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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1003   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 Iíve 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. Itís 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. Itís heavy in flavour and mouthfeel, but also heavy on the alcohol. Drink slowly and enjoy (Iím sure you will!) Overall impression: great beer - an impressive imperial stout, if perhaps slightly low in foam. Otherwise, itís superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesper86 (26) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 Very dark intense colour. Not much foam. Beautiful dark smell with a lot of cacao, some caramel, some roast. Nice subtle carbonisation. Sweetness is far from overdone and only subtle. A lot of dark cacao. Caramel, coffee, some raisins, a little rye. Excellent balance. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wodanson (5) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016 does not count
Pours thick and black with a thin tan head. Smells of dark malts and dried fruits. Tastes slightly of coffee, followed by rich dried fruits and chocolately malts. Overall a very well made stout, fairly balanced and has great mouth feel. Another great beer from De Molen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukka19 (699) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, cocoa, oak. Taste is rich malty with roasted coffee and dark chcocolate, notes of wood, smoke and licorice, prunes. Decent bitterness, alcohol hidden, nice balanced. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3636) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Deep black colour eith a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and light liquorice. Taste mid sweet, to long roasted bitter. Thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1489) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
Sample @ Brewskival 27/8-16. Roasted malty with coffee and chocolate. Dry and roasted finish with coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (575) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
Tap @ brewskival Helsingborg Sweden. Pours a dark colour beer with flat head. Roasted malts with chocolate, vanilla and some licorice. Dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Pours a black colour. Oily on the palate, roast malts and liqourice. Very heavy and good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1496) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Alcohol, coffee, dried fruits, chocolate, alchol spicy.
Appearance: Opaque black color. Medium, brown head.
Taste: Very sweet, alcohol, spicy, dark malts, dried fruits, chocolate.
Palate: Full body. Oily texture. Long warm finish.
Overall: Dark fruity and chocolate strong stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (935) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Kran. Aromat palony, czekoladowy, kawowy. W smaku podobnie. Świetnie ukryty alkohol i dobre ciało.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RobCML (9) - - AUG 3, 2016 does not count
Awesome beer. Takes all the best elements of an imperial stout and a belgian strong beer, and jams them together. Iíll definitely be trying more from this brewery!

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