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


on tap

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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Brewed with cacao, chilli peppers and sea salt.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (7612) - Rimini, - OCT 8, 2012
33cl bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is intense with coffee, roasted matls, licorice, some woody notes. Taste is complex and balanced: bitter and roasty at the beginning with cocoa nibs, coffee beans and wood, then turns into a sour sensation, like sour red berries, with finally turns into the salty finish. Mouthfeel is full with soft/good carbonation. Overall, a superb beer. The chili peppers are a bit hidden by cocoa and salt, but the perfect balance between these different flavours is just mind blowing. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrus86 (619) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2017
BOTTLE. Pours a dirty, floaty black with soft head.. Big offensive nose of dark chocolate & dark berries.. Smooth creamy texture, a touch of Vegemite, those dark berry/dark choc combo.. Sourced RW

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1450) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2017
From a 330ml bottle on 17/3/2017. Pours a very deep brown with almost no head. The nose offers up chocolate, salted caramel and pretzels. Taste wise, its flavour packed, with heaps of chocolate, some caramel, toffee and coffee and lots of roasted and toasted malt. I barely get the chilli, other than a slight warming at the back, but the sea salt is there in spades. And while it sounds like it shouldnt work, it comes together really nicely. Big, bold and very distinctive, The texture a bit syrupy and the carbonation is moderate to average. Impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (1474) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, licht bitter en licht zoet met sporen van bittere chocolade, koffie, cognac en port. Erg lekker, de chili pepers heb ik helaas niet echt kunnen ontdekken alhoewel dit bier wel iets pittigs in de mond heeft, dus mogelijk dat dat het is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hardened (87) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Aromat: paloność, ciut gorzkiej czekolady i kakao, smak: ponownie kakao, lekkie chili, lekkie przyjemnie pieczenie, sl dopiero po ogrzaniu, wytrawność i nieco kwaśności. Zero obecności alkoholu. Fajne, ale bez fajerwerkw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (1609) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2017
F: not big, dark brown quick gone to thin film with some bubbles. C: dark, opaque. A: roasted malt beside other malts, coffee, cocoa, dark cherries, plums, caramel, hint of smoke. T: very malty, roasted tones with coffee, dark 99% chocolate, mineral, dark to light red fruity, chilli is more noticeable with rising temperature, complex, full body, low carbonation, great sipper, smooth mouthfeel, worth to try beer, 0,33l bottle more than two years old date 09/01/15, from Bierhalle Deconinck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Szopeen (460) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Butelka w Carpe Kraft. Zdecydowanie wytrawne podejście do stylu, przyjemna kawa, gorzka czekolada, wyczuwalna, zwłaszcza w aromacie, sl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkomar (371) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Decent aroma, complex with lots of dark fruits, roastiness, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Taste is rather bitter with good amount of sweetness and a tiny bit of saltiness on the palate. Heat from chillies on the verge of autosuggestion. Pretty good ris, although nothing mindblowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3417) - CROATIA - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoteka. Shared with Miro. Pours dark brown, medium tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa, quite sweet, some bitterness in finish. Low carbonation, quite smooth. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1398) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Bottled 11/12/2012, Bb DES 2017. Black with a Nice lightbrown head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, liqorize, and some spices. Light bittersweet with a warm dark Fruits and coffee end, Nice. Birthday-beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5771) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2017
Fles @ thuis. Gitzwart met een kleine. grofgeschuimde beige schuimkraag. Ruik naar chocolate en vanille, roosterig, een hint van kersenpitten en wat rood fruit. Smaakt roosterig, geroosterde broodkorst, zoetig, chocolade en koffie. Heeft ook iets fruitigs in de initile smaak, maar dit ebt al gauw weg of evolueert in een heerlijke, krachtige roosterige en koffieachtige nasmaak die lang blijft hangen. Qua chilipeper is gelukkig zowel qua smaak als eventuele hitte vrijwel niets terug te vinden, wat ik een plus vind. Geldt overigens ook voor het zeezout. Bevat wel erg weinig koolzuur, wat in het begin wat stoort maar daarna eigenlijk wel acceptabel is. Enigszins zijdeachtig wat bijdraagt aan een prettig mondgevoel. Een goed bier van de toch wel beste brouwerij die ons land rijk is.

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