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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 42
Gots: 125 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website

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
Photo of rjvanston
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

rjvanston, Sunday at 11:17 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Arriskuwonder, Sunday at 10:05 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

zestar, Thursday at 10:19 PM
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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

cbnz, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

polopaul20, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Axnjxn, Oct 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

ElviraS, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

IMFletcher, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

killcore, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

NWHopinator, Sep 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +6%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Sep 10, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +19.5%

Ozgun, Sep 09, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +6%

RobertH50, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

JohnnieNepal, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Tafyob41, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

timotao, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

AaronBurr, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Bunuelian, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

A-dark brown black color with a decent tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, chocolate, wood, light caramel

T-chocolate, dark roasted malt, coffee, caramel, little dark fruit, hint of licorice, slight char

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-a very nice well-balanced stout, enjoyable sipping

MDDMD, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

tykechandler, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Stillmakingnoise, Aug 24, 2014
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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.