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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1889) - - 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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottled 19/05/15 - BB 19/05/40!!, at Stadin Panimobaari, 20150724) The beer poured black. Its head was rather small and nearly white. Aroma had liquorice, sweetness, chocolate and coffee. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were liquorice, sweetness, chocolate, burnt malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A very nice roasty brew. Balanced and hid alcohol very well.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justin666 (36) - - JUL 24, 2015
Black beer with very inviting aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and cream. The result is a beer with a heavy taste of milk chocolate and some coffee. There’s some gentle bitterness and the alcohol is very well hidden , making it vert easy to drink. All in all, a great beer, but reminds me more of a milk chocolate stout than a porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle at Dogstar Vienna . Dark back body brown head fades. Peanut butter and Nutella aroma. Taste is rich roasted cocoa and dried fruit. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2348) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Great beer. Chocolate and strawberries on the aroma. Very smooth chocolate and red fruit flavours. Very drinkable for such a high alcohol beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (495) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Jabeerwocky, z kranu. ciemne, klarowne, z sympatyczna acz niewysoka i zostajaca tylko w obwodce piana. Aromaty ciemnych owocow (wisnie? sliwki ale swieze, nie suszone?) palonosci, troche karmelu, troche czekolady troche jakichs trawiastych nut... swiezo, zaskakujaco lekko w sumie. w smaku dosc analogicznie, kwaskowate w owocowy sposob, palonosc tez jest, goryczka wyczuwalna i wcale nie niska, taka roslinna, trawiasta. nie jest slodkie, ale specjalnie wytrawne tez nie - gdzies po srodku. malo ciala, na graniczy wodnistosci niemal jesli idzie od odczucie w ustach (mimo, ze smaki i aromaty intensywne), ale nieprzeszkadzajaco. czuc tez alkohol nieco na likierowa maniere - choc i tak przyzwoicie schowany za innymi rzeczami, zwlaszcza jak na 11%. Bardzo fajne piwo, choc zupelnie inne, niz mozna sie spodziewac po stylu, lekkie w odbiorze, fajne w smaku, zdradliwe jesli idzie o %.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1637) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
330ml bottle. Black colour, tan foam head and aroma of molasses, raisins, chocolate. Taste is sweetish, molasses, earthy, dark fruits & chocolate with roasted grassy boozy bitterness. Smoothish mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, roast bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (579) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Dark brown beer with big bubbly head. Aroma has roasted malts, grass, herbs and some alcohol. Taste has sweet dark chocolate, espresso coffee , licorice and other herbs. Full oily body and low carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZodiacM (299) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
Flesje gekocht @Brouwerij De Molen. Schenkt een mooi zwart bier met een bescheiden schuimkraag. Een heerlijke Imp. Porter. Geurig en smaakvol, complex met vele lagen: zoet, bitter, chocola, koffie, caramel, gedroogd fruit, drop. De nasmaak is zoet-bitter en blijft lang hangen. Het bier heeft een olie-achtige structuur en is fluweelzacht. Één van de beste Imp. Porters die ik gedronken heb.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (147) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
Fles gekocht bij biernavigatie.nl, uitgeschonken in origineel tulp snifterglas van De Molen. Diep donker bruine, bijna zwarte kleur, met compacte lichtbruine schuimkraag, die zich snel terugtrekt, een dunne laag schuim blijft op het bier drijven. Zachte en rijke aroma's van koffie, pure chocolade, karamel, gedroogd fruit, met name vijgen en dadels, kruidkoek en zoethout. Heerlijk aroma, je wil telkens aan het glas ruiken, dat is een goed teken. De smaak laat zich het best omschrijven als zoet, zacht en fluwelig. Complex met meerdere smaaklagen. Je proeft eerst tonen van; pure chocolade, koffie, karamel, rozijnen, dadels, vijgen en behoorlijk wat zoethout en drop. In de volgende smaaklaag zit vanille, sigarentabak, hout, iets ziltige drop en anijs. De carbonatie is heel zacht met een zoetig, zacht fluwelig bijna romig mondgevoel, de alcohol van 11% is volledig verborgen. De afdronk is lang en toch vrij bitter door de hopsoorten. Deze Tsarina Esra behoort bij de beste bieren van De Molen die ik tot nu toe heb geproefd. Aangenaam aroma, complexe smaken, perfect mondgevoel, en zachte maar toch lange en bittere afdronk. Weer een meesterwerkje dit zwarte fluweel van De Molen!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 9, 2015
330ml bottle at home as gift from Saeglopur, many thanks. Bottled 11/2014, BB 11/2039. black color, very small coffee-colored head. smells a bit weird, straight out of the bottle i had some notes like puke, now I smell pumpkin spices, light malty roast, earthy, light coffee, wood. rather limited smell. full body, soft carbonation, full/creamy mouthfeel. tastes of spices, peppers, some sweetness, coffee, licorice, earthy notes, bitter chocolate, rather alcoholic, light wood. Not bad, but also not so good. Expected a bit more. Is a bit alcoholic, and the spices are not my thing.


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