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


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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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OG 1108, FG 1026, Color 388.7 EBC, Chinook and Saaz hops. Bitterness 93.5 EBU.

Stronger version of a Baltic Porter. Comparable with an Imperial Stout but without the heavily roasted malt character. This created a soft beer with strong hops in the finish.

kryon's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1325) - - DEC 27, 2012
Pours black with medium frothy off white almost brown head. Nice! Aromas of coffee beans, dark fruits (blueberries and raspberries?), roasted malts, some undefined but yet very nice sour tones as well. Creamy, medium bitter, medium to full bodied. Nice loong coffee bitter finish. Mmm, very nice tones of coffee, sweet tones of dark fruits, might be some chocolate in taste as well. A very well balanced Imperial Porter. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (1928) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Black. Soft salty, sort of engine oily. Nkce body, not too hot. Some espresso there.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (652) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled 25.03.13. Dark brown. Small beige head. Strong aroma of sweet chocolate, gras, pine and hop bitterness. Strong taste, with pine and juniper. Pine, juniper, chocolate and bitterness in long aftertaste. Well balamced for the high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karstenborg (213) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
Dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, nuts and coffee.Taste is dark chocolate, coffee and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (48) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2014
Tap. Pours dark dark brown, espresso head, small and great lacing. Aroma is loads of chocolate and sweet. Some raisins and caramel. Taste is medium sweet, light body, really dry bitter aftertaste. Some roast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (73) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours a deep black with some brownred hues. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, burned malt, yeast, slight nutty and earthy. Taste is quite nutty, yeasty and quite sweet. It almost has some triple/quad-like hints to the sweetness. Not very roasted and finishes very sweet. Could use some more body and roastedness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - JUN 15, 2014
Bottled Apr 2012. Opens with a ffft. Dark brown, forms a massive tan head, some short-lived lacing. Aroma is chocolate, sour caramel, yeasty, lightly metallic. Quite a strong smell, but not that inviting. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is soft malts, a little ash, redcurrent, coffee. Aftertaste is burnt coffee and salted butter. From the smell I thought something was amiss, but it tasted good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (656) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
0,33L fles, do keer bruin met een bruinE kraag. Geur is typisch geroosterde mout koffie en cacao maar ook zoet stroop schriftuur. Smaak begint vol zoet met wederom de stoop. In de afdronk komt ook het hopbitter en alcholwarmte. Niet helemaal in balans en wat te zoet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (217) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
DWF. 0.33 flaske. Skum som varer. Aroma av sjokolade røykt malt, gjær. Smak av malt og gjær. Drit god.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
330ml bottle shared with jeevan, some time ago. Pours black with a thin tan head. Big roast coffee aromas, some sweet caramel. Taste is sweet but rounded out with roast bitterness. Good sipper.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (588) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle 33cl. (bottled 21-3-2013) @ home. Sweet aroma, roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, vinous (fortified wine), some licorice; opaque black color, one finger creamy tan head, recedes after a while to foamy rim and light lacing; taste is moderate sweet, light roast, chocolate, coffee; smooth creamy mouthfeel, full-bodied, low carbonation; velvety sweetbitter aftertaste.

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