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


on tap

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Barrel aged
Smoked Imperial Stout

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (3785) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2014
0,33L bottle, bottled 09.07.2013. Pours black with small brown head. The head doesnt stay. Aroma is intense dark chocolate, roast, smoke, malt, fruity notes, some sweetness and hint of alcohol. Flavor is intense dark chocolate, roast, coffee, smoke, and fruity notes. Finish is dark chocolate and coffee bitter with touch of alcohol. Overall: great brew, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (1343) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle, bd 7-2013. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma: wood, roast, vanilla, butter. Taste: raisins, wood, vanilla, syrup, light peat, chocolate, port. Sweet and bitter, pretty thick velvet mouthfeel, lingering bourbon warming finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10156) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle picked up from De Molen Brewery, Bodegraven, Netherlands, shared with dad, consumed at home Friday 7th November 2014 Pitch black beer, mmhh... scrub that actually in the light I can see that I am being deceived in fact its more deep dark brown and certainly a bit thinner than some weve had tonight. Devoid of a head, looking a little washed out and flat, it has a slightly thick oily mouthfeel. Some smokiness in mouth, its a little dark fruity number but one that sadly disappoints, quite good but not great. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov14 3.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marduk (6996) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Raisins, malty, touch of wood, very faint notes of alcohol, melass in aroma. Roast, treacle, dark fruits, very faint hint of whisky in taste. So full body. Delicate balance. Absolutely fantastic. Orgasmatron!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (15298) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga) (8:4:8:4:16-=4.0-)
Lovely soft bourbony aroma, gently sweet, hint of butter, dense fruitcake, absolutely delicious. Glassy black, doesnt keep a head, but wouldnt expect it to. Full smooth palate, soft and sweet, but not sticky. Warming, but not hot. Roast is deep, but not astringent at all. Sweet, but not sugary, cakey, fruity, a little bit of brandy cream too. Tingle on the tongue from gentle carbonation, and lovely burntness and bitterness. Finish is a little bit dusty from the burnt roast, has the bourbon butteriness. Probably the best beer Ive ever had that hasnt made me say "wow". Its very solid in all regards, impossibly to find fault with it. 11% used very well, has the kind of warmth that I really want right now, but no burn at all. Not sure I get any smokiness anywhere, per se. Wanted to make this last as long as possible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ de fadlageret. Very dark brown, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, sweet vanilla, bourbon, wine, dark fruits. Taste, malty, roasted notes, sweet, acidic, bourbon, vanilla, oak, wine notes, dark fruits, alcohol, molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottled. Black, beige head. Smokey nose with chocolate and madeira. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Port, milk chocolate mild smoke, light tartness. Mid bitter finish with intense heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (1917) - Besanon, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Armes caramel, malts grills et fums. Bire dun noir profond sans bulle. Bonne corpulence, pas trop amre. Trs agrable !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11259) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
330 ml bottle. Bottled on July 9th 2013. From a webshop.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny light tan ring. The aroma is sweetness, whiskey, roasted malt, sugar, sweet liquorice and some subdued bitterness. The flavour is sweetness, port wine, whiskey, roasted malt, smoke, peat, hops, berries and alcohol. Very strong. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1897) - Besanon, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur noire pas de mousse aucune effervescence, une bire ultra forte en got grosse attaque violente sur la vanille, continuit sur le caramel, le caf et le grill puissant, une tuerie !

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