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


on tap

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RATINGS: 927   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The third RIS, Rasputin a Belgian IS. Tsarina Esra a Scandinavian/US RIS Now Hel & Verdoemenis, used old malts for this one like brownmalts.

HV's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (824) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Poured from 330mL bottle. Dark brown - near black with small tan head. Lots of chocolate, a bit of roast, some mild soy. Well balanced, slightly ashy, alcohol is quite noticeable on the nose, but mild on the taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daddyj (6) - Beijing, CHINA - NOV 11, 2015 does not count
Flawless! The aroma is caramel and coffee, with a hint of vanilla. It pours pure black with almost no head. You can feel the oily texture while pouring it into a glass. The taste is extremely strong and dry, with cocoa and coffee flavor, which balances the beer.The label says it can be kept for 25 years, I doubt it, but would keep some myself anyways.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (374) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Aroma: dark chocolate, belgian pralines, coffee, roasted malts, light alcoholic notes. Taste: belgian chocolate, plums, dried fruits, cocoa, roasted malts and wood. Small brown head, average lacing and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (393) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
Dark brown, zero head, zero visible carbonation. A: butter milk, caramel, caramelized malts, bock, rye. T: very oily, deep sweetness, rye with caramel, some licorice and raisin. Faint alcohol taste. Slightly fruity development, some cherry notes, prune. Aftertaste is a bit bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
2011 Bottle from unknown shop years ago. Poured almost black no head. Aroma burnt caramel bitter choc. Light-no carb med bod. Tastes semisweet roasty malts mellowed out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (779) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
kran w jabeerwocky. Wszystko jak najbardziej na swoim miejscu, zgodnie z oczekiwaniami. Czekolada, pralinki, sliwki w czekoladzie, whiski (dosc intensywne), drewno, kawa, suszone owoce, slodycz waniliowa, winne nutki. Malo palonosci. Niska dosc goryczka (ale jej role przejal alkohol wyczuwalny i rozgrzewajacy) Ladnie ulozone. Rozgrzewajace. geste. duzo ciala. srednie+ wysycenie. Klasa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (256) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 31, 2015
Стандар& хороший, но банальн& имперск& стаут. Тут нет никаких заворот& поворот& только классик& - даже помногу, но мужчина всегда сверху.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
(On tap @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Oct 30 2015) Pours black with a small but persistent pale tan head and no lace. Aroma has loads of fairly hard, slightly ashy roast, coffee grinds, dark malts, a bit of molasses, with hints of cacao, vanilla and dried fruits. Flavour is quite dry and roast-centric, surrounding a sweet dark malt core with burnt sugar notes and a little dark fruit. Really all about the roast though, not smoky or too ashy but pervasive, with coffee bean and unsweetened cocoa and a vaguely woody note. Finish is bone dry, dusty and moderately bitter with persistent earthy roast notes and a little sweet malt core for balance. No alcohol. Medium full, slightly viscous and creamy, very soft carb, feels great. Love the balance in this bad boy, it’s dry but not harsh, oxidized or acidic despite all the roast. Supreme take on a more traditional English imperial stout. Great sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1590) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours pitch black with medium soapy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dried fruits. Taste starts with sweet and rich roasted malt and chocolate, follows by dried fruits and licorice with warming mouthfeel and mild bitter finish. Full body, thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Damn good, smooth and easy drinking...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
DAA; Bottle 330 ml., from Vinmonopolet. Bottled 24/06/2015. Pours small, dark brown to black with a creamy frothy and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit, wood and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a lasting roasted, dark dried fruit, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is sticky to creamy, carbonation is flat to soft.

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