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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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
This to celebrate my rating #4900 on ratebeer. Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly dimimshing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, cream chocolate, licorice, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is full, texture is oily - creamy - syrupy and so smooth, carbonation is flat. This is a beer that Mrs. fonefan loves and me also. It is so powerfull and complex - balanced - impressive.. Very very nice .. It is not for lager boys.... ;o)) It was my first and last beer the first 2 days on GBBF, Mrs fonefan did not drink much else the second day ... ;o)) Lovely work Menno, you are one of the best ! (050808)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
LCRBM08: 75 cL bottle, courtesy of Menno. Pours pitch black and with a dense chocolate brown head. Aroma is smooth and roasted, chocolate, wineous and spiced, very inviting aroma. Smooth and wineous flavoured to a dense roasted malt base with notes of chocolate on the back of the tongue. Nicely decending into the finish with a mild warmth and smoothness. btw: makes a fantastic blend with 3 Fonteinen Hommage :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, fruits, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, soy sauce, and caramel, leading to a dry, roasted, and alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Bottle 18 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Bottle # 733. Pours pitch black with a smallish beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and a discreet woody touch - very subtle. Solid body with a surprising carbonation - is this force carbonated? ("NO", the brewer beermailed me!). Hard roasted malts and vanilla - again with subtle wooden touches. Perfectly balanced. Quite some alcohol in the finish. 070410

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle at 1st Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of port wine and whisky. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and port wine with notes of dried fruits. Dry roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Black colour, fluffy beige head. Aroma is wood, quite vinous, raisins and alcohol. Flavour ia sweet dark fruits, a bit vinous, raisins and alcoholic. Yet quite well balanced due to the oak barrel aging.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19192) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16267) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a malty dark chocolate aroma with some hints of licorice, dark fruit and vanilla. Slightly sweetish malty vinous fruity dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel, chocolate and licorice flavor. Also some hints of vanilla. Has a sweetish warming malty caramel and dark fruit finish with hints of licorice and vanilla in the aftertaste. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 5th August 2008.
GBBF. Roasty malt - smooth and not too bitter. Good sourish whiskey like note but not peaty or smokey. Smooth ending with a touch of sherry. Lots of warmth.

4th August 2009
GBBF. Opaque black beer. Soft palate. Rich and slightly spicy dark malt. A little unsweet wood and repressed chocolate. Less sweet and sherry like than last year.

6th August 2010.
GBBF. Opaque black beer with a little brown suddy head. Soft smooth palate. Very complex beer. Soft chocolate, red fruits, dark fruits, traces of whisky and brandy. A litlle coffee. Finishes smooth. Best year yet for this now GBBF regular!

3rd August 2011
GBBF. Barrel. GBBF would not be GBBF without this annual treat! Opaque black beer, bubbly tan head. Light and fresh dark malt. Seltzer like minerals, trace of herbs. Rich chocolate malt with a mildy sour woody tang. Finishes semi dry. Marvelous beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Courtesy of HenrikSoegaard
brewed 19.02.2009, bottled 08.10.2009

Black color, with medium sized creamy head. It has a moderate aroma of roasted malt, light acidity, very light leather. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; good flavor of roasted malt and some dark chocolate; little residual sweetness; there is a light note of leather and acidity; the bitterness is very low.
Too old, it probably didn’t age very well; just a quite good beer.


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