Mooi & Meedogenloos - Brouwerij De Molen
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SleepyMonk:
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured in several stages due to the unexpected amount of carbonated head this Russian Imperial STout generates in a chalice glass. To me this seems very unusual to the style.
Appearance is very dark as expected, however, it comes with a tall tan head the size and integrity that one would expect from a Belgian strong ale for example.
Nose is full of soft coffee notes with a slightly over weight quantity of dark fruits.
In the mouth and across the tongue it is very strong up front with a delicate balance of espresso and bitter hops. The usual taste expectations of the Russian Stouts style are there, however, the bitterness definitely differentiates this from its peers.
This brings us to mouthfeel and I'm once again taken back to the question of carbonation. In the mouth there is a degree of weight and intensity, however this is beset on both sides by an intense carbonation that strongly effects the overall weight of the beer.
The carbonation issue is really just a thing of personal taste but it needs to be put out there, but, overall; this is a fantastic beer. Perhaps not as good as Rasputin, but thats a different beast altogether.
04-30-2011 17:58:41 | More by SleepyMonk
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
Pours a somewhar murky russett brown with an almost perfect light beige one finger clingy head atop leaving a full broken ring of lace as it settles oh so slowly.Fruit with a hint of sherry vinegar in the nose wich Iam not sure is a good thing but works here,wow it's fruity.Fruity and cakey on the palate with some cake notes,the finsih has some yeasty spice notes.The alcohol is kept in control pretty good and the palate is a fruit attack.I liked it and would buy again.
08-20-2013 21:42:14 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this 33cl bottle. Bottled 6-24-10.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very heavy on the caramel malt and roasted malt, along with some dark fruit mixed in. The beer has no hops in the aroma and smells very sweet.
The flavor is heavy on the dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and some nuttyness. The alcohol is very well hidden for a beer that is more than 10 percent in alcohol. A very complex, very malty stout. Very drinkable considering the ABV.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice Belgian-inspired Stout from De Molen.
01-16-2011 02:18:15 | More by Mora2000
3.9/5 rDev -0.8%
330ml bottle. "Beautiful & Ruthless", eh? There must be more to that...
This beer pours a clear, very dark ruby hue, with three fingers of foamy, puffy beige head, which leaves some nice hanging swaths of sudsy webbed lace around the glass as it evenly abates.
It smells of lightly toasted, kind of grainy malt, some musty ashy notes, middling earthy black fruit, a bit of dry nutty coffee, and soft leafy, weedy hops. The taste is much fruitier, and fuller than I was initially led to expect - caramel malt, enveloped in rounded dark, slightly sour drupe flesh, some further Fig Newtons essence, a twinge of green Belgian yeastiness, biscuity dark chocolate, oily roasted nuts, and mild earthy, still a wee bit ashy hops. The big ABV does a stellar job of staying on the down low.
The carbonation is a tad sprightly, but generally even and structurally sound, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and pretty well smooth, with just a subtle metallic burp from the booze barbarian at the gate. It finishes on the sweet side, the fruity malt flexing it muscles still, but hardly overdoing it with the latent floral, sassy hops having a thing or two to say in the matter.
Well, a decent stroke at one of my favourite styles, and with a north of 10%, integrated ABV to boot, quite drinkable. Now I can see my lost in translation error at the outset - this is, more or less, one of the Bold and the Beautiful, Dutch version.
08-07-2012 00:50:55 | More by biboergosum
3.91/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle at Bar Volo(bottled May 26, 2011). Substantive bitterness, very coffee like bitterness. The aroma is very roast. Black bodied. Lacey. A long bitter finish.Average mouthfeel, and a small amount of chocolate malt. More of an imperial stout. Decent drinkability, although something I may not reach for again. A bomber is a lot for three people.Slightly drying aftertaste.
02-08-2013 15:09:21 | More by Sammy
4.23/5 rDev +7.6%
11.2oz. Te usual ridiculous Belgian pour, blackish brown with the overflowing the glass cream colored head. Someone explain to me again why this is good? Anyways, looks how it should. Nice heavy lacing.
Aroma, loads of fig, brown sugar, prune and molasses.
Taste, baked brown sugar, plum up front pretty sweet. More toasted notes, malt and chestnut. Little bit of dark chocolate in there too. A nice earthy finish, peat, herbal hops, a slight oaky char. Pretty nice.
Medium body, but lively carbonation keeps it pretty easy to drink. Still coats pretty well. Really only a faint warming.
This was very nice, and much better than the De Molen attempts at stouts and porters.
12-01-2012 02:34:20 | More by Bung
4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours brown with a stupidly large head, crazily over-carbed.
