Spanning & Sensatie | Brouwerij De Molen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with cacao, chili peppers and sea salt.

Added by Jeffo on 07-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
8.62%
 
 
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5
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15
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Photo of Dzu
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 03/01/14
Poured from 0.33l bottle into chalice.
L: Nontransparent dark brown color with a weak white foam head.
S: Cocoa beans, lacrice, spices.
T: Strong coffee, dark bitter chocalate, spices, sweetness in aftertaste.
F: Tight body and low carbonation. Very good balanced.
O: Greit RIS! Must taste!

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a goblet from the bottle here at Cerverceria Esparte in Conil, Spain.

Appearance: Thin brown tinted black body with medium to heavy bubbles creating a tan head rising just about one fingers length. Drops slowly after a few sips with sticky lacing.

Smell: Hint of mocha and coffee with milk.

Taste: Like the scent think of coffee and Malts, little warm brown sugar and has a cream taste which reminds me a bit of a milk taste.

Mouth: Medium carbonation and heavy stickiness. Light sweet finish which becomes addicting.

Overall: Actually my favorite Imperial Stout from De Molen, the smoothness is a huge attraction. Worth sharing but then again not everyone would appreciate the quality this brew carries. Salud!

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a snifter. Pours the color of dark corn syrup. Aggressive pour yielded a thin tan head that dissipated quickly, leaving minimal lacing. Big aromas and flavors of dark cocoa, burnt coffee, and roasted malt. At cellar temp, some hints of chili pepper begin to come through on the nose. There is a little back-of-the-throat chili heat that is quite pleasant. Quite a bit of sweetness, with some burnt-coffee bitterness on the finish. This is a little pricey, but well worth the occasional splurge.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At Hopcat Chicago from a bottle dated November 2015 poured into a tulip glass. Still a strong cacao presence but only a faint hint of chil heat and sea salt. Still a very enjoyable experience.

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Photo of madelf66
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StartedwithSAM
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle, dated 09/01/15.

Look is Black in color with a thin off-white in color head.

Smell of raisins or dates, cocoa and a subtle spice that slightly tingles the nasal passage.

The mouthfeel is full-bodied, viscous.

Taste of dark cocoa up front, slight raisin taste follows, finishing dry and earthy.

Overall I enjoyed this solid Russian Imperial Stout, though I couldn’t pick up the chili peppers. Brouwerij De Molen brew some very good beers but I was expecting something a little more interesting with this one.

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Photo of Hendry
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of amano_h
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft poured into a snifter at Brouwcafe de Molen.

S: Milk chocolate. Ovaltine. Cacao nibs. Brown sugar. Spent grains. Rich rich caramel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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T: Hershey's syrup (the kind you mix into milk). Brown sugar. Caramel. Roasted barley kernels. Baker's chocolate. Ovaltine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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M: Thick and chewy. Full-bodied-ish. Negligible carbonation. Sticky on the lips. Dry, vanilla bean-like finish. No booze burn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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O: Excitement and Sensation indeed. This drink is extremely dangerous. Like DEFCON-1 dangerous. It's super thick, sweet, and bursting with all sorts of decadent chocolate-y flavors, but goes down super smooth with absolutely no booze burn whatsoever. The finish on this brew is just... wow. I can't believe a stout can be so sweet and decadent at the onset, but leave no traces of it whatsover toward the end.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/1/2015. Pours cloudy opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, chili pepper, light dark fruit(raisin/plum/fig), light char, herbal, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, chili pepper, and light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, chili pepper, light dark fruit(raisin/plum/fig), light char, herbal, and roast/smokey earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, chili pepper, char, herbal, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chili pepper, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and chili spiciness balance, with zero astringency after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, that lightly increases through the glass. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish; with minimal pepper heat as well. Overall this is an excellent chili spiced imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, chili pepper, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mikebu
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -DF-
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Epiktetos
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsaffert
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Black color.

Lots of chocolate and cocoa powder. Roasted malts and peat. Nice chili pepper flavor. Mini huna flavor.

Full bodied. Roasted malts. Dry.

Enjoyable European stout. Well done.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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