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

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Dark brown pour, close to black, with a very thin lacing. Smells a bit like the base beer, dark fruit, roasted malts and sour cherries, with an addition of vanilla and hints of whiskey. Tastes like sour cherries, roasted malts, some vanilla, caramel and some kind of strong liquor, like apple brandy. The downside is that the mouthfeel feels much lighter than it should, and it also feels much carbonated than would feel nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1682) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle at home, bought at Bierhalle Deconinck.Black with a light beige head. Sweet chocoolate, red wine and tanniines kicking in as it opens up. Taste is full, red & dark fruits, chocolate, more red wine. Very easy drinkable, one of the better dark beers I’ve had in a while.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adster (632) - HUNGARY - DEC 4, 2015
A "hordóérlelt De Molen" szóösszetétel az én olvasatomban csaknem a tökéletesség szinonimája, már ami a söröket illeti, s ha az ember egy olyan üveget tart a kezében, amelynek szavatossági ideje lejártát a 2040. évben határozza meg a gyártó, azt is biztosra vehetjük, hogy a falak között szunnyadó ital megérdemli a különleges bánásmódot. Valójában csak kitartás kérdése, mely életszakaszában kívánjuk összeismertetni magunkat a 11,9%-os imperial porterrel, én azonban kissé kiábrándító módon már újszülött korában felkerestem a csodafőzetet. Tényleg nagy baklövés ez a részemről, mivel már az illatából is sugárzik a hosszan eltarthatóság jellege, szinte ordít az érlelésért, kissé elébe menve a dolgoknak elmondhatom, hogy minden egyes porcikája a szebb kor megérésére hivatott. Türelmetlenségemnek hála tehát már a gyártás évében letesztelhettem, s legyen bármennyire is fiatal az ital, összességében lehengerelt a karaktere. Sötétlő színe közepesnek tetsző textúrát csillant meg, már ha a kategória mértékegységét vesszük alapul, habja keskeny és fahéjszínű, aromái pedig bámulatosan teltek. Sülthúsos fűszeresség, hamus füstösség, orvosságos keserűség, édes és sós jegyek vad kavalkádja, ahol a kiemelkedő komponensek a forró csokoládé, túlérett meggy, bőr és vanília, sós karamell képében jelennek meg. Szirupos, lényegében szénsavtartalom nélküli textúra, sziporkázó savanykásság, füsttel kevert, befőttes édesség és nagy formátumú, kanalazhatóan testes ízjegyek. Utánozhatatlanul tartalmas ital, szinte elképzelhetetlen, mit hozna ki belőle még pár évtized.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (910) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 18, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Really dark brown pour with a thin layer of brown foam. You definitely get some barrel character in the aroma but also an astringent note. Taste starts with dark malts and some caramel and gets quite tart in the middle. It has a sour cheery note along the roasted malt. Lingers bitter in the aftertaste with the same astringent note. Body is medium-heavy with soft carbonation. Overall it’s a good beer but not that well put together. Without the astringency it would have been much better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1889) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Pours black with light beige head. Balsamic vinegar, roasted, licorice and roasted. Flavour is roasted, vinegar, licorice, medium to heavy sweet and light bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (2923) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2015 Bottle shared at home. Black with short lasting big beige head. Lots of yoghurt on the nose. Sweet chocolate, bourbon, light spices, yoghurt, red wine, sweet dried red fruits, light espresso. Medium sweet with a light tart touch and soft bitter finish. Full bodied with slick feel and fitting low carbonation. Quite nice, but the yoghurt notes don’t work for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
May 29, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2009.
Black with a small frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, wet wood, dark fruits, dried fruits, port and cardboard. Taste is medium sweet, soft roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet with plum, raisins, toffee, red berries cardboard, soft roasted bitterness with some chocolate notes. Medium bodied, slightly creamy texture, almost flat.
A bit too old with clear signs of oxidation.
8-4-8-415=39

October 15, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled april 1, 2015.
Black with a small, lasting, dense dark tan head. Aroma is vinous with an overtone of wet oak, some red berries, hints of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is light sweet, vinous, slightly tart with cherries, hints of oaky tannins and light to medium roasted bitterness. Finish is medium sweet with berries and dried fruits, red wine, hints of gooseberries, some roasted notes of coffee and chocolate and light sour. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, somewhat creamy texture.
A bit too much wet wood and sour notes in a porter for my liking...
7-4-7-4-15=37

Get the impression that the 2009 was a better base beer but has suffered from aging.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Torrefacto (1321) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis ligera. Aromas intensos de frutos negros, manzana oxidada, madera, licor. Cuerpo denso, sabor dulce, manzana roja, frutos negros, ligera acidez y final seco de madera con amargor tostado moderado. Trago cálido.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1599) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 21, 2015
330 ml bottle #1451, bottled 01-04-2015, from Etre Gourmet.
Black body, with a small, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Aroma is pretty vinous, with a lot of oak, also dried fruits, cocoa, coffee.
Taste starts also with vinous and oak notes, then merges into dried fruits, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, tobacco, subtle liquorice.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, quite dry, with oak, wine, cocoa, tobacco, some coffee.

Interesting. The typical Porter notes are just in the background, dominated by vinous barrel notes. I would prefer more equality of both elements, on the other hand the vinous notes provide an unusual freshness for this style. Overall not my favourite kind of a Porter, but tasty nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2168) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 15, 2015
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en Belmonte _puertas 14-09-2015. De el Sr. Don lupulo (r285) Botella n 614 elaborada en 01-04-2015 hasta 01-04-2040th. Color negro intenso con espuma también oscura. Aromas y sabores suaves y finos de maltas algo dulces, tostadas y ligeramente quemadas con toques de cacao y especias con maderas empapados en licor. Cuerpo medio con...vol y buena sensación alcohólica. Líquida fina y algo espumos a. Bastante buena, para repetir sin duda.


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