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


on tap

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RATINGS: 768   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 (From notes 12.11.12) Bottle. Thick brown foam, settles fast. Very dark brown beer. Aroma is vanilla, some alcohol, coffee, chocolate, some hops. Tastes sweetish, some bitter coffee and vanilla. Very creamy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is bitter with some alcohol. Great stuff. 11.6.14. Dark brown beer yes, but not black. Hoppier aroma than my last review. Hoppier all around than I remembered. I like the Reserva more. Still good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Huge thanks to Matt for bringing the bottle back from Europe. Dark brown pour. Super-balanced -- sweet malts, chocolate, maybe a bit of cola, with a decent hop contingent, too. Effervescent, and really quite drinkable. Goes down so easy. This is not far from my epitome of a great porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4619) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 .33l bottle (2012) picked up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Very fresh bottle, I’ll definitely age one of these, but great. Dates, figs and great dark fruit aroma. Deepest brown, good carbonation. Smoky, some hop character. Fruity alc is present. Very tasty with good bite. Bit too bitter and dry on the finish, but I imagine this hop characteristic and the carbonation would mellow over time. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (998) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottled. This beer seems to be more available now than a few years ago when it was Top 100. Deep mahogany color with clear edges and a fine ring of white head. Awesome aroma of smoke, caramel, licorice, blueberry and even and unexpected touch of orange citrus. Damn it smells delicious. Flavor follows nicely but with softer intensity. Sweet caramel and roasted malt but the complexity of the aroma isnt there. Finishes with medium dryness and a lasting flavor of espresso and spicy licorice. Dank!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Ah, doesn’t it feel just great to drink a proper porter? Black pour with a frothy tan head. Wonderful nose of chocolate (running the spectrum from white to dark), vanilla, marzipan, oak, and roasted malts. I’d have given it a 10 if, ceteris paribus, it were a little stronger (meaning more obvious to the nose, not necessarily different in its constituent notes). Smooth, medium-to-heavy body with austere carbonation. Taste is sweet and only sufficiently bitter, with a mild boozy component, with an earthy but sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
A little bit of a boozy chocolatey porter. A bit more body and flavor kicked up from a straight up porter. Another solid big beer from these guys. Smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 From WLVL. This is fantastic, silky smooth, full flavored, and way too drinkable for the high strength. Maybe some brewer’s liquorice in there too. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle at Ipanema Bar, Thessaloniki: Black colour with very small tanned head. Aroma of raisins, berries, chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee and berries. Full body, low carbonation and a light bitter aftertaste. Overall, I was absolutely amazed! Gonna try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
Poured a deep black with no head apparent. Aroma of dark chocolate and some citrus hops. Full, oily body. Flavour is dark chocolate, berry fruit and some liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
bottle pours deep dark murky brown with ruby edges. No head what so ever. Nose has nice debittered chocolate and slight roast. Taste pretty much follows in order with adequate bitterness and addition of licorice. Light notes of citrus on finish. Body is full, very light carbonation.

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