- My Rating: B+
Rasputin – De Molen, 10.4% ABV – 33cl., (Bodegraven, Netherlands)
- Style: Imperial Stout
- Taste: sweet malts -> caramel/choco/vanilla/light roast coffee -> roasted bitterness/malty bittersweet finish.
- Where I got it : Sherbrooke Liquor Store
- How much: $7 (after 10% off) – 330cl., June 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: Plain font, plain label as usual. (Note that they have special barrel-aged releases which are labeled clearly on it.) Pours super dark brown with a smallish foamy head, a thin layer of retention, lots of visible activity near the surface.
Nose: rich caramel malts, lightly toasted (8/10-pungency)
Attack: sweet caramel + malts
Mid-palate: thick-bodied caramel (9/10)-sweetness (MAIN) caramel malts, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce
Finish: medium roasted bitterness, chocolate-malty bittersweet finish, minor alcohol detection.
Summary: Very bold flavoured. The alcohol is very nicely hidden. It gets a little heavy on the palate 1/3rd through, as expected. I wouldn’t buy again, but I did enjoy it.