overall
100
98
style
Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Porter
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1928) - Reykjavik, - NOV 17, 2012
Lost my notes on this one but here goes anyway. dark dark dark brown with no head. Very vinegary and sweet. Roasty and sticky sugary finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (1302) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
darbeer75 (871) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Aroma: sweet and malty with a little smoky; Appearance: pitch black with thin off white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with unpleasant bitter, burned taste; Palate: heavy body with long, bitter finish; Overall: disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6519) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle: Basically black, with a thin beige head. Rich chocolate/fudge, roasty, hay aroma. Flavour is mildly bitter chocolate malt, vanilla, grass/hay. Very rich.....a little alcohol warmth, but less than expected. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dawid007 (74) - Krakw, POLAND - MAY 12, 2017
kolor: Czarny Aromat: lekka kawa, ciemne słody czekoloadowe, Smak: Wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, mocna kawa espresso, paloność duża, fajnie ułożone, przyjemnie sie pije, bardzo dobre piwo, alkohol prawie niewyczuwalny

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3530) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Aromas pretty good with roast, coffee dark malt and coffee. Flavors like nose, has low carbonation so the Tang from that is minimized. Also has Licorice and Im not a huge fan of that in beer. Still its pretty good stuff. Label says its cellarable for up to 25 years and Id be curious to know what one of those would be like.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Michi38 (161) - Cracow, POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, przechodząca w brąz, drobna, średnio-obfita, zostawia lekki lacing. W zapachu niestety trochę alkoholowo, trochę czekolady, kawa. W smaku wyraźna kawa, do tego gorzka czekolada, paloność, trochę wytrawnie, chlebowo. Wysycenie niskie, goryczka niska, posmak kawowy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matoss (69) - Warszawa Ursus, POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Piłem warkę dość swieżą, a i tak bardzo mnie urzekło. Mocno palone, ale też lekko chlebowe i słodkie, treściwe piwo z super balansem między goryczą, słodkością a palonością. W smaku czuć rodzynki, palony chleb, trochę czekolady, nie czuć za to alkoholu. Czuć było lekkie nuty umami, ale nie przeszkadzały, a wręcz przeciwnie. Godne polecenia każdemu.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1347) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 28, 2017
Sample on tap at True Bearing Alehouse, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a minimal head. Aroma of chocolate and some vanilla with malt. Intense sweetish finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vajtouna (11) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 22, 2017
Hasnt got very interesting smell, but taste is very pleasant. Milky sweet with a pineapple aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jybi (265) - FRANCE - APR 16, 2017
Qui dit de Molen, dit bire de qualit. Cette Tsarina Esra ne fait pas exception tant le travail sur le malt est exceptionnel pour une Imperial Porter sur la douceur avec un sucre bien prsent qui en cache ses 11 % Abv et ses 93 dEBU. Malheureusement, celle-ci pche par une effervescence trs peu marque pour un plaisir forcment attnu. Certains pourront tre galement dcontenancs par une bire o tout est pouss quasi lextrme, malt, alcool, sucre et amertume. Il ny a que peu de brasserie capable de tenir un quilibre tnu, et De Molen en fait parti. En verre cette incroyable bireest dun noir total (EBC de 395), quasiment sans effervescence et donc sans aucune mousse sa surface. Le nez, de faon dconcertante nest pas trs intense, mme sil prsente une complexit intressante alliant pruneaux, caf, rglisse des notes pices et frache provenant du houblon. Lattaque, par contre, se porte demble sur une intensit gustative trs leve avec une trs belle alliance malt/houblon et des armes principalement tourns vers le caramel et le chocolat,subtilement pic (expression du Premiant, en complment du Sladek, plus doux). La deuxime bouche se tourne davantage sur le malt torrfi et des armes de chocolat plus marqus auxquels viennent sajouter des notes fumes apprciables. Larrire bouche, sur le pruneau et la rglisse prsente une amertume plus marque. La corpulence est quant elle excellente aide notamment pas un sucre trs prsent, couvrant totalement lalcool de 11 % Abv et lamertume, avec un ressenti moindre que les 93 dEBU affichs. Ainsi lamertume prenant place en troisime bouche nest pas saillante, mais plutt en rondeur sur des notes pices. On soriente alors sur un final, long, prsentant des armes de caf aux accents pices. Une bire donc incroyable, sur des expressions la mesure de sa dmesure.


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