De Molen Tsarina Esra Cognac

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Porter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Tsarina Esra lagered with oak chips drenched in 40 years old cognac.

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mariuspoenari (3180) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Notes of caramel, cognac, coffee, roasted malt, spices. Full body, low carbonation. Good stuff.

Koelschtrinker (22074) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 23, 2016
Kaum karbonisiert. Intensiver, trocken schokoladenmalziger Antrunk. Mild karamellig süß, erst ab dem Mittelteil finden die Aromen zueinander, das Bier ist aber dennoch ziemlich schwer. Die aufkommenden Cognac Noten machen das Ganze nicht einfacher. Gut aber für De Molen höchstens Durchschnitt. 9/9/8/9/11/9

sjogro (5100) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
At Maakun’s surprise birthday party. Black with light tan head. Dense roasted caramel and chocolate malts, oatmeal, dried dark fruit, dried pineapple, lots of fruity notes, coffee (candy), cognac, vanilla. Very sweet, very nice. Thick and supple mouthfeel, no carbonation, very nice aged complexity. Nice treat!

Maakun (6799) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
Bottle shared at home for my birthday, massive thanks to Sinterklaas Bierkoning! Pitch black with dark beige head that leaves a great looking ring of tiny bubbles. Lots is sweet chocolate, some cognac, dried cranberries, dried pineapple, soft vanilla and woody notes, chocolate milk, dark roasted spices. Quite sweet and soft roasted bitter notes throughout. Medium bodied with a slight thinner feel than expected. Wow, this is really good, maybe one of the best versions of Tsarina Esra I’ve had.

rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 20, 2015
330ml bottle at home, v2011. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, some cocoa and coffee in the beginning, light wood and alcohol, raisins and light dark fruit notes, some butter and soy sauce notes. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium to full almost creamy silky body with soft carbonation.

ShivanDragon (4704) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Flesje via @Secret Sinterklaas 2014, bedankt @dEnk !
schenkt zwart en zoals verwacht stroperig/olie achtig met minimale bruine kraag. Aroma van mooie cognac, vanille, gebrande en geroosterde mouten.
smaken zijn redelijk tot zwaar zoet, matig bitter, zeer sterke smaken, sterk gemout van gebrande en geroosterde mout. hout, notig, redelijk kruidig, donkere chocolade, verder cognac.... veel cognac...
volle body, romig van textuur, lang prettige zoete en cognac afdronk.... erg lekker ! nogmaals bedankt Colin !

mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle share at Bruce’s birthday drinks craft beer co. Many thanks to Leighton. Aroma is plumy fruits, berry, dark choc, hint of booze, little age. Dark black brown coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Flavour is composed of full sweet sugars, caramel, figgy plummy fruits, hint of menthol, smooth warming alcohol. Palate is full, semi sweet, smooth. Lasted pretty well for 2011.

Scopey (16275) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. 2011. It pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. The nose is smooth, rich roast, vanilla, marshmallow, spicy edge, but, cocoa and coffee grounds. The taste is smooth, rich roast, cocoa, coffee, light oxidation, sweet milky coffee, brandy, boozy warmth and crunchie with a smooth, warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Smooth, rounded and quaffable. Nice.

Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle shared during Bruce’s birthday - London. Vintage 2011. Pours clear black-brown with a frothy khaki head. The nose has a lot of milk chocolate, some burnt toast, mellow earth, dried dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with a bit of alcohol spice, some dark sugars, rich bread, burnt toffee, dark berries, mellow smoke. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lots of semi-sweet chocolate, roast, scorched earth, more aged dark fruits. Solid beer. Rich and punchy but still quite drinkable.

Moolesen (627) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown head, which disappears rather quickly. Lots of oak in the nose, too much for my taste combined with rye. Strong beer with mainly oak present. Rich but at the same time very flat. I don’t taste the malt, hops and what else should make this beer special. Very dissappointed. Haven’t tasted the regular one, but will for sure just to check that the basics is ok. This was one of these experiences where oak aged didn’t work out (for me (at least)

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