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Mooi & Meedogenloos | Brouwerij De Molen

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Mooi & MeedogenloosMooi & Meedogenloos
BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
162 Ratings
Mooi & MeedogenloosMooi & Meedogenloos
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jeffo on 07-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,718
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
162
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of dgilks
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pitch, inky black with a creamy, dark tan head. Good head retention and great lacing.

Spicy alcohol, bitter roast and a deep herbal bitterness are the most present items in the aroma. There is some bitter chocolate as well. Good.

Dry, bitter, a little hoppy. Some chocolate. There are a few harsh phenolics in the background. The flavour is actually quite straight forward and okay but a little more sweetness would help this along.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Quite thin.

For me the flavours here are okay but the lack of body and residual malt doesn't help this beer.

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Photo of rarbring
4.3/5  rDev +8%
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 SleepyMonk
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.9/5  rDev -2%
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 GONZALOYANNA
3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
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 stoutopia
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap In BLOWbeerBAR in Valladolid Spain. Very nice Russian Imperial Stout. It pours a black hole in your glass, with a little lightly brown head. Smell, is so roasted, with some chocolate, some toffe, lots of coffe, and strong hops, mixing. Flavour is so full, with lots of moka, chocolate, roasted malts, and rauch malts in it. Finish is hoppy and dry. Not so alcoholic. I would like to have another pint again...

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.86/5  rDev -3%
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 lacqueredmouse
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to @LaitueGonflable for the beer. Cracked open with him after a day of terribly hard work.

Pours with an immense and almost comically voluminous head, so much so that I almost can't fit one 330ml bottle into two glasses. Body is thick and black-brown, heavily opaque. Head is light brown, and although it's amazingly frothy to begin with, it collapses leaving clumps of lace and a pillowed centre. Looks very good.

Ooh, nose is delicious with dark roastiness and slight aged dark characters, giving off very slight vinous characters of oak. Slight seltzer acidity to it, as though it's bubbling off all its carbon dioxide. Sweet boozy notes to it as well, giving some lovely port and bourbon characters. Lovely. Not as strong as some other examples, but nicely constructed.

Taste is very nice in the flavour department, but the feel is really quite surprisingly thin, leaving the palate open to a real sting from booze. In terms of flavour, the palate is dominated by a strong vinous, slightly astringent heat that gives off oaky spirits and liqueur filled chocolates. On the back, we get more of a grainy black note, which releases a nutty character and a very pleasantly smooth finish. Despite the heat, the beer has rounded you up and cuddles you back to sensibility.

Surprisingly drinkable for its profile, ABV and strength. A bold but well made Imperial Stout, that ticks many of the boxes for an exemplar of the style.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
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 Mora2000
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of STEG
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass from an 11.2oz bottle courtesy of jeffo. thanks man.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black color, opaque with the exception of the very base of the glass which rests a tawny brown hue. Heavily carbonated, a slow gusher which makes head very quickly which makes it fun to pour. Outstanding retention as well from the fine bubbled light brown sugar head.

Smell is almost quady, soapy notes, dark stone fruits, bakers chocolate and a date-centric finish. Almost like a chocolate version of how westy 8 smells.

Taste starts out with a smoky bitter chocolate chicory flavor. Followed by a hoppiness as well. End very sweet, almost like chocolate covered crystalized dates. 

Mouthfeel is a lot more carbonated and thin than I expected. Doesn't add to nor detract from the beer but not what I was expecting.

Overall I want more if these Jeff, I wanna put a year or 5 on these and see what they get going on.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.1/5  rDev +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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Mooi & Meedogenloos from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 162 ratings
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