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


on tap

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RATINGS: 872   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
Very dark brown, thin lasting beige head, light lacing.
Aroma is very roasty, lots of sweet milk chocolate, light alcohol, burnt malts, dark fruits.
Flavour is roasty, burnt, smooth, creamy, lots of chocolate and coffee, light alcohol.
Roasty mouth, med/large body, med carb.
Finishes long, roasty and sweet.

Wow, one of the best imperial stouts that I have tried. So roasty and sweet, excellent balance. Alcohol hidden very well.

750ml bottle obtained in a trade with bierkoning, thanks Edo.

Opened on August 13, 2009.

Bottled on December 11, 2008. Bottle #9/169.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle 107/570 generously shared by BOLTZ7555. Pours midnight black with a one finger foamy beige head. The nose is chocolate, roasty malt and oatmeal. The taste is licorice, charred malt, citrus hops and bitter coffee. Medium creamy body. Good IS – thanks again for sharing J!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
This one pours almost completely opaque black with a one-inch creamy tan head that recedes slowly to a nice collar with some very spotty lacing. The aroma is sweet with licorice and cocoa with some underlying toasted malts and coffee. Maybe some toasted nuts in there as well - a big nose overall. The taste is not quite as sweet with dry cocoa up front supported by some heavily roasted malts underneath. Lots of coffee bitterness and some licorice sweetness coming back in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with strong carbonation which makes it seem lighter bodied than it is. This is definitely the best beer I’ve had from De Molen, a full-bodied impy stout that still maintains good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 Bottle 228, August 2008. Pours opaque with a large, thick and creamy head, mostly retained with fair lacing. Aroma is sour lacto, wet cardboard, smoke, prune, ashy wood, raisin, tar, alcohol, and earthy-peat hops. Full bodied, creamy start, dry finish with good carbonation, and the alcohol hits last; lingering spiciness. Burnt malt, dark fruit, smoke, asphalt, dry and sweet dark chocolate make up the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost black, no head. Rich chocolate and vanilla as well as rummy aromas. Quite sweet, but packing some nice vanilla, coconut and chocolate flavours. Soft. A great treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joakgust (1094) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle, 33cl - Hazy black beer with no head. Aroma is malet with notes of chocolate, milk, vanilla and soy sauce. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, soy sauce, coffee, dates, marzipan and alcohol. Very interesting and great overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of joes What a very nice beer! This beer has the creamiest, richest, tastiest feel on the palate that I can remember. Lots of rich chocolate flavor all around great, this is world class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2009
Very black syrupy liquid with no head at all. Intense aroma of coffee, caramel, dark fruits and dark chocolate. Taste of coffee and caramel, sweet and slightly bitter. No carbonation present at all. Very long finish. This stuff is more liquor then beer, but very appealing. Enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Pours black with a huge, chocolate-milk looking head. Nose is of heavenly chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, licorice and roast malt. Licorice is in right proportion and not overpowering. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with some bitterness in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11143) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
bottled 2008,#236 opened with no spilling at all. pitch black, thick smooth brown head. looks fantastic. aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark caramel, faint hoppy note too. flavor is sweet, hard roasted malts, faint sweet/sour note, sweet licorice, vanilla. brown sugar. Nice, but not spectacular. surely strong. alc very well hidden. 091114

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