slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Sweet and smoky. Oakey. Complex and balanced. Another home run from De Molen. langeveld12 (552) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Pours a large rocky light brown mostly lasting head. Body is black, some sparkles are visible.
Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, hay, molasses, roasted and burnt malts, coffee, dark chocolate), light hops (citrus fruits), light yeast (leather) and licorice, grape, raisin, cherry, cola and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then sweet with bitter getting stronger to a light astringent finish.
Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Amazing balanced beer full of aromas and shifting flavors. Very good! Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle: Vintage 2007: #484/823: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Some beige bubbles that disappear wuick on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of dog food, vinous, liquor, roasted barley malts, tar, sweets like marzepin and mocha.
Flavours of roast, red vinous notes, red wine barrel, wood, grainy roasted liquor, some coffee and chocolate, bitter tones, some yeast, light hint of spices, some light liquorice tones and raisin.
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, malts, light vinous, raisin and oatmeal/porridge.
No carbo, watery mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and watery texture.
Decent but past it’s prime. 3.7
Bottle:Vintage 2010: #893/1344: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Mediummti smaller beige to light brown ish foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of raisin, soap, hops, flowers, oatmeal, liquor, manure, roasted barley malts, liquorice, tar and toffee.
Flavours of vinous notes, marzepin, barley malt roast, cream, raisin, some darker chocolate, bitters, some coal and roast, some yeast, oatmeal, roasted hay, a hint of coffee and a light soap touch.
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, barley malt roast, vinous, hay roast, some coffee, raisin and bitters.
Low carbo, soft creamy to silky mouthfeel, medium to full body and an oily texture.
This one is lot better than the 2007 version. Deeper, fresher and more anjoyable! 4.1 Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
This poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, smoke, and cola. Flavor was similar but more on the caramel and chocolate side, lacking and roast really and a bit too sweet for me. JohnnyRio (53) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Jet-black beer with a thin foam. Aromas ofroasty maltiness, strawberry and licorice. Moderate sweetness, chocolate and coffee. Very intense aroma and pleasant.
Hints of sweet on taste to come up with milkchocolate with strawberries flavors. Toasty, slightly licorice and coffee. Pretty good balance.
Full-bodied, palate. With even slightly burnt ashy at the end.
Tsarina Esra Imperial Porter is great beer, which clearly needs maturing.
madmitch76 (24789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
22nd November 2012Tulle (369) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
All these years and not rated this! How did that happen? Opaque black - brown beer, a few tan bubbles for a head. Palate is smooth and semi dry and pretty much zero carbonation. Rich dark chocolate malt. Touch of dark fruits. Simple beer, and flat - but amazing!
brown, hazy, minimal head, soy sauce, cereal, grass, earthy, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, TorbenH (1073) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
brown, black, clear, brown foam, roasty, bread, nuts, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, chocolate, liquorice, nuts and some citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Heavy body with soft carbonation. maekchu (3906) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle from Asahiya. Big dark chocolate aroma, with some perfumey yeast and berries. Near pitch black, generous brown head. Sweetish chocolate initial; then the alc. hits in mid palate, with cherries, peat, and more chocolate, along with some bittering; a mild ashy thick finish and the final bitterness is restrained. Thin-medium body. Very pleasant and warming. Drink by 2036.... maybe too young. But very good, overall.