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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 260511

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4529) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Draft. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, soy sauce, alcohol, wood, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5187) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 1. On Tap at TAP 1, Copenhagen 08/05/2010 Some bourbon aroma. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish. 2. On Tap at the Fonefan In Masters Division party at the White Horse, Parsons Green 02/08/2010 Fruit and big hop aroma. Black strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2010
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Very black, brown head. Concentrated hoppy licorice aroma. Dryish dense and full bodied with soft mouthfeel. There’s tobacco and salty licorice, reminiscent of a well aged good baltic porter, such as very old Limfjords Porter. Lovely concentrated flavours that never gets aggressive. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11369) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, wood, whiskey notes, spice and some coffee, roast and liqourice. Flavour of roast, whiskey, wood, coffee, alcohol, caramel, spice and some fruits, Medium to full bodied. Roasty bitterness in the end. Loads of bitterness and liqourice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2010
bottle shared by plovmand. pitch black, smooth light brown head. roasted stuff, hoppy , balanced. flavor is woody, toobacco, roasted stuff, flowery sweet malty base. tastes very very good. fantastic brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6182) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2010
Draught@BBF’10: Brown lacing on top of a black body. Smell is a strong mix of: liquorice, roasted malts and ingredients, hints of cream. Taste is a great viscous mix of coffee, toffee, liquorice, caramel and roasted malts. Nice bitter aftertaste.

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