1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Tsarina Esra - Brouwerij De Molen

Not Rated.
Tsarina EsraTsarina Esra

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

148 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 148
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 35
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnybravo on 02-11-2008

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 60
Photo of farrago
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a moderate head, under a finger, mostly larger bubbles which sizzle off quickly, there is some lacing but it’s extremely thin lines with not great stickiness. The liquid is a murky brown, fully opaque, develops a yellow tint at the rims and surface, you can see a few strands of bubbles within but you are more likely to spy particulate floating about. The nose is at once compact and expressive, German chocolate cake, licorice, vanilla cake icing, toffee, kind of too sweet for real smokiness to show, curious lack of fruit scents, quiet raisin and prune at best, lingers with minimal effort. Full-bodied, layers creamily on the tongue, however, here you get something like bitter chicory which brightens the attack. Low carbonation, more fluffy than refreshing. Licorice, pine sap, crème brûlée, molten chocolate, roasted chestnuts and scone flavors keep the sweetness on parade, one could argue there is an uptick in the plum, prune, raisin, cherry fruit. The finish is somewhat flat-footed, yet no faulting the intensity of the flavors it chooses to spotlight. Does a reasonably good job of masking the alcohol.

Photo of -DF-
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely dark brown, just a poor thin string of foam.
Nice roasted malt smell, soy sauce, chocolate liqueur, lots of caramel, sweet dried fig, date, faint blueberry. Pretty nice.
Huge fig and date up front, juicy raisin, with lots of dark chocolate. Some licorice, caramel coated chocolate cake, molasses, sweet coffee, nice roasted malts. Faint vanilla and cinnamon. Cocoa powder finish, toasted dark bread crust and faint hints of smoked wood.
Aftertaste has sweet coffee, date, chocolate and some roasted malt. Pretty intense. Medium body, very low carbonation. Alcohol totally hidden.
Awesome flavors, really smooth and absolutely no alcohol present. Not one bit. Awesome!

Photo of cyrushire
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Poupae
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of Immortale25
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Back label says 05/04/12

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam.

S- Sweet, alcoholic aroma of dark roasted malt, caramel and molasses.

T- The sweetness continues with an almost brandy-like quality due to the high alcohol content. So smooth though as multiple sips are taken easily. The dark roasted malt brings notes of coffee, dark chocolate and even some raisin. A hint of oxidation actually complements the other flavors.

M- Slightly creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- I feel like this was the perfect time to crack this one. Aged over 2 and a half years, it's snowing outside and I just got off work, so the warmth of the booze plus the tastiness really hits the spot. Cheers.

Photo of bulldogg915
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Gakusei
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of beergoot
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle label data: Date of 05/04/12.

Dark ebony and garnet hues exhibited by the body; thick, fine foamed, luxurious head. Ripe plum and fig aroma. Soothing caramel and brown malt flavors; mild brown sugar flavors; subtle smokey tone; vanilla; cocoa. Heavy body with a very soft, smooth tone; medium residual sugar texture; semi-sweet finish.

A very sublime, smile-producing dark ale. Rich, robust, and balanced with an exquisite flavor complexity. A dark malt treasure with no distracting alcohol heat even with it's 11.0% ABV. An exceptional example of what a big beer can be...

Photo of Sl1p
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of MartinCalvino
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of briiguy
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aoampm
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Westmalle318
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Tafyob41
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of killcore
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MalibuKenny
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Tsarina Esra from Brouwerij De Molen
93 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.