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


on tap

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RATINGS: 778   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (317) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Mitra, bottled on 02-05-2012. Dark brown color with ruby shade, extremely high rocky brown head, medium lacing. Aroma coffee, dry fruits in the nose, flavor is more dark roasted coffee, less fruit, tons of dark chocolate, soy sauce, toast, roastyed malt, also caramel and molasses but not dominant, herbs. Alcohol is quite noticable. Taste light sweetness, heavy bitterness, hint of sourness. Extremely full body, oily and creamy texture, soft carbonation, fantastic long lasting roasty coffeeish bitter finish. A heavy dessert beer, which is nearly perfect, it takes some time to drink it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (1706) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle at home, bottled 10/11/11. Pours black, aroma of chocolate and burnt sugars, soy sauce, taste is rich chocolate, thick and chewy, lingering dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (274) - - MAY 19, 2014
Enjoyed after Thomas went home 14-5-2014. Really liked the beer, nice and heavy. Rich taste. Hard to figure out but very enjoyable. Coffee slightly dominant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (604) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle (33cl). 2011 edition. Small beige head, reduces to a thin ring with a small amount of lacing. Very dark, good-looking reddish brown colour. Rich, sweet and boozy aroma of roasted malt, raisins, soy sauce, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Full body, soft carbonation, oily, high-viscosity mouthfeel. Sweet malty taste nicely balanced by a hint of acidity and a growing bitterness, leading to a relatively dry finish. Long fruity-malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1728) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Black beer with small head. Aroma of roasted malts and soy sauce. Taste is burnt malts, coffee, soy sauce, dark prunes and surprisingly some bourbon barrels. Full bodied and oily. Very good, but was hoping for a better beer from one of my wants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours to a deep brown body with no head. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is super roasty with a char and a black malt. Like a black coffee. Medium full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark brown pour hints of red wine like looks no real head. Roasty aroma hints of coffee. Avg palate. Dry roasty coffee flavor thinner than expected shockingly light for 10%. Good but not the great thing I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Dark pour with a quickly receding head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, and cashew. Taste is soy sauce, chocolate, roast, and alcohol. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3671) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Great, well balanced imperial stout. Pours dark and thick black with ok head and lacing. Some of that classic peat smoked malt aroma that pervades a lot of De Molen stuff. Light burnt aroma. Soft carbonation. Dark chocolate. Finishes a little more sweet than bitter, but good balance. Definitely prefer this to the Wild Turkey version. Bottle thanks to Colemanzuber at Churchkey. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5183) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged from the Rare Beer Club. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, dark, oily coffee beans, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is big roasted malt and coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, caramel, chocolate cake notes and light vanilla. Body is medium-full with a dense, creamy carbonation. Slight warmth as well. Ends with more roasted malt, dark coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate cake and burnt brownies.

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