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


on tap

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RATINGS: 856   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rammer (314) - 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 (824) - 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 (683) - - 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 (220) - 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 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (442) - GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
Kakao, Kaffee dunkle Schokolade. Dunkle Früchte und eine solide Bitterkeit zum Ende. Gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (995) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 Dark brown to black but bright at the edges, no head whatsoever. Aroma is soy-sauce, chocolate milk, medium-roast coffee, light BBQ sauce, some herbal brush. Body is syrupy, medium-heavy weight with barely noticeable, super-light, super-fine carbonation with a light burn (not enough!). Flavor is soy-sauce, cocoa, a pleasant pine sap and earthy burnt toast and coffee in the finish. Fruity (cherry-strawberry). Overall, an OK imperial stout, free of imperfections, but way too light on carbonation, too much soy sauce, and no head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rzymol (115) - - JAN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 Bottle, 33cl. It is gorgeous! Pours nearly dark but once shaken it creates bloody, winish rings near the foam. A head is thin but creates very nice, long-lasting lacing. You can tell from the appearance and how the drink behaves in glass that it will be full bodied. Aroma is very complex with roasted malt and chocolate countered by milkish sweetness, almost like oatmeal with milk. Fantastic treat. Taste is built of sticky sweet on the top of the tongue which smoothly go into the salty sensations on its back and finally, a bitter finish. An aftertaste is actually built of all three - sweetness, saltiness and bitterness but the latter has the greatest power. Very long-lasting aftertaste which, at the same time, is very pleasant. It is like high-quality coffee giving you this gorgeous aftertaste you don’t want to pass all day. As expected, it has a full, perfect body. Oily as it should be. I would never tell it has 10% as I cannot feel alcohol at all. You may think from this description that the beer will likely have low drinkability but it is completely other way round! It’s just this beautiful aftertaste that you want to last forever that makes you drink this beer slowly. A beautiful stuff. Delicious. Try it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (783) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
Vintage 2009. Negro opaco sin espuma. Aromas intensos de chocolate, frutos rojos, uvas pasas y suave licor. Cuerpo denso y sedoso, con inicio dulce de chocolate intenso, frutos rojos con final suave de licor muy agradable y equilibrado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2839) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
On tap at Monk’s. Beautiful black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with licorice, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is similar. It has a creamy sweet feel with a lingering after taste. Excellent.

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