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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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Hel & VerdoemenisHel & Verdoemenis

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

453 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 jrenihan
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10/11/2011

Beer is black with a small tan head. Great lacing and fairly good retention.

Lots of dark fruit in the nose- much moreso than expected. Prune and black cherry. Roasted malt. Cocoa. Surprisingly sweet smell.

Lots of roasted malt in the flavour, with anise and some bittering hops. Dark chocolate. A bit of coffee. Some cherry, prune and general dark fruit flavours. Finishes fairly bitter. Very good.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit sticky- a heavy beer.

Overall, a very good RIS. Big flavoured and heavy.

jrenihan, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz, 11/04/10 bottling date
Pinocchios snifter

A: Pours pretty much pitch black. Three fingers of medium tan colored head. Carbonation through the roof. Popped my stopper off the bottle. Knocking score for over carbonation.

S: Slight roast hints. Black licorice. Bakers cocoa powder. Some piney hop profile actually, almost like an American black IPA or something. Surprised it has lingered this long.

T: Lots of cocoa. Euro hop profile, leading to some bitterness. Adding to that is the slight coffee bitterness and dark chocolate. Dry finish. Interesting stout style than American Imperial Stouts.

M: It's full bodied, but mainly on back end. Carbonation makes it feel thinner.

inlimbo77, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Etan
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.

Etan, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

kaelingirl, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of TheBishopco
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

TheBishopco, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +20.5%

captainbearcat, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of BelgianBeerPope
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.

BelgianBeerPope, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -3.6%

aztraz, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of guytyping
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

guytyping, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of 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 :)

Arno, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

LiquidAmber, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -3.6%

savagepm, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of davey101
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.

davey101, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

HopsHopenstein, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +20.5%

rekel, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of rapidsequence
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.

rapidsequence, Jul 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

bigben94, Jun 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

kaneel, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

eawolff99, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

MaseFace, Jun 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Arphie, May 28, 2012
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.