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De Molen Ziel & Zaligheid (Soul & Salvation)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Boiled for 20 hours to create an umami flavour. Umami is the fifth basic taste next to sweet, sour, salty and bitter. By doing so we have now a beer that’s very thick and oily with loads of roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer5000 (5721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2010
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Deep dark, almost black body with a small brown head. Aroma of coffee, mocha and dark malt with a moderate hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, some roast, chocolate, dry fruit, bitterhops, wood and warming alcohol. So unbelievable balanced and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
DØE Festival, Valby, DK. Tap, 270511. Black with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with spicy note and lots of coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Black with a creamy, light brown head. Intense bitter chocolate aroma with fruit and roast. Tastes vanilla, iodine, roasted malts, chocolate- Islay whisky blended with chocolate, a great combination. Warming alcohol. Full-bodied. A masterpiece of a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skortila (5108) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 Bottle @ CBF 2010. The aroma has roast ,chocolate, some peat and smoke. Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is bitter, has some sweetness, some roast, chocolate, coffee fruity tones, some peat, touch of booze. Quite bitter, bit soy sauce and salt in the end. Very dense and smooth. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Thanks to askofficerfriendly for the share. I guess we are on a thick blackness kick. Pours a dark midnight black with a small tan head. Nose is smoke, black, peat, earth, asphalt, smoke, and toast. Flavor is similar with lots of bitter from the char. Oily mouthfeel and earthy booze in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
Pours black with a dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, liquorish and a flowery note. Flavour is roasted malt, malt acidic, alcohol, liqourish, chocolate. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2010
Tap @ 2nd BBF. Black colour, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, fruits and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, heavy chocolate, fruits. Heavy and dense bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Draft @ De Molen. 100% solid black pour, huge, extremely dense creamy dark brown head. Beautiful and impressive. Aroma is butter, liquorice, salty/silty, oyster/soy sauce, band aid and ve-tsin. So this is umami? Flavour is bitter and salty/silty of oyster/soy, salt liquorice, also hops, coffee, peat, spelt. Extremely creamy and full palate, clinging on for ever. Incomparable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
Op tap @ de molen. Pitch black pour with a very thick creamy tan head, leaving huge amounts of lacing. Aroma of butterscotch, bourbon, leather, cream, caramel, some coffee and roasted malts. The flavor is amazing, a bitter explosion of coffee, dark malts, caramel, some faint cognac, a hint of peat, bourbon, leather... everything is in there and remains lingering for ever after. Very full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Amazing brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4153) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Another imperial from this brewery, this one intending to have an umami taste (which is not that rare in imperials to begin with, but anyway). Thin, creamy, beige head, jet black colour with somewhat reddish hue. Complex, powerful aroma of coffee, roasted nuts, chocolate, peat, soy sauce, bark, liquorice. Earthy and chocolatey flavour, soy sauce, indeed umami, even a slight saltiness, smoky, thick and oily mouthfeel, dark fruits, strong roasted bitterness in the finish with remarkably well hidden alcohol. This is exceptionally well made even for Molen’s high standards.

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