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


on tap

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RATINGS: 772   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ep2021 (29) - - JAN 31, 2013
pours deep black white big foamy chalk white head that fades quikly. not much aroma, some roast molasses and dried fruit pressent. body alittle thin. delivers in taste lots of roast, fruit and suger. nice brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martinrumsam (508) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Wow. On tap. Deep brown black with tan head of loose bubbles that lasts. Exquisite aroma of coffee , chocolate and melted caramel Taste initially slightly bitter espresso morphing into a luscious caramel chocolate sweetness. Alcohol pleasantly warm in the throat Rich on the palate. Modest carbonation Very respectable indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fantti (687) - FINLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin mustana ja melko tiiviinä, melko vaalealla noin sormen paksuisella pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu on vahvan paahtunut, lähes palanut sekä yllättävästi ruisleipäinen. Reilusti on myös lakritsaa ja kevyemmin marjaista otetta. Maku on todella paahtunut, edelleen, mutta nyt lakritsaisuus on huomattavasti vahvempaa. Lakritsin seassa on jopa salmiakkista otetta. Paahteisuus on melkein palaneen puolella, mutta vain lähes. Puukin tulee jostain syystä mieleen ja nuotiomainen savuisuus tulee mieleen, kun palaneisuus ja puu yhdistetään.. Monipuolinen ja täyteläinen maku. Suutuntuma on täyteläinen ja öljymäisen tuhti. Humalan puraisukin tuntuu selvästi, muttei ole liian dominoiva. Alkoholi pysyy täysin piilossa. Täyteläinen ja monipuolinen IS, De Molenin ehdotonta parhaimmistoa. Oman leimansa tuo tuoksun paahtunut leipä ja maun nuotiosavu, paahteisuuden ja lakritsin hieno yhdistelmä. Maut sopivasti tasoittuneet, juotu pullo näytti olevan 1,5 vuotta vanhaa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2424) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, deep dark red-brown, thin fast-settling head, wooden barrels, cocoa and old wine aromas, molasses, herbal bitterness, touches of cocoa and gravy, rich and thick with a chewy and slightly sweet woodiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Bitter chocolate, dark fruit and syrupy molasses. Jet brown with a thin white head. Bitter cocoa and malts, light molasses and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fajry (496) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
Flaša. Čierna farba, krémová pena, padla však rýchlo. Vôňa jemne sladová a karamelová, výraznejšie pražené slady, káva a najmä prezreté slivky. Chuť sladká sladovosť, pražené slady, karamel a v pozadí káva a kakao. Telo plné, väčšia nasýtenosť. Na začiatku prevláda na jazyku ostrosť a alkohol, neskôr jemná suchosť a chmelová horkosť. Veľmi dobrý stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (881) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
33l bottle at home. Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Sweet with some herbal bitter tones. Dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, hops and some wood. Quite an exquisite full flavoured brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
giorgos_gtc (81) - GREECE - JUL 24, 2014
One of my favourite. If it had a better shape or more rich foam I would gave it much higher mark. Really excellent beer but on the otjer hand milky enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerconnaiseur (68) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
Draught at Gainsbar - Kortrijk. Pours brown black with quickly vanishing foamhead. Lots of brown sugar, mollasses, old vintage trappist taste. 10% but no alcoholous character - great beer but tends more to a porter taste-wise. On bottle this beer is far more viscose and full bodied. But, on draught it's very drinkable on a hot summer day! Added the aroma & taste a ripened & matured trappist beer also offers, makes the Rasputin a drinkable imperial stout, even when we tend to go blond or IPA on a hot summer day. Lovely!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (105) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Another great De Molen imperial stout. Very cola-sweet! Aroma 9/10, very brewery-malt aroma. Appearance 5/5, pours black with a tan-to-brown head that lingers. Taste: 8/10, cola-sweet, rum, mollasses, lightly cocoa, lots of brown sugar. Palate: 4/5. A little thin on the tongue after the initial thickness, coats only lightly. Very not-bitter, which is nice. Long, lingering, sweet. Overall: 17/20. De Molen remain the world kings of Imperial Stouts, and here’s just one more in their stable of champions. Not their best, but not far from it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4690) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Drank this to celebrate The Netherlands victory in the 3rd place match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup today. Glad I opened this now, since when I first cracked the wax bottle cap, there was a loud and very pressurised POP! Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head that fades fast. When tilted, there is definite light brown and almost ruby glow and not much opacity, actually. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, earth, vanilla, figs, raisins, oak, mushrooms, meat, soy sauce and alcohol. Full-bodied; Rich scotch and cognac richness at first with a strong chocolate and roasted malt flavour coupled with some vanilla, oak, prune and caramel flavours right afterwards. Aftertaste shows a very complex and rich beer with some strong effervescence, a good chocolate and malt note and a solid alcohol bite with the drying hops and oaky/vanilla notes to show alongside some cognac and brandy flavours as well. Overall, a very strong and rich beer that isn’t exactly how you’d expect a strong and rich imperial stout - this is more of a strong and rich baltic porter or a strong old ale, even. If this were classified in either of those styles, i’d feel better about rating it compared to the styles, but this isn’t a typical American-styled Imperial Stout, so if you are expecting that, you’ll be disappointed, but if you just want a solid beer, grab this! I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands on 03-January-2011 for €4,84 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the pond on 12-July-2014. Bottle #50 Brewed on 28 September 2010 (just after The Netherlands lost the 2010 World Cup Final) Bottled on 22 October 2010 Purchased in Amsterdam on 03 January 2011 Sampled in the USA on 12 July 2014

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