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


on tap

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Dark brown with a medium-sized beige and fizzy head quickly fading away. Not really any lacings. The smell is nice and deep. Lots of round mature fruit aromas, some edgy spices, toffee and caramel. Bog woody notes. Not very roasty. Hints if minerals as well. A very vinous smell that really grows on you. The taste is dominated by rich vinous fruit notes coupled with earth, spices, minerals and a hint of plastic. Salt licorice and wood. Smooth and sweet malts struggle to break through, together with aromas of chocolate, toffee and caramel. Hints of grape skin. The finish is spot on with a perfectly integrated note of warming alcohol, dry semi-tart fruit notes and grass. The taste is really aromatic from start to finish. Full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. All in all, very good and very impressive. The crude deScription "tastes like a musty red wine blended with porter" would actually be quite fitting. The wine barrel character is really intense, very close to overpowering. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2010
Poors black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is smooth of chocolate along with some fruity vinouse character. Flavor is also smooth with some dense chocolate sweetness and a mild roasted background. Highly drinkable and very smooth!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottled October 2009. A - Pitch black with a thin sheet of cocoa head. No lacing. S - Brown sugar, molasses, roasted malts, and cocoa. There’s also a smokey tobacco/leather smell with apparent alcohol. T - Molasses, cocoa, malts, and alcohol. There hops are still present as well at 92IBUs M/D - Mouthfeel is great, full body with light carbonation. I’m very glad this bottle from De Molen was carbonated. Drinkability suffers due to the alcohol heat, it needs some time. This beer was complex and interesting, but still a little too hot to fully enjoy. I’m sure it would last a while in a cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Neiman. Black with a brown head. Chocolatey aroma with some coffee, some toasted bread and some wood. Sweet flavor with some wood, chocolate and caramel. Medium-full body and a silky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2010
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Very black with small head. Rich roma of licorice, pear, butter and chocolate with honey and whisky coming through. Full bodied. Vinous and vastly complex with peatr-like calvados, butter and licorice. Salty finish with good bitterness. I may not be the greatest fan of this type of beers, but this is an awesome flavour bomb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2010
18cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2008, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, very complex Porter, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2010
180mL Bottle #202 from Secret Santa and shared with Shawn: Nearly opaque with a small creamy head and okay lace. The aroma is quite interesting, a peaty iodine and almost fishy phenolic overtone that would be scotch like if not missing the charred smoky oak barrel. Some spicy and herbal hop, toast, leather, and fig esters. The taste is a far improvement over the nose, slightly bourbony with chocolate, vanilla, fig, plum, and earthy tones. Some medicinal and boozy notes upon the finish. The mouth feel is warming, sharp and astringent . Was a lot nicer once the phenolic character died down (or I got used to it). I wonder if there is a "house yeast" character from de Molen I find a bit off-putting in the beers I have had so far?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
bottle shared by bbb63- thanks mike. pours a mruky pondwater brown. Aroma is peat, scotch, tangy plum, booze, plus a weird medicinal paint thinnner like note. flavor is a tangy, roasted dark chocolate. A lot bitterness to the taste, like a bitter chocolate porter. The aroma was interesting, but the paintlike note wasn’t so hot. interesting though. curious how this would be with some age on it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2009
It’s black with a light brown, creamy head. The aroma is vinous with notes of wood, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate and light licorice. The flavor has a moderate sweetness and is vinous with notes of wood, roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, berries, chocolate and towards the end also light licorice. It is truly nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle #806 poured by Glenn at Alvinne - thanks Glen! Very dark maroon color with an edge head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and bitter cocoa. Flavor starts with milk chocolate then progresses to roasted espresso beans and vanilla, well-balanced. Very good body. Nice De Molen brew.

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