overall
100
98
style
Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The third RIS, Rasputin a Belgian IS. Tsarina Esra a Scandinavian/US RIS Now Hel & Verdoemenis, used old malts for this one like brownmalts.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. From November 2011 notes. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Black brown, ruby tinted with a large brown head. Dark roasted malt, coffee, ash, chocolate flavor. Medium bodied, rather carbonated for the style.Slightly tannic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Pitch black with creamy brown head. Sweet alcohol malty burnt aroma. Very roasty taste, full body. AWSOME

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teddybeer (3690) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2012
33cl bottle. Black colour with a large, frothy, creamy tan head with a nice lacing. Aroma has toasty malts notes, coffee, strong licorice. Flavour is slightly sweet at the beginning, strong black coffee and licorice, wooden, roasty and a final moderate bittery with an aftertaste with a excellent duration. Dense on palate. Carbonation is soft to medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is oily.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mad_Ferret (1013) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
33cl bottle. Muddy brown/black with a thick brown head that leaves nice lacings. Fantastic nose with rick coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, wood, pine needles, caramel and just a pinch of dark fruit and vanilla that along with some alcohol heat gives it a slight vinous touch with a hint of Belgium. Great! Taste is sweet and roasted with caramel, coffee and dark chocolate pralines, licorice, some dark fruit and a huge piney bitter note rising higher and higher. A bit too high actually, and along with some alcohol also noticing I guess it do best with some aging. Bigger body with soft bubbles and a slick mouthfeel. This is an amazing beer, but the exaggerated bitterness along with the slightly hard alcohol stops it from reaching number one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert (387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Small bottle. AROMA: very dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, nuts APPEARANCE: black, clear, minimal head, completely disappears TASTE: light sweetness, medium bitterness, little bit salty PALATE full body, texture is oily almost velvet, average carbonation, incredibly bitter, long finish, OVERALL: a really good beer, but just too overpowering, needs maturing of several years to mellow down.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (3572) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is leather, roast, yeast and some soy sauce. Taste has roast to start. Strong, bitter coffee and roast finish. Some tar also.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm_Warning (83) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Currently drinking while typing. Once poured you are hit by an huge skunky aroma of liquorice, coffee, earthiness, alcohol and deep sugars. The appearance is almost pitch black, with a very slight mahogany colour around the edges with a large fresh brown bubbled but creamy fine wound head retention. Huge flavours in this De Molen, massive liquorice notes and huge coffee flavours that primarily hit your tongue. Also laden with caramel, smoke, espresso style strong coffee, earthiness, well hidden alcohol and a powerful ever lasting aftertaste of liquorice and subtle hops. Great feel in the mouth, feels full, perfectly carbonated for the style and not too heavy considering its massive complexion. Great Imperial Stout, I have never been a massive lover of the style but this REALLY excites me! Go get some!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 8, 2012
Beautiful pouring. Bubbles coming up and down. High dense yellow foam head. Typical stouts aromas: cocoa, vanilla and roasted malt. Creamy, thin bubbles, well controlled bitterness. Aftertaste: coffee and malt. Very good Imperial Stout in a classical perfect style. I love it !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobEvers (370) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2012
fles 33cl Kleur: Zwart en lichtbruine schuimkraag Geur: geroosterde mout, hout, chocolade en drop. Smaak: start erg zoet, maar vrijwel meteen overheerst de geroosterde mout en een sterke bitter. Nasmaak is scherp bitter en de alcohol slaat ook snel in.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5553) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
*(bouteille 11.2 oz, avril 2011): Corps moyen mais extrmement sirupeux et collant, tapisse compltement le palais. Chocolat, caf et mlasse sur le podium des saveurs. Ma cuve 2010 peut attendre.


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