Nose shows chocolate fudge, raisins, faint roasted malt, cocoa, spicy hops, soft booze and golden syrup. Amazing.
Very similar flavours, more chocolate, raisins, booze and golden syrup. The roasted malt is more noticeable here.
Thick, syrupy body; a little too much.
01-30-2012 03:42:15 | More by CrazyDavros
4.4/5 rDev +12%
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a nice medium size foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of sweet Belgian-style malt with notes of dry fruits and light candy notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some semi-sweet malt notes with some nice candy-like ester and some dry raisins and plums notes. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very nice beer to enjoy by the fireside on a cold winter night.
03-20-2012 19:24:18 | More by Phyl21ca
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours opaque black with a twon finger tan head with good retention and pillowy lacing. Aroma of molasses, dark toasted malt and more molasses. Flavor is sweet dark dried fruit, mainly dates and raisins, marizpan, slightly nutty and toasty. Sweet dark fruit finish with hints of chocolate, dark malt and tannins. Medium bodied with pleasant peppery carbonation. A quite nice Belgian dark, a bit on the sweet side, but rich dark flavors that support the sweetness. Warming, but the ABV is well covered. The most molasses I've ever encountered in an ale aroma. Molasses is not a major element of the flavor, however. The pour lead me to think I was pouring a dark stout and the flavor somewhat surprised me. Even translated, but name doesn’t give anything away. I enjoyed this, but its sweetness makes it kind of a dessert sipper. Nice for a cool, dark evening.
03-22-2014 03:35:16 | More by LiquidAmber
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Brewed 25 march 2011, bottled 5 may 2011, in a 33 cl bottle.
Dark brown colour, light brown head. This beer is very lively from the bottle. It tries to escape from it, has a huge head, so it's not easy to get the stuff in the glass.
Once you do, it's got nice aroma and flavour: dark roasted malts, nutts, coffee, some chocolate. Dark fruits like raisins, figs. Some fresh berry in the smell too.
Full flavoured bittersweetness all over.
Similar to Hel & Verdoemenis, from the same brewery, in all aspects of the beer.
''Beauty and Mercyless'' spells ''Hell and Damnation''.
I knew it.
07-20-2011 17:15:57 | More by RuudJH
3.93/5 rDev 0%
Drank from my Duvel Tulip
A - Pours a quad like appearance with a huge beige head that reduces to a film very slowly.
S - Aromas of small coffee and roasted malt.
T - Plenty of coffee present up front tha gives way to a very smooth caramel flavour. Some nice dark fruits in the flavour and finishes in quite a spicey way.
M - Slightly over carbonated and fullish body.
O - A very drinkable RIS
04-08-2011 16:28:36 | More by eric5bellies
4.18/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours a very dark brown, not quite opaque. A 4 finger tan head recedes becoming chunky as it goes, leaving a bit of thick, sticky lacing. and a mound of foam.
Very fruity with both dark dried fruit and grapes and some faint chocolate as well.
Very sweet!. A dessert beer? A light chocolatey bitterness, but there's also some significant dark toasted malt. Nice! Very winey, but more substantial, like a port or sherry. Light spice.
Moderatly full body, wih a light bite on the tongue, and a bit of warming in the throat. Smooth, the alcohol is barely noticable. Moderately sticky.
Very easy to drink considering the ABV. I could have downed three of these in a flash, except that the alcohol would have soon overtaken me. Elegant. Decadent.
04-25-2013 01:39:55 | More by obywan59
3.2/5 rDev -18.6%
Enjoyed on 3/12/11 in a Pint glass. Pure black, dark amber lights on sides. Foam dense, coffe&milk color neither much creamy nor persistent as expected. No lacing shown. Complex aroma, toasted notes & dry nuts. Intense toasted malt & cocoa hints hidden by dry bitterness & excesive carbonation. Little fat in mouth. I felt quite dissapointed in the overall, ´cause if a Brw knows how to perform a perfect Russian... for sure De Molen does, unfortunately not in Mooi case.
04-06-2011 03:11:14 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.3/5 rDev +9.4%
12oz bottle purchased for $5.99 at Calandro's in Baton Rouge, LA, poured into tulip. Pours a deep brown with awesome, perfect creamy off white head. Great dried fruit and boozey chocolate aromas. Wow...awesome chocolate, dried fruit, malty flavor with a hint of bitter hop. Some booze is present but not as much as I expected. So smooth and so creamy. The beer is like silk. This brew has one of the best "mouthfeel" ive ever had, especially one with such a high abv. This is a great brew...somewhat different than the normal Strong Dark, I think its less "spice" character than I normally attribute to the style, but its just so good. Go have one if you see it!
01-16-2013 01:44:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
Mooi & Meedogenloos from Brouwerij De Molen
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.