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


on tap

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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   IBU: 102   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbli (82) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle 330ml, pours dark brown to black delicatly sparkling with almost no head. Deep aroma of dark chocolate with some raisins, licorice and a touch of vanilla. In taste medium chocolate sweetness with good balanced bitterness of roasted malt. I can’t get rid of the feeling that there is some spiciness in the background, like there were chillies added, even though they aren’t on the ingredients list. Full bodied with very well hidden alcohol, nevertheless it’s a bit to heavy for me. Nice one but not the most impressive from De Molen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1614) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Black color with no head. Smells and tastes alcohol, roasty, chocolat, vanilla. Nice balans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Black color with inch thick beige head. Liquorice, bitter chocolate, coffee, nice aroma. The taste is overwhelming: Chocolate like crazy, liquorice, vanilla, booze (not too much though). Sounds easy but it is just so perfectly balanced, it?s hard to describe. Sweet without being sweet. Smooth carbonation. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (301) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
What an incredible, smooth, full flavoured beer, dark light a full night and no head. Beatifull chocolate aroma, taste is great, chocolate,dark chocolate,cocoa and Coffee beans, with cappuccino and vanilla in the aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - FEB 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with almost no head. Light tan lacing. Bitter chocolate, coffee, liquorice and raisins in the aroma. Taste is a treat well balanced between a sweet and bitter harmony and a dry finish. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rammer (303) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 15, 2015
Great stout. Sweet aroma, recognizable de molen aroma. Dark chocolate, more coffee, little bitter finish. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (798) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2015
Pitch black with dark ruby red huhes and a medium light tan head. Noses of fresh coffee and bitter chocolate, roast malt notes, light earthy faint leather notes. Softly carbonated, light slick texture medium-full body. Rum-chocolate-coffee sweet-bitter flavour with a notch of astringency and hints of light woody-smokey, alcohol-aromatic raisins, marzipan and ginger bread. Complex yet harmonically balanced. Lasting finish! Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 15, 2015
on tap at BierStube in Philadelphia; black with ruby red highlights; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma with coffee notes; great, smooth, roasted malt flavor with coffee and chocolate notes; very smooth and extremely enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (215) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Pitch black, soapy top. Smell is roasted malts and caramel. Taste is more cognac, coffee, spices, hop. Looong finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stekel (6) - - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
Nice beer with chocolate and caramel tones , lots of flavor and great smell !

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