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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dutchbeerpages (2179) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 One of, if not the best beer of the Netherlands. Almost everything is perfect, the aroma of deep chocolate and malt and alcohol, the beautiful blackness and the brown foam, the overwhelming taste of coffee/chocolate and even stronger liqueurs and the alcoholic finish. Also perfect bitterness and a very nice mochalike aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3503) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2010
Black with creamy light brown head and a fair lacing. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts and dry yeast. Flavors are acidic and light bitter with coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. Full bodied and smooth. (Waxed and corked bottle no.302, Cardinal, Onsdag^2. 3.3.2010)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. I know this is going to be a cracking beer when it’s aromas are floating around the room as I type! Jet black pour with no head, barely any carbonation. Roasted aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. smoke, tobacco. Lovely! Flavours of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, caramel. roasted malts. Sweet, smoky, meaty alcohol laden mouthfeel. Finishes dry, sweet with a very pleasing alcohol burn. Absolute classic of this style. Marvelous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Nearly pitch black body with ample light brown head. Dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, and some hops in the aroma and body. A smooth, sweet body. Well integrated flavors; nothing dominated my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2010
750ml bottle- - brewed Aug 28 2008 - bottled Sept 27 2008 - drank 5:43pm Dec 11th 2009 ::: lots of dark fruit, old grape juice, dark evil condensed sherry .. very large bubbles .. slick and oily .. shared some with MsCoop (she said strong, roasty, like strong coffee) .. cat litter=coffee fitter .. . A Wonderful RIS!! and one of De Molens kingpins! .. . i hate P-nut, the obnovius cat!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stanzio (7) - Roma, ITALY - MAR 12, 2010 does not count
Bottled 330 (19 Jan 2010) bought at North London Beer Festival, 11 March 2010. Super dark brown, almost black. Intense aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee. 10.2 abv, perfectly balanced, an emotion for the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Taste is bitter and lightly sweet. Palate is full bodied. Aromas are complex, has burnt malt, coffee notes, vanilla, peppers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a medium-sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with hints of hops and alcohol. The flavour is sweet, bitter, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Quite full-bodied, bitter and roasted aftertaste. Very good, but few years in cellar might make this even better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2010
My 100th rating. Bottle 33cl at home. 186/1284 bottles. Brewed 07/11/2009, bottled 06/12/2009, tasted 06/02/2010. I wanted something less or more special as my 100th beer, and this one came out... Pours very dark, littke red, but really dark, almost black. Nice looking, but a bit to little head. Beige-brown of colour, holds a good time. Roasted coffee and dark fruit smell. Some caramel and chocolate. Bitter -sweet roasted coffee-taste, a bit to much coffee for me. Also dark fruits and some vanilla. Bitter aftertaste. Feels a bit like a dissapointment, expected so much more of my 100th beer. Ofcourse, it is a very good beer, but not a top-10 for me at all. It misses a bit of sweetness, and the coffee is to overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2010
750ml bottle. Brewed on 8/28/2008, bottled on 9/27/2008, and consumed in January 2010. Pours almost pitch black, showing oily and thick in the glass, with virtually no head. Some dense sheeting stains the glass brown, but leaves no lace behind. The aroma shows monster notes of rich, bittersweet, dark chocolate and fudge, followed by hints of anise and a balancing, earthy hoppiness. Flavors go a little deeper, as hints of coffee roast and vanilla emerge from the dark chocolate abyss, again showing anise and surprisingly potent earthen hops. It seems like it must have been crazy hoppy when bottled. The palate is almost flat, showing slick and oily up front, but lacking a little activity that I think it needs. It dries out a good bit on the slightly oxidized finish. Very good brew, but the more carbonated and better integrated Eiken version that I tried of the summer is so much better.

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