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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 41
Gots: 120 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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 oberon
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured into a snifter jet black with a tight sticky deep beige head that held thru the duration of the glass.French roast coffee and bitter chocolate mainly in the nose,as it warms a sweet shot of alcohol fruitiness comes into play.Highly roasted on the palate with some dark fruit-like sweetness,mocha flavors are quite big wich was to be expected.It's a very good imperial stout although it doesn't have any one thing that jumps out at ya,still it's great for the style.

oberon, May 20, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

jsnoek, May 20, 2012
Photo of cbilek06
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

cbilek06, May 12, 2012
Photo of Gmann
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a near black color with brown highlights. The tan head is short and creamy; leaves a nice frothy ring when it settled.

The aroma is of roasted malt with a twang of acidic fruit. Deep prune aroma with some carob. Some woody notes. A bit too sharp in the aroma.

The flavor is of a smooth roasted malt and milk chocolate. Some mild vanilla and caramel provide some sweetness. There is a subtle dark fruit/acidic note but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. Like a dark chocolate and caramel candy bar.

The feel is ultra smooth and creamy. Sweet and lightly bitter on the palate; some light tart notes. Finishes a bit sticky.

I had no idea what style of beer this was until I read some reviews. The aroma lead me one way but the flavor was of a sweet smooth stout. Very flavorful.

Gmann, May 12, 2012
Photo of Paul68
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Paul68, May 09, 2012
Photo of corby112
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger, frothy dark mocha head.  Excellet retention only slowly fading into a thick, lasting ring. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.  Looks amazing!

Deeply roasted dark malt aroma that doesn't become burnt or acrid. Hints of toast, dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean and oatmeal along with subtle lactic cream and sweeter malt notes.

Medium bodied with a good balance of roasted malt, silky chocolate, sweet booze, lactic cream and subtle hops.  Chewy and roasty that verges on being burnt but never tips over that edge.  Lactic cream and sweeter chocolate notes balance things out.  Bitter earthy hops with a touch of pine compliment the dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean and oatmeal.  Complex, well balanced and easy to drink.  Slight boozy swetness and heat toward the finish but overall the high abv is nicely masked.

corby112, May 02, 2012
Photo of KAP1356
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

KAP1356, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

AlexM, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of AronVietti
4.4/5  rDev +6%

Poured into a tulip glass from a 33cl bottle, gave about an inch of beige head that died down quickly with moderate lacing. Brewed on March 09 2011, bottles April 13 2011.

A: Dark brown, has reddish hues when held up to the light.

S: Dried Fruits, coffee, chocolate and some alcohol.

T: Dark Chocolate and currants, plum, espresso, not as boozy as the smell suggested but still present with an in style warmth.

M: Good body, not overly viscous like some examples of this style. Stays on the palate for a good 5 seconds fading from fruity to a pleasant bitterness.

O: This would be a great beer to serve by the fire, or after a light meal with some chocolates and dried fruit. I would love to taste a bottle that has been aged for a few years!

AronVietti, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a snifter. Brewed on 6 August 2010. Bottled on 16 September 2010. Bottle number 771. Batch of 468 bottles. (Hmmmm, 771/468?)

A: Nice off-white head with great lace. Noticeable yeast in the dark brown-red beer.

S: Weird. Some fruit. Bright with some alcohol. Musty yeast. A little like an old ale.

T/M: This is an excellent beer, chock full of unexpected coffee and excellent bitterness. Round and full, with boozy sweetness and subdued red fruit. Lingering aftertaste is sweeter than not. Damn good. My only complaint is a sort of flatness.

O: An excellent imperial stout. Highly recommended; so good. Will definitely have again.

OG: 1115
EG: 1031
EBC Colour: 308.9
EDU: 99.9

AgentMunky, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev -3.6%

2dogbrew, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of larryi86
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%

33 cL bottle dated April 11, 2011, bottle 183 of 2080, poured into a tulip

A- Black with no head.

