De Molen Ziel & Zaligheid (Soul & Salvation)

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.2
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Draft @ De Molen. 100% solid black pour, huge, extremely dense creamy dark brown head. Beautiful and impressive. Aroma is butter, liquorice, salty/silty, oyster/soy sauce, band aid and ve-tsin. So this is umami?
Flavour is bitter and salty/silty of oyster/soy, salt liquorice, also hops, coffee, peat, spelt. Extremely creamy and full palate, clinging on for ever.
Incomparable.

4.2
thomat (4185) - G�teborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and smokey tones. Malt, coffe and vanilla. Full body with along biiter-sweet finish.

3.9
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2010
Cask at FONEFAN in Masters Division Celebration, The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Brown. Aroma of warm wood floors and paneled rooms (haddonsman); bretty chocolate (harrisoni); sweet leather armchair taste (hughie); some dryness. Yes, I very occasionally lick my leather armchairs when I am in my cups.

3.7
PotjeBier (3804) - 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.

4.1
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head, nice lacing. The aroma is roasted, chocolate and licorice. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is fat and bold with some alcoholburn. Overall a nice and bold beer, but with a high alcohollevel.

4.4
abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
Black with a creamy, brown head leaving excellent foam lacing and liquid lacing. wooden, oak, liqorice, bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, roasted, liqorice flavors with an earthy finish and som cellar notes. Flatish and smooth. Full bodied. Heavy, but well balanced.

4.1
dnstone (3592) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Burnt raisin aroma. Black in color with a solid tan head. Sweet and roasty with hints of raisin.

2.1
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
6oz bottle drank from a CCB snifter. Thanks? to tpd. When it takes at least 10 ba/rb to finish this beer you know there are problems... A dark brown pour, oil viscosity, no carbonation at all, very dark... The aroma is a touch hot, lots of chocolate and chemicals, not good but doesn’t show the atrocity to come... The taste at first is just a hot stout showing chocolate, the finish is horrendous. TONS of chemical tar, shows notes of chemicals and tar, this is just bad. No one could drink more than once. This is a De Molen MISS. Don’t bother, even for the tick.

3.9
finol (3506) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle.
Pours heavy black.
Aroma dominated by cacao.
Taste of smoked sausages, licorice and dark cocholate.

3.8
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
De molen ziel and zaligheid. 20cl bottle acquired via trade. One bottle out of 96... Pours deeper and thicker than the wild turkey h&v with a more intense blackness and barely less intense reddish brown edge. An aggressive swirl yields a thin flimsy swirl of a deeper tan head, barely considered head as a matter of fact... Aroma of ink and and an unexpected smokiness, a little sulphur and intense bittersweet dark chocolate... Flavors are intense and assertive with ink and a peated smokiness upfront. Thick and charry with deep bittersweet dark chocolate and a roasted feel to it. Full bodied. Almost islay whiskeylike in nature. Finish gets a little inky.
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