Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 42
Gots: 134 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 01-22-2009)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights ton of yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Molasses nose and flavor is baked molasses and bourbon. Bottled 2/29/12, expensive at $9.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of Immortale25
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing co. snifter. Bottled on 20 JUL 2010.

A- Pours a completely opaque black color with no head, just some bubbles on the edge of the glass and just a spec of surface foam. No lacing.

S- Sweet bourbon-laced caramel notes and rich dark chocolate.

T- The flavor comes on with nice notes of dark chocolate, raisin and more caramel. The finish is lovely as the chocolate lingers along with the sweetness and the hint of booze to create a sort of molasses ending.

M- The lack of carbonation is not extremely detrimental to the beer but I could use just a tad bit more. Full body and an oily, viscous feel.

O- I feel like this bottle peaked a year ago but it's still damn good.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Pours a slick black, with a half inch khaki head, nice lacing. Smell is oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, and coffee. Taste is what the nose would have you expect, really very balanced, with oak, Bourbon, and vanilla leading the way. Body is maybe medium, less life than I would like, dry as expected, and goes down easy enough. This is solid, but will never spend nearly $15 again on this. Needs more carbonation, would love to have two KBSs for less than one of these.

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Found at some random-ass place in Rome by the Pantheon called Baguetteria del Fico.
Wife wanted the De Molen Tasputin but they were out and the recommended this and must say, was a very good recommendation.
Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Not ideal but still better than from the bottle. Poured a deep brown/black, not the least bit translucent and no head to speak of.
Tons of chocolate!! Flavor and nose. Very tasty!
Got better and better as it warmed and was sad that it ended.
Not sure ill ever see this in the states but if I do, imma grab a few.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At 10.0%abv., coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle; bottling date 09/11/2012, served lightly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: the beer label specifies the ingredients to include water, pale, brown, chocolate and cara barley malts, premiant, saaz (bittering hop) and yeast.

A: pours a pitch black colour with a thin sheet of dark khaki foam and very light carbonation.
S: upfront comes a very robust and deep smell of burned bones, black beans, and burned Turkish coffee with an acute edge of acidity, savoury and sour at the same time… underneath this bizarre façade of roastiness, the chocolate malts and aromatic resinous hoppiness wake up to the call of a good swirl, along with walnuts, ripe pear-ish esters, black dates, creamy toffee and licorice. All in all, it is as complicated as it is quiet on the nose.
T: the smooth and deeply roasted malty foretaste has plenty of acidic-sweet overripe dark stone fruits, black prune jam, bitter-sweet coffee, and bitter nuts, smoothened by brown- and lighter-coloured malts, somewhat slick on the palate at the same time; turning slightly plummy estery towards the finish, moderately bitter, chewy and roasty-dry as in deep-roast coffee plus hop leaves, but the palate is also balanced by the sweet elements and a very sound acidity all in all.
M&O: smooth and slick on the palate, the carbonation remains pretty low, against a rich and robust body and flavour profile where alc. is generally hidden very well. This beer is actually like a modern take on the Russian Imperial Stout without the pronounced hoppiness. A beer worth slow sipping.

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3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a super dark, abyss-like black. No light penetration. 2 inch head forms, decent lacing.

Smells roasty, little bit of alcohol, some chocolate for sure. Not the strongest aroma, but still good nonetheless.

Tastes include chocolate, charred woodiness, creamy vanilla, campfire smoke, and slight leafy hoppiness.

The body is a bit of disappointment. I found it really thin for a RIS- such strong flavors in such a light, weak body. The carbonation was pretty low, as to be expected.

A little expensive ($10 for a 12 oz bottle) for how thin the beer is. Still tastes very good, and would be a good buy if you could find it cheaper than I did.

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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
93 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.