Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Porter
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Previously 5.1%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (1067) - LATVIA - MAR 7, 2013
Dark brown , almost black with very rich yellow / light brown cap. Rich stouty smoky taste with light afterbitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leftside (5) - - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
Pours dark brown with a slight red hue. Minimal head. The things that really stand out about this beer are its taste and mouthfeel - this is a really complex one, with notes of chocolate and berries, and it lingers ever so nicely in the mouth. The finish is smooth and addictive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12294) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
33cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cola-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, medium bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some earthy, . Medium body, some effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
pours brown, fluffy white foam. smells boozy, tastes old, dusty almost.. dry, some sugar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1371) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2015 From 330ml bottle, 5.2% abv, , pours black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, floral notes, light citrus. Medium bodied, texture is creamy, carbonation soft. Finish is medium bitter and roasty, not entirely clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. 5,2% ABV. Pours dark mahogney with a medium brown head. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate and some coffee notes. Dry taste of the same but with a bit more coffee. A bit plain and flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
Thx! to Kraddel for this one. 33 cl. bottle split. BBF 16/03/2013 so quite old going by De Molen dating conventions. Almost ruby very dark brown, beige head. Smell is touch oxidized, wild berries, oxidized, thin roasted grains, light sour, roast, old coffee,… Taste dusty bitter coffee grains, wild berries, sour streak, thin coffee grounds, thin mocha, old chocolate, old hops, herbal, touch sweetness,… Thin, suffering from issues. This batch at the very least if not beer is passable now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2013
0.33 L bottle. Shady mahogny colored body. Tall khaki head. Fresh smelling. Fruity Belgo-yeast up front, followed by a scent of mild chocolatey malts. Taste is more fruity than malty. Like tinned fruits merging with a fair dose of light caramelly, light chocolatey malts. On the light side of medium full. Slick in the mouth. Fine fruity endnotes. Very likeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8653) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2013
bottle from Bierzerg. Deep brown colour, fluffy beige-brown head. Aroma of coffee and blackberies. Medium-bodied, malty base with chocolate and coffee, plus some fruity sourness reminding me of blackberries, but more in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Eh, not a bad beer but a bit too one-dimensional. I really enjoy coffee inspired beers but the coffee character in this beer overpowers everything else about it. I’d like to get some of the malt flavors shining through as well! Decent beer, ease up on the coffee just a tad and it would really be something special.

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