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Mooi & Meedogenloos | Brouwerij De Molen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jeffo on 07-20-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
143
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
17.81%
 
 
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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 143
Photo of AgentMunky
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Bottled 13 February 2012.

A: MASSIVE, oversized head. Even a moderate pour nets 4+ fingers of head and threatens to overflow the glass. Impressive retention, but not a good start. Heavy lacing.

S: Vague fruits. Porterish dark, chocolate, nutty malts.

T: Excellent! Rich, complex, and rewarding. Very sweet, with a sticky-fruity side and a chocolate, malty character. Raisins, dates, plums, and other dark, sugary fruits swim around, with a touch of Belgian yeast, a hint of roast, and some definite chocolate (especially on the aftertaste).

M: From all that head, I expected a bit more carbonation. As it stands, it's thick, smooth, and a tad oppressive.

O: A good beer, but underwhelming. Would look elsewhere for my BSDA, but did not tarnish my opinion of De Molen.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of gford217
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle.

Pours very dark mahogany brown with a huge fluffy beige head that sticks around for ages and leaves tons of sticky lacing.

Aroma is very sweet with lots of candi sugar, chocolate and overripe dark fruits - sugar-coated raisins. Some oak and vanilla mixed in.

The taste has an initial kick that I wasn't expecting and is tough to place. Definitely some booze, chocolate and dark fruit. There is also a hint of tartness or something, can't pin it down. Boozy sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, maybe too much for me, which lends to a lighter feel than I was expecting.

This is an interesting beer with a taste that had a lot going on. Sweet and boozy with some dark fruit and other things thrown in. Tasty though I couldn't drink more than one.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown; just a glimmer of colour through an otherwise black body. Head is beige and quite foamy. Soft and sinky on the top, sparse bubbles around the side. Thick, and retaining beautifully. If lace were a touch stickier it would be perfect.

Smells quite roasty. Lots of slightly sour espresso notes, with a generous dash of soy sauce giving a slight salty edge. Mild spice to it with licorice and some chocolate sweetness hanging at the back. Decent, but I'd like it to head either in the more roasty or the sweeter direction; the saltiness ultimately wins out.

Taste is quite a decent duck indeed. Roasty from the get-go, with spicy roasted malt giving licorice, espresso coffee and slight charcoal flavour. Mellows to a quite sweet mid-palate with caramel and a touch of raisin, then spice immediately takes over for the finish, with a dollop of alcohol heat, some darker notes of cocoa and coffee, and a slight floral hint at the end giving a very pleasant, clean finish to a potent palate.

Good body, bit rough around the edges though where the alcomohol hits.

Drinkable? Yeah, as a sipper. That clean finish is a winner, and there's not too much going on to put you off throughout the palate.

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Photo of Dope
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 13/02/2012

A: A dark reddish brown pour with a big fluffy tan head. Fades slowly, very slowly. Leaves a foam island behind as well as decent trails of lacing as it fades.

S: Strong fruity figs and raisins up front. Loads of sweet caramel. A hint of cocoa? Mostly the strong and sweet fruitiness.

T: As in the nose, a strong fig and raisin presence up front. Caramel throughout. Chocolate kicks in the middle, a little stronger than in the nose but still subtle. Fades with a lingering earthy bitterness.

M: Medium-heavy body. Carbonation is spot on.

O: Interesting BSDA. It's fairly simple and very fruit-heavy. Surprising bitterness on the back end too. Solid beer, nothing too amazing however.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of Jeffo
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this at De Molen while visiting their shop.

Apparently this is a variation on their Rasputin Imperial Stout. From other sources, I've heard this is to be a rotating offering that is supposed to be a little easier to drink than their other big stouts.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours dark brown but sits black in the glass with higher levels of carbonation evident. Produces a big three finger medium-thick looking mocha colored head with great retention. A decent foam cap remains until the end and leaves some nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Medium strength nose with hints of roasted malts, toffee and candy sugar. Some vanilla and oak in there, as well as a bit of rum, even though it's not barrel aged. Nice.

TASTE: Some roasted malts and toffee notes, with a good dose of brown sugar. Some vanilla and oak as well, much like the nose had advertised, and some spicy alcohol and heat at the finish, though it's well controlled. Mild and dry aftertaste and only a hint of bitter-sweetness lingers.

