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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

Hel & VerdoemenisHel & Verdoemenis

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%


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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SFLpunk

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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse, $9. 11.2oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Dipped in red wax. Brewed 03/07/11, bottled 04/11/11, bottle number 1537.

Pours a super thick black, no head at all. Nose is super roasty. Smells like a coffee liqueur. Palate is super cloying and thick, no carbonation at all. After the initial sweetness shock wears off, the flavors are like really rich coffee, earthy and forest-floor flavors come out too. Reminds me of those coffee hard candies. Maybe some toffee too. Long evolving finish.

Notes: This beer is a textural nightmare, but! the flavors are epic. Just wish there were some bubbles. It might age...hmm, who knows?

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 05:59:20 | More by SFLpunk
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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.