Spanning & Sensatie | Brouwerij De Molen

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4.05/5
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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#5,085
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
104
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
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17
Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of SuqMadique
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of -DF-
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle, dated 12/11/2012. Pours brown with a small light tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bakers chocolate with a little chili and vanilla with some cardboard and dark fruit.

The flavor is surprisingly subdued. Some sweet chocolate, anise and some fruit with a little chili spice and alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a velvety feel.

Overall, an interesting chili imperial stout, a bit reserved. My wife bought this a couple of months ago. I wonder if it was bolder fresh.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. 'Voltage & Sensation'. Why to I get the feeling they're running out of good ideas for this particular marketing meme?

This beer pours a solid black, with prominent basal cola highlights, and four fingers of puffy, densely foamy beige head, which leaves some pleasantly spectral webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of thin coffee, black licorice, relatively weak bready caramel malt, saltwater taffy, charred cocoa, an ashy nuttiness, and earthy, weedy hops. The taste is bittersweet chocolate malt, a touch of caramel/toffee candy, simmering chili flakes, fading anise, milky coffee, an independent saltwater acridity, mild fleshy black fruit, herbal hops, and a burgeoning suggestion of metallic alcohol.

The carbonation is generally unobtrusive, the body a sturdy medium weight, yet somewhat wanting in its thinning smoothness. It finishes on the sweet and smoky side - chocolate, anise, coffee, and a murmuring chili heat tempering things a wee bit.

A slightly strange offering at the outset, but in the end, it winds up a just another well-made RIS, with a bit of tingling, due in mostly equal parts to the guest spice and salt ingredients. Worthy of a try, if you lust after such flavours, in the Mexican cocoa ideal, but that has never been my thing, so this will be a one and done, thank you ma'am experience for me.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost black with copper-tinged highlights.
Nose shows chocolate fudge, red chilli, roasted malt, soft coffee notes. The cocoa character is awesome.
Flavours include lots of roasted malt, booze, dry cocoa, soft chilli heat and a slight salty aspect. Finishes very dry with an assault from the roast and booze.

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Photo of Rutager
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Montrealbcr89, cheers for the good time.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle I bought for $5. I had it this spring in Florida. I think it had roughly 2.5 years age.

(written about two months after having had it)

My first beer from De Molen. I remember that it was a great Imperial stout with plenty of complexity, yet I wouldn't say it was worth $5.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Reuben's Brew small snifter. A properly cellared year old bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, mocha coffee, slightly spicy. Flavor is dark toasted malt, charred coffee, slight dark fruit, mild smokiness; a nice light chili pepper bite in the finish. Medium bodied. A nicely balanced rich flavored imperial stout with complex flavor and deftly handled pepper finish. Aged well, although it may have thinned out a bit in body. A welcome stout from a brewery only sporadically available in the Northwest.

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Photo of mikebu
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CoreyC
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a very dark brown with faint light coming through,floating particles and a small,foamy,beige head (rigorous pour)
S:
-pepper heat,chocolate,salt,tart vinegar,cardboard
T:
-salt,coffee,chocolate,toast,mocha,pepper,slight heat
F:
-low carbonation
-medium to full body
-slight alcohol warmth
O:
Not as complex as i thought with the ingredients and the body is a little light.
Still very good

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Spanning & Sensatie from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 104 ratings