Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen
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4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
Bottle # 974 ... Not sure on date. At least a couple years old.
A - Pours dank black, slight brown tint to it. Not much head to speak of. I quit pouring before the yeasties were released.
S - Dark chocolate, rich coffee bean, dark fruits, brown sugar and that ever present roasted malt.
T - A dark chocolate bomb! Roasted malts and a little sweetness to add to the party.
M - Thin mouthfeel, low carbonation and a dry finish.
O - Pretty much highs and lows with this beer. Beef up the laggards and it'd be a winner.
06-26-2013 22:47:24 | More by cvm4
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
330 ml bottle into tulip glass; bottled on 4/8/2011, bottle 1671. Pours dense pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Got a few gel chunks from the bottom in there too. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, char, roasted malt, coffee, smoke, molasses, raisin, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted and dark malt notes. Taste of huge dark chocolate, roasted malt, char, toast, coffee, smoke, floral, molasses, vanilla, raisin, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, toast, char, coffee, smoke, molasses, raisin, vanilla, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of deep roasted flavors with moderate dark malt sweetness; and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial stout! Big complexity and balance of roasted and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.
06-20-2013 04:32:51 | More by superspak
4.53/5 rDev +9.2%
Deep brownish black with just a little dark tan head that sits there waiting. Good lacing down the glass.
Super rich, fruity sweet roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee presence. Definitely a bit alcohol kick there too.
Super roasty and big dark chocolate taste on the front with the chocolate lingering more than anything. Bitter but dry. Big as the nose implies with the alcohol kick in there too. Something pretty unique about this one.
Pretty heavy but not super thick. Not too big on the carbonation. Smooth and creamy.
Very interesting, big, boozy yet mellow in a way, hardcore stout. It seems like it's going to be too much, but it never quite is, which is super interesting. I like it a lot.
06-13-2013 19:48:30 | More by gleemonger
4.06/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to GRG1313 for gifting me this one.
Brewed 6/21/10. Bottled 7/20/10. Bottle # 004/1344.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace that looks like sugar crystals coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, slight cinnamon, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite rich and has some complex aromas and flavors.
05-16-2013 04:55:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.33/5 rDev -19.8%
12oz bottle. 2010 vintage.
A: Opens with a substantial hiss and the pour yields a really aggressive mocha head. The way it explodes reminds me of an infected beer, but fortunately this isn't being murdered by yeast. Very deep black.
N: Lots of whisky, chocolate, metal. Brandy and raisins. Vanilla. Plenty of brown sugar, burnt caramel, coffee, and peanuts. Plenty of smoke.
T: Acrid smoke, burnt caramel, intense oak. Can be somewhat astringent and it varies behind really harsh and tasty. However, the end of this is really, really, bad as all the yeast settled to the bottom.
M: Very well carbonated and the mouthfeel seems somewhat thin. Dry and acrid. Lack of alcohol.
O: All over the place. Complex, smokey, then very flawed and astringent. Don't think I'd buy this again.
05-12-2013 04:49:12 | More by Sarlacc83
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.