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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1954) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. 11.0%. Bottle no. 219. Best before Feb. ’34. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small khaki head. Bit of lacing. Tart aroma, a wee bit roasted, dark fruit notes and a bit oxidised. Remote salty note. Coffee, chocolate and sweet liquorice deep down. Flavour is sweet and tart, dark fruit and oxidised notes, bordering vermouth. Light perfume note as it warms. Bitter, tart, wine/vermouth finish with a lingering dry note. Overall good, but a bit too tart. 31.07.13.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Rich opaque brown pour with one finger of chestnut tan head. rich nose, malt forward with notes of burnt sugar, blackstrap molasses, raisin/fig, bitter chocolate. Lots of molasses and bitter chocolate in the flavor with notes of acidic coffee and burnt sugar, prune, and dark fruit. Full bodied with a moderate bitterness and acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
tasted side by side with the cognac version, this was a 2009 vintage, and 77ships drank it blind ( i knew what was what ) pours black, small white foam this one’s a lot thicker, , intenser, and sweeter. this would almopst be woth going for ! but still, hel en verdoemenis beats the shit out of it !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3692) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
Thx! to Kraddel for this one. 2009 Vintage, 18 cl. red wax, old school previous brewery De Molen. Bottle nr. 662/1216. Dark brown, almost no head. Thick hazelnuts, syrup, chocolate milk, sweet, cake, muffin, almost touch of nose booze,… Taste is bit affected by age, touch oxidation, licorice, herbs, cake, spices, coffee, herbal, thick cacao powder,… Bit thinner body. Better than the new stuff but unfortunately once a big fan boy I am truly beginning to hate this brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Tap at Queen's Head, Stockholm. Nose is chocolate, heather and honey. Mouth is very smooth and creamy with loads of honey, heather, tones of chocolate and vanilla. Sublime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2011.Late rating due to misplaced tasting book.Dark brown to black pour with minimal head.Sweet boozy aromas and some oak.Tastes of chocolate,alcohol,caramel,coffee and a little butterscotch and oak.Had 2 samples of this one as a member of our group didnt like it,great stuff,i certainly did.Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2967) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Green bottle, dipped in wax, 25 cl, brewed on February 19 200, bottled on October 8 2008, best before 2036, savoured on December 29 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, molasses, dark candied fruits, anise, milk chocolate; mouth: roasted barley, molasses, dark candied fruits, anise, black coffee, light alcohol, whisky, light burnt barley, light sourness, finale in roasted barley with presence of candied dark fruits, medium-full body, not much carbonation, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, trempée dans de la cire, 25 cl, brassée le 19 février 2009, embouteillée le 8 octobre 2009, meilleure avant 2036, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 29 décembre 2012; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, mélasse, fruits noirs confits, anis, chocolat au lait; bouche : orge torréfiée, mélasse, fruits noirs confits, anis, café noir, léger alcool, whisky, léger orge brûlée, léger aigrelet, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de fruits noirs confits, corps moyen-corsée, peu carbonatée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2012
Thx to Koelschtrinker for this one !

2009 vintage
Head: Very firm, dark cappucino head, about half inch thick
Colour: Dark brown - Black
Smell: small amount of roast, pretty sweet on the nose and some caramelised malts, and some candy, quite high on the booze and that also gives some sweetness like oaky / vanilla, and most important , lots of dark chocolate !!
Taste: start is lots of black high cacao percent chocolate, then some booze ( but less than i expected ) with small amounts of coffee, some butterscotch and caramel, end is a fine calvados and rum flavour, aftertatse is red port wine , very very nice !!

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
A-- NO piff, no sound when opening. Ah, no carbonation. Wonderful. Poured dark cola color. A few bubbles here and there and a small circle of lacing for film. Brings back bad memories of a flat Black Damnation I got from them. S-- Still has a nose so we press on. Lots of sweet malts. Kind of a root beer smell. Also get touches of oak as well. Soft nose and no ABV smell. T-- Candied char, ash and burnt rubber. For the love of Mikkeller. Quite thin. But it lacks carbonation you say. I am totally not impressed. M-- Thin, obviously lacking carbonation, sweet and has a finish of the usual char, ash and tires. At least Mikkeller gets carbonation right. O-- Drinkable for not carbonated. I keep telling me I am drinking a sherry from the Netherlands. Might be a decent port. Paid $11 for a 180 ML not carbonated RIS. Next time label this as a port. Brutal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2004) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Cannot believe I haven’t rated this, I consumed a lot of it at previous GBBFs. Rating from memory. Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2010 & 2011, Earls Court, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a slight head. Sweet and boozy aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, sweet, rich and boozy. Surprised it wasn’t at last weeks GBBF 2012.


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