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


on tap

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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Color 199.7 EBU, bitterness 81.7 EBU, OG 1102, FG 1026, hops are Premiant and Saaz. This beer is only brewed a couple of times each year. The 2007 version has 297 bottles (brewed March 17th 2007, bottled April 27th 2007). Best before 25 years after bottling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (666) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
2013 bottling at home with a friend. Really thick and pleasant imperial stout, sweet but balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (454) - ITALY - MAY 20, 2014
Limpido color marrone scuro con un fragile velo di schiuma beige chiaro. Aroma dolciastro e maltoso con sentori di toffee, albicocche secche, zucchero di canna e lievito; gusto dolciastro con note caramellate e leggermente tostate, seguite da un finale amarognolo, zuccherino e leggermente alcolico. Corpo medio-abbondante, effervescenza debole, struttura oleosa: meno "stout" e meno complessa dell’atteso, ma si difende ugualmente bene!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (295) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Mitra. Nearly black color with reddish shade, full with tiny floating particles (yeast?), minimal brown head. Aroma coffee liqueur in the nose, flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, dates, raisins, and other dried / dark fruits, rum. Alcohol is quite much noticable in the nose, throat, then in the stomach, but not disturbing, bit later appears in my head. Taste medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Full body, sticky texture, nearly flat carbonation, medium lasting fruity-bitter finish. Not as bitter as I thought, much more fruity, I’m a little bit surprised. I miss the roasty feel but anyway it’s a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (271) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
2014.05.12 - de Molen Cease & Desist (Rasputin) - 11.2oz bottle in snifter. Bottled 27/02/13. Aroma: roasty stout aroma, more than taste delivers. Appearance: Pours very dark, mostly opaque. Dark porter approaching inky black stout color. Little head/carbonation. Taste: Immediate taste is obvious stout, roasted barley. This is up front but still less than implied by aroma. Palate/Mouthfeel: much less creamy and rich than you’d expect. Has that slick/watery mouthfeel that most de Molens seem to have. Less alcohol warmth than you’d expect. Overall, a tasty 10% abv Imperial stout masquerading as a sessionable stout. Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 15/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, loads of molasses and chocolate. Flavor is very sweet, loads of chocolate, caramel, licorice and molasses. Very sugary, yet not cloying. Very impressive beer, unbelievable I haven’t rated this yet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfp13jr (142) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 30, 2014
Poured at the sampler. Aroma of alcohol and dark fruit. Dark ruby purple pour. Taste is heavy with dark fruit and finishes dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wolfcarnival (45) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Drunk 25/4/14 with cam, rachel and ruslan. enjoyed sharing a drink with the big guy. drunk with BA type as a comparison. pours dark brown with a tan head. aroma of rich roasted coffee and dry fruit. nice kick of alcohol, and dark dry coffee chocolate taste was aight and not too ashen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (575) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
"Svart" öl med lite röd-brunt i sig och ett litet, brun-orange skum. Doft: Malt, kaffe, likör i allmänhet, kakao, bränt trä, honungsmelon. Smak: Kola, kanderat socker, körsbär, banan, päron cider, Barley Wine toner, knäck, nötter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, caramel, muscovado sugar. Taste is muscovado sugar, chocolate, caramel, dried dark fruit. Mouthfeel is quite smooth with low carbonation. Aftertaste is caramel, chocolate, honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, german sausage, chocolate. Taste is cream, chocolate and lingering coffee bitter finish. Body is soft with fairly low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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