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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


sic1314's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4689) - Leiden, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (258) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2015
Dark brown pour, nice tan. Looks very lively. Not getting a lot of malts in the aroma, mostly like raisin. Taste has some malts, it’s not that roasty and ends up with the bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is soft, low carbonation. I am not crazy about this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekboniek (174) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Butelka. Barwa ciemna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana znikoma beżowa, nawet podczas nalewania z wysoka nie jest w stanie Pozostaje jedynie cienka warstwa. Aromat ciemnych palonych słodów i kawy. W smaku dominuje kawa i słody.Da się odczuć również rodzynki i suszone śliwki. Goryczka solidna, wysoka, niezalegająca. Alkohol rozgrzewa przełyk. Wysycenie niskie.To do czego browar De Molen przyzwyczaił klientów to bardzo dobrze ukryty alkohol. Pije się bardzo lekko, tak jak by miało co najwyżej 6-7%. Niestety kolejne rozczarowanie z tego browaru po Heaven and Hell. Nic oprócz solidnego, poprawnego piwa, niestety nie ma .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4128) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from 2012. Pours clear reddish black, small brown head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, root beer, roasted malts. Flavor is quite sweet, light bitter, molasses, a touch of anise, roasty chocolate. Full body, creamy. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1941) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2015
A little more lively on the pour than the Spanning & Sensatie from 20 minutes earlier but with much the same appearance. Black with rosy hues in the dimple of the glass. The head is a little livelier also with some coarser bubbles on top. Aroma tends toward malty molasses, some dark jammy berryfruit, licorice, dates, vanilla bean and carob (I hate carob). Maybe some reddish nuts like pecan perhaps? The flavour... the flavour! A little bit easier on the body than its predecessor with some spritzy carbonation(!) and then lush cherryvite, licorice and tart cherry again. It is fuller than that though; it has qualities of port as well as a characterful blast of barley wine. I could run out of adjectives before correctly buttonholing this beer. I have to have more to let age for the recommended dose on the label. I HAVE to.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
culchiem (2839) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 20, 2015
Bottle from SED. Oily black with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate. Flavour is rich velvety malt, coffee and chocolate, autumn fruits, smooth nutty finish. Lovely.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
procraste (95) - FRANCE - APR 19, 2015
C’est vraiment très très bon !! et tout en délicatesse, sans ce petit côté un peu vulgaire que ce type de bière peut parfois démontrer ... C’est surtout ici le déploiement des arômes en bouche qui sidère par sa justesse et son équilibre ! Une bière d’une grande noblesse, très justement nommée

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3716) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Black with quick fading head. Some sweetness in the aroma with some chocolatey notes. Smooth and oily texture with very low carbonation. Elements of dark chocolate and some dark dried fruits. A rather dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (1412) - PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2015
On tap @De Molen. Deep dark brown colour with a generous tan head. Good retention. Coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and nuts in the aroma. Full bodied. The taste is very balanced but I was expecting more flavour, but it is a porter anyway. Overall, a fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (493) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 12, 2015
the aroma of caramel, dark fruits and red wine... the taste is caramel and fruity with shades of plum, black currant, figs, dates, toffee and port... sweet and warming aftertaste... this beer is more like a barley wine than porter...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 6, 2015
A dark oily colour with no head. The reason is coffee, but we can taste also Chocolate, nuts, alcohol well hiden. In this beer is the line betwen imperial porter and imperial stout thin. overall very good beer.


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