Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
February 2012 bottling reviewed August 2013. Poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. The beer pours out black with no light escaping. Viscosity looks about average for the style. It sports about a finger of rocky tan head that quickly dies down to a chunky lacing. The nose is really nice. Lots of roasted notes, char, coffee, and baker's chocolate balanced by an underlying vanilla-like sweetness.
Full body and lots of roasty bitter flavor. Big notes of espresso and char up front and a fairly prominent hop profile that meets the bitterness like some kind of perfect storm. There are some rummy dark fruit flavors on the back of the palate. The finish leaves lots of roasty bitterness lingering behind.
Yet another terrific RIS, though a bit pricey on this side of the pond. There isn't much sweetness to be found in this one and the bitterness is bruising, even for this style. I imagine it is intended to cellar well. I have two more bottles from this batch that I will allow to sit for a while longer. This one definitely has some aging potential and could be unbelievable with some more time on it.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2013 01:17:49 | More by deadonhisfeet
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4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
appearance - As black as black can be with dark brown edges. Had a semi medium aggressive pour which surprisingly resulted in zero head.
smell - dark chocolate is the most prominent thing that comes to mind
taste - Major coffee and chocolate hints to be found. Somewhat nutty. Not much boozyness to be found here.
mouthfeel - Medium thickness. Not quite as thick as I like my imperial stouts to be. Practically no carbonation.
overall - I'm in the netherlands for a month due to a work project, so obviously I immediately searched out the solid offerings this country has. Turns out Europe does not have the infatuation with stouts like we do here in America. Overall though, this is a pretty solid russian imperial stout that has managed to soothe my needs for a European stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 08:42:58 | More by boudeysbigbrew
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.