Hel & Verdoemenis - Brouwerij De Molen
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4.06/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to GRG1313 for gifting me this one.
Brewed 6/21/10. Bottled 7/20/10. Bottle # 004/1344.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace that looks like sugar crystals coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, slight cinnamon, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite rich and has some complex aromas and flavors.
05-16-2013 04:55:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.33/5 rDev -19.8%
12oz bottle. 2010 vintage.
A: Opens with a substantial hiss and the pour yields a really aggressive mocha head. The way it explodes reminds me of an infected beer, but fortunately this isn't being murdered by yeast. Very deep black.
N: Lots of whisky, chocolate, metal. Brandy and raisins. Vanilla. Plenty of brown sugar, burnt caramel, coffee, and peanuts. Plenty of smoke.
T: Acrid smoke, burnt caramel, intense oak. Can be somewhat astringent and it varies behind really harsh and tasty. However, the end of this is really, really, bad as all the yeast settled to the bottom.
M: Very well carbonated and the mouthfeel seems somewhat thin. Dry and acrid. Lack of alcohol.
O: All over the place. Complex, smokey, then very flawed and astringent. Don't think I'd buy this again.
05-12-2013 04:49:12 | More by writerLJBerg
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
Bottled the first of May 2012, from their webshop.
330ml, 10% ABV
Pours a very dark beer, slight light comming through at the bottom. Lots of creamy head, Stays on forever. Just a huge, huge frothy head.
Smells pretty big. Plenty of charred roast in here and tons of molasses, dark chocolate, some coffee and sweet maltiness. Not overly fruity or anything. Infact it is quite earthy like tradition British stouts or even Köstritzer Schwarzbier, that distict aroma on the nose.
Surprisingly sweet on the taste though.
Malty sweetness with a tiny but of smoke, a quite bitter. Not really a hoppy bitterness but a roasty bitterness. Liquorice. Als it sits in the glass more if the dark fruitiness comes out which adds to the beer in my opinion, I really dig big sweet beers.
Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Quite full bodied. This is not one of those really, really big RIS's. But goes down very well. Low carbonation, but still well noticable.
04-18-2013 19:46:47 | More by IPA35
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
11.2oz (bottle 1930 of 2144; brewed March 2, 2011; bottled April 8, 2011) into a tulip. Pours a deep black w/ a creamy 2-inch mocha head that leaves behind some abstract lacing. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma is big molasses, dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, and booze. Smells sweet and dessert-like.
Taste follows nose. Chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, rum, smoky char and a whole bunch of other rich flavors swirling around. Nice bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, a little thin compared to other big stouts but that's not necessarily bad. Drinks smooth and all too easy.
Overall a really solid Russian imperial stout. It doesn't get a lot better than this.
04-18-2013 03:20:47 | More by draheim
4.09/5 rDev -1.4%
Thanks to KingKong for the generous extra. 11.2oz bottle served in my Old Stock snifter. Pours one shade shy of black with a loose, tan-colored head that quickly dissipates into a froth of bubbles around one side of the bowl. Lacing is fairly minimal and is expressed as spots of foam that exhibit poor adherence. Nose is rich and complex - chocolate malt, prunes, licorice, molasses and vanilla. There's also a trace of oxidation present towards the back. Taste is a bit less pronounced than suggested by the nose - the vanilla drops away, as do the prunes; however, there is also a slight vinous quality as well as an earthy hops bittering at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a carbonation just shy of still, a slightly oily texture, some acidity that stimulates the sides of the cheeks and a slight burn across the tongue between quaffs. Overall, a very good RIS. Not sure if this is something I would sit on for an extended period, but a solid example of the style and worth seeking out.
04-16-2013 00:15:24 | More by Jwale73
Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
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