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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 597   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.


ygtbsm94's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Thanks Jan (from De Bierkoning) for hand delivering this Bottle #101. What an amazing porter; aroma was roasted malt with slight Smokey flavors, strong licorice, more alcohol aroma as it warmed. I had plenty of frothy brown head after the initial pour. Taste was outstanding for this porter; full-bodied with plenty of bitter chocolate, coffee, slight tobacco flavor with an oily feel; very drinkable considering how high the alcohol level. Can’t wait to get some more of this stuff!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (707) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours pitch black and opaque, like used motor oil. Thick, creamy, tan head that settles down to film within a minute or two. Copious lacing. Nose is huge dark-roasted malt, molasses, and chocolate. Taste is fairly sweet, but there's a good hop bite to balance it out. Full bodied and rich. Very tasty brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, fruity, taste is similar, dry, bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magicmn (77) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 19, 2015
Deep brown colour. Aroma is sweet dominated by chocolate and caramel malt. Taste is very reach - chocolate, nuts, licorice, full body, very low bitterness of noble hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2009 Bottling
From notes. Tasted in early December 2012 from a 7oz nip bottle, shared with Curtis. Pours very dark brown with a minimal brown head that quickly disappears. The nose is dark and roasty with chocolate syrup, molasses, coffee and vanilla. The flavor very nicely balances bitter and sweet with roasted dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, chocolate syrup, and vanilla. The body is full with light carbonation and a long roasted and bitter coffee, chocolate, and vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (219) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown which sits a nice black when in the glass with minimal head and carbonation. Aroma is malt extract and so the taste follows, Heavy malt presence with a good level of sweetness and bitterness in the finish. Caramel and toffee are most present with none of the typical "porterish" dryness that is characteristic of the style. Not particularly complex but massively tasty and worth seeking out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ferryman72 (25) - NORWAY - JAN 4, 2015
Strong aroma of wines, alcohol, coffee and chocolate. Looks like Coca-Cola. Bitter initially and sweetens on the tongue. Complex and surprising every time. Plenty of alcohol in the aftertaste. Hardly any palate but that’s maybe a good thing. Loving this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Alberto.Taste in Belgrade.Thank you so mich ippopotamo36. Pour it thick dark color with small white head.On the nose chocolate.Taste and aroma of chocolate, sweet dried dark fruits, coffee.Very good balanced.After taste Chocolate.Very good.My 700th rating :-)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown-black with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is vinous fruits, raisins, berries, and slight alcohol. Taste is raisins, malt, dark fruits, wood, and licorice. Finish is fruity and coffee bitter. Overall: great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inesfilipa (25) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 25, 2014
Dark brown color. Chocolate, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Full body and soft carbonation. Taste ends bitter but starts sweet. Really nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (572) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. Chocolate and dried fruit aromas, similar flavours with slight sourness, fair bit of sweetness, and an almost syrupy mouthfeel. Doesn’t feel boozy at all


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