Strap yourselves in for this beer, as it is something different – even from De Molen!
Here we have ourselves a Sour Imperial Stout with walnut extract, caramel and salt. Oh, and it is also aged in Bowmore Whiskey barrels to add that touch of smoke and peat.
It is one of those beers that you can’t possible hope to taste from the off. It takes a few sips before your tastebuds are able to recognise what you are drinking as it is a bit out there.
The aroma has lots of salted caramel, roasted malts, a little dark stone fruit and of course the nutty character. The flavour I guess is pretty similar. Early on we have the slightly sour imperial stout, though it borders on tart (like from cherries) rather than sour. There is a sweetness to the malt body, caramel or toffee, but there is a roasted astringency and smokiness that cuts through that sweetness. It really does change, particularly as it warms.
I’ll stop trying to describe it, just enjoy it and see what you get.