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Hemel & Aarde - Brouwerij De Molen

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89
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 08-26-2009)
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Reviews by STEG:
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STEG

New York

4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

.18cl Poured room temperature into a goblet. I need to thank Jeffo for this excellent hookup.

Looks as a stout should, pitch freakin black, light does not pass though it. Head is espresso foam colored. and has outstanding retention over 3 minutes of slow dissipation makes this quite the looker. Bubbles are fine to medium in diameter and make this stout look imposing.

Huge peat smoke nose, with a roasty earthy presence absolutely wonderful. Dark chocolate, sweet liqueur, earthy hops wet wood and licorice are all present in the back.

Taste is well, odd at first, somewhat smokey and medicinal at the same time up front then recedes into a sweeter mocha like phase before becoming a bit bitter towards the finish showing off those bittering hops nicely.

Mouthfeel is freakin awesome, this stuff is lucious, with a mild tingly carbonation mid way through, wonderfully thick and smooth.

What a beer, when De Molen is on they are one of the best "stoutists" in the world. When the carbonation is on and the mouthfeel and that signature olfactory punch hits you with every smell and taste makes a truly outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 00:57:15 | More by STEG
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Hemel & Aarde from Brouwerij De Molen
89 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.