Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Tsarina Esra lagered with oak chips drenched in 40 years old cognac.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black, not opaque, with a bit of tan foam. Aroma of cognac, wood, some chocolate and vanilla notes. Sweetish flavor with mild roastiness, some chocolate, fruity notes, wood and a finish with a bit of bitterness and an alcoholic note. Medium to full-bodied, pretty rounded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, picked up at De Molen. Pours a clear dark reddish browns appearance with a light brown head. Fairly oxidized, light grape, dark fruity, cardboard aroma. Dark chocolate, dark fruity, toasted ain’t, light caramel, earthy flavor. Fuck, this one is a bit old as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, hints of oak, vanilla, cognac, hints of earth, slight booze in there, slight cardboard. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, hints of cognac, lots of oak, cardboard, caramel, finishing sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (3016) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Pour is deep brown with a red tint and small tan head. Oxidized, wet cardboard, caramel, dark fruity, toffee, and bready aroma. Taste is dark cocoa, coffee, cardboard, bready, doughy, and oxidized. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Way too oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 27, 2013
En botella.Negra con buena espuma,aromas a cognac del bueno.Cuerpo medio-alto.Bebida en varias ocasiones y nunca defrauda!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRW (1300) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Cognac, vanilla aroma, some chocolate and roastiness. Sweet cognac and vanilla taste. Slightly roasted. Full body, excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4164) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
Poured a dark reddish brown with a thick, frothy tan head. Aroma of woody roasted malt, vinous. Full body, flavour of the cognac, cherry, dark fruit, dry, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Vintage Sept 2012. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of plums, cherries and other dark fruit. Flavors of oak, vanilla and a bit of cognac. Moderate carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4962) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle: Vintage 2011: Label mentions 12%ABV: Served in a chouffe glass: Brown to black pour. Medium sized fluffy beige light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of oatmeal, oat, cognac (since I know), some brown sugars, older dried leaves, horse feeder, some roast and marzepin. Flavours of oatmeal, meal, roast, cognac, liquorice wood, liquor, bitter, nuts, barley malt roast, raisin, marzepin, caramel, toffee, mocha, brown sugars, hay toast, wood and some smooth spices. Aftertaste is nutty, oatmeal, cognac sweets, hay, grains, liquor, bitter and roast. Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily ish texture. Very well balanced. Didn’t expect the oatmeal at all, but deep and complex. Like it...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2548) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
This is what De Molen does best, brewing dark and complex beers. The taste is so overwhelming that it’s a tour de force to drink this one. But your efforts will be rewarded with a taste straight out of heaven.

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