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


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RATINGS: 797   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HV (4) - Utrecht, - JUL 31, 2009
Appearance: no foam. This is the first beer I’ve come across that has absolutely none. No lacing, hardly any carbonation. Colour and opacity are as one would expect to seen in an imperial stout. It’s dark, very dark. Tipping the glass shows lots of sugar in the beer. Aroma opens with dark dried fruit, prunes and currants, with something vaguely citrusy lingering (candied peel ?) in the back. Mouthfeel: first sip is like drinking port. This brew is incredibly syrupy. The flavour is very well-balanced, slightly malty with overwhelming dark fruit, prunes, cherries and currants. There is a recurring touch of fruit, and friendly bitterness - like orange marmelade on slightly blackened toast in the aftertaste. Drinkability: go easy on this one. It’s heavy in flavour and mouthfeel, but also heavy on the alcohol. Drink slowly and enjoy (I’m sure you will!) Overall impression: great beer - an impressive imperial stout, if perhaps slightly low in foam. Otherwise, it’s superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (769) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Draft at The Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours an opaque brown/black, very little head. Aroma deep and roasty, baking chocolate, marshmallow. Body arch and sharp, finish a sticky-sweet and surprisingly bitter roast/resin affair. Nice, but a bottle probably does this better justice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (325) - FRANCE - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a deep brown color with a very thin brown head. Nose is roasty and cocoa. Mouthfeel is great, oily and lightly carbonated. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits, with a hint of alcohol. Medium finish on bitterness, with vinous and roasty notes. Excellent re-visited imperial stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1158) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2014
I stort sett svart öl med brunt skum. Doft av rostad malt, kaffe och antydan av mörk choklad. I smaken tillkommer lite ek, aska och lakrits. Fyllig med lätt alkoholsötma som balanserar den rostade beskan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (500) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Sweet, roasted malt, light alchool and chocolate aroma. Flavor is light to moderate bitter with a long duration and notes of roasted malt, coffe. Sticky. Sharp finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (159) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Dark brown colour with nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, plums and nice alcohol. Taste is sweet on begining but finish is sour with some bitterness. Great balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekk1978 (468) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, z rubinowymi refleksami, dosyć gęsta i oleista. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka i dość szybko opadająca. Aromat: melanoidyny, suszone owoce (śliwki, wiśnie, może jabłka), czekolada, kawa oraz wyraźna nuta alkoholowa. Smak: zdecydowanie pełny i początkowo słodki. Następnie bardziej wytrawna kontra ciemnych i palonych słodów wraz ze zdecydowaną goryczką. Mamy czekoladę gorzką, kawę i spieczone ciasto oraz wyraźnie alkoholową, przyjemnie rozgrzewającą końcówkę. Tym razem bardziej klasyczny imperialny stout z De Molena. Jest to konkretne i mocne piwo, jak na RIS-a przystało, do tego nieco słodkie na początku, ale z konkretna goryczką, czyli wszystko, jak lubię.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, booze, wood. Thin mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate and nice roast dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (4179) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - Dark roast malts and bitter chocolate. Deep jet brown with a thin beige head. Nice rich dark chocolate and a long creamy chocolate finish. Surprisingly easy drinking for a huge beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Welley_Alves (216) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 15, 2014
Ótima RIS holandesa. Cor negra opaca, baixa formação de creme bege. Aroma evidente de torrefação, café amargo, complexidade presente. Na boca, corpo aveludado, com amargor intenso, algo cítrico, algo da torrefação, seguindo-se das notas de chocolate e baunilha. Final seco com café evidente, álcool muito bem inserido. Excelente breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franksv6 (161) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Black brown unclear beer with a small head. Taste is espresso koffie, caramel, spice, chocolade. Good beer , nice balance.

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