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De Molen Rasputin Speyside Barrel Aged

De Molen Rasputin Speyside Barrel Aged
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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (86) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Aroma: 9/10. Alcohol and sweet coffee and roast malts. Strong vanilla and raisin notes. Just a really delicious smell, but boozy! No mistaking this being 10%! -- Appearance: 4/5 Pours a nice brown-black that is surprisingly clear to the light, with a thin tan head that lingers. -- Taste: 8/10. Sweetness and alcohol, coffee, chocolate, strong notes of toffee and vanilla. Did I mention alcohol? Alcohol. -- Palate: 3/5 Nothing remarkable about the palate of the beer. Very little carbonation, just enough to be slightly astringent. Sweet finish across the tongue. -- Overall: 17/20. Another marvelous offering by De Molen. While the palate isn’t particularly thick like I expect an imperial stout to be, everything else about this beer is a winner. Would definitely drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013

Wooden Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear dark brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, licorice, light alcohol and earthy, whisky notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, dark malt, chocolate, wood, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120807]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Cask at GBBF, 7/8/12. 10%. Oak aged. Black. Aroma - Choccy, sweet, cakey, with volatile, terpeney, woody aromas and vinous. Also some pollenish, herby aromas. Taste - Woody, piney, oily, fairly sweet, choccy, not much in terms of roasted flavours. Slight, solventy, alcohol aftertaste. Body - Medium. Lots of strange planty aromas and flavours, as well as the wood. Rich. Bit too sweet & cloying for me, but very complex & intriguing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10450) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige and bubbly head. Rich honey nose with dark malts, some wet wood. Big sweet flavor with lots of dark chocolate, moderate earth, further honey character, some vinous wood quality, some dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with brown sugar, burnt wood, dark earth, light honey, burnt sugars. Lasting warmth in the throat. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
7th August 2012
GBBF. Opaque black - brown beer, few tan bubbles for a head. Smooth palate, somewhat silky. Trace of paint that barrel beers sometimes have. Silky dark malts, juicy whisky - not too dominant. Nice dark fruits - prunes and fig. Finishes smooth with mild warmth. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing .. dark fruits ... roast malts ... soft roast .... juicy malts ... dark berries ... big roast .... light whiskey linger

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13185) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Gbbf 2012. I love rasputin. One of a few impy stouts i could drink everyday. Barrel ageing adds some structure but doesnt take away from base beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
From the wood at the GBBF - 08/08/12. Pours a rich dark black with a thin tan head that soon disperses to the edge. Sweet malts on the nose allied to a big Speyside whisky kick. Taste follows with a little molasses, licqourice and chocolate. Full bodied, minimal carbonation with a sweet aftertaste dominated by the whiskey which provides a warming alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4293) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask @ GBBF ’12. The pour’s deep black with no head. The nose is banana esters, light sugary vanilla. Caramelised brown sugar and oak wood. The taste is strong boozy vanilla. Quite woody with a strong chocolate malt presence. Lightly smoky, some blackberry on the robust, long finish. Definitely vinous. Some leather. Full body, big. Complex with well-integrated flavors. Nice impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Pitch black colour, no head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, whisky and quite wooden and vanillaish as well. Flavour is liquorice, some whisky, toffee and mild ripe fruity and vanillaish notes as well. Wellbalanced.


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