Brewery: Brouwerij De Molen
Style: Imperial Porter
Size: 330ml Bottle
Origin: Bodegraven, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
This is one of the many beers from De Molen that rates a perfect ‘100’on Ratebeer, so we thought this would make a fitting finishing beer for the Christmas pack.
Described by the brewery as an Imperial Porter, it suggests that it is just a bigger bolder version of a normal porter. Or maybe a supercharged version!
So we can expect a beer which is a step up on a Baltic Porter, rich and dark, but without the bitter roasted malt character you get from a stout.
The beer glugs out of the bottle and the jet black body is very still. It is bursting with rich aromas of sweet dark fruits and lots of chocolate. Maybe even a faint hint of coffee.
It is rich and powerful, with a viscous, sticky mouthfeel. Strong sweetness of chocolate, plums and liquorice. There is a slight roasted malt bitterness and the background hint of coffee, and then a whole bunch more that melds beautifully into a mouthful of indulgence.