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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The third RIS, Rasputin a Belgian IS. Tsarina Esra a Scandinavian/US RIS Now Hel & Verdoemenis, used old malts for this one like brownmalts.


daveshawley's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daveshawley (27) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Poured a perfectly opaque black with a thin, creamy brown head that leaves a little lacing in the glass. Aroma is roasted cocoa nibs, dark licorice, and a little smoky - very inviting. Taste starts with a little sweetness, covered up by toasted malts, and a lingering light bitterness. The finish is long and salty in a very good way. The texture is smooth, thick, and a little astringent. Truly a great RIS.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birocotsios (33) - - JUL 20, 2015
Black and viscous with a dark brown head. Strong coffee aroma followed by a sweet taste of coffee and chocolate with caramel notes and a very slight bitternes. Long sweet aftertaste. Amazing beer that kicks in at 10%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Aroma of coffee and some cocoa. Pours pitch black with tan head. Taste is dominated by coffee, bit sour and ashy, body is surprisingly low making this one very drinkable. You can finish the bottle in 10 minutes. Overall easy drinking Imperial Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (910) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage at Burspraks Blind Imperial Stout Tasting! Pours a flat black, almost no head, and a transparent hue. Aroma has slight smoke, cigar, licorice, roasted malts, tobacco, oldschool european style imperial stout. Some salmiak. Taste is very bitter. Slight smoke, some hops, pretty metallic. Some saltyness. Low carbonation and a full body. Surprised that this wasn’t better!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Botlte @ Burspraks Blindtasting. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of peat, tobacco, dark chocolate, burned sugar, toast. Taste is light peat, roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, burned sugar. This was weird...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1003) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Received in a trade from Dresden many moons ago. Bottle poured into a snifter -- A black\brown oily pour. Aroma is sweet booze. Flavor of a super smooth sweet slick and savory. This beer drinks way easier than a 10%. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 9, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Bottled 11/2013. black color, very small coffee-colored head. strong smell of wood, malty roast, poletus, spices, coffee roast. full body, light carbonation, oily mouthfeel. tastes of wood, peat, acidic, some malty roast, alcohol, ash. finishes with peat and wood notes. Expected more, feels rather ... one-dimensional. Has a nice mouthfeel, but I dont like the taste. It is basically only wood, peat and some ash ... not much else. Definitly not my favorite De Molen Imp Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (1323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share (pure imperial stout version). Blackish with some pale lacings. Nose has light peat, licorice tar and light roast. Taste has peat, smoke, sheep, tar, coffee, cigarettes, chocolate and some roasty notes. Maybe a bad bottle?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (237) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, fudge. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter roasted. Medium bodied, a little too thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted and bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (175) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of dried fruits, liquorice and hops with notes of alcohol.. Roasted flavour of liquorice, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy and roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2633) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
0,33 l bottle from Biervana cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, alcohol, vanilla, woody, resin, herbs, basement aromas, earthy, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,


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