Thijs (13) - - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Borefts 2012. Appearance is almost black with a decent beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, peat and chocolate. Taste is sweet with a nice hop bitterness. Roasted, peaty malts in the flavor as well, along with some coffee and alcohol. Very nice, especially when you like Islay whiskies, but maybe Laphroaig it’s a bit much for the well balanced regular Rasputin.
anders37 (12686) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smoky woody Laphroaig aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody smoky Islay whisky and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody smoky finish.
50belair (1330) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Colin for sharing this one. Huge smoke and peat aromas. Sweet with monstrous peat and smoke notes. A little on the watery side.
jtclockwork (5094) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours very dark brown with tan head ring. Nose and taste of heavy peat, ashtray, smoke, roast chocolate, charred peated oak and vanilla. Peated alcohol burn finish with slight lactose sourness. Medium body.
Nisse666 (3157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from tap at Ölrepubliken de Molen tap take over cons 2013-04-12
AR: peaty, chocolate, coffey
AP: pitch black, wee burned caramel transp head
F: wow too peaty, alcholic, sorry didn’t finish, it is among My favorite whiskey ’s - but for beer
gEUS (577) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
taken from notes - tap @ Borefts 2012 - pours dark brown with a medium brown tiny head. Smokey malt and some peat in the nose, lots of noble chocolate in the taste, along with a small hint of dark forest fruits at the end.
gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göterborg, on April 9, 2013.
During the De Molen Tap Takeover event.
Clear dark red color, minute tan head. Sweet, acidic, wood, peat taste. Acidic and peat, dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Peat, whisky, acidic scent. Also green apples.
Too much peat, wood, whisky character, also too acidic and too much green apples. That is for my taste.
Leighton (6931) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Borefts BF 2012, Bodegraven. Pours dark black-brown with a fine, beige foam head. Rich dark chocolate on the nose, some smokey barrel notes. Big sweet flavor with oily chocolate, moderte roast, light peat, burnt sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Chewy. Lightly warming finish with further oily chocolate notes, rich chocolate cake, light roast and peat. Great stuff. Fine, I’m a sucker for the De Molen monster stouts.
sfhodense (4792) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@BBF12. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is peated smoke, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is sweet roasted malt, peated smoke, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and light soy.
swoopjones (4213) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Aredsnest, black brown pour. very big oaky scotch aroma that dominates the stout characteristics. medium mouthfeel, low carbonation. Great beer if you like scotch
bluejacket74 (992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, bottled on August 28, 2012. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with pretty much no head at all. Not much lacing, either. I like the aroma a lot, it smells like peated whisky (well, Laphroaig), wood, smoke/ash, and some iodine. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but there’s also a bit of licorice noticeable. But this brew is all about the peat and whisky. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s on the thinner side for a stout with very low carbonation. At the same time, it’s also a bit slick and coating. I liked this brew (just because of the smell and taste), but then I also like peaty Scotch Whisky. If you’re not into that, then you probably won’t like this.