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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

453 Ratings
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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 41
Gots: 121 | 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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4.25/5  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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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A - pours completely opaque with a thick 1/2 inch khaki head on top.

S - decadent roasted coffee, intense dark chocolate, minerals, sweet cream, full on roasted malts. Coffee coated raisins.

T - follows the nose to a tee. Charred coffee, tons of dark chocolate, sweet cream, chocolate malts and coffee dominate with some lightly scorched caramel underneath. Finishes dry with strong coffee, chocolate, and hints of sweet charred caramel.

M - creamy lush body with a good amount of lively carbonation.

This is a coffee and chocolate explosion in your mouth. I've had this bottle for 4 months do it's not super fresh but it taste like its straight from the tit. This is one of the best coffee RIS's I've had the pleasure of tasting. This is a must have.

StaveHooks, Aug 09, 2014
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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.