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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1087   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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4.3
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 330 ml bottle bought @ Cracked Kettle and consumed on January 5. Pours oily pitch black with a creamy light brown head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is intense malty sweet with roasted malts, liquorice, soy, dark chocolate, fudge, vanilla, alcohol and peat. Taste is bitter with heavily roasted malts, slightly salty liquorice, peat, tar, very dark coffee, bitter chocolate and lots of wood. Finish is slightly sweet and quite bitter with freshly cut wood.

4.4
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2012
Pitch black with a thin brown head. Roasted malt aroma, peat. smoke, dark high cacao chocolate. Thick bodied. Roasted malt flavour, coffee, peat, chocolate. Hops present in a mostly roasted bitter finish. Great !

4.2
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. It pours black with a lasting tan head. Lots of chunks quickly settle to the bottom of the glass. The aroma is rich with chocolate, molasses, tobacco and coffee. The flavor has lots of black licorice, tobacco, coffee, raisins, molasses and caramel. The finish is very bitter and roasted. The body is decadent. A great imperial stout.

4.2
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2011
A deep black silky pour, with a very thin brown head. Good lacing on the glass. Beautiful roasted malt, chocolate, liquor from the barrels. Meaty, full bodied stout that coats the mouth beautifully, slightly dry and bitter. Chocolate and liquor comes through in spades with flickers of coffee and citrus. I had this after a Rasputin stout and this is even better again. Super stuff De Molen, pure class. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Black with a creamy tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and a taste of mill chocolate cherry and coffee with a chocolate citrus and roasted oat finish. Thick velvety palate. Quite good.

4.4
visionthing (5287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours pitch black with nice light brown head. Black, heavy, malty and just excellent. Fruity aroma with chocolate and roasted malt. Very well balanced and pure enjoyment to drink.

4.3
Eructoblaster (4171) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle - 330ml. Opaque black body with a huge brown foamy head. Strong, complex malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, oaky, and bourbon hints. Its robust taste carries fruity, woody, and vineous notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Awesome!

4.1
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draught at Smoke and Barrel. Pitch black pour, dense ivory head. Nose and flavor are marked with heavy roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate, and a surprisingly prevalent note of dark fruit in the form of raisin and fig. Awesome bitter roast on the palate. Just lovely.

4.5
EdKing (2574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle in Euston Tap. Pours thin black and oily with nice thick light tan head. Nose is zingy green hops, lemon and lime, leafy hops then something like yeast extract or Marmite and finally notes of coffee. Taste is deep smooth roasted coffee, which is nicely balanced with milky creamy lactic notes. Very smooth yet packed full of flavours: coffee, very dark chocolate and a strong bitter hop finish. Great stuff. Totally overpowered a bottle of Nogne 0 Imperial Stout tasted afterwards!!

4.5
jess_scott15 (45) - - DEC 11, 2011
Pours a very dark brown with some tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark roasted malts and lively hops. Medium oily body. Long malty finish. Delicious!


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