Ziel & Zaligheid | Brouwerij De Molen

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Brouwerij De Molen

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by johnnybravo on 05-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of MasterSki
1.97/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle shared by Kristina. Thanks? Served in a Glunz taster.

A - Thin tan collar and a few wispy patches on top, with a few tiny specks of lace. Black body.

S - A delightful blend of umami, soy, tar, oak, and asphalt.

T - Holy soy sauce Batman! Salty, savory, smokey, and boozy. Evocative of freshly laid pavement on a hot day, mixed with some alcohol.

M - Medium-full body, roasty and super dry texture, lower carbonation, and some warming alcohol.

D - Dear God, what did I do to deserve this? I tried to give this a fair shot after many of my friends warned me about this beer, but I found it to be nearly unbearable and ended up passing it around to unsuspecting victims. Sorry Menno, I just don't get this beer.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of jrallen34
2.45/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Sean9689
1.62/5  rDev -55%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I hate you, whoever gave me this sample.

A - Pours black, very small tan-colored head, no lacing or retention after the initial pour. Just the black beer is left.

S - Chocolate, street pavement, charcoal, grossness.

T - It's like licking the street after some fresh black pavement is put down. Horrible, not good, seriously...ugh. Terrible char/pavement finish that just sticks with you.

M - Medium, light body, no carbonation.

D - Terrible...horrible...not good.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
1.72/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Brown-black in body, semi-viscous, and with only very slight bubbles for a head.

S - This beer is disgusting. I smell tar, asphalt, and permanent marker.

T - The taste is only slightly better. It tastes like tar, burnt hair and Sharpie marker. This is a horrendous beer.

M - The feel is not terrible. Its only the smell and taste that are bad.

D - Near-epic failure.

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Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a guy who is not very fond of stouts this was a nice one. I was at the Borefts festival where i drank this one is a small tasting glass.

Their owm description is as follows: A special brewring technique gives this imperial stout the extra flavour of umami. Next to all the chocolate, dark dried fruits, roasted barley and smotth mouthfeel.

That description says it all. It is not my most favourite style but i enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of rvdoorn
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For the people who like the style, this is a truly unique beer.
Color is very dark black, with small brown head. Beautiful
Smell: Chocolate, dark fruits, soy sauce some hints of coffee and roasted malts
Tasty: too complex to describe. Bit spicy, sweet chocolate and dark fruits, and in the aftertaste a great, extremely well balanced salty soy taste. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Mouthfeel is maybe the best I ever had, very thick and creamy. Like silk
Overall: The best beer by far from the Molen! I hope this one will become a regular (in bottles as well). My most favorite after the Stormaktsporter.

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Photo of PapaEugene
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on draft at De Molen and I was blown away by it. Heard that Menno went to Narke to brew this one (or at least had their help).

A: Dark brown, almost black with a thick brown head.

S: Peaty, Coffee, Chocolate, soy sauce and roasted malts.

T: Salty, Whiskey, Coffee, Chocolate, oak, dark fruits, what an explosion of taste.

M: Creamy like.... cream. Very thick and low carbonation.

O: Ranks in my top 5 off all time. Too bad that this was a one-off... and also too bad that they bottled a small amount. I think the bottled version doesn't really live up to GIANT that this is on draft!!!

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Photo of johnnybravo
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was boiled extra long to create an umami flavour. And my god it has it. The aroma is so unbelievable great, balanced, overwhelming. Just perfect. It tastes like any other good imperial stout except for the extra addition of umami, soy sauce like flavours. Yummy. Going down wonderful, full like mothers milk.

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Photo of fewa
4.88/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle from Papaeugene.The beer pours a very black color, a small head and an magnificent lacing.
S: roasty, oak, liquorice, smoked malts, Salty and dark fruits
T: Sweet start, liquorice again, herbs and spices, some tabacco, with a bit salty bitter aftertaste
M: thick and creamy. This beer is very well balanced
O: this is how an imperial stout should be. Think this beer is highly underrated on BA, the score on RB reflects the quality much better.

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Ziel & Zaligheid from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 11 ratings