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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 638   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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3.8
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (3119) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7560) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6187) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1795) - Rīga, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - DEC 15, 2012
Fluffy cinnamon coloured head, licorice body. Aroma of coffee, anise, and... honey! Wood and honey along with those "stripped-away-base-of-all-beer" imp stout flavours, finish is dry and peaty. Supremely satisfying brew. 1/20th of the way to 10 000, baby!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1476) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poors black, with beige head. Aroma chocolate, coffee, alcohol, smokey/roasted malts, licorice. Taste coffee smokey bitter, some choco sweet, warming alcohol, well ballanced. Mouth-feel oily. I actually like the smoke in this one :).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6479) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle 0.75l from Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is black with large brownish head. Aromas and flavours are hops, smoke and roasted malts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a huge brown head. Smells smoked meat, coffee and roasted malt. Tastes alot of roasted malt, bitter, smoky, smoked meat, creamy, good balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Pigs Ear Beer festival 2012, Hackney, London. A jet black coloured pour with a small beige/tan head on top. Intense roasty, malty, smokey aroma. Tastes very rich and heavy, roasty, malty, smokey, some chocolate, slight bitterness. Complex and well balanced. A quite superb stout.


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