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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

426 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 39
Gots: 120 | 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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Etan

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Glassy black with a nice tan head. Decent lacing.

S: Potent maltiness in the nose - heavy coffee, roasted malt, chocolate.

T: Sweet coffee notes dominate, with a bit of char and roasted malts, chocolate, cherry-like sweetness. A lot smoother than I was expecting.

M: Relatively thick with moderate carbonation. Somewhat silky.

O: This is a great RIS, nice balance of sweetness and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 01:53:08 | More by Etan
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mjtiernan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-10-2012 02:28:45 | More by mjtiernan
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

09-22-2012 01:19:49 | More by kaelingirl
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-03-2012 23:16:46 | More by TheBishopco
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

09-03-2012 19:08:16 | More by captainbearcat
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

09-02-2012 15:58:39 | More by t0rin0
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The long awaited taste of the 'Hel & Verdoemenis' @ Gollem, Antwerp ! It didn't disappoint ... There's no foam, so appearance is a bit strange but the taste is and mouthfeel is ... unbelievable ! Beer enjoyment in its purest form. I need to have one more to actually describe it because the first time was like living in a dream.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 12:29:45 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-24-2012 23:59:03 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-24-2012 14:42:07 | More by aztraz
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-23-2012 17:40:35 | More by FreshmanPour77
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guytyping

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-06-2012 21:37:58 | More by guytyping
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Arno


4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Pitch black, mocca head. Not much retention.

smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate and red fruit. Black currant or something like that. Can't really define it.

taste: Quite a taste sensation going on. It starts off with a mellow milk chocolate and red fruits combo, followed by brown sugar and then coffee and dark bitter chocolate kicks in, leaving a quite bitter coffee like aftertaste. It lingers nicely like a coffee does together with some black currant flavor, but is quite heavy. So not really your day to day type of drink. Take your time ;)

mouthfeel: Quite fluid and creamy, with a nice tingly carbonation finish. Quite thin considering the huge flavors. Which is a good combination.

overall: a very nice, but different, beer. It's well balanced, but quite defined and powerful. I's not the easiest beer to drink. So make sure you're in the mood and not in a hurry and o my, what a drink it is :)

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 23:31:29 | More by Arno
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Properly cellared 2 year old bottle. Pours dark brown with ruddy tones, appearing black in the glass. Thin fine light tan head dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass. Intense aroma of roasted malt, mild dark fruit and lots of chocolate. Flavor follows, rich dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, lighter coffee and dark fruit notes, incredibly well integrated. The body is thick and creamy. An all round well made treat for the senses. One of the best RIS I've had and hands down the best two year old aged bottle of any stout I've experienced. I'm not getting any oxidation notes from this. This is not distributed in my state and I wish I had bought more of these for the cellar. I see that the other very high scoring review was from the same vintage as this one and also tasted after 2 years, so I'd advise aging this one for a few years for a treat. Exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 03:23:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-19-2012 08:37:56 | More by savagepm
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davey101

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/29/2012, 330 ml bottle into an oversize wine glass.

A - Pitch black body. A large three finger mocha head formed initially. Settles down to a thin cap with edging. Excellent lacing and retention with small and tight bubbled, leaves behind an alcoholic film.

S - Nice blend of roast and sweetness. Some milk chocolate, vanilla, liquorice and coffee. Has an odd almost savory burnt plastic like finish though.

T - Much better than the aroma. Roasty malts, bitter espresso beans, and milk chocolate. Subtle dark fruits and liquorice on the finish which give it that unique RIS taste. Some warming alcohol on the end. Mouth feel is between thin and medium with low carbonation. Despite the thinness it comes off sort of sticky and syrupy.

O - A nice RIS. Didn't blow me away but its very simple and well put together. I don't really see the point in aging this one though, its drinking pretty great fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 01:52:40 | More by davey101
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-18-2012 22:26:22 | More by HopsHopenstein
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +20.5%

07-15-2012 23:54:29 | More by rekel
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle from Wim. Bottled Dec 6, 2009.

Appearance: Pours completely black with no highlights, but you can see through it a bit when you drink it. Medium brown head with aonly a couple minutes of retention. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Some sweet, fruity notes too. Not over-roasted like some RISs. Not boozy.

Taste: Again, coffee and bittersweet chocolate with some dark fruit. There's some roasty and alcohol bitterness that balances the sweetness from the big finishing gravity. It has a very nice flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and sticky, but really not as big and creamy as I'd expect. Good though.

Overall: A very nice, drinkable RIS with very little detectable alcohol for such a big beer. Very glad I got to try this.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 00:56:16 | More by rapidsequence
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bigben94

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-18-2012 04:34:03 | More by bigben94
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kaneel

France

5/5  rDev +20.5%

06-16-2012 20:54:45 | More by kaneel
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-14-2012 14:13:50 | More by eawolff99
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-13-2012 23:23:29 | More by MaseFace
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Arphie

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-28-2012 12:11:04 | More by Arphie
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/11/2011 so just over a year old.

A: Pours jet black with almost no head despite an aggressive pour. Just a smattering of medium brown bubbles. Just the slightest hint of lacing as you might expect.

S: Wonderful roasted coffee. Dark chocolate too.

T: Lots of anise and char up front. Turns into chocolate and then coffee bean. Finally, a bitter coffee/char combination that lingers into the aftertaste.

M: Thick and velvety. Mouth-coating oil slick.

O: Despite the lackluster appearance this is a surprisingly tasty stout. The mouthfeel definitely stands out here. It really is silky smooth and thick at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 05:12:58 | More by Dope
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VierBier

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -27.7%

05-25-2012 19:47:03 | More by VierBier
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.