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

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RATINGS: 757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
#449 bottled nov 1, 2007. dead flat pour. super dark and viscous rich porter shade of black. the aroma is amazing...bourbon-like notes of spice, rich caramel, florals along with ash, chocolate, smoke and red grapes. the flavor is the same but with a noted vinous tartness and tannic finish. it is sticky and wonderful yet really dry and chalky. roasty, smoky, ashy aftertaste is amazing. i don’t care if it is flat... this is incredible!5+

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 20, 2012
ooo-mazing. so great...it is strong but restrained, rich and bold yet clean and delicious. Black, dark roasted malt and super epic mouthfeel and palate was perfection. Loved every sip

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1315) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2016
Un imperial porter de 11% abv, pour 23,4° plato (excusez du peu …), et un ebu de 93. 5 malts au programme : pils, munich, choco, wheat et cara. Houblonnage en premiant et sladek (différent de ce qui est mentionné sur le site ..). Mon exemplaire affichait 1 an et 2 mois pour 25 ans prévus par le brasseur !!! (validité 11/2039...). Couleur noir quasi intégral (ebc de 385...). Mousse quasi inexistante, juste un léger voile en toile d’araignée. Arômes de pruneau d’Agen, malt torréfié, café, pointe légère d’anis, piment noir. 1ère bouche souple sur malt torréfié, café, pointe admirable de foin grillé. Arrière-bouche dense, complexe, avec du feu de bois, jambonneau. 2ème à la texture très douce. Ensemble merveilleux malt, café, fumée. Arrière-bouche qui illumine la pensée. 3ème qui est une pure merveille où tout y est : malt, houblon, levure, bois, épice, herbes. Arrière-bouche très longue, savoureuse. Longueur d’une grande complexité, avec une infinité de nuances, toutes plus savantes et savoureuses l’une que l’autre. Jambes huileuses. Levure dense, complexe, très grande ligne. Alcool ferme, décidé, il ne laisse rien passer, il dirige tout. Finale d’une ampleur et d’une finesse extrême. CONCLUSION : une bière d’une grandeur qui confine au magnanime... Pour une impériale, quoi de plus normal, mais en fait nous sommes bien au-delà du normal... Un 5 ne représente rien pour cette bière merveilleuse … Pour moi, elle est au minimum à 200 sur 100 .. Comprenne qui pourra … Et si on laisse vieillir 25 ans, alors, je ne vous parlerai pas du score ...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2008
A lush & dense stout, with layer after layer of coffee, licorice, chocolate, plum, caramel, maple syrup and oily hops. Keeps unfolding. In the finish there is more black fruit, along with vanilla and roasty bitterness. Great length; unmatched intensity, yet soft-edged and rounded; it is full-bodied and pours like ink. Spectacular.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gioni (14) - Nieuwegein, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2008
I drank this beer at the brewery in Bodegraven (lovely brewery and also restaurant) and at home in a bottle. This is really the best dutch porter. I don’t know how the brewer does it, but it’s really fantastic. Chocolate, caramel, roasted mocha, little bit sweet powerful hop aroma

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2008
At the brewery pub. A dark black colored beer, with a great thick foamy beige head. It leaves a nice lace on the glass. The aroma of pure chocolate and coffee, dark, dried fruits. The taste is also from pure chocolate and coffee, dark fruits like prune. That makes it a nice little sweet. It has a long little bitter aftertaste. A very good beer. This one belongs with the best beers.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrDick (363) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Seriously. It doesn’t get much better than this. This imperial porter is smooth, tasty and balanced like Philippe Petit. I would bath in this beer if I could.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tamaritelmago (15) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2013
otra maravilla de este productor. de las 3 variedades de Tsarina que he probado, me quedo con la básica. sin pasar por barrica. Aroma de fruta madura, muy maltosa. torrefacta, seca. licor. sabor a la vez seco y aterciopelado. dulce y amargo a la vez. final licoroso y cálido. poca carbonatación. espuma cremosa y duradera. una cerveza única y inmejorable.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (382) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 23, 2016
Ottima imperial Porter, come sempre quando si parla della De Molen. Sia al naso che in bocca sentori di caffè, caffé bruciato, cacao, un tocco di cioccolato, tanto liquoroso. Unica nota negativa, la trovo leggermente più acquosa rispetto alle altre del suo genere, e con bollicine quasi nulle. Per il resto, un capolavoro!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 [Bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting] Lovely black color with a small but dense dark brown head. Strong aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, some licorice and milk chocolate. Again roasted malt flavor, enriched by ripe plums, licorice, coffee, vanilla, caramel and lots of chocolate, and some molasses. Very lasting aftertaste. Highly enjoyable. Everytime I drink this I want to add extra points. Great beer.


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