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De Molen Ziel & Zaligheid (Soul & Salvation)

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


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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 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head, nice lacing. The aroma is roasted, chocolate and licorice. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is fat and bold with some alcoholburn. Overall a nice and bold beer, but with a high alcohollevel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3670) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
6oz bottle drank from a CCB snifter. Thanks? to tpd. When it takes at least 10 ba/rb to finish this beer you know there are problems... A dark brown pour, oil viscosity, no carbonation at all, very dark... The aroma is a touch hot, lots of chocolate and chemicals, not good but doesn’t show the atrocity to come... The taste at first is just a hot stout showing chocolate, the finish is horrendous. TONS of chemical tar, shows notes of chemicals and tar, this is just bad. No one could drink more than once. This is a De Molen MISS. Don’t bother, even for the tick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
Black with a creamy, brown head leaving excellent foam lacing and liquid lacing. wooden, oak, liqorice, bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, roasted, liqorice flavors with an earthy finish and som cellar notes. Flatish and smooth. Full bodied. Heavy, but well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
De molen ziel and zaligheid. 20cl bottle acquired via trade. One bottle out of 96... Pours deeper and thicker than the wild turkey h&v with a more intense blackness and barely less intense reddish brown edge. An aggressive swirl yields a thin flimsy swirl of a deeper tan head, barely considered head as a matter of fact... Aroma of ink and and an unexpected smokiness, a little sulphur and intense bittersweet dark chocolate... Flavors are intense and assertive with ink and a peated smokiness upfront. Thick and charry with deep bittersweet dark chocolate and a roasted feel to it. Full bodied. Almost islay whiskeylike in nature. Finish gets a little inky. 7/4/8/4/15

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
bottle brewed 11 april 09 at dak’s on 8/14/10. orange-yellowy tinted brownish black with no head. wow! the aroma!... meaty/jerky, yeast, ash, roast, chocolate, wood, rubber, smoke, black olives and tangy barbecue sauce. the flavor is a lot alike.... ashy charcoal, umami and vanilla mix in there as well as a tartness on the finish. the aftertaste lingers as chocolate covered briquettes. it is a touch on the sweet side but the ash and alcohol really help keep the slickness in the medium body in check. 9/4/9/4/18+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2866) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2010
Flaske: Kulsort øl med et meget lille skumhoved. Heldigvis er der lidt karbonering. Smagen kunne være helt i top, med en del røgmalt der kunne spille perfekt med brændtheden og chokoladen. Men desværre fungerer det ikke optimalt. Smagen og duften er en lille smule off. Desværre.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2010
Tap @ De Molen. Pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark beige almost brown head. The aroma of coffee with vanilla, sal ammoniac with chocolate. The taste of coffee, sal ammoniac and vanilla. It starts a little sweet, moving to dry bitter. Alcohol notes in the back. The aftertaste is gentle sweet with coffee bitter and notes of vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and smokey tones. Malt, coffe and vanilla. Full body with along biiter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2643) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours heavy black. Aroma dominated by cacao. Taste of smoked sausages, licorice and dark cocholate.

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