Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen
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Reviews by wordemupg:
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
750ml corked and caged poured into tulip 14/2/13
A not quite black with a deep cola edge and just enough clarity to see some bubbles feeding a well sustained two finger mocha head that leaves no lace, perhaps a dirty glass?
S some plum, cherry and chocolate covered raisins, faint peat smoke, cold coffee grinds, hazelnut, hard toffee and just a little booze
T some char and slightly sour cherry with espresso in the mouth opposed to the coffee on the nose, the chocolate's darker in the mouth and I get just a little licorice I didn't smell. much like the nose she's pretty rich but the roast is even darker in the mouth and the booze is better concealed
M medium bodied and just a little foamy, very faint heat with a long chocolaty coffee finish
O what can I say? a great tasting beers easy to like, nice dark roast but not overly intense but not for the faint of heart either, nice and smooth almost to easy to drink
This one's worth looking for, I hope I can get my hands on some of the barrel aged versions in the future. I like the "enjoy within 25 years" on the label made me feel like i was in a rush to drink this beer and I was looking for an excuse to drink a big bottle of stout tonight.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2013 03:23:53 | More by wordemupg
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4.49/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look: Syrupy pour with delicious, creamy, average size, dark mocha head. Has good retention, bubbles popping away slowly, creates a creamy, thick top layer, which leaves very fine lacing. Some carbonation visible on the side of the glass. Dark, dark brown, can't see through. Some yeast bodies sediment to the bottom. Everything as it should be.
Smell: Roasted coffee with caramel and dark chocolate up front. Also some milk chocolate with dried plums, nuts and vanilla. A bit of freshness from sour dark berries, dark fruit. It's sweet, fat, creamy, stuffy, you can feel those 24 Plato degrees that went into this beast. Couldn't stop smelling it - rich, as soon as you find one note, another one comes along.
Taste: Medium (to high) sweetness, starts with mostly caramel and some burned sugar, milk chocolate with light berry sourness (makes it fresher and juicier), dry plums. Then it transfers into dominant roasted coffee with some dark chocolate. Roasted coffee driven medium to high bitterness with a tiny bit of alcohol finish the ride. Some soft chocolaty notes come out deep in the after-taste.
Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy almost syrupy. A very faint hint of alcohol warmth. A big, fat beast.
Overall: It's quite a beer. A fat one, full of darker malt wonders. Good play of flavours and balanced but still relatively demanding - not for your everyday, but well worth your time, when you have that fat stout urge.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 09:29:13 | More by tmzl
4.1/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
From a 330 ml bottle (label says February 29, 2012) into a snifter. My bottle says 10.0% ABV, not 10.2%.
A-The pour is heavy and syrupy. The beer mostly lacks head. Instead, a thin cap fades to collar immediately. No lacing on the glass. The beer is black and still-looking.
S-The aroma is a big, bold mixture of cream, milk and dark dark chocolate, a touch of dark-roasted coffee and some caramel. There is a hint of roasty bitterness that is balanced nicely by the sweetness of the caramel. Alcohol is hidden.
T-The taste tracks the smell. This is a rich and creamy flavored beer with lots of chocolate, cocoa, and a bit of roasted coffee. The caramel is somewhat less assertive on the palate than on the nose, but there is a bit of roasted barley and toast there now. Again, the 10.0% ABV is hidden in there.
M-The feel is thick, syrupy and flat. Sort of a let-down.
O-This would be a world class stout if it had some (even a tiny bit) carbonation. The aroma and taste are intense, balanced, and pretty damn delicious. It almost tastes barrel-aged with little hints of bourbon and vanilla in there. I will definitely consider buying another bottle of this to see if I just got a bad seal or if the brewer really intended the beer to be flat.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 03:43:48 | More by spoony
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.