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


on tap

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RATINGS: 758   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
makromaniak (149) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nilsas (3294) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Ikke noe spesiell lukt. Dyp mørk farge. Rumd fyldog smak. Gir en rund god ettersmak. En øl jeg vil annbefale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13310) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 330ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013) (7:5:7:4:15=3.8)
Black, and a small tight head. Lovely full roast aroma in the aroma. Mirrored in the taste too. No astringency from the roast at all, I always appreciate that. No wows, but has great balance. Lots of dry dry noble hops in the finish leave you with a lovely tingly bite. Nice one. Menno shoots - Menno scores!
Rerate: (Koht, Tallinn) (7:5:8:4:15+=3.9+)
Love the roast. In the aroma it’s lovely, but in the taste, it’s utterly magnificent. Had a whole bottle all to myself (OK, Anna was sharing, but the level rarely goes down), and enjoyed every sip. So mellow, beautifully aged, balance just perfect. Not getting the "wow", but it literally has everything but the wow for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Really nice appearance near black with dark lingering head. Aroma is dark fruits, paint, chocolate, and balsamic. Taste is lightly sweet and fruity with very mild roastyness. Heavy booze and a bit of that paint but otherwise great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - FEB 18, 2013
Botella de 330ml. Copa Globo. Saboreada en sep´12. Color caoba oscuro y cabeza bronceada. Una fina y persistente capa permanece en la superficie. En nariz, aromas de maltas torrefactas y chocolate fundido, fragancias florales y toques de especias. Sensación cremosa, dulce y malteada. Cuerpo intenso y carbonatación suave. Oleica y densa. Cacao herbáceo y amargo en el intermedio. Retrogusto levemente azucarado. ABV increíblemente bien camuflado!! 330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on sep´12. Dark mahogany color & tan headed. Lasting thin layer is left on top. To the nose roasted malt & fudge chocolate aromas, floral fragrances & spiced touches. Creamy & sweet malty sensation. Full body. Soft carbonation. Oily & dense. Herbal & bitter cocoa in the middle. Sligthly sugary aftertaste. Incredible well hidden ABV!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (1116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 Black color with brownish 1 finger head. Aroma of chocolate, milk, cocoa, roasted mal, bread.. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter, amazing balance. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Really good porter.

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