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


on tap

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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (231) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
Flesje gedeeld met familie. Donkerbruin bier met weinig schuim. Aroma is houtig en caramelachtig. Smaak is caramelachtig, chocolade-achtig, zoet en rokerig. Nasmaak is iets hoppig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2016
33cl bottle, 1 year old. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Smells of chocolate, cocoa, cherries, figs, dates and cognac. Bitter, crisp, with notes of sour cherries, green hops, chocolate, subtle roasted coffee, whiskey and roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation and a sticky bitter-sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Based upon a 2011 bottle (enjoyed May 2016). Have had before relatively fresh and thought it was good. Aged bottle was an eye opener. Really enjoyed it. Minimal head but great mouthfeel and flavour. Really enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (905) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 Bottle at home. Pours pitch black, no head just some brown bubbles. Rich chocolate and milky coffee in the nose and taste, lightly bitter and alcoholic in the finish. Aftertaste is long, with coffee and chocolate again. Watery-medium body, low-absent carbonation. Bit of a letdown tbh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guma44 (7) - - MAY 13, 2016 does not count
Almost no head. Smell of dark grains, a bit of chocolate and coffee. Overwhelming smell of dark roasted bread crust. A bit too much alkohol in smell. In taste the same. Overall good and drinkable RIS.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (845) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość trwała.
Zapach: sporo ciemnych słodów, paloności, świeżo palonej kawy, trochę gorzkiej czekolady, delikatne akcenty dymne, wychodzi też lekki alkohol.
Smak: średnia pełnia, również sporo nut ciemnych, palonych słodów, gorzkiej czekolady, kawy, goryczka średnia, dość wyraźnie palona.
Wysycenie: wniskie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1016) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Benzai during EuroSwap 1/2016. Sweet aroma, almost like a sweet or milk stout. Slightly boozy, but warming and thus not irritating at all. A bit lactic. Not quite as overwhelming as I feared, pleasant to drink for such a heavy beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (433) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Kräftige nordisch kühle Dämpfe steigen einem in die Nase. Rauch&Röstverdammnis!!! Der Schluck dann anders als vermutet, umschmeichelt er doch erst durch eine etwas "vorgegaukelte" Süße den Gaumen. Ab dann gehts aber klassisch durchgeknallt zur Sache. Extrem herb, klar, angenehm alkoholisch und höllisch Schokoheavy. Der Nachhall wie bei solch einem Kaliber zu erwarten, LAAAANG & äußerst befriedigend. Heute wird noch ne BA Variante getestet. Yippie!!! 0,33l Flasche/ca.3,50 direkt von der DE MOLEN BRAUEREI.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (1076) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Bottle, pours black with a tan head. Lots of chocolate, dark bread, (c)old coffee, mocha, molasses, citrus leaves, mint. Sweet and quite bitter, boozy, full bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melman1996 (35) - - APR 16, 2016
Dark brown/black with beige foam that stays as a thin layer. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and malt coffee. It’s alittle bit coffeeish sour. It tastes like chocolate and coffee. Beer is rather oily but nothing special. Alcohol nibbles tongue, but is not perceptible in aroma or taste. Leaves long aftertaste of milk chocolate.

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