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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoFi (1593) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2011
2010 bottle 916/1344. Black, cappuccino to light brown head. Aroma: chocolate liqueur, vinous. Taste: chocolate mousse, cocoa, licorice, black wine gums, wood, some ashes, roasted coffee beans, dry. Full-bodied, liqueur-ish, low carbonation. Great, complex, but still well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
In short: A slightly chocolaty, grainy and roasted stout. A typical example of the style.
How: Bottle 12oz. I didn’t not the bottling date, probably around two years of age. Bottle sent to me by my buddy ygtbsm94, thanks a lot Brad
The look: Black body topped by a very short-lived beige head.
In long: Nose is plain big fat dark malts with moderate roastiness. Taste is grainy burnt malts, cocoa powder, burnt black cake, some tar notes, old coffee filter. Nothing fruity in this beer. The carbonation was a bit too relaxed but that’s probably because of the age of the beer. I wanted to drink it side-by-side with a bottle of the Reserva version and I probably waited a bit too long. Finish is surprisingly dry with the roastiness and coffee notes taking over. Totally different from the Tsarina Esra Reserva version I had side-by-side. The Tsarina really doesn’t stand out in the sea of typical roasted big black beers, it is generic but nonetheless enjoyable. Glad I was able to try it. Not sold in North-American so I can thank the internet for this one, it is because of the internet that I’ve heard about this beer and also because of the internet that I’ve heard about all those newspapers going bankrupt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7419) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle from De Molen, Bodegraven, Holland, consumed 25.09.11 Pours very dark brown actually its probably black to all intents and purposes. I actually get some hoppiness on this one, but it is a heavy beer, roasty and with a lovely smoothness, some chocolate and a little praline and dried fruit. Good stuff. A7 A3 T8 P5 Ov15 3.8

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
18cl bottle from amsterdam. red wax on the bottle. Pours a dark black. Similar to an imperial stout. lots chocolate in the aroma. and the taste. Very good taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Black body light brown head. Aroma of roasted malty candy, some chocolate. Flavour is really intense with ash, chocolate, coffee and lots of roasted malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6828) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Draught at De Molen, Bodegraven, the Netherlands.
Pitch black colour with big fluffy tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and mild vanilla sweetness in aroma. Strong coffee, roasted malt, chocolate sweetness and ash in flavour. Strong bitterness in aftertaste. Strongness takes the breath away.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 18, 2011
Smaller green bottle with red wax. Poured dark brown with little tan head that retained. Very roasty malt upfront with a long roasty, bitter and alcoholic finish. Very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
tiny bottle brought back by a couple of friends (thanks again guys). deep black pour with a little tan head. strong chocolate and coffee aroma. awesome roasty malt flavour mixed well with hops. love how the hops really came through in the finish. great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Vintage bottled on 12/3/2009. 18 cl bottle # 1314. The beer pours to a really dark cola colored body with a thin cola like head. The aroma is huge on the sweet chocolate truffles, molasses, and prunes. The flavor and palate is where this beer excels. Very robust body that’s thick but not at all sticky. Deeply roasty malts overpower once you swallow the sweet chocolate and prunes concoction that is up front. There’s a deep dry charcoal and woody type of flavor on the finish. The palate is soft and super easy to drink. I’d have never guess so high an ABV the alcohol fermented so cleanly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2011
Kleine fles van 18cl. Erg donker bier met kleine maar dikke bruine schuimraag. Pittge moutige houtige smaak met bittere chocolade. Voelt erg vol en dik in de mond aan, bijna olie-achig. Weer een toppertje van "de Molen"!


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