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


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RATINGS: 597   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2010
Dark black beer with no carbonation and no head. Strong, syrupy aroma of chocolate. Deep oaky flavour with a bitter after taste. Warming sensation, and a flavour that sticks around. Bloody good drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
brown, barely any head. Boozy, raisins, chocolate. Both in the flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
180ml, brewed January 14, 2009 and bottled on December 3, 2009, #1284 of 1320 for this batch. Consumed in August 2010. Pouring virtually black and glossy at first glance, a backlight reveals a slight copperish sheen at the far edges. A small outer ring of fat, clear bubbles outlined in brown is all that shows at the head. Leaving behind a slight brown stain, a dense wash creeps down the glass, but leaves no lacing. The nose indicates darkly roasted grain and concentrated chocolate syrup, with deeper reflections of burnt caramel, stewed raisins, molasses, and aged figs. Thereís a good amount of earthen hoppiness in there as well. Flavors follow suit, again quite rich with dark chocolate, caramel, and molasses notes, yet sufficiently rounded out with burnt grain roast, bitter, earthen hops, and even a touch of espresso that emerges on the finish. Lightly carbonated and slick, the palate sports ample heft, but some alcoholic heat seems to thin it out a bit, keeping it from being overly syrupy. Damn good brew. No doubt about it, De Molen knows how to make a mean dark ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. No carbonation and no head what so ever. Aroma wise this beer is brillaint. Lots of coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. A little alcohol as it warms. Super smooth. Really good. Flavours are initially very sweet with dark caramel, treacle and dark chocolate. Finish is quite bitter thanks to hops and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawthorne00 (2589) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2010
180ml bottle, 15C. Put it into a 750ml brandy balloon just to be silly. Dark brown with a score of bubbles at the rim. Gently swelling aroma has dark roasted malt, prunes, cherries, vanilla, coffee, licorice, a little alcohol. Oily mouthfeel with the barest hint of carbonation. Tastes of what it smells. Thereís sweetness but itís just balanced by the hop and (pretty mild) roasted bitterness. A little tar at the end too. Comes across to me as a classed-up and mellow Baltic Porter. Harmonious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3128) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
24-JUL-2010, bottle @home, from Morten. Black high viscousity fluid with almost no head. Nose is strongly roasted and also slightly alcoholic. Huge body with long aftertaste of hard roasted malts. Lots of hops add to long finish.. Fine brew - world class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6489) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle number 0347 brewed 3 Dec 2009, filled 14 Jan 2009 (Iím getting something wrong here, it had to be filled after being brewed). Bottle thanks to Papsoe! A tiny 180 ml bottle. Pours a pure black color with a large creamy beige head. The aroma is heavily syrupy sweet dark fruit, roasted malts, heavily roasted, charred. A huge fruity flavor with massive roasted metallic malts, chalk, sweet milky chocolates. Molasses and some bitter hops. Wonderful. Hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle shared by IPFreely with myself and rudolf. Nearly black beneath a tiny tan head. Roasted coffee aroma with a hint of vinousness. Oily on the palate. Dry roasty flavors, some coffee and a faint berry-like fruitiness. Lingering flavor of licorice with some roasted barley in the finish. Thanks Tim.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle. Thick black pour with very little bubbly brown head. Aroma is quite roasty and has notes of licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Flavour is very similar but with added notes of coffee, tar, smoke and a hint of alcohol. Thick, oily mouthfeel with very low carbonation and a long roasty, mildly bitter finish. A great Imperial porter overall, well balanced and delicious, however Iím not convinced that my bottle was in great condition due to the lack of carbonation. Still a great brew but I will definitely have to revisit. Soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle, shared with Tim & Jacob. Black, medium tan head. Nose is roasty, oily malt, chocolate, really dark caramels and a bunch of booze - huge but great. Flavor is dark caramel, milk chocolate, big booze & hop hit, roasty bitter (burnt) chocolate and a hoppy alcoholic finish.

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