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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


TimE's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, - JAN 16, 2010
Huge grapefruity, treacle, dark chocolate, dark fruit nose. Unbelievable nose for an imperial stout. Well balanced mouth which shows lots of cascade hops and strawberries on top of the roasted malt, dark chocolate character. Very smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Fairly aggressive bitter finish. Amazingly well made beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (980) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from Sean, who went to Holland. Big liquorice nose, roast malt and touches of coffee. Heavy, heavy mouthfeel, loads of dark fruits. Luscious, coffee flavour. Soft carbonation. Long, complex finish. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1331) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Black colour, lively beige foam head leaving lacing and aroma of roast malt, molasses, dark fruits, chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt with leather, coffee & dark chocolate, some nutty notes and lingering bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, warming boozy roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (777) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
330 ml bottle
Brown, almost black beer with little brown head. Aroma has wood, liqueur, light smokiness and roasted malts. Flavor is sweetish with dark chocolate and roasted malts. Palate is soft and full. Finish has light bitterness. Decent stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (365) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Appearance is black as night, not much head to speak of, a slight beige foamy covering. Aroma- huge roastiness, rich chocolate cake, leather, cigar smoke, burnt fruitcake, fudge, vanilla hints, booze. Smells sublime. Taste- roasted malt, quite a bit of smokiness, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, burnt treacle, lengthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is oily, and a bit clingy. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Distance_Runner (69) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
I had a bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent, Belgium. Less malty comparing to Emelisse, White Label. Pours black with almost no head. Coffee aroma is much less than Struise, Cuvee Delphine and less than Emelisse White Label but still there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (403) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2014
From bottle in Xiamen, China. Bottled 4/11/13. Pours black with no head and no lacing at all. Aroma is chocolate malts. Taste is bitter, no sweetness, dry, chocolate, some coffee. Mouthfeel is medium, a little thinner than expected. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is dark chocolate, intense overall
Earlier Rating: 3/2/2012 Total Score: 4
One of the best beers outside southern tier chocolate.wooooooooooooooooooooooo

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swieca (54) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
33cl in teku. Aroma: lots of dark chocolate, grain coffee, a bit of roastiness and alcohol. Colour: black with brown/deep red reflections. Minimal head disappeared after a minute. Full body with wonderful, bitter finish. Overally a very good RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (206) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a dark brown/red colour with no head or carbonation. Looks oily and black when in the glass but held up to light you can see that the edges are red and you can see the sediment floating around. Aroma is powerful burnt malt and dark chocolate. Taste is very similar but with a nice glow of alcohol. Mouthfeel is surprisingly generous given the fact that it is not as black as most Imperial Stouts I have tried thus far. Overall the beer is very well balanced and gets quite sweet as it warms up. Definitely a sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (3280) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, a while back. Bottle date 29.02.2012. Pitch black color, some offwhite brownish foam. High aroma intensity; roasted aromas, licorice, leather, malt, coffee, dried fruits and some toffee in the finish. Full body & high complexity. Some immediate sweetness, followed by high bitterness- balances well. Very enjoyable


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