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


on tap

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RATINGS: 857   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (444) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle ’11 - Pours dark black with brown head. Rich and dark chocolate smells plus dark berries. The taste is fudgy chocolate deliciousness. A little bitterness like a rich dark chocolate and a creamy mouth feel. I wish I had another bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1076) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 29, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from eluosiren. Medium intensity, noble roast - chocolate, coffee beans with some clove-like spice? Some simple "dark" sweetness (cold sweet coffee?), a touch of warming alcohol and spicy bitter finish. I also get some fresh cut zucchini or avocado, that I often see in stouts. Simple, balanced, but not earth-shattering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
venom666 (491) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
Black color with some reddish notes and barely beige head. Definitely, coffee on the aroma, roasted malts, dark chocolate and some hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Very good taste, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, toffee, with a bitter backgorund. Very balanced beer, you barely notice the alcohol. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (1091) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from Sean, who went to Holland. Big liquorice nose, roast malt and touches of coffee. Heavy, heavy mouthfeel, loads of dark fruits. Luscious, coffee flavour. Soft carbonation. Long, complex finish. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1480) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Black colour, lively beige foam head leaving lacing and aroma of roast malt, molasses, dark fruits, chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt with leather, coffee & dark chocolate, some nutty notes and lingering bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, warming boozy roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (867) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
330 ml bottle
Brown, almost black beer with little brown head. Aroma has wood, liqueur, light smokiness and roasted malts. Flavor is sweetish with dark chocolate and roasted malts. Palate is soft and full. Finish has light bitterness. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (462) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Appearance is black as night, not much head to speak of, a slight beige foamy covering. Aroma- huge roastiness, rich chocolate cake, leather, cigar smoke, burnt fruitcake, fudge, vanilla hints, booze. Smells sublime. Taste- roasted malt, quite a bit of smokiness, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, burnt treacle, lengthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is oily, and a bit clingy. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
I had a bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent, Belgium. Less malty comparing to Emelisse, White Label. Pours black with almost no head. Coffee aroma is much less than Struise, Cuvee Delphine and less than Emelisse White Label but still there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (456) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2014
From bottle in Xiamen, China. Bottled 4/11/13. Pours black with no head and no lacing at all. Aroma is chocolate malts. Taste is bitter, no sweetness, dry, chocolate, some coffee. Mouthfeel is medium, a little thinner than expected. Bitter finish.

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