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

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
[bottle--thanks, fonefan!] Coffee and chocolate fudge brownie aroma with some liquorice and peppermint. Viscous black appearance under a nice light brown blanket that recedes to a tight ring. Sweet pumpernickel and sour dark chocolate flavour in balance with a subtle bitterness, finishing with sweet cereal-y chocolate. Full body, but not cloyingly sweet, moderate to low carbonation, sweet, slightly nutty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3049) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
180ml bottle, red wax neck bottle, deep black color, with a frothy bubbly tan head, mild phenolic alcoolic, yeasty, fruity nose of burnt dried raisins, figs, dates and with a mild plum juice, brownie note, and a good roasted, chocolate, dark, toasted malt, minty chocolatey, faint raisin pie, date square, chocolate syrup accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth juicy plummy, raisiny, yeasty fruity, chocolatey, coffeeish, dark bitter chococlate, burnt fruitcake character with some raisn glossette, light chocolate cake, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt flavours, with a faint minty chocolate bar, chocoalte syrup, raisin pie backbone, leading towards a warming yeasty fruity, chocolatey, juicy plummy, roasty bitterness finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3008) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 180 ml [2009]. Appearance: Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aroma: Wood, smoke, roasted malt and caramel. Taste: Porto, vanilla, wood, smoke and roasted malt. Palate is vinous and dry. Overall: A really good porter with De Molen signature. Porto taste is somewhat surprising in this kind of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (1959) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 180ml. [Bottled Feb 2009, n.826] Pours black, with low beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is of smoke, caramel, alchool, oak, roasted malt. Taste is alchool (porto-like), caramel, roasted malt. Very complex, lots of flavors involved. Interesting complexity of the aroma, taste is heavy, difficult to describe with accuracy. Very porto-like.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11026) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, roasted malt,hop, peat. Flavour is alcohol, peat, coffee, roasted malt, hop. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5898) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2012
18 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 08.04.2011
Aroma has lots of vanilla, some roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate. Flavour has vanilla, coffee, some cocoa and hints of licorice. Very good, although all the malt and make this a bit too sticky and sweet towards the end of the glass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
250 ml bottle; wow, thanks Brandon for this long time want!! pours dense black with slight white head; chocolate is heavy on the nose with light bourbon, dry malt and chocolate; molasses, charred malt, chocolate, dry malt; creamy mouthfeel, almost a meaty feel to it; super smooth and tasty chocolate overall; yum

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a thin, coffe like black with a ring of creamy lacing. Nose is weird, spirit barrel-like, pretty barrel forward without all the wacky charred ashy qualities of these one-off De Molens. Liqeuor-like mouth, sweet with strange vinous qualities, grappa-like. Light coffee tones coming through the plethora of mixed berries. Finish is a bit odd. All in all one of the better De Molen medicine bottles.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (11682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth and oily. 140212

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
gbbf 2010. I can’t remember the ins and outs of this one, however I do remember a good amount of caramel and coffee notes. An absolute belter of a porter.


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