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


on tap

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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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

   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. Canít wait to get some more of this stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (630) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Imperial fantastica. Nera impenetrabile con schiuma beige chiaro minima. Al naso intensa e avvolgente, sentori di malto tostato, dark fruits, fichi, cioccolato. Anche al palato super, Ť abbastanza cremosa ma bevibile, bella nota di liquirizia, cioccolato ancora ben in evidenza. Carbonazione bassa. Da bere sempre, morbida e coinvolgente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
daigoon (106) - - AUG 20, 2016
0.33l bottle thatís efficiently filled. Dark brown with very small brown head that disappears. Smooth mouth-feel and for me little primary taste then some roasted taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2016
Pours very dark brown with a small head. Nose shows caramel, soft roast, delicate booze, figs, sultanas and some bready notes. Flavours include soft roast, faint smoke, sweet bready notes and very soft booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Sample at Hair Of The Dog during the Brouwerij de Molen and Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover on 07/30/2016. Brown-black color with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with a roasty malt and coffee character, with some bittersweet chocolate and brine in the background. The finish is earthy malt and chocolate. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (23) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2016 Chocolate, caramel, orange zest. No sweetness overload, bitterness subtle and not overdone. Quite elegant for a Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
330ml bottle from Denman Liquor store. Aroma is roasted malt and seeds, dark fruits, leather, caramel. Taste are pretty the same and aftertaste has additional smoky notes. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2386) - CROATIA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoteka. Shared with Miro and Kova. Pours dark brown with beige to light brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, hazelnuts, licorice, some dark fruit. Bitter finish. Complex. Full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3336) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, overripe fruits, pears, prunes, apricots, notes of chocolate and molasses, touch of alcohol. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet. Body is full, sticky mouthfeel. Good, but I expected a bit more from this, not roasty enough for my taste, yet nicely ripe fruity, on its way to being an English Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (926) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Bottle at home. Pitch black, just some offwhite bubbles. Rich milky chocolate and coffee, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla notes, not too fruity: sweet, roasted malty finish. Well balanced, long aftertaste. Firm body, low carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Like this better than their well-praised Hel&Verdoemenis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (726) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Well thatís rather good. Looks a bit dull - nice and dark but no head whatsoever. Lots going on in the aroma: chocolate of course, but also cola, floral notes, treacle and much more. Flavour has similar complex, with some dark fruit in there, but it is the chocolate that dominates and lingers longer than for any stout I can recall.

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