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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6736) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 8.11.2011.
Pours a black colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, cognac, strong dry wood and some berry-like sweetness. Weak flavour of vanilla, roasted malts, cognac, dry wood and salty licorice. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a dry, roasty and salty finish. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. All-in-all a bit weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6384) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
33 cl bottle (12%) @ home, bottled 08.11.2011, BBE 08.11.2036
Aroma has pear and plastic glue. Also some vanilla and alcohol. Flavour has some oaky notes and vanilla. Some alcohol in the finish. Some stinging cognac appears when this warms up. Quite round stuff with rather narrow flavour palette when looking at the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4236) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
330ml bottle

Bottled on 08/11/2011, 12% ABV - Pours pitch black with a tiny sticky and bubbly light brown head. Strong aroma of cognac notes, roasted malts, hints of glue, wood and vanilla. Taste is quite sweet and roasty with some cognac, vanilla and oaky notes. Finish is quite dry and bitter with some roastiness and sweetness from cognac. Medium bodied, no carbonation. Alcohol burns through slightly in the finish. Okay, perhaps a bit unbalanced but still quite tasty barrel aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6888) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Bottled 08.11.2011.
Pours dark ruby red, almost black color with small off-white head. Aroma of soy, tar, cognac, roasted malts, caramel and some toffee notes. Flavor of roasted malts, ash dry chocolate, caramel and toffee notes, faint syrup and vanilla. Dry palate with a short sweetish and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
33 cl bottle at Arendsnest. Pours pitch balck with a creamy dense chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt and light cognac. Smooth chocolate malty, mild cognac and vaguely fruity. Light bitterness, lingering dark chococlate malty finish with a mild alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to Nightfall. Pours black with a lovely creamy head and lacings. Wauuw - really handsome. Vinous nose of dark fruit, oak and roast. Smooth and full bodied. Fruity and vinous flavor. Oak, prune, roast and a bit of vanilla. Some toffee and chocolate. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. A bit of warmth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from bierkompass.de web shop. Dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cognac. Taste, roasted coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, dark berries, cognac. Coffee bitter finish, with lot of alcohol. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20444) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
Bottled, at tasting at _angst_. Black, small coarse head. Licorice and chocolate, some cognac. Less full bodied than I remember the regular version to be. Salty and warming, rich on chocolate. Long bitter finish. Not sure I like what the cognac chips has done to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, very small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, roasted malt and coffee, some vanilla. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, lots of roasted malt and some coffee and light hoppyness, faint licorice and some vanilla. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, roastiness and coffee, light licorice, some piney hoppyness, some vanilla and some alcohol. IS with coffee and some vanilla. OK but bit too sweet although alcohol dries the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Bierkompass.de. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small mocha head that leaves almost no trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, dark dried fruits, wood, vanilla and hints of cognac/alcohol. Taste is sweet with roasted malts, tar, coffee, wood, vanilla dried dark fruits and cognac. Mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied and slightly boozy. Finish is slightly dry, bitter and slightly sweet with roasted malts and wood.

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