Towey1989 (2833) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Can at The Bottle Lab, Leek. 10.4% ABV Rasputin. Pours a black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some umami, slight tobacco, a little raisin, date and subtle caramel. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some umami, slight raisin, date, a little tobacco, a hint of spice, smoke, a touch of caramel and subtle earthy hops. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A long, slightly warming, umami, roasted bitterness in the finish. Another cracking dark beer from De Molen. Lots of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and umami, a meaty imperial stout with subtle spice. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Poured from 32 oz. "Crowler." Listed at the pub as De Molen Cease and Desist.
Opaque, near-black with a thin, fine, light tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, wet rawhide, dark dried fruit, tobacco, toffee, licorice and mocha.
Taste of roasted malt, black cherry, dark dried fruit, licorice, tobacco, toffee, peat and toffee. The flavor is modestly sweet and the alcohol is well hidden. A very complex, yet easy to drink beer.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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can, 10.4%; black with light brown head.
odour: coffee, chocolate, ash, tobacco, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol;
taste: alcoholic sharpness, and again dried fruits, chocolate.
alcohol not hidden...
full body, soft carbonisation, texture to thin for all the aroma.
nice bitterness to balance the sweetness.
PowY (758) - AUSTRIA - MAY 28, 2017
330 ml can as Rasputin, 10.4% ABV. Pours a nearly black red-brown with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, fudge, walnut - rather mildly roasted notes along with some herbal hoppy notes. Full body with a medium to medium/heavy sweetness and a light to medium bitterness in the end. Finishes pretty alcoholic with a light alcoholic burn. Flavor of roasted malt, molasses, toffee, fudge, dates, dark fruits and a more pronounced roasted character towards the finish (dark chocolate, licorice) together with some bitter, hoppy notes. A little too much booze. Inoven (746) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2017
Bier van de tap gedronken tijdens bierfestival Oirschot. Donkerbruin helder bier. Aroma is fruitig en caramelachtig. Smaak is zoet en caramelachtig. Nasmaak is bitter.
TomHendriksen (519) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2017
Geproefd met Roelzie1986, Inoven en Benzai bij het Brabants Bier festival in Oirschot. Het is een donker bruin bier zonder schuim. Het heeft een gebrande chocolade achtige smaak. jjsint (3110) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Keg at the 2017 Cambridge Beer Festival. Dark black, opaque, khaki head. Salted caramel and soft liquorice in the aroma. A balanced sweetness in the taste with salty and bitter undertones. Bitter hop asserts more dominance in the finish. Thick body, very well-carbonated. A classy if understated imperial stout. DonGregorio (413) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle (as Rasputin). Dark brown beer with rocky beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, a bit of coffee liquor and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet and bitter, chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits, light coffee, roasty bitter finish. Medium+ body, soft to average carbonation. Very nice and tasty imperial stout. Could be a bit fuller. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle from Beaumont Market. 3/28/2014
A: Black upon black. Mocha head. Lacing.
N: Anise, black cherry, earth, cocoa, molasses, ash, peat, biscuit, pine, rye, peppercorn, and a hint of oxidation.
T: Sweet, spicy, bitter.
M: Medium-heavy body, no alcohol, soft carbonation.
O: Very good all around RIS as is de Molen’s wont. TorbenJensen (1528) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Black and slightly foamy stout with lightly smoked aroma and massive scent of hardroasted malt. The taste is intense of both chocolate, coffee, slightly dried berries and a little crisp alcoholic flavor towards the end. The aftertaste is a little hoppy and lasts for a long time. A very tasty imperial stout.