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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. The beer itself is nearly black with a tightly wound tan froth that exists mostly as a cap on top of the beer. The aroma is not that appealing. Dark chocolate, molasses, and some bitter coffee notes provide the nice part of the aroma, but licorice and earthy hops are less interesting, and there is a metallic copper smell that hovers above everything else. The flavor is slightly better. There are no noticeable metallic notes in the flavor, leaving dark chocolate, roasted malt, smoke molasses to provide a nice front, with licorice and a moderate earthy hop finish. The flavor is a bit strange as well, and it is not something I really enjoyed. The beer feels fine on my palate. It is full, rich, chewy, and smooth, with a medium carbonation for the style. It is a little bit dry and smoky up front, and the earthy hops, coffee, and licorice, provide a kind of acrid, dry bitterness. Overall this is not a beer I would really go after trying again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4406) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ Hopduvel / consumed @ home: very dark brown / brown with a mocha head, smells like ashes, coffee, heavy roasted grains, burned toast, liquorish & booze, taste is lots of coffee & liquorish up front, sweet & bitter, small touch sour berries in the back, finish is very heavy & bitter roasted, lots & lots of roasted grounded coffee, lots of bitter hops, burned toast, rather harsh, feels slightly hollow, decent viscosity but not really thick, lower thickness than probably, should be, low carb. not bad but not as good as I expected it to be or anywhere near as good as the draft Bourbon BA version was

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleph (231) - - APR 15, 2012
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Black pour with huge coffee head. Lacing. Roasted malts and chocolate. Decent body, high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours very dark, black in glass, big big tanned head that leaves fantastic laces on the glass, after a while there is a tiny tanned head that stays on forever. Smells of yeast esters, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. I miss something, still quite good. Taste is quite malty, good sweetness, i find alot of coffee, some chocolate and alot of roast. Nice bitter finish, alot of malt and hops there. To thin feel for the style, still not watery. Full bodied, quite lively carbonation for an imp porter. Totally a very nice beer, but my expectations was quite high too, and i have to say there are better de molen beers out there

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2012
18 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110417.
Pours black color with small head. Aroma of ash, chocolate, roasted malts and mild caramel notes. Flavor of ash dry chocolate, roasted malts, mild coffee notes, tar and caramel. Could easily be considered as a imperial stout.
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
visionthing (3051) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. Sweet with a finish of dark and bitter chocolate. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 15, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours black, with a medium offwhite head. Smells of malt, roasted malt, tang, vanilla and coffee. Tastes rich, with tons of malt, a medium sweetness, and a strong bitterness, contributing to a chocolatey coffee goodness. Texture is oily and watery, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Finishes dry and quite bitter with a long duration. A gorgeous beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1037) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 12, 2012
23/04/2011 180ml bottle. Nera densa, liquorosa, con riflessi color caffè, leggero velo di cremosa schiuma color nocciola. Aroma potente, indescrivibile mix di caffè, vaniglia, liquirizia, luppolo e spezie. Sentori di tostato, legnosi, erbacei, balsamici, di pino silvestre, alcol ben percettibile. In bocca malto, caffè, liquirizia, con un amaro magnifico del luppolo che emerge nel finale. Corpo pieno, consistenza oleosa, liquorosa, carbonazione soft. Un capolavoro.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1808) - FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
A black beer with a beautiful, medium and brown head. Aroma is rich and pleasant, roastiness and coffee are dominant at first, also malty sweetness, chocolate and hint of fruits after deeper analysis. Taste is intensive, lots of roastiness, that are balanced with sweetness, black coffee, long and drying aftertaste with herbal bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation, quite soft and smooth to drink. Strongly roasted, still enjoyable and high-quality beer.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Strong coffee on the nose but with a big kick of hops in there as well. Taste is quite different with dark fruits and rich caramel smoothness. Metallic bitterness at the finish with a hint of smoke. A really refined porter.


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