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


on tap

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RATINGS: 991   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2011
Dark brown / black colour, red glow in the light. Small tan head, light carbonation. Sweet, burned malts aroma, coffee, some liquorice, some tar and developing smoke. Flavour rather sweet, liquorice, coffee, burned malts, milk chocoloate. Some dried fruits. Ash. Rather light carbonation but full, smooth oily mouthfeel. Finish light burned malts bitter, some hops, bit sweet lingering taste, warming alcohol. Very nice.
(from 75cL bottle, brewed 24 Jan, bottled 23 Feb 2011. Thanks RM for sharing)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2011
33CL bottle shared at tasting pitch black, no head, coffee like taste, very bitter. a lot of body. thick mouthfeel, a perfect finisher for a de molen tasting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loulan (126) - SPAIN - MAY 17, 2011
Servida en Les 4 Pedres ( Badalona) Embotellada, 33cl, lacada en rojo. Aromas a café, chocolate y regaliz. Cerveza de color negro con una textura aceitosa y un cordón fino de espuma de color beige. El sabor es dulce y amargo al mismo tiempo. Intensa amargura del chocolate, notas a café, regaliz. Buen cuerpo, bien equilibrado y bastante compleja. Una gran cerveza aunque no es de mi estilo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
33 cl bottle, brewed in 2011. Pours black with a quickly dissipating brown head. Aroma has tar, charcoal, slightly medicinal, fresh grounded coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate, molasses, subtle hints of dried figs, dates and caramel, notes of port and fruity shiraz. Taste is insanely balanced, roast and sweetness up front, coffee, charcoal, dark dried fruits, raisins, chocolate, hints of leather. A hint of alcohol, which helps support some of the sweetness. Dry finish. The carbonation is very soft, but the hard roast and the alcohol hinders it from becoming cloying. The best non barrel aged beer I’ve had from De Molen. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle picked up at Capone’s a few weeks back and served side-by-side with the Misto and Wild Turkey versions. Served in a FFF-Intelligentsia snifter. Pours near black with a really big and creamy tan head. Great retention and quite a few rings of lacing on the way down. THe nose brings a large amount of roast. Really, really roasty. Some dark chocolate in the background as well. The flavor is mostly roast with just a touch of chocolate and espresso behind. Really highly carbonated with a modest boozy presence. Finish is a bit dry and over-roasted. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-14-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Tap at the Churchkey in D.C. Pours black as sin with a dense brown head and a little sticky lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee beans, dates and figs, some biscuit and toffee. Taste is more coffee forward than chocolate, but outside of that replicates the aroma pretty well with some booze thrown in to boot. Very smooth drinker, and a lovely nightcap to a hot as shit evening with some friends in our nation’s capitol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2177) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Pours black with allmost no head. Aroma is chocolate, burnt caramel, vanilla, coffee, huge roast, liquorice and a bit smoke. Taste is smokey, cocoa, dark bitter chocolate, espresso, hops, coffee, a little bit of wood and some yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2011
Wow. Quite incredible. Somehow balanced yet abrasive. Nose has some hops to it but this is not a ’bitter stout.’ Full mouthfeel really makes this beer shine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
Pour brown tons of floaties ridiculous tan head and outrageous lacing. Aroma chocolate, coffee, slight dark fruit, very roasty, caramel, espresso, booziness, cherries. Taste boozy, chocolate, espresso, roast, coffee, strange bitterness, dark fruit. MF full slight creamy body mild carb. Overall really tasty stuff the strange bitterness is a bit much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Love it ! A one of a kind. A very heavy, sipping beer. Well worth the price tag. Massive intensity and huge flavours. Packs a punch like no other

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