PALATE: Medium body but very creamy smooth on the palate. Goes down like silk with a bit of a burn at the end, finishing slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: This was a variation on Rasputin and I liked it much better than its forerunner. Very drinkable for the ABV as well; De Molen has definitely succeeded in that department. This one also tasted as though it'd been aged in rum barrels, which was an interesting surprise. Luckily I have a few more of these. Recommended.

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Photo of beergoot
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unique bottle label data: 13/02/2012

Thick, heavy, rocky head sitting atop a dark, garnet colored body. Heavy dark fruit aroma; dates and figs; caramel. The taste closely mirrors the the aroma with a stronger sugary sweetness lurking underneath. Heavy body with a lot of residual sugars present.

Rich and robust with a brazenly deep, dark sweetness throughout. Thick and chewy with a licorice-like tone. Boldly satisfying with a tangy sweetness and heft.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Holy Grale at their De Molen Tap Takeover Event.

A - Pours dark brown in color, white head, thin collar, spotty lace.

S - Chocolate, malts, yeast, toffee, light roast. The sweetness isn't overpowering and works well with the roast & yeast notes. The booze is there, but doesn't impair the nuances.

T - Chocolate, booze, toasted malts, yeast, carmel. A little less sweet then the nose with a touch hotter booze note. More dark chocolate bitterness then the sweeter chocolate I picked out on the nose. Finish is toasted malts & caramel sweetness.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A nice Belgian Strong that has some good complexity and well-hidden alcohol notes. I like the bitter & sweet notes and it really works well together. Decent.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour with a very thin tan head that is slow to rise to the surface. Smells like dark cherries, almonds and roasted malts. Taste like dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter cherries and a bit of coffee, as well as bitter hops. Smooth mouthfeel, flat and very bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of rarbring
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew is foggy dark brown, a tan high head with good lacing.

The smell is sweet and herbal, reminds me of an liqueur, but also figs, toast, and coffee beans.

Tasting sweet, fig marmalade, sherry, dark chocolate and herbs.

Little carbonation, smooth and oily, a big body, a warm feeling.

Very nice with cheese after dinner. To me this is more like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bière & Chopes, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : dark red brown color with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted malt, caramel, chocolate aromas.
Tasted & mouthfeel : dark dried fruit with roasted, wood and spicy notes. Dry alcoholic finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong dark ale.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

330ml with a bottled-on date of 2/13/2012.

A - Soft pour into a tulip results in a glass full of beige foam - head seems to be all or nothing with these guys. It eventually settles to about a finger on top of what looks to be black beer, but a hold-up to the light reveals a very dark red beer and plenty of carbonation bubbles. Good lace splotches left behind.

S - Cigarbox-roast-fruitcake, raisin, brown sugar, chocolatey caramel sweetness, some oxidation. Definitely De Molen.

T - Big dark fruit here with lots of raisin and red grape, big sweetness with lots of brown sugar, chocolate, and kind of an odd smokiness. Bitter coffee-ish finish.

M - Definitely too much carbonation. Spiky foaminess detracts. A bit of an alcohol bite but not too bad for the ABV. Just an odd mix of sweetness, bitterness, roast, foam. 330ml...should certainly be shared. Maybe three ways.

O - Smell-to-taste transference has never been De Molen's strong suit, this one smells promising enough but feels like a bit of mess when it comes to the taste. The uber-foam doesn't help things.

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Photo of Absumaster
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The name of the beer refers to the translation in Dutch of the horrible soap "Bold and the Beautiful"

A dark brown, burgundy beer with a huge head that clings to the glass and never seems to settle.

Smell is like the Rochefort strain, spicy and estery. The spices remind of clove and juniper. The malts add a strong chocolaty and little roasted smell, accompanied by a grainy, somewhat husky smell. The alcohol is apparent in the smell and tickles the nose.

