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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: 900   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.


AndresTM's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndresTM (369) - Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 The pour is deep black and the head is frothy, creamy, and dark tan in color. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, raisins, chocolate fudge, oak, and tar. Itís a shame itís so subdued, because itís phenomenal upon close inspection. The taste is quite interesting: it starts out bitter from the roasted malts, then turns into delicious dark chocolate, and culminates with a dark note, a little like soy sauce, a little like earth, and a little like ashes. The mouthfeel is substantive, with a full body and prickling carbonation. Alcohol more implied than felt.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinn93 (50) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Strong coffee and chocolate notes with a dark fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1115) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 29, 2015
330 ml bottled 04/11/13, from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Black, oily liquid, with a small, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Delicious aroma of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, liquorice, dark frutis, some smoke, even some fruity hops.
Tastes of espresso, liquorice, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, tobacco, dark fruits, some hops.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, with a subtle alcohol warmth, roasty-bitter, with liquorice, espresso, tobacco, cocoa.

Very tasty. Greatly balanced, dark and full, with a very well hidden alcohol. Drinks really smooth, also because of quite surprising amounts of hops, even noticeable in a 2 year old bottle. Among the best De Molen beers Iíve had.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Black colour with a large, frothy, creamy tan head with a nice lacing. Aroma has toasty malts notes, coffee, strong licorice. Flavour is slightly sweet at the beginning, strong black coffee and licorice, wooden, roasty and a final moderate bittery with an aftertaste with a excellent duration. Very good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (468) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottled 22 Jan 15. Deep gluggy black, low carbonation with small beige head which quickly recedes. Truckloads of dark chocolate and espresso aromas, treacle, dank earthy hops, soy. Equally huge taste - molasses, coffee, leather, charred meat. Big 10% ABV is almost imperceptible. Just enough carbonation to counter the thick chewy body. Pretty good imperial stout but would like to try this with a bit more age on it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
veceo (866) - CROATIA - AUG 23, 2015
Very dark brown color, huge brown head but with low retention. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, hops. Taste is full of cocoa, fruity hops, dark chocolate, oranges, roasted malt, coffee, Very thick and sticky. Slightly boozy. Long cocoa aftertaste. Respectable amount of hops and bitterness. Little bit rough around the edges, but still excellent.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hesoo (77) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Jeden z lepszych isůw jakie piłem. Dostojny, ciężki i bardzo przyjemny w odbiorze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1528) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2015
750 ml bottle, thanks to RBC. Close to a year old now? First bottle I had of this was flat and tasted like a cloyingly sweet chocolate marshmallow. But this is not that. Dark brown pour with ring of khaki head. Aroma is equal parts sickly old garbage hops, marshmallow, coffee, chocolate. Minus the garbage, this is nice. Taste: coffee roast peppery bitterness, slight astringency. Sweet, bitter, with a garbagey old hop unpleasantness. Canít exactly hold that against the beer, but also canít excuse it. I mean, earlier on it was unpleasant in its own way, so pick your poison. Full body, oily slick texture. Overall: this is 90% awesome, 10% disgusting, in the balance passable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle from 2012. Almost black with a short lasting little brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, dried fruits, smoke, soy sauce and coffee. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet and light acidic. Body is full and texture is creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (235) - - AUG 18, 2015
Aroma: coffee, roasted grain, alcohol, fruity, chocolate Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, fruity, alcohol, roasty, malty, chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
azzie (501) - - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Hoppiness in Koper. Dark thick liquid with big tan head. Very nice looking. Alcoholy, wooden, vanilla bean, cocoa aroma. Taste is very rich and oily, strong taste of cocoa and wood. Cocoa aftertaste that lasts forever. Syrupy. Very good one. Some hottness in finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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