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


on tap

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RATINGS: 562   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. #233. Black colour with a nice brown head. Mild aroma of sweet malt, roastedness, chocolate and dry coffee. Flavour of coffee, alcohol and roastedness. Ends up quite alcoholic and nearly just coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Black body with a medium sized big bubbled brown head; Amazing nose, super intense but still elegant and secretive, a nice soft warmth is peaking out from the otherwise quite strict nose; Super soft body with very little but the right amount of carbonation, there is a sharp strict bitter bite and lots of balanced sweet and salt, amazing depth, complexity and balance; Long sharp and soft finish, it bites a bit and it is perfectly balanced with the soft texture, great warm and sharp aromas. Elegant deep and complex beer that is very, very well composed. Thanks!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Draught @ Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
Clear dark brown color with a large, creamy - rocky, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate hoppy, grass, moderate to heavy english licorice, notes of smoke in the finish. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is full, texture is creamy - oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft. Very very nice ;o)) 9-5-9-5-18 (030308)
Bottle 75cl.
Clear dark black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark berry, vanilla, licorice, moderate peat. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Very rich and complex flavor. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, creamy, syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice work Menno ;o)) 8-4-8-5-18 (250208)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 A Mes rate: Bottle thrust into my hands by a very generous Dutch bloke as I was leaving Zythos and I just couldn’t wait and opened it on the train on the way back to Antwerp.
Black colour with a short lived tan head. A huge slug of liquorice in the aroma with some damn fine sweet malt and heavy but lovely spice. Big but tolerable alcohol in the flavour with possibly the best liquorice flavours I have experienced in a beer. Thick chewy malt and not much of the 93.5 EBUs on show until a bit of bitterness towards the end. The finish has UNREAL length that just goes on and on and develops in an amazing fashion. It lingers for so long eventually maturing into some fresh unbrewed malt. It’s like experiencing a growth of many differing vintages all in one go. This one is all about the finish and I love it. Massive thanks to Joris (joes) for this, MUCH appreciated sir!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2008
On tap at the Brewery. Poured Black as night with a 2 finger brown head into a tulip glass. Mostly coffee aroma with hints of chocolate and smoke. It was also nice because my nose was filled with the smell of malt from the brewing room 20 feet from me. Flavor much the same as the aroma with some hints of caramel. A wonderful porter. If your ever in Bodegraven, look for the windmill!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13773) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 Not tasted in the best conditions as it was from a bottle into a ZBF glass on the train from St Niklaas back to Antwerp. Very dark brown with no real head. Choc stout aroma. Pretty smooth in mouth. Intense aroma, but pretty drinkable in mouth. Some soy sauce, but not over the top. Some nutty flavour too. Very good. Does not blow me away. Lovely choc and coffee. 4.0 Keykeg at Kent BF2014. Wow. Chocolate intense. Smooth. Thick in the mouth in a good way. Frankly amazing. Like chocolate milkshake without the milk. Pretty much amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Pitch black colour. Soft roasty malty smokish aroma. Sticky mouthfeel. The flavour has smoke, well roasty burned malt with some bitterness. Yum!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2008
Bottled, thanks to caesar. Opaque, black, no head whatsoever. Strong and complex ’aged’ aroma, roasted malts, peat, coffee, cognac it’s all in there, wonderful. Flavour however appears to be a lot more immature, lots of bitterness. Has more characteristics of a barley wine than a baltic porter. Like others have described previously, it tastes like it could use some more aging. Very nice brew, but in its current, ’fresh’ condition i personally wouldn’t classify it as a top 50 brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11187) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Yespr]
Pours almost black with almost no head. Aroma is complex and powerful. Lots of coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate. Very low carbonation, making it very oily. Falvour is sweet, vinious, coffee, light smokiness. Fabolous aftertaste, where the 11 % come to the fore without ever being alcoholic - which is quite an achievement. Perhaps this deserves a rerate with a bottle that has aged a year or two?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
[Courtesy of yespr - session @ yespr] Black with tiny head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, liquerice, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, liquerice, coffee and smoky notes. Ends rather sweet and bitter.

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