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


on tap

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RATINGS: 625   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (7260) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle purchased at Party Source. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Smoky aroma of ham and band-aids with some dark fruit and chocolate hidden underneath. Smoky and band-aid flavor with some dark fruit and chocolate in the finish. I could tell there was some potential here, but the smokiness went horribly wrong and covered everything else up too much.

   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 (1900) - 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 (3022) - 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 (1539) - 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 (401) - 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 (5936) - Fredonia, Indiana, 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 (1598) - 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 (2201) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (4202) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Looking at the ABV on this bad boy, I opted for my snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a tan foamy head that held for at least a good minute. Mild glossy tan lacing strung all about. The aroma has a superb blend of milk and dark chocolate malts to smoke. Dried meatiness at the end. The flavor combines the milk and dark chocolate sweetness to the smoke. Leans to a slight sticky milk chocolate sweet aftertaste and rolling on into the aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation seems to run very low and allows a light stickiness running all around. Overall, damn fine smoked porter or stout or imperial stout, whatever the hell this thing is supposed to be. Just so damn good that I would love to have again in a heartbeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (803) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 10, 2016
Negra escura totalmente turva, sedimentos suspensos em mdia quantidade, esouma marrom de boa formao e mdia persistncia. No aroma o defumado, couro, so evidentes, malte e torrado tendendo para caf ficam um pouco escondidos, mas continua atraente para esse estilo to caracterstico. No aroma o dulor aparece em primeiro plano, seguido de perto do defumado e novamente amargor torrado. Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatao que se fosse mais intensa ficaria melhor. Final de longa persistncia no varia das impresses iniciais, mas consegue combinar bem a intensidade dos sabores. Uma tima exemplar do estilo, sem destoar em uma ou outra caracterstica.

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