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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1002   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4116) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle au cheval blanc, during mondiale week. Jet black pour, no head. Aroma of intense burnt malts, espresso, dark soy, and a touch of bitter licorice. Intense mouthfeel, thick and viscous, coats my palate. Warming from the alcohol is very present, quite bitter finish, with a solid sweet coffee mixed with bitter cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3302) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2011
It was decent but I think there may have been something wrong with the bottle. I loved heaven and hell but this had a strange off putting spicy/medicinal taste that became stronger as it warmed. The backbone of the beer was quite tasty with notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, sweetness, but i couldnt get past that odd flavor that I have a hard time even describing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Stronger flavors than heaven and hell in an odd direction. Ended up getting third in a beer tasting. A bit to much of a sharp attack that does not flow well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RexTalionis (3489) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle 75 cl at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Poured pitch black in colour with thin tan head. Mostly coffee in aroma. Flavour more subtle with some smooth elements, but still coffee being the dominant taste. Some hops are there but they stay more in the background in favour of the delicous coffee taste. Aftertaste coffee and liqourice mostly with some faint hoppy notes as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hermod (6332) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
75cl bottle @ Pikkulintu. 11,9%. # 216. Bottled 22.08.2008. Poured black color with a beige head. Aroma contains coffee, lots of nuts and oaky notes along with some roasted malt. Flavor is coffee, nuts, oak, hops and caramel. Finish is long with espresso kicking in after a while. Just incredible, one of the best beer I have ever tried so far. Very smooth and round, nearly no alcohol detected, slightly warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle thanks to barzigkin. Poured black with a tan head. Aroma was fudge, coffee, nutty, and chocolate syrup. Flavor was fudge, cream, coffee, and slight alcohol. Body was medium with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
11.2 oz bottle from WLV. Pours dark murky oily brown with small dark brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, burnt malts, coffee, some caramel and booze in there as well. Flavors of bitter burnt malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and finishes with some alcohol warmth. Finishes really dry and bitter. Picking up some more dark fruit and black licorice flavors as I progress through my snifter. Loved it at first but fell off towards the end of the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5859) - GERMANY - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, heavy malty aroma, roasty and dry. Starts very strong, smokey, coffee notes, chocolate. Finish a bit milder in the first moment, then more and more burning malty with earty-strong malty notes, notes of dried fruits. Intense finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
greenclansman (906) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 30, 2011
How can someone rate this beer? Besides the words amazing and perfect, there is nothing else that can be said. Drunk it from a 33ml bottle (the 75ml one, was kept for aging. The chocolate aromas and taste were amazing, while the after taste brings some coffee-ishness up. I loved it. Next time, i will drink it while eating a piece of chocolate cake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Re-rate September 20th 2014 to replace an old amateur rating. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized decently lasting dark brown head. Aroma is malts, dark and roasted malts, dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, a slight hint of liquorice. Taste malts, dark and roasted malts, dark chocolate, strong roast, coffee, again lightly liquorice, roasty bitter. Oily texture, full body, medium carbonation. Absolutely delicious! -- I’m upgrading this beer once more. It is my go to stout and it never diappoints. Rich, oily, full bodied, full of flavor. Simply amazing every time. Up from 8-5-8-5-17 (4.3) to 4.5.

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