, that disappears quite fast.Nicely lacing. Aroma.. a loads of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, licorice (this time not too pushy). fruits. Quite smoky. Intense sweet with long medium bitter finish. Very well balanced quality brew.

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