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


on tap

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RATINGS: 753   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BRW (2010) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2013
At BBF. pours black with little brown head. Coffee, dark chocolate and licorice aroma. Similar taste, you can feel the alcohol but it’s not overwhelming. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de chocolat noir, moyen de malt rôti et de houblon herbeux avec des notes de café, de caramel toffee ainsi que de faibles traces fruitées (cerises). Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture huileuse. Notes fruitées (cerises, traces de raisins) accompagné d’un moyen goût de malt rôti doux, moyennement sucré et aux notes terreuses lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de chocolat noir avec un léger très goût de caramel toffee et de pain grillé puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes de café et d’alcool. Post-goût long-moyen, légèrement amer de rôti doux, moyen de chocolat noir, léger de houblon herbeux avec des petites notes fruitées et d’alcool doux.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle [050313] (over a year old)
Jet black, big frothy bubly tan head, good lacing, good head retention, superb for the abv
Aroma - Rich dark smooth malts, dark chocolate, touch of spiciness, soft rich dark coffee, really rich malts, complex aroma, slightly vinous, so smooth
Taste as aroma - so smooth rich dark malts, chcolate, soft dark coffee, so well balanced, smooth roasted malts, rich chocolate cake, alcohol well hidden, fantastic flavour
Palate - Medium carb, full body, very smooth texture. Finish - smooth , long lingering very rich meaty dark malts, soft coffee, bit of cocoa, quite dry on the tail
Overall - Very well balanced, great rich flavour, fantastic beer - it’s one of the best beers I’ve ever had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with a lasting and light lacing creamy tan small head. Aroma is caramel, raspberries, dense malt, chocolate, roasted malt, complex brown sugars, red apple, dark berries, dried fruit. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is medium sticky and smooth, carbonation is soft+. Finishes sweet with berries and drying alcohol. Hides abv. really well. This is incredibly balanced and quite a treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Dark brown. Brown head of 2 fingers Coffee and cocoa Very sweet like milk chocolate. Creamy and a hint of cigar smoke. Brown sugar. Very oaky

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
makromaniak (143) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
Okay...i have to use the amount of characters that Ratebeer says soooo...nice...perfect palate...great porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
mmmmmm.....Crap it looks like my bottle might have been leaking, there is dried sticky beer running down the side of the bottle coming from the cap. Beer still appears to be carbonated. Dark brown body with limited cap floating on top. Roasted aroma, some sweetness, tobacco, earth, and only a small touch of coffee. Taste is light and crisp and has a dull lingering bitter in the finish. Flavorless sweetness, earth, kind of coffee but not. I change my mind the earth is just dirt. This isn’t that bad, not epic though. Can’t decide if this beer has been tainted yet. Just hit a big chunk of chocolate. Powdery this taste is!! No trace of the alcohol, well my head feels funny. ACK!! Getting to sweet. Almost sour never really makes it. I don’t know what to make of this beer I could give it a 2.8 - 3.8 depending on the sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
Black pour with a thick tan head. Sweet licorice in the nose. Taste is also very sweet and delicious. Some leather, some coffee, alot of licorice and some hops in the finish. Creamy and full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
330 mL bottle, served in a snifter at a tasting at Chris’ place. Pours black with a small tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover. On the nose, there are big notes of chocolate and toasty malts along with earth and herbs. The flavour has big sweet malts with chocolate, caramel and toasty notes. The finnish is long and lingering malty sweet with chocolate, espresso and a hint of hops.. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an amazing stout; more stout than porter really, but beautiful nonetheless. 2012-11-23

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 De Molen Nederland et et av verdens beste bryggri og dette ølet topper det meste. Mørkt og godt. Masse malt og humle. Initial Rating Date: 2/22/2013 // 20151008: De Molen Tasting @ Melkebaren.: Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og lakris. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe sjokolade og lakris. Søt maltavslutning. Melkebaren.

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