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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2010
At Copenhagen Beerfestival, May 8, 2010
Black color, dark brown head. Oaky sweet scent. Sweet, roasted, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12956) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma of licorice, dark fruit, wine and oak. Dry and complex dark flavour, chocolate, licorice, coffee, fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2749) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2010
On tap @ De Wildeman. Black color with dense brown head. Strong cognac aroma, with some chocolate, roast/coffee, wood (oak), vanilla, alcohol. Taste is somewhat sweet & alcoholic, cognac. Finishes with a good combination of bitter, roast, ash/peat & wood. A bit too cognac-y for me, but still a good big beer of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2010
8th May 2010. Copenhagen Beer Festival. Opaque black beer. Short lived chocolate coloured head. Rich dark malt - not that bitter. A fair amount of coffee but well balanced with some lactose sweetness. Smooth. Warming finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Happy 50th Birthday Fonefan!!. On tap at White Horse, Parsons Green. I have a feeling other people liked this more than me. I thought if anything it was just too big. Hot alcohol aroma. Lots of good choc, I mean thick Belgian choc. Maybe just a tad too intense and a too hot for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4460) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle shared by Kan, thanks! Poured black with a grayish brown head that started at the edges and dissipated completely. Aroma had note of dark grain and chocolate with a good amount of peat and smoke backing. Flavor had even more peat and smoke with a bit of dark chocolate and roast coming through and a hint of backing toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (3006) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2010
Looking forward to taste this one. Tap at De Molen. Very small head, holds ok. But I want some more head. Pitch black with a beige head. Good smell, coffeee chocolate, nice sweetness and some wood. Also sourness comes up moderated. Taste is overwhelming the sourness mixed with coffee. Fruit-chocolate, a it bit dissappointed cause it seems a it to complex, but still a nice, maybe a bit overdone beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2955) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. A quite agressive imperial stout (dark chocolate, licorice etc.) with lots of smoked, sausage kind of notes. The smokeiness is too heavy in my opinion and hides the other qualities of the beer.

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