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

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RATINGS: 659   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (353) - Zapopan, Jalisco, - NOV 25, 2012
Aroma fuerte, intenso, imponente, que te dice que debes esperar algo verdaderamente bueno de esta cerveza. Wishkey, madera, chocolate y maltas tostadas. Al final se detectan ciertas notas fuertemente ahumadas. Apariencia perfecta y adecuada para el estilo de una Imperial Stout. Color intensamente negro, prácticamente sin dejar pasar abosultamente ni un haz de luz. Cuerpo de medio a redondo, carbonatación media. Corona de espuma que al servir es intempestiva y abundante (Tanto así que al quitar el corcho salió abruptamente), sin embargo poco a poco disminuye, quedando finalmente una capa ligera que permanece hasta el final. Al paladar exquisita. Las primeras notas a destacar son dulces con intenso chocolate y maltas muy torrefactas. Al paladar, cumpliendo lo que desde el aroma se dejaba ver. Simplemente una genial cerveza. Sabores complejos pero perfectamente equilibrados. Notas intensamente dulces y cremosas destacan. Posteriormente dejan paso a un agradable sabor a chocolate amargo, fuerte pero bien equilibrado. Se perciben ciertos sabores amaderados y notas destacadas a wishkey, finalmente aparecen las maltas torrefactas y un cierto sabor ahumado. El final es de muy larga duración. Al paso por la garganta es cuando finalemente el alchól aparece y se queda por un largo tiempo. En general una imperial stout exquista, compleja y completa. Sorprendente y muy bien manejada. Las notas dulces y ahumadas, así como el intenso chocolate hacen de esta imperial stout una excelente cerveza,


3.7
herinmary (78) - RUSSIA - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Крайне необычный имперец. В аромате сразу неприятный запах копчёной кожи, древесины. Во вкусе также что то напоминающее шашлык, дым, дерево, кожа. Тело сливочное, мягкое, горечи почти нет. Оценка за необычный вкус, который удивил.

4
Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2017
Trübes dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Röstmalzig, Raucharomen, torfig, etwas Kaffee, dunkle Schokolade.

3.9
SimonBlok (760) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: pitchblack with low, beige head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma: smoke, smoked bellpepper, peat, cacao, coffee. Quite hard to sense other aromas, since the smoke is pretty dominant and saturates the nose. Taste: pretty high sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of roasted malts, smoke, peat, dark bread, dark chocolate and cacao. Long finish with notes of bread and licorice. Palate: full bodied, thicky oily texture and medium carbonation.

3.9
Beer5000 (6732) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle @ company tasting. 2013 edition. Pitch black body with a big beige head. Strong aroma of roasted dark malt with smoked meat and peat, wood and coffee. Flavor is sweetish, roasted dark malt, peat and smoke like aroma, coffee, moderate bitterness and rather well camouflaged alcohol (compared with the 50/50 Eclipse we had just before this one has almost no alcohol in flavor). Fine balanced body and long lasting aftertaste. Smooth and well made, much more balanced and expected for a peated, strong alcohol beer.

3.5
SzymonF (30) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Wędzonka, torf, spalone kable, delikatna czekolada. Torfowość zbyt przytłaczająca przez co piwo staje się jednowymiarowe

3.8
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2017
330 ml bottle from The Party Source. 2011 vintage, 10% ABV. Starts to gush a little when opened. Uh oh. Pours a deep, dark, nearly opaque brown with yeast sediment gathering at the bottom and an inch of fizzy tan head that settles into a lasting ring and film. Notes of rich roasted and smoky malts, peat, dark chocolate, hickory, ash, licorice, tobacco, earth, molasses, black olives, and subtle herbs and spice. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, roasty, sweet, smoky mouthfeel. Maybe a little oxidized. I haven't had one of these in a while, an old, rich Euro imperial stout and I kinda dug it for the nostalgia factor.

3.5
KraftowyJakup (441) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2017
W nosie przyjemny, nienachalny torf, trochę asfaltu, podmokłego lasu, wygładzony delikatnie czekoladą gorzką. W smaku torf trochę spłaszcza piwo, torf wybija się na pierwszy plan, w tle jakieś kakaowo-palone nuty.

3.9
wlajwl (7064) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Aroma is liquor/bourbon, very thick dark malts and rubber/peat. The flavor is pears/rubber, dark malts and a warming alcoholic/slightly sweet finish.

4.4
Sissio (1748) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep black, brown head with nice lacing. Smoky and peaty, cream, walnuts, whisky notes. Lovely creamy and nutty, peaty and smoked.

3.6
sokuzs1 (1556) - POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Aroma: smoky, chocolate, caramel, soy sauce, roasty, nuts Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, roasty, chocolate, caramel, soy sauce, nuts. Roasty note is a bit too harsh here.


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