Moersleutel Craft Brewery Smoked Peated Islay N° 2

Smoked Peated Islay N° 2


Moersleutel Craft Brewery in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Stout - Imperial Regular
ABV: 12.0% IBU: - Ticks: 6
Russian Imperial Stout aged on Peated Islay Whisky barrels with smoked almonds.

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Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Op tap bij The Scrapyard. De lactose-variant met amandelen. Ruikt direct een stuk zoeter, vanille, hint van marsepein, zoete koffie, caramel, gebrande mout, whisky, turf, maar wel een flink stuk minder dan No1, bitterzoete finish. Volle body. Ook erg goed.

Tried from Draft on 12 Mar 2022 at 22:21

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Tried from Can on 10 Mar 2022 at 21:57

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Strong stout by Moersleutel (their ‘core business’ of course) aged on Islay whisky barrels, apparently a second version already, though the first one is nowhere on this site (yet); at Billie’s Craft Beer Fest. Greyish beige, densely moussy, opening head on a black beer with hazy burgundy edges. Aroma indeed very peaty – whole bags of moist peat, and heavily peated Islay whisky, almost but not quite overpowering impressions of melting ‘fondant’ chocolate, walnut liqueur, coffee cream, toasted pecan nuts, vanilla-scenting oak wood, molasses, pipe tobacco, wet leather. Sweet onset, candied dates and figs, bit sticky even, softly carbonated with very full, oily body; thick chocolatey and toffeeish bittersweet middle, nutty and lightly roasty, but then shifting to woodiness and to this heavy peated whisky effect – which remains very ‘natural’ without becoming all iodine-like, remarkably; warming whisky-like alcohol of course but not overly hot, paired with lingering coffeeish and bitter-chocolatey maltiness plus herbal hops, though the bitterness never gets the upper hand. Modern, balanced even if the roasted bitterness could well have been stronger for me, and delivering a peaty experience as promised: this is really well made, motivating to start diving into Moersleutel stouts more often again.

Tried on 24 Nov 2021 at 14:56


Sampled @ Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2021. A black beer with a beige lacing. Aroma of peated malt, whiskey. Taste of sweet peated malt, bourbon, whiskey.

Tried on 14 Nov 2021 at 18:14

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

13/XI/21 - sample @ Billies Craft Beer Festival Day 2 (Waagnatie, Antwerp), BB: n/a (2021-1411) Thanks to the Brewver crew and other beer buddies for sharing today’s beers!

Clear black beer, small creamy beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: oh my, lots of peat all right, more peat, roasted, caramel, chocolate notes, very smoky, bit medicinal. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet and sugary start, caramel, lots and lots of peat, smoky, bit medicinal, roasted, dark caramel. Aftertaste: more smoke, all peated, caramel, roasted finish.

Tried from Draft on 13 Nov 2021 at 19:25