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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle, @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, pours opaque black with a nice head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, cherry and lots of smoky tones, flavor of chimney, coffee, cherry, coffee, carobs, nice bitterness, medium to full bodied, good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle consumed at t’Arendsnest. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and chocolate aroma. There is a treacle and chocolate flavor that is really intense. A truly well-crafted chewy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene. Pitch black color, tiny tanned head, low carbonated. Roasty aroma with alcohol, dark chocolate, prunes. Rich taste of coffee, licorice, dark fruit, warming alcohol, cocoa. Bitter and dry for its high abv, which makes this a really good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle - 330ml. Pours an opaque black body with low carbonation and a thick beige foamy head. Strong, complex malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate, plummy, and light roasty hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its robust taste carries strong roasty, anise, and plummy notes. Ends with a long, warming bitter/roasty finish. First class stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), brewed 2007-10-06, bottled 2007-11-01, 4 years old
With some surprise the bottle opens without sounds, the beer is completely flat, it pours still, with just some few bubbles due to the fall; black color. The aroma is very rich, with chocolate, leather; then some tobacco and very light phenol. The texture is rather oily, but the chocolate flavor is excellent, with moderate residual sweetness, some leather, some liquorice, and mild woody astringency in the end; quite bold bitterness too. With some carbonation, this beer must be splendid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1462) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle@home (0,33l). Head darkish brown, lasts some time. Color very dark brown, almost black. Aroma intense, roasted malts. Taste very nice, some alcohol, bitter. Palate nice bitters. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Poured up on tap at De Molen with deep dark mahogany body supporting a tan head and leaving behind full sheet lacing. The aroma offers up rich raisin, prune and date notes as well as some brown sugar, dark roasted malts and chocolate that is off in the background. The taste has dark roasted malts and some chocolate moving into firm prune and date like sweet dark fruity ester notes. Behind those notes are light amounts of highly roasted malts, molasses, chocolate and booze. Overall it is a bit dark fruity ester forward for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1246) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
Pours black and oily with a large beige head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Hints of coffee, nuts, toffee and alcohol. Taste consist of the same elements from the aroma; roasted malts and cholcolate, then mixes of the others. Alcohol doesn’t reveal itself very much before the warmth rises up my throat. Slick and oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6416) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2012
33cl bottle. Bottled on 11/2011. Poured black with a thin, brown creamy head. Aroma is intense, dark fruits, dark chocolate, alcohol. Flavor is dark chocolate, oatmeal, coffee and hops. Alcohol warmth in the long coffee like and dry finish. Very enjoyable. Smooth, Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erschiuma (67) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2012
birra fantastica!dall’aspetto invitante con schiuma densa e persistente.sapori intensi di alocol malto caffe e una nota fruttata.in bocca è meravigliosa, morbida ,carbonazione soft , gusto di liquirizia che viene smorzato da un perfetto uso di luppolo,calda ed equilibrata.il finale è perfetto non invadente e prepara la bocca al sorso successivo.alcool ben nascosto.che piacere berla

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