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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

421 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 421
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 39
Gots: 120 | FT: 9
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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GeeZaa

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-08-2014 09:06:22 | More by GeeZaa
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Bottle stamped 23 JAN. 2014.
A: Pours a smooth, deep cola brown with just a thin skim of dark tan head that quickly dissipates.
S: Dry leather, wood, caramel malt, brown sugar, and a hint of tobacco. Tending toward dark and sweet notes.
T: Caramel malt (distinct English brown malt) and smooth cream up front. In the mid-palate, this takes a distinct turn toward harsher and darker notes...burnt wood, supple and old leather, a fresh alcohol bite, dark and bitter chocolate, and a hint of dark tobacco cigar. With warming, spicy pepper (almost cayenne-like), toffee, and licorice notes emerge. Very good to start and becomes near perfect with warming.
M: Wow...a definite highlight of the beer. Starts surprisingly light (medium body) given the ABV. Also begins smooth, sweet, and creamy. Then turns toward bitter with an alcohol burn (still retains the sweetness...now heavier and darker though). Tremendous lingering finish...bittersweet and slightly astringent. Sweetly sticky feel.
D: The further I got into this beer, the more I liked it. Deceivingly complex. Very interesting as far as the style goes...not your typical RIS (most are harsh and dark straight through; this one starts lighter, smoother, and highlights the English brown malt...before turning toward more traditional RIS notes). Glad I got to try it...seek it out! The bottle says it can be enjoyed within 25 years; I got a couple more to see...

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 03:21:37 | More by mwilbur
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-07-2014 19:05:11 | More by leitmotif
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-04-2014 23:27:13 | More by smithj4
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DmanGTR

New York

4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this several times during our tastings.

Very dark brown, nearly black. Off white head when it's carbonated, otherwise it leaves a faint trace of bubbles. Lots going on here. Huge notes of coffee grinds, dark chocolate, burnt toast, leather, earth, cremini mushrooms, figs, and prunes. Layers and layers repeat themselves as you smell and sip. Medium bodied, alcohol barely noticeable. I highly recommend this great example of a RIS.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 05:28:19 | More by DmanGTR
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pester

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-02-2014 18:24:31 | More by pester
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-01-2014 01:33:35 | More by afsdan
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WantonFaun

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a criminally underrated imperial stout. For me, it ranks with the likes of BCBS in intensity, but offers a dry, bitter dark chocolate profile paired with dark fruit compared to BCBS's graham/chocolate/marshmallow s'more blast. Drank alongside BCBS for comparison, and my buddy preferred this!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 00:16:28 | More by WantonFaun
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-30-2014 18:33:27 | More by mtomlins
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-27-2014 16:57:25 | More by Hayley_86
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Kerne

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-25-2014 02:04:07 | More by Kerne
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-20-2014 04:38:33 | More by random846
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-19-2014 18:57:35 | More by bkonk10
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WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2014 11:55:17 | More by WynnO
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2014 17:23:22 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Jdub2839

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2014 02:20:09 | More by Jdub2839
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2014 01:48:08 | More by Kevincredible
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-29-2014 22:59:09 | More by Braden
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-28-2014 12:40:12 | More by pcarney8
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bleeps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-27-2014 03:57:04 | More by bleeps
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derekrick420

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-12-2014 03:04:04 | More by derekrick420
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joek440

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-12-2014 02:18:00 | More by joek440
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tmzl

Slovenia

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Syrupy pour with delicious, creamy, average size, dark mocha head. Has good retention, bubbles popping away slowly, creates a creamy, thick top layer, which leaves very fine lacing. Some carbonation visible on the side of the glass. Dark, dark brown, can't see through. Some yeast bodies sediment to the bottom. Everything as it should be.

Smell: Roasted coffee with caramel and dark chocolate up front. Also some milk chocolate with dried plums, nuts and vanilla. A bit of freshness from sour dark berries, dark fruit. It's sweet, fat, creamy, stuffy, you can feel those 24 Plato degrees that went into this beast. Couldn't stop smelling it - rich, as soon as you find one note, another one comes along.

Taste: Medium (to high) sweetness, starts with mostly caramel and some burned sugar, milk chocolate with light berry sourness (makes it fresher and juicier), dry plums. Then it transfers into dominant roasted coffee with some dark chocolate. Roasted coffee driven medium to high bitterness with a tiny bit of alcohol finish the ride. Some soft chocolaty notes come out deep in the after-taste.

Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy almost syrupy. A very faint hint of alcohol warmth. A big, fat beast.

Overall: It's quite a beer. A fat one, full of darker malt wonders. Good play of flavours and balanced but still relatively demanding - not for your everyday, but well worth your time, when you have that fat stout urge.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 09:29:13 | More by tmzl
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Los1324

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-11-2014 02:22:55 | More by Los1324
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2014 13:51:52 | More by waddellc2
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.