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


on tap

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RATINGS: 927   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TtV (289) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Deep black colour, little syruppy, small beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol. The taste is bittersweet at first. When the beer is longer in the mouth a dark chocolate flavour develops which turns into a very pleasant bitterness combined with a warm glow of alcohol that stays in the mouth and throat for a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (630) - - SEP 14, 2015
Pours black opaque with tiny unstable brown head, which immidiately transforms to a ring around the glass. Aroma with mild detectable alcohol, sweet notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, hints of tobacco, candy. Flavors: alcohol note is obvious, like bourbon, but perfectly balanced with sweet malts. There are also chocolate, mocha coffee, vanilla like flavors, with herbal, floral tones of hops. Malt sweetness is medium to high, hop bitterness is high. Finish is long lasting bitter dry. Body is sticky, carbonation is low. This one was bottled on 3th of october, 2014 and for may opoint of view, it was perfect balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (323) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2015
33cl bottle. Black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Medium to low sweetness, dry and moderate to heavy bitter. Flat carbonation, full bodied, oily and sticky. Overall the aroma are simplistic and the oily and no carbonated mouthfeel is very disappoiting. From the other comments the quality may be highly variable from bottle to bottle, so I might just have been unlucky. Although I got it at a fair price, it is probably not worth another try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PtiBisc (27) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
This imperial stout has a smell of Soya Sauce and coffee. Beautiful dark molasse color! The taste explodes in the mouth leaving the roasted taste of coffee with a beautiful final of sugar bitterness. Enjoy with care!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salwal (168) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2015
Pours dark pitch black with beige head. Nose is chocolate, Toast and raisins. Taste is warm sweet rich alcoholic sweetness. Some coffey and toffey. Rich warming aftermath... Awesome beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorgeLee (1511) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Jet black colour. Thick brownish foam. Very nicely made Imperial Stout, lots of deep roasty bitter malts and the hop bill seems to blend nicely with the malts and balance the flavours well. Strong but not overly boozy. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 6, 2015
2013 bottle. Dark chocolate and marshmallows on the nose, great start. Amazing that this silky smooth beer is 10abv. Straight up bomb Imperial stout. Warming, bitter coffee, sweet dark malts, toffee, caramel. Would love to try the barrel aged editions, but this is brilliant as is. Long coffee nibs and chocolate malty palate. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours black with tanned very thin head. Vinous, smoky, expresso coffee, dark bitter coffee, plums, cocoa, vanilla, oak and tawny port. Great beer, just found it to be a bit too low carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Strong coffee and chocolate notes with a dark fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1332) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 29, 2015
330 ml bottled 04/11/13, from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Black, oily liquid, with a small, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Delicious aroma of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, liquorice, dark frutis, some smoke, even some fruity hops.
Tastes of espresso, liquorice, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, tobacco, dark fruits, some hops.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, with a subtle alcohol warmth, roasty-bitter, with liquorice, espresso, tobacco, cocoa.

Very tasty. Greatly balanced, dark and full, with a very well hidden alcohol. Drinks really smooth, also because of quite surprising amounts of hops, even noticeable in a 2 year old bottle. Among the best De Molen beers I’ve had.

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