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Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen

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Hel & VerdoemenisHel & Verdoemenis

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

440 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 440
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 40
Gots: 122 | 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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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)

4.77/5  rDev +14.9%

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!

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: 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.

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

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

From a 330 ml bottle (label says February 29, 2012) into a snifter. My bottle says 10.0% ABV, not 10.2%.

A-The pour is heavy and syrupy. The beer mostly lacks head. Instead, a thin cap fades to collar immediately. No lacing on the glass. The beer is black and still-looking.

S-The aroma is a big, bold mixture of cream, milk and dark dark chocolate, a touch of dark-roasted coffee and some caramel. There is a hint of roasty bitterness that is balanced nicely by the sweetness of the caramel. Alcohol is hidden.

T-The taste tracks the smell. This is a rich and creamy flavored beer with lots of chocolate, cocoa, and a bit of roasted coffee. The caramel is somewhat less assertive on the palate than on the nose, but there is a bit of roasted barley and toast there now. Again, the 10.0% ABV is hidden in there.

M-The feel is thick, syrupy and flat. Sort of a let-down.

O-This would be a world class stout if it had some (even a tiny bit) carbonation. The aroma and taste are intense, balanced, and pretty damn delicious. It almost tastes barrel-aged with little hints of bourbon and vanilla in there. I will definitely consider buying another bottle of this to see if I just got a bad seal or if the brewer really intended the beer to be flat.

03-05-2014 03:43:48 | More by spoony
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-25-2014 16:23:03 | More by drmcleod10
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-25-2014 16:22:02 | More by JSBILK
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Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-25-2014 04:06:00 | More by Lare453
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-24-2014 00:25:31 | More by coenbust
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Netherlands

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2014 11:31:43 | More by Beer-Ed
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
92 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.