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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

480 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 41
Gots: 130 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 01-22-2009)
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Photo of Chico1985
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%

330ml bottle dated 6-4-13 poured into a snifter.

Black pour is pretty much still. A very small brown ring forms. Glass-staining. Oh De Molen.

Smells of dusty chocolate, cigar box, roast, dark fruit, molasses. Decent depth with a nice aged feel to it, but kinda muted.

Taste leans more towards the sweet side with flavors of chocolate liqueur, molasses and dark fruits. Kind of a burnt tobacco and coffee grounds thing going on. Definitely getting the brown malts as well, along with some light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is more or less not carbonated, which honestly isn't a huge deterrent for this beer, but it does take away from full enjoyment. Other than that, good medium heftiness, impressively hidden alcohol.

I've had a few bottles of this and I gotta say it really is a mixed bag. This one that I happened to review unfortunately was pretty 'meh' compared to others I've had. De Molen's big beers seem to either be a real treat or a missed opportunity, I wish they were more consistent. I will update scores/add notes with further experiences with this one.

Chico1985, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Troublebar, Today at 07:23 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

windypete, Nov 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Trashcat, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

lmaduells, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

MattXT, Nov 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

NooseJustice, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Davit, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Bristol5, Nov 09, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

AndreasDif, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

mbeerdino21, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of freneticamnesic
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

A- pours deep dark brown, not entirely black; thin light brown head

S - chocolate and toffee

T - toffee, oats, sour licorice, dark chocolate, caramel

M - medium bodied, a bit thin for a RIS, but typical for most of the Dutch versions

O - overall good flavour profile, very enjoyableand solid RIS; but nothing amazing

freneticamnesic, Oct 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

satyrcan, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Patbrown2
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Maybe the best stout I've ever had, which might not be saying a lot. Delicious chocolate-y flavor. High alc % is hidden nicely.

Patbrown2, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

tjmackie, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

dcmchew, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

CwrwAmByth, Oct 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Amanda5073, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

rjvanston, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Arriskuwonder, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

zestar, Oct 16, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Wobbly, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jnich2424, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of cavedave
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thick, black, almost still with just a thin ring, and bit of bubbly film atop to even hint at carbonation.

Dark caramel, molasses, rooty herbal backing, burnt sugar, coffee, and some light roast in the medium strength aroma. Nice.

Good gawd what a blast of deep, dark flavor. It overwhelms the palate in a thick wave of burnt caramel, blackest molasses, bitter chocolate, and almost acrid bitter roast malts. In a good way. It oozes into the mouth, and stays on palate long after swallow. Alcohol is a major player, spicy, hot, vaporous, and intense. In a good way. As it warms dark fruits start to appear, and hoppy bitter accompanies the roast. Crazy and delicious.

Almost no carb., viscous beyond belief, finish that is very lasting roasty bitter and heat.

Looking for a stout that will curl your mustache and melt your nosehairs? This is it. Not for the faint of heart, this would probably kill a Bud Light drinker.

cavedave, Oct 05, 2014
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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
93 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.