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

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RATINGS: 879   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawthorne00 (2768) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 330ml bottle painted the kitchen then overfilled a 750ml snifter. Settled to a chunk-laden dark brown with a coat and lacing of tan head. Aroma of very heavily roasted malt, seaweed/ iodine, good soy sauce, licorice, pine, cognac, dust. Taste: overt alcohol, char, pine, coffee, cocoa, figs, Seville oranges, licorice, tobacco. Remaining carbonation lends a lightness and slight sharpness. Big bitter finish is as much about hops as roast. Cognac overtones linger. Big and kind of brash at least this young (it’s a 2010 bottle) but complexity is unobscured and better yet, the flavours have room to move. [4.2]

[6/11]Another 2010 bottle. Cap came off like a canon, five inches of head in a pint glass. Lots of chunks in a black pour with a massive tan head. Aroma of tar, dark berries, mocha, bitter oranges, grass, soy sauce. Big charred taste with coffee, figs, berries; quite hoppy too, although less than the roasted bitterness, with pine, grass and a little citrus zest. Slightly overcarbonated, but not by so much as the explosion would suggest. Finish has roasted and hop bitterness, salt. Compelling. [4.2]

Another 2010 bottle. Last third of the bottle is gloopily chunky. Black with a large loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oranges, berries, pine. Taste has burnt, smoky mocha sweetness, licorice, dark berries, soy sauce. Flavours melding a little. Still a little overcarbonated. Keep for longer next time. Super beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks, Shawn, for crossing off yet another want of mine! Pours a dark opaque brown with a small tan head. Notes of Tootsie Rolls, roasted chocolate malts, caramel, cocoa syrup, figs, berries, and earth. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Pretty cool imperial stout and I look forward to trying more from them.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5241) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle: Had this one a while ago, can’t remember which bottle # it was. A very small brown airy lacing that disappears quick and leaves nothing. A black as night beer. Smell roasted and burnt malts, coffee, liquorice and some hints of caramel en toffee. Taste is almost viscous with a full body tasting: coffee, roasted and burnt malts, brown sugars, sticky, chocolate, molasses and liquorice. A very well balanced (with low to no carbonation) bitter coffee dry aftertaste, great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rodenbach99 (3515) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
Cette bouteille a tout d’exceptionnelle, elle a été dégusté et apprécié en compagnie de Slovak Sniper, une belle rencontre. La bouteille a un bouchon de liège couvert de cire, nous avons bu la bouteille 063 de 545 brassée au mois de mars 2009. La bière est visqueuse quand elle est versée, elle est brune très foncée presque noir, peu de mousse par contre. Le nez est frais, il sent la torréfaction, les malts rôtis et surtout il nous invite à plonger dans le nectar. La bière est savoureuse, douce à souhait et ce malgré les 99 IBU, elle est ronde, l’alcool n’est pas trop présent. Cette bière est un grand classique. 9/10

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13790) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle, 2010 drank in 2010, shared with maxwall. Pours opaque, brown-black with a fillowing, lasting beige head. Alcohol and chocolate waft into the air immediately upon pouring. More subtle notes of dark malts, licorice and dark cherries. Quite sweet with lots of dark malts and burned sugar, along with ash and tar. Some milk and light bitterness. Full in body with lively, effervescent, massaging carbonation and plenty of boozy warmth. Finishes with a strong alcohol note, light peat, tobacco and sweet malts, plus some mild throat burn. Very, very good. Will try an older bottle next time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3309) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
08 bottle. aroma of sweet molasses and creamy milk chocolate. too sweet. some grassy and figgy fruit untertones. rich. low drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2010
head: big, tan
colour: black
smell: hops, coffee, burned malts, chocolat, alcohol, grassy from hops, red fruits
taste: strong malty/chocolaty bitterness, stinging alcohol taste, coffee, hops, anis, cocoa bitterness in the end + dry

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (3813) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
(Bouteille numéro 063, partagée avec rodenbach99. Merci pour cette fabuleuse dégustation!) Le liquide dévoile une robe brune, très foncée, à la limite d’être noire, avec des reflets rouges, observables aux contours du verre. Le nez est complexe, d’une riche sensualité, se construisant autour de trois grands axes : d’abord les grains maltés torréfiés qui transpirent le chocolat, la réglisse et le café. Ensuite, viennent les effluves modérées à fortes d’un alcool très parfumé, en habile fusion avec une présence notables des houblons. Et, pour conclure, l’émergence d’esters fruités, et ce, comme une apparition des petits fruits foncés, macérés, goûteux en sucre doux et en liqueur d’alcool. Le goût est une continuité exemplaire des parfums, avec des saveurs incroyables de céréales torréfiés de niveaux et de complexités différents (pensons ici entre autre à la réglisse), de petits fruits comme les cassis avec toute la saveur d’un café fort aux accents de cacao. En bouche, le liquide qui devient pratiquement solide est bercé par une effervescence tranquille et prend une incroyable expansion avec sa texture capiteuse, lourde et riche. Wow! La finale est un habile mélange de notes amères de houblons avec des notes torréfiées et une présence d’alcool parfumé juste et à sa place. En résumé, bière des ligues majeures!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geiserich (3674) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle: Intensive aroma, notes of licorice, soy souce, alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee. Black color. Flavor is sourly/Sweet, alcohol, licorice, marmade, candies, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2010
33cl bottle from 04/10. Oh how I love the De Molen beers. Dark brown pour with a decent tan head. Big roasted malt and coffee aromas. This chewy little devil is fantastic; with roasted malt, mellow coffee, and chocolate flavors. As good as it is, I do however prefer the 666 version..


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