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De Molen Tsarina Esra Imperial Porter

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
OG 1108, FG 1026, Color 388.7 EBC, Chinook and Saaz hops. Bitterness 93.5 EBU.

Stronger version of a Baltic Porter. Comparable with an Imperial Stout but without the heavily roasted malt character. This created a soft beer with strong hops in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (193) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 29, 2016
W końcu portret bałtycki nad Bałtykiem. Aromat śliwkowy, winny, nalewkowy, czarnych owoców, palonych słodów, ogólnie jednak dość słodki. W barwie czarne z rubinowymi przebłyskami, piany brak. W smaku dominują ciemne owoce, wędzone śliwki, jest tu sporo takiej nalewkowej słodyczy. Ciało średnie, pijalne jak na ten styl. Rozgrzewa przyjemnie. Słodycz z alkoholem przynosi na myśl belgijskiego abta, ale jest to mniej złożone. Ogólnie konkretne, smaczne piwo, nieco dla mnie zbyt słodkie ale daje radę.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (633) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Imperial fantastica. Nera impenetrabile con schiuma beige chiaro minima. Al naso intensa e avvolgente, sentori di malto tostato, dark fruits, fichi, cioccolato. Anche al palato super, č abbastanza cremosa ma bevibile, bella nota di liquirizia, cioccolato ancora ben in evidenza. Carbonazione bassa. Da bere sempre, morbida e coinvolgente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
daigoon (107) - - AUG 20, 2016
0.33l bottle that’s efficiently filled. Dark brown with very small brown head that disappears. Smooth mouth-feel and for me little primary taste then some roasted taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2016
Pours very dark brown with a small head. Nose shows caramel, soft roast, delicate booze, figs, sultanas and some bready notes. Flavours include soft roast, faint smoke, sweet bready notes and very soft booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11369) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Sample at Hair Of The Dog during the Brouwerij de Molen and Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover on 07/30/2016. Brown-black color with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with a roasty malt and coffee character, with some bittersweet chocolate and brine in the background. The finish is earthy malt and chocolate. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (26) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2016 Chocolate, caramel, orange zest. No sweetness overload, bitterness subtle and not overdone. Quite elegant for a Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (717) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
330ml bottle from Denman Liquor store. Aroma is roasted malt and seeds, dark fruits, leather, caramel. Taste are pretty the same and aftertaste has additional smoky notes. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2400) - CROATIA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoteka. Shared with Miro and Kova. Pours dark brown with beige to light brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, hazelnuts, licorice, some dark fruit. Bitter finish. Complex. Full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3380) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, overripe fruits, pears, prunes, apricots, notes of chocolate and molasses, touch of alcohol. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet. Body is full, sticky mouthfeel. Good, but I expected a bit more from this, not roasty enough for my taste, yet nicely ripe fruity, on its way to being an English Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (930) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Bottle at home. Pitch black, just some offwhite bubbles. Rich milky chocolate and coffee, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla notes, not too fruity: sweet, roasted malty finish. Well balanced, long aftertaste. Firm body, low carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Like this better than their well-praised Hel&Verdoemenis.

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