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De Molen Rasputin Laphroaig Barrel Aged

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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
Matured on oak casks from Laproaig. That means lots and lots of peat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
Westchesterco (1540) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown no head. The aroma is shoe polish. The taste is like chalk and what I would imagine shoe polish would’ve. It’s like a charcoal left by a burned out campfire very unique. And it is flat ftom the bottling or ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4994) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle. Vintage 2012. Pours black with a feint head. Smoky peat aroma. Flavors of peat and oak. Very little carbonation. I want to like it, but.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Black beer with a minimal head. Leather and some tar aroma. Smoket and leather flavour. I really didn´t like this at all. The original Rasputin died in all that smokey whiskey flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very dark reddish brown with a very small bubbly offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and smokey with roasted malts, biscuits, burnt caramel, hay, moist soil, peat, single malt whisky, burnt wood, smoked ham and hints of lemon peal. Taste is sour and malty with dark bread, lemon juice, sour milk, peat, burnt wood, vanilla, whisky, acetone, acetic acid and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with dark bread, lemon juice, sour milk, peat, burnt wood, biscuits, whisky and hay. Infected trainwreck…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rlgk (15322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pitch black beer, almost no head. Malty oak aroma, peat, chocolate, soot, hay, vanilla notes, tar, some cocoa, sour peat flavor, cigarettes, ash, vinous, milky, quite infected snd the heavy whisky kills everything that was good in the original Rasputin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
2012 bottle from backlog. Almost black, porous beige head. Aroma: peaty and light smoky, toffee, salt. Taste: peaty, roasted, light smoky, creamy chocolate, fudge, toffee, used coffee grounds. Full-bodied. Nice, but not a great barrel aging as it overpowers the beer a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (1246) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours almost black ruby with tiny tan head.
Aroma peat, smoke, whisky, caramel, sweet, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, little coffee.
Taste sweet smoke, caramel licorice sweet, some coffee bitter.
Mouthfeel oily.
Amazing version stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 30, 2014
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brew dungeon, thanks for sharing Mark. Black coloured with a tan medium sized head. Noise is iodine, band aid, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, iodine, chocolate, slight sourness, peaty. Lots of peat in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 28.08.2012, BBE 28.08.2037
Aroma is rather neat with peaty notes, licorice and smoke. Flavourn is salty with peat, smoke, islay whisky and some licorice. Confusing stuff; somewhat nice but then again a bit too salty and peaty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (8201) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma is strong with islay whisky, wood and malts, some chocolate notes also. Flavor of chocolate, topacco, ash, caramel and licorice. Smooth palate but not very pleasant.

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