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


on tap

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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The third RIS, Rasputin a Belgian IS. Tsarina Esra a Scandinavian/US RIS Now Hel & Verdoemenis, used old malts for this one like brownmalts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Flaska från beernavigator. Kolsvart, lågt beige skum. Fantastisk doft av mäktig chokladdessert, fudge och kaffe. Söt, stor kraftig, småbubblig munkänsla men stora smaker. Stor mäktig kropp med massor av mörk malt och en hel del alkoholvärme. Lätt men tydlig beska. Perfekt dessertöl. Fantastiskt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (17) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma: a lot of roastiness, coffee, rosins and some liquor aroma. Taste: similar to aroma - roastiness, coffee, rosins and a very pleasant liquorish finish, warming the throat. This is a big beer. I drank it pretty fresh (7 months after bottling). Given the fact it can mature for 25 years (that’s what the info on the bottle says) I expect it to become more complex and thereofore even greater over time. Nevertheless, I probably wouldn’t wait for two and half decades. A few years should be enough to get the most out of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (181) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2014
Huge, brown foam, coal black color. Aromas are defined by fresh roasted coffee beans and burned malts, with hints of bitter chocolate, almost espresso-like, with biting alcohol. Begins sugary sweet, with toffee and bready malts. Then an intense bitterness rises up from the back of the palate, which contains a huge load of coffee and espresso beans. Sweeter flavors are still noteable on the palate, but only support the bitterness in a moderate and complex fashion. The Finish adds a warm, stinging alcohol note to the full coffee body, with a soft, smooth, almost oily, bitter finish. Carbonation gets recognizable in the end, as it is very lively, still fitting, adding a subtle copper hint to the dry, coffeeish tobacco character of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Armadill0 (260) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black with a brown tint. Minimal brown head. Aroma has cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and wood. Taste has coffee, nut, citrus, soy and caramel. Strong smooth body with a nice mouthfeel. Taste lasts long with a nicely bitter aftertaste. A small sip goes a long way. Alcohol is very well presented, yet hidden on the whole. As far as stouts go this is pretty exemplary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1275) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market. Black body with no head. No lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate cake, raisin, petrol and pistachio. Flavour of dark chocolate, cherry and dark malts. Possibly too rich? Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Light fizz. The ugliest Imperial Stout I’ve rated to date, but it tastes pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1333) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2014
33cl bottle. Nice dark color with no head. Body is smooth. Finish is quite long. Taste is medium sweet. Aroma is a bit alcoholic but still coffee, chocolate, whisky, fresh aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1082) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, small brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Thick roasty body, coffee, licorice, very balanced with hoppy end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
luser2000 (37) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2014
Hű, ez de finom volt. Krémes, jellegzetes imperial stuot. 1.500,- (csak-a-jó-sör)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (847) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Poured deep black with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, toast, bitter coffee. Pretty boozy. Overall, a tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (1820) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2014
on tap @ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Opaque brown/black, solid head that never drops below 1", full lace cover. Taste is sweet toffee malt. A very chewy mouthfeel includes the addition of earth and clay. The finish briefly turns toward milk chocolate, but can’t hold on against mild bittering which moves in for a satisfying finish. An exceptional brew.

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