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

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RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1475) - - NOV 11, 2012
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma dominated by chocolate, almost more milk chocolate than dark. Coffee, vanilla, bourbon barrel, dark fruit. Taste is deep chocolate and coffee with a distinct bitterness. Here it's dark chocolate again. Long, bitter finish with warming alcohol. Medium body, a tad too light for the style. Low carbonation, creamy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
volksygge (10) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Eye: Old engine oil with dark cappuchino-like head. Not very stable but lacing great. Nose: some dark malts, some sweetnes, faint ripe fruit, some nuts at the end Mouth: very strong sweetness, some chocolate and milk, strong roastiness, low on carbo, long bittersweet finish, almost no alcohol --- One of over 300 beers from Bodegraven, as I heard one of those which do not fail. True.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
g_georgiou (143) - CYPRUS - APR 12, 2014
Black body with a very thin brown head. The aroma are the usual suspects. Toasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee but.... is that soya sauce? Seems like it from the taste. Light sweet, medium bitterness, and umami taste. I like this beer. Would be interesting to age one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5455) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PapaVillum (298) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
25 cl på fad, 13.1 % ABV, nydt på Mikkeler Bar i Viktoriagade på Vesterbro, 22. marts 2014. Sort olie/kaffe med minimal moccafarvet skum, som kun lægger sig i kanten af glasset. Duft af chokolade og kaffe. Voldsom dejlig smag af både Bourbon, espressokaffe og lakrids. Verdens bedste Imperial Stout? Meget kompleks og komplet øl. Lang dyb eftersmag, som bare lader én glide ned i sædet... Kuldioxiden perfekt tilpasset til øltypen. De Molen har igen skabt et mesterværk!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
[2010] 330ml bottle at Bistro L’Autre Oeil. Black with a foamy and creamy tan head. Flavors are coffee, chocolate, licorice, caramel, molasses, smoke. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Gunnels Krog, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, raisin.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (74) - SLOVENIA - MAR 11, 2014

Look: Syrupy pour with delicious, creamy, average size, dark mocha head. Has good retention, bubbles popping away slowly, creates a creamy, thick top layer, which leaves very fine lacing. Some carbonation visible on the side of the glass. Dark, dark brown, can’t see through. Some yeast bodies sediment to the bottom. Everything as it should be.

Smell: Roasted coffee with caramel and dark chocolate up front. Also some milk chocolate with dried plums, nuts and vanilla. A bit of freshness from sour dark berries, dark fruit. It’s sweet, fat, creamy, stuffy, you can feel those 24 Plato degrees that went into this beast. Couldn’t stop smelling it - rich, as soon as you find one note, another one comes along.

Taste: Medium (to high) sweetness, starts with mostly caramel and some burned sugar, milk chocolate with light berry sourness (makes it fresher and juicier), dry plums. Then it transfers into dominant roasted coffee with some dark chocolate. Roasted coffee driven medium to high bitterness with a tiny bit of alcohol finish the ride. Some soft chocolaty notes come out deep in the after-taste.

Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy almost syrupy. A very faint hint of alcohol warmth. A big, fat beast.

Overall: It’s quite a beer. A fat one, full of darker malt wonders. Good play of flavours and balanced but still relatively demanding - not for your everyday, but well worth your time, when you have that fat stout urge.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/ black with cm thick tan head. Aroma: Bread,toast, smoked/roast malts, espresso, earthy, grassy, fruity, burnt caramel/butterscotch. Taste:Medium/high bitterness, low sweetness and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering, dry bitter liquorice, espresso, fruity and malty finish. Comments: Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (107) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
Botella. Café de principio a fin. Mucha turba y notas de licor. Increíble final dulce y licoroso con trazas de café y leche

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee, roasted flavours, caramel, toffee malts. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: coffee, sweets, but long light to medium biter finish. Overall: very complex and massively fantastic Imperial Stout, amazing aroma. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.


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