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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
Draught at Kbh. BeerFest2010. Black - Brown head. Chocolate. Burned. High malty. Peanuts. Smoke. Ashtray. Nice hoppy. Sharpness. Carcoal. Whiskey. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (4332) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skortila (5336) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Had this one @ CBF 2010. Black colored brew. Wonderful brew! All kinds of smooth flavors balanced together in perfect harmony in both aroma and flavor. Very smooth malty tones, coffee, dark chocolate, vanille, some wood. All blended perfectly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Coffee cocoa earth wood bread aroma. Tart liquorice coffee cocoa wood earth smooth and yet powerful body. Alcohol well hidden. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.

   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21866) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 Tap that Jans 50th birthday bash ...deep black ...lovely bubbly tan head ... big coffee front nose ...toasted oats nose ... ... soft sweet coffee roast ... rich sweet toffee chocolate ... little sweet licorice ... loads of coffeee ... (yet there no coffee in it )... wonderfully balanced tap de molen festival ....deep black ... rich chocolate whiskey nose ... soft big chocolate ... roast malts ... light coffee ... little licorice... more bitter than i reemember 4.2

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16520) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at KØ-10. It pours a more or less black body with just some dark brown notes around the edges. A brown head sits on top. The aroma is roasted and boozy, with chocolate and mocha, all well pronounced and integrated. That goes for the flavor too, there’s loads and loads of delicious flavors, mocha, chocolate, roasted malts and sweetness, and a nice boozy touch that deals with the sweetness. Roasted-bitter finish. Full-bodied, warming, sweet and dryish at the same time. A wonderfully complex beer, certainly one of my favorites from the festival. 100508

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Black with small big bubble head. Aroma of licorice, burnt coffee, prunes. Taste is dark milk chocolate, cinnamon, dark fruits. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3565) - 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.

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