S- Coffee, vanilla, booze, roasted malts, dark chocolate.

T- Chocolate, some vanilla, dark fruits, roasted malts, nice coffee finish, touch of alcohol.

M- Smooth, creamy, low carbonation.

O- A really good beer that is worth the money. At one year old it is great, would love to see how this ages for longer being that it says it can age for up to 25 years. I will be picking up a few more bottles for aging.

larryi86, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Bottled February 18, 2010. Batch #199 (cellarable for 25 years). Pours black with beautiful brown head. Aromatics of caramel and oak which the flavor also suggests on top of a sweet and boozy backfinish. Sweet mouthfeel along with heavy sediments at the bottom. Overall a good brew that is worth seeking out again!

CuriousMonk, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of TMath524
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of jpajpajeff
3/5  rDev -27.7%

jpajpajeff, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of MiataMike
3.08/5  rDev -25.8%

A: Jet black, like motor oil. Very thin head.

S: Roasted malts, cherries, sugar, coffee, chocolate

T: Sour, more cherries initially. Sour stale coffee on the finish, which is drying. Alcohol becomes more prominent as you drink it.

M: Thick, oily, slightly cloying mouthfeel

O: Drinkability isn’t terribly high, which is to be expected, I think. It’s $9 a bottle, which is ridiculously expensive, and I probably wouldn’t buy it again. It’s one of those beers you buy just to say you tried them.

MiataMike, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottle 1764 of 2080 brewed March 2011. The simple label and wax seal were all I needed to give this beer a try. I knew it would hit me in the wallet, and the 11+ oz cost $10+.

A: deep burgundy black pour turns to pitch in the glass - no head to speak of, just some lace motes after a sip and an oily (?) residue; but really, yeah-yeah-yeah: black oil - wow

S: coffee, vanilla, malt, and sugar

T: strong coffee flavor, mellow sweet, but with a dry malt back; brown sugar and chocolate notes

M: super soft, not as thick as some RIS - rather "thin" actually; no burn, no bitterness, just mellowness - creamy/dreamy

O: probably the mellowest RIS I've ever had - no bite, no burn, no bitterness, and not cloyingly sweet like some - a (yes) mellow sweetness. Really classy stout - wish it were cheaper, but I know it shouldn't be. Worth the price. Hit my stout spot on the head.

Greywulfken, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

thanks to injuredreserve for sending this one my way.
bottle 512
brewed 4/30/2010
bottled 6/18/2010

a - popped the top and filled my ccb snifter. poured a watery black with a reasonable white head that was gone quick leaving a thin slick on the surface.

s - deep roasted chocolate malts. really nice. some coffee notes. big and bold. vanilla glaze.

t - lots of big chocolate and roasted malts. coffee slaps back. some alc, but great roasted chocolate. one of the better RIS i've had in a long time.

m - first thing i noticed when it hit my lips was the silkiness. this is a big bold and full beer, but silky soft and smooth. bready and cooling.

o - overall, world class. one of the best RIS i've ever had. there is just so much goodness in this beer.

cosmicevan, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of w00ddy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

w00ddy, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of jkane101
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

jkane101, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of jneiswender
2.98/5  rDev -28.2%

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a nonic glass. Served cool and allowed to sit some.

Pours dark mahogany and a dark tan head. Very chunky. Alot of yeast in this bottle.

Smell initially very boozy and medicinal. After some warming up the chocolate comes up. Some herbal notes.

Tastes herbal, sage like and boozy. A bit rough. Low carbonation and slick mouthfeel.

Not a bad beer but there are some world class beers in this category. A bit rough around the edges but again not a bad beer by itself.

jneiswender, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev -3.6%

bonbini26, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of ElGallo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ElGallo, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of s1ckboy
4/5  rDev -3.6%

s1ckboy, Feb 21, 2012
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
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