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


on tap

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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
morri (277) - - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a big light brown head which turns into a creamy upper layer. Medium lacing. Opaque dark brown body, almost black. Aroma is complex. I sense coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, soy sauce, toffee and toasted bread. Quite sweet in the nose. Sharp and bitter on the tongue at first, then becomes sugar-like. The sweet aftertaste lasts a loooong time. Excellent palate, very creamy. I’m not usually into porters, but this is one is fantastic!

Szopeen (557) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Barwa praktycznie czarna, bardzo ładna, trwała, drobnopęcherzykowa piana, pozostawiająca koronkę po każdym łyku. W aromacie czekolada, pralinki, trochę kawy i delikatna drewniana nuta. W smaku wyraźnie palone, kawowe, gęste, gładkie, z nawet wysoką goryczką. Nie da się pomylić tego piwa z Risem, ma ono wyraźnie porterowy charakter.

beskid (134) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2017
Completely black, nice head. Intense aroma of liquor, dark fruits, caramel, honey. Smooth and dense. Taste is dark fruits (plums, ripe cherries), dark chocolate, cookies, roast, dark bread. Sweet and intense.

moldovan9807 (208) - Oradea, ROMANIA - JUL 10, 2017
Pours dark brown with a light brown head that quickly dissipates and leaves moderate, sticky lacing. Aroma of smoke, faint roasted malts. Taste of cocoa, toasted malts, toffee, vanilla, wood . Mouthfeel is medium,creamy and slightly oily with low, soft carbonation and a roasted dry finish.

mmmeinike (192) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2017
Dark almost black with a very short tan head. Chocolate, soynsauce and roasty aroma. Yaste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, soy, salt and bitter licorice.

Jaceks21 (262) - Zgorzelec, POLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Masa pumpernikla i czekolady w aromacie. Odrobina ciemnych słodów. Bladobeżowa piana, konkretna. W smaku trochę puste - jest typowo, czekolada, pumpernikiel i trochę kawy. Lekka popiołowość na podniebieniu. Nasycenie w kierunku średniego, oczekiwałem niższego. Ciało nawet ok. Dobre piwo, ale oczekiwania były większe.

Maris (1514) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2017
From a 330ml bottle on 7/7/2017 (ABV listed as 10.1%, IBU 93).Pours a deep brown with almost no head, which is a de Molen trade mark. The nose is promounced, with caramel, chocolate and soy. In the mouth, it’s sweet up front with caramel, chocolate, topped off by a bitterness featuring sea salt, and soy. I don’t get the IBUs but does feature a bit of warming alcohol at the back. The texture is slightly syrupy and the carbonation soft. I enjoyed it but it didn’t blow my hair back.

Alpha10 (757) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2017
2017/06/25 - Pours a dark cola brown with a light brown head that quickly dissipates and leaves moderate, sticky lacing. Aroma is chocolate, soy sauce, toffee, roasted malts, light licorice, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is toasted malts, toffee, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly oily with low, soft carbonation and a roasted, drying finish that is warming. Highly enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nearbeer (5419) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2017
33 cl. bottled 19/05/2015. Deep brown-black with a disc of fine beady bubbles. Nose is toffee, chocolate, earthy soy, toasted walnut and whiskey. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, toasted peanut and wood. Medium-heavy body has smooth near-medium carbonation and a good balance given the dessert slant provided by the big malts. ABV shows a bit even after 2 years of bottle aging, but not overly so.

hauxe (761) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2017
Bottled 17-11-14. Thanks to wombat23. Pours dark brown from the bottle and leaves a thin, tan head that soon fades. Aroma is a non-traditional mix of soy sauce, cherry cough drop, light chocolate. Taste is bittersweet, turning dryer and slightly bitterer and a touch salty in the finish. A crazy mix of flavors - cherry, aniseed, soy sauce, Apfelschnaps. Body is medium rather than full, with a very soft carbonation. Finishes warm, but the alcohol remains hidden. Overall a unique beer. While it sometimes threatened to taste more like a medicine than a beer, it never actually took that last step. Absolutely deadly in quantity. Creative, interesting, great!

wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Shared 33cl bottle. Bottled 5/4/2012. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruits, a bit of smoke, soy sauce, ash, oak, earth. Perhaps some oxidation. Finish is sweet, malty, and alcohol-laden. Somewhat disappointing.

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