Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Porter
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Made for 25 years Bierkoning. English hop: Bittering East Kent Golding, as finalhops Fuggles. Aged in bordeaux barrel. EBC 120.9 / O.G. 1053 / E.G. 1013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle. [thanks skortila & caesar]
Pours nutty brown to black with a big, fizzy, frothy, beige head. Lovely aroma of milky chocolate, clear red wine, mild roasted, mild vanilla, some oak and a floral spicy note. Medium to low carbonation, fine light and very dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, peppery (chili), roasted, dry, dark chocolate, a bit milky feel, vinious, oaky dryness. Chewy liquorice and tobacco notes. Piney, malty dry and grainy in the finish. Very lovely and elegant!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2011
Thanks to bierkoning for that one! Bottle looks good, beer in the glass also. Starts malty and strong, some coffee notes and also fruity notes of berries. Nice sourish background. Finish shows more and more hop notes, nice bitter side. Well balanced finish, very drinkable. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3783) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle 100/459. Dark brown colour with some ruby redness, off-white head. Smells coffee, oak, pine, mint and chocolate. Tastes deep coffee, chocolate, wood - quite powerfull. Full body, great co2 and quite warming even though it’s only 5,7% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2126) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2014
A nice chocolate-brown color with slight bubbles but not much for head (accounting for the age). Light roast malt and red wine aroma. A light-bodied roasted porter with rounded with red wine and wood notes. Fantastically flavorful for a lighter beer and at 4 years old. Notes: Bottle # 0034 picked up Amsterdam in 2010 at De Bierkoning’s 25th anniversary. Bottle opened June 2014.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (4890) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2010
Tap @ BBF ’10. Cloudy brown color, short head. Nice oaky aroma, roasted malt. Nice aged flavor, bit sweet. Soft taste. Slight thin body, but full of aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
On tap @ 2nd BBF. The aroma has roast, chocolate, coffee, some wood. Murky brown coloured beer with a thin, beige head. The taste is bitter, with roasted coffee/chocolate malts and wood. Well bodied, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
From tap as De Molen Barrel Aged Porter. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and dark chocolate. Sweet, mild acidic, dark roasted malt and dark chocolate. Bitter and dry roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4539) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2010
75cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma of Belgian chocolates or bon-bons, vanilla, bourbon, light vinous. Flavour is light sweet, chocolate, vanilla, wood, light vinous, hint of tartness, light coffee and chocolate bitter finish with a hint of bourbon. Medium bodied. This beer has improved tremendously with the oak-aging imo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from ABC Beers. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, oak, dark fruits and A little vanilla. Flavor has some licorice and caramel as well. Medium body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2011
Bouteille 75cl #436/459. Couleur cuivrée foncée, mousse beige. Arôme donne bien le profile des fûts de Bordeaux, le tout restant fruité et boisé avec des notes de malt grillé avec une fie touche de houblon amer. Bière agréable, malt grillé/café qcq note de malt fumé et on ressent bien le fût e Bordeaux qui apporte ce côté boisé avec des notes de fruits noirs et raisins/vin. Le tout est suivi par un houblon amer/citron qui reste agréable. Bonne chose que étant donné le faible abv de la bière, l’usage du Bordeaux ne prend pas le dessus, tout en restant bien présent. Une bière qui reste sèche au palais, avec des notes de bois, et un profile plus malté qui reste néanmoins balancé par cette amertume venant du houblon. Cet aspect sec venant du bois et du malt se ressent, restant agréable et fruité.

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