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De Molen Tsarina Esra Cognac

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Porter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Tsarina Esra lagered with oak chips drenched in 40 years old cognac.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5735) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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 (3404) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (832) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Noire. Reflets rouge. Nez: caramel. Raisin. Chocolat. Café. Bonbon. Sucre d'orge. Boisé. Crème glacé vanille. Fudge. Anis. Bouche: liquoreuse. Anis. Réglisse noir. Bonbon. Chaleur d'alcool. Mélasse. Épicé. Chocolat noir. Belle torréfaction. Boisé. Un peu fruité. Framboise. Cerise noire. Café/moka. Cognac subtile. Pomme. Fruit confit. Effervescence fine. Cacao. Finale sèche /alcool/torréfié. Une oeuvre d'art.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (6484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle at Monks Porter House. Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of oak, wood, light roasted malt, cognac, chocolate and some fruit. Also some warming alcohol. The finish was long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7132) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is almost out of this world, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is strong roasted malts, smooth and full bodied,coffee and tar, vinous with lots of malty goodies, just a tad warmth from the alcogol, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3443) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
330 ml bottle bought at the brewery and shared at Holmen1’s place. Clear prunejuice color with a small light brown head. Dried fruits,barrel notes raisins and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, alcoholc, roasted raisins. Well balanced, smooth and full bodied, Wonderfulyl nice bitter roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6118) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
330 ml bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. Black colour, moderate tan head. Strong aroma of cognac, oak, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Lovely flavour, with the same elements as the aroma. Hints of fortified wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (4125) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
Flaske delt med RBHD-guttene juni-13: fløyelsmykt, velproposjonert og med en cremet munnfylde med litt bærlig syre til å balansere herligheten med. Et strålende eksempel på eleganse og verdighet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is cherry dark fruits and chocolate with a nice roast, some caramel, wood, a light cognac, and a touch of licorice. Flavor is nice and complex. Woody chocolates with a nice roast, dark fruit, and licorice note. Some vanilla, caramel, cherry, and cognac. Finishes dry and smooth with a nice roast, chocolate, dark fruit, and slight woody cognac. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. A touch sweet on the nose, but a really balanced and complex flavor. Very easy drinking for the size.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1474) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color : dark black beer with medium brown head and no carbonation. Smell : malt, wheat, black bread, rye. Taste : smooth malt, some sugar presence but really complex, barrel. Aftertaste : raisin, malt, sugar cane.

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