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

bottled
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RATINGS: 520   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.


morri's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
morri (167) - - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a big light brown head which turns into a creamy upper layer. Medium lacing. Opaque dark brown body, almost black. Aroma is complex. I sense coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, soy sauce, toffee and toasted bread. Quite sweet in the nose. Sharp and bitter on the tongue at first, then becomes sugar-like. The sweet aftertaste lasts a loooong time. Excellent palate, very creamy. I’m not usually into porters, but this is one is fantastic!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1719) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter, no bottling date on the label, ABV 11% Pours a very dark brown and almost totally black beer, with one finger of brown head, thick, with very good retention, leaving some big bubbles and foam islands on the surface and light lacing around the glass. Aroma is heavy on dark fruits with lots of plums, molasses, very sweet in general, some chocolate, sugar, shery. Taste is moderate sweet, with lots of chocolate and roasted malts too, ash, wood, very well hidden alcohol, some fortified wine notes. Very thick body, low carbonation that works grear, quite sticky on the palate. Overall a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (1736) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
330l bottle from Cimmeria, Oviedo.@home 21-04-14.
BBD: 25-03-13.
In short: a viscous dark ale.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Roasty, wood, liquor, spicy aromas. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Taste follows the nose, moderate bitterness, some hot finish.Smooth, balanced and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (405) - ROMANIA - APR 15, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours dark brown to black with a moderate, beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dark fruits, plums, olives, light caramel and possible some light chocolate. Flavor is sweet and bitter with a long duration, olives, honey, roasted malt, sticky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishops Arms (Folkungagatan), Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, hints of sour cherries, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, dark fruit. Vinous finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1004) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Label has no "Imperial Porter" line on it. This beer just appeared on the local shelves recently but the one I got today was bottled over a year ago. I wonder where they kept it all this time? So I guess I am rating an aged sample now. Dark brown body with a minimal head. Aroma has smoked almonds, scotch and medium smoky roast. I am already drooling. Oily mouthfeel. Taste reflects the aroma. Very good. I would like to try a lighter version of this beer too - that would be a regular "Baltic Porter" then?

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
panacea (28) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Pours pitch black. Minimum thick head. Nose is superb, sweet with dried friuts like raisin, plums and cherries. Taste is initially thin then flavours like the nose with bitter finish. Perfect body, oilish and thick. Love this beer, as usual from De Molen.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Doft: är dunder förkyld...men känner en rund sprit doft. Smakar: mjuk kaffe med choklad ton. Väldigt god!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juanenka (242) - valladolid, SPAIN - APR 9, 2014
Botella. Presencia pobre y bajo carbónico pero un precioso coló caoba oscuro. En boca dulce y alcohólica con dejes de chocolate equilbrada y final ligeramente picante y buen amargor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (650) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Pours a deep almost opaque brown colour with no head. Aroma is malty, toffee, chocolate, roast, alcohol, and some spicy hops. Flavour is caramel, plum, toffee

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (865) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 5, 2014
Direi davvero un gran bel bere, molto calda, avvolgente, corposa, profumata, vinosa, fruttosa...


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