Brewery: Brouwerij De Molen
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Smoked Imperial Stout-ish
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Bruichladdich (peated) BA.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3
Intro: A 330ml black waxed bottle, bottled on 19th August 2015, with a best before date of 19th August 2040. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dark malt, chocolate, coffee, light peat, leather, smoke, whisky.
Taste: Sweet dark malt, whisky, light peat, smoke, coffee, chocolate, caramel, with hints of vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable RIS with good balance of peat, that doesn’t overwhelm the nice chocolate and coffee flavours. I tried the brett version of this just before opening this bottle, and did not understand the brett. This was just so much better without the brett.