Taste is strong and sweet. The yeast is the main contributor of the taste. It adds spice that reminds of clove and juniper. This is a seriously sweet and strong beer, with chocolate and bready notes. The alcohol is hidden, but gives a warm sensation when swallowed. The beer is balanced but the husky smell is also apparent in the taste and gives the beer a little musty taste.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with bulk of sediment and 1-finger nice golden head, leaving some nice laces. Smell - caramel, dark fruits, figs, dates, yeasts.
Taste - slightly acid, vinous, dark fruits, chocolate.
Smooth and drinkable, medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When selecting it off the shelf, I thought it was another of their Imeprial Stouts, given the abv, ibu content, etc. But, as soon as I poured and tasted it, realized it was no Impy Stout.

Pours a dark brown/red with a nice head.
Notes of toffee with hints of herbal hops and ripe fruits. Honestly was pretty one dimensional but nice tasting with great balance and the abv was well hidden.

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Photo of Mikecap
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Bottled in 2012

A: Pours a deep brown, nearly black with a large frothy khaki head that slowly fades.

S: Some sweet malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Get some molasses too, subtle earth as well. Very inviting smell.

T: Lots of chocolate up front, with dark fruit, molasses and a nice sweetness, that does not overpower. A bit of booze comes through as well.

M: Medium bodied and smooth, with a nice sweetness and solid carbonation. A nice sipping beer that is great even as it warms. A bit more body might benefit.

O: A real solid beer here, not akin to many of the BSDAs I've had. I get much more chocolatey sweetness than I'd expect, but I dig it!

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of aleigator
2.34/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Small, soon vanishing head, leaving a thin lacing at the glass, pours a dark brown, almost black color.
Smells of molasses, toffee, chocolate with hints of flowery hops - overall just very sweet.

Almost no carbonation at all, begins sweet, with toffee and toasted malts, accompanied by slightly bitter hops, which invites a gentle bitter chocolate note to the palate. A short alcohol bite enhances the bitterness, but from a different angle, numbing the tongue, which then gets overpowered by cane sugar and molasse - very, very sweet. Lacks balance, the sweetness is too dominant, without being pleasant on its own, no interaction or counterpart is detectable in this. Finishes with slick sweetness and burning alcohol down the throat.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeffo for this beer. Much appreciated

A-- Poured a dark brown color and settled black with some tints of red on the sides. Slow pour got a massive, almost 4 finger brown sugar colored head. Did take its time to recede though. Very clean, left no lacing at all. Good head retention but think this might be a bit over carbonated.

S-- There is Alcohol in this?? Really?? 10.2%? Does not smell like it. Candied sugar, plumbs, and a lot of malt and roasted malts. Near burnt coffee like malts.

T-- Oddly enough big and thick but carbonated. Bittering hops do kick in in taste but this is on the thick side but with more carbonation. A lot of burnt coffee and stewed plumbs/ dark fruits.

M-- Sweet in the mouth. Almost want to say poached pear or plumb. A little thick and syrupy but workable. Bitter coffee finish with some dark fruits. Booze does become more noticeable in the mouth. More it warms up the more aniseed it becomes.

D-- Can be harsh and unfinished at times and at other times brilliant. Needs to be cellared for a bit. Can taste the serious potential this beer has. Worth finding and putting in the cellar for a year or so to let is smooth and round out. Very Belgian in style but done well.

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Photo of janubio
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Dark opaque colour, with a dense off white head, good lace. Smell of dates, raisins, chocolate, caramel dried fruits. Srong palate, full body, sticky. Taste of dried fruits, chocolate, port wine, licorice, alcohol, caramel, dates. A bomb.

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Photo of RuudJH
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed 25 march 2011, bottled 5 may 2011, in a 33 cl bottle.
81.7 EBU.

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.

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Photo of obywan59
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Feb 2012 bottle opened April 27th 2013

A: Pours a ruby brown with an insane amount of head. I was almost worried about it being a gusher. Full hand light brown head.

S: Oh man, dark sweet fruits. Very over powering with a bit of burnt plastic on the end of the aroma.

T: Sweet dark fruits. Very powerful. Prunes, Raisins, grapes a hint of chocolate. Little too sweet for my taste.

M: Medium bodied, really carbonated, too much so IMO. Sticky sweet, that coats the mouth.

O: Really sweet, pungent beer. More on the quad side just really dark fruit sweetness. Not my favorite style or taste profile but its there if you're into that.

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Mooi & Meedogenloos from Brouwerij De Molen
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