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

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RATINGS: 841   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
Bomber from Bierkoenig. Pours opaque black, it looks thick, and topping white head that stays put. Aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate but not overally so. Taste has the roast, the chocolate,after the get through the hop bitterness which is there but you cannot put a finger on which they are. Very drinkable, this is strong stuff, even with food.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2010
The bottle opened without a hiss, and the beer poured without forming head. Having paid about € 4,50 for this beer, this worried me. The smell was a bit dusty, the taste was horrible. Did not know carbonation was that important. This brewery puts a lot of effort in its labels, uses numbers and a wax dip. A shame it fails to buy and use decent caps. I think all of the carbon escaped from the bottle. This beer ended up in the sink. I hope this is an incident and the Rasputin is better.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2010
Pours brownish-black with no head at all. Not very attractive. I have sampled several H&V now from different batches but so far it has been a big dissapointment. Sure there are lots of flavors and aroma’s present but the total zero carbonation spoils it completely. The mouthfeel is far too oily, almost slimy (sorry can’t find another word for it) This could have been dampened by more lively carbonation. I think the brewery has serious problems keeping this beer under good pressure and maintaining bottle consistency. You just don’t know want you get for your 11.00 euro and that is a shame. It’s like sampling coffeeliqueur, no beer. Given the choise I would pick their Rasputin over this anytime.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2010
Huge grapefruity, treacle, dark chocolate, dark fruit nose. Unbelievable nose for an imperial stout. Well balanced mouth which shows lots of cascade hops and strawberries on top of the roasted malt, dark chocolate character. Very smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Fairly aggressive bitter finish. Amazingly well made beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2010
75cl Bottle. Gusher that won’t stop -- had to empty 2/3 of the bottle before we could put it down. And given how big the head was, that took 10 minutes. Black body with brown edges, with brown head, lots of brown yeasties settled to the bottom. Aroma is rich, moderately sweet, cocoa, coffee/roast, some molasses, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa, coffee/roast, some chocolate syrup, light alcohol. Full body, fairly sticky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle at Monks in Stockholm. The color was pitch black and the foam large. The aroma contained a lot of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt also some earthy tones. The beer barely contained any carbonic acid at all. A lot of roasted coffee and chocolate. Heavy but despite the high alcohol content (11.9%) the beer was pretty easy to drink. Aftertaste had a lot of roasted notes. A nice Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11809) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma is unusual. Almost like funk and some solvent. In a good way. Maybe some coffee. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Some heat. Lots of wood and vanilla, with coffee and chocolate. Very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7001) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate aroma with a hint of something strange, maybe sweaty sox. There is a delicious chocolate flavor with coffee and vanilla. The mouthfeel is somewhat carbonated and there is a dry bitter chocolate finish. Very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 33cl, at 10%Vol, Dutch brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive, top class!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2010
Dark brown with plenty of small floaters in the liquid. A small dark beige head settles rather fast and leaves basically no lacings. Huge roasted aromas - very powerful. It actually turns to burnt every now and then. Roasted malts, heavy roasted coffee, charred wood, spices, chocolate, faint licorice, perhaps some fruity notes. There is also noticeable hints of rather fresh hops. Light alcohol. Very powerful smell, but not very balanced due to the massive roasted character. The taste has some wonderful coffee flavors - espresso, heavy roasted and almost burnt coffee, tannins. Big sweet malty backbone with a distinct roasted character. Rich notes of dark chocolate. Some licorice and dark fruits, but they don’t really manage to balance the deep roasted flavors. Very faint notes of hops. The finish is powerful with a coffee-like roasted bitterness, some alcohol, spices and lingering notes of general roasted flavors. The body is full, but kind of light compared to some other examples of the style. Quite a lot of carbonation as well making the beer seems rather lively. Towards the end, it gets a little smoother. I really liked this one. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)


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