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


on tap

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RATINGS: 627   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
10% abv bottle from the 5 December 2011 batch. 25 year best by date. Pours with a near black black, deep brown hued body with a gigantic tan head. Aromas are of peat smoked malt, earthy, flint, scotch, caramel, bready malt, lightly floral, intense smoke (chlorophenol esque), light biscuity notes, bacon, caramel, maple with little yeast presence. Flavors are earthy, soil, alcohol, bacon, peat malt, bbq, caramel, milk chocolate, mocha, chocolate covered bacon. Lots of smoke, with grilled meat notes (melanoidin I guess). Medium (albeit a bit too much for such a big beer) bubbles, full bodied, smokey, dry duration, warming and big. I have never been the biggest smoked beer fan, but this is pretty solid. Very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Proeferius (123) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2017
[email protected] Pours black with little head.Low carbonation.Aroma and taste of smoke. Alcohol well masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (409) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 19, 2017
Pours black. Tan head. Nose of bourbon, chocolate, roast coffee, peat and vanilla. Taste of ash, peat, chocolate, vanilla and roast coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
birocotsios (171) - - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle. Black with brown foam. Strong smoked aroma with salty bacon notes. Sweet taste with chocolate, liquorice and a strong salty smoky bacon taste with sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1901) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle, five years after bottling. Pours pitch black, with a finger thick, creamy off white head. Aroma is burned malts with notes of smoked wood, coffee and chocolate, as well as some caramel and tobacco. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts, light malt bitterness with coffee and dark chocolate, liquorice, tar and wooden barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3045) - CROATIA - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml, shared with JFK10000. Pours dark brown, medium tan head. Peat, smoked, malty, chocolate, very sweet. Aroma better than flavor. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation, oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (1549) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Ciemno brunatny, nieprzejrzysty. Piana obfita, drobna, brązowa. W aromacie bardzo intensywna nuta wędzona, torfowa. Ebonit, podkłady kolejowe. Rzeczywiście przypomina herbatę Lapsang. Jest też gorzka czekolada. W smaku mocno czekoladowy, jest nuta wędzona, ale nie tak wyraźna. Lekko słodkawy. Ale jest też lekko cierpki. Bardzo niska kwaskowość. Nisko wysycony, bardzo przyjemnie się pije. Jest gęsty w odczuciu. Świetne piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATP (408) - POLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Przeklejka ze starych ocen. Pięknie czarne, wzorcowy jeśli chodzi o wygląd. Pachnie pięknie kawowo-torfowo. Nie jest to taki typowy torf znany z polskiego kraftu, czyli wciśnięty do dechy. Podkłady kolejowe i spalone kable pięknie uzupełniają bukiet klasycznego RISa. Goryczka dość sroga, niemniej piwo jest mimo tego w odczuciu bardzo pełne, czekoladowe i delikatnie torfowe. Świetna rzecz.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (5947) - Fredonia, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2016
This bottled brew from a beer bar poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized light brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation, an opaque black colored body and a fair lacing. The deep aroma was chocolate roasted male and molasses. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong roasted/burnt malt aftertaste. The delicious flavor contained notes of molasses, roasted malt, chocolate, brown malt and dark malts. A wonderful best in class brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1822) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
msbernac (2206) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle Aroma-smoke, alcohol, Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively carbonation, long finish, Overall-disappointed

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