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


on tap

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RATINGS: 640   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1253) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2069) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1430) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2012
18 cl bottle - n° 043/1344 bottled 17/10/2010. Pours deep deep brown reddish - tiny dark beige head - thick lacing. Nose of toffee, spices, floral hops. Full bodied. Taste of mocca coffee ( smoothed out) but with strong hop flavour. Long finish of mil chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle 143. Pours black without any head. Sweet with aromas of prunes and coffee. Soft carbonation. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2012
[330ml bottle courtesy of CalumR] Pours black, puffy white head. Coffee nose, dark malt and liquorice. Sweet, malty, molasses on the flavour. Not much alcohol, some malty darkness on the end. Rich, sweet, slightly sherry aftertaste. Complex and very nice [24022012]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
330 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. pours dark brown, almost black, with a small mocha head that leaves some trace while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet with roasted malts, sweet dried fruits like raisins, prunes and dates, bitter chocolate, tar and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet with roasted malts, some smoke, coffee, liquorice, dried dark fruits and alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied. Finish is slightly dry, bitter and slightly sweet with roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 First rating
Bottled 33 cl at the epic sour beer tasting at _angst_ place, on February 11, 2012
Brought by rlgk, thanks!
Bottled 07/11/2011
Clear very dark brown to black color, tan head. Grainy, fruity, alcohol scent. Licorice, grainy, coffee, alcohol taste. Fudge and licorice aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.

Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on April 11, 2013. During the De Molen Tap Takeover event.
Dark brown to black color, tan head. Alcohol, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, alcohol scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours brown black with a nice tanned creamy head leaving lace. Aroma is acidy, roasted, soapy, malty, bready and slightly fruity. Flavor is sweet, roasted, velvety lean, fruity, dark fruits, bitter, coffee and chocolate. Finishes roasted bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (13194) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at "Alex surölsprovning 2012". Black beer, small beige head. Chocolate aroma, cocoa, milky notes, roasted, hoppy, tar notes. Milky malty flavor, chocolate, cocoa, hoppy, roasted, mint notes. Smooth malty finish with chocolate and vinous notes.

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