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Hemel & Aarde - Brouwerij De Molen

Hemel & AardeHemel & Aarde

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89
very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%


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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mscottjohnston

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-30-2013 10:25:34 | More by mscottjohnston
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-25-2014 04:22:26 | More by Erik-P
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml / 10% alcohol / bottle date is partial but looks to be from March 2013.

Appearance - Pour into a snifter is blackblackblack with a surprisingly voluminous tan head. Great retention but not much lace.

Smell - Intense peat and salty scotch-like smokiness first and foremost with very minimal roast, char and dark chocolate. Some earthy tones. Having some Rex Attitude flashbacks...

Taste - Definitely more balanced and generally stout-like. Burnt chocolate, caramel, coffee w/cream, dark fruit, and nutty malts coming out while still maintaining a good amount of peat and smoke. Some hop bitterness there. Coffee ground finish. A pretty harmonious balance as it starts to warm, certainly trumps the nose in that aspect.

Mouthfeel - What it lacks in heftiness, it makes up for in velvety smoothness with easy-going medium level carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall - Ultimately I think the Scotch-smoke is a little overkill here, moreso in the scent. Either way the taste/mouthfeel is great though. Complex flavor, well-hidden alcohol, smooth, nice balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:23:29 | More by Chico1985
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-15-2014 03:12:29 | More by jsnoek
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Monk's Cafe Mad Monday

A- pours pitch black with a creamy off-white colored head that leaves lots of good lace behind. Smells of smoky peat moss, woodsy & earthy, chocolate and fresh band-aide. Taste is smoky peat with woodsy notes, sweet chocolate & smoked meat with a dry smoky finish. Medium carbonation and body with s upper smooth and creamy mouthfeel and finish. The peat moss works well with the base beer, as it does not overpower and mixes in some nice woodsy notes as well. Definitely not for everyone, but worth the try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2014 13:25:24 | More by Treyliff
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Los1324

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-11-2014 02:23:55 | More by Los1324
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-05-2014 19:52:40 | More by hagbergl
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Mplsbrew

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-22-2014 03:43:00 | More by Mplsbrew
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BierJager89

California

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a big brown head.

S: Peat, roasted malt and maybe cream in the nose.

T: Big smokey peat notes, bready notes, roasty notes, coffee, nice bitter coffee in the aftertaste. No noticeable hint of alcohol.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and fairly smooth.

O: This beer is a more-than-solid example of the style. It's delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 22:59:53 | More by BierJager89
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Ed37

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-04-2014 11:40:58 | More by Ed37
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-29-2014 14:54:34 | More by tom10101
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-24-2013 01:54:20 | More by Bunuelian
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-20-2013 03:17:36 | More by jhlosito75
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2013 20:36:35 | More by Slatetank
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-15-2013 00:16:11 | More by GeoffreyM
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-10-2013 14:49:19 | More by EJJ1848
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-24-2013 00:13:42 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-24-2013 00:07:27 | More by nickfl
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-22-2013 04:35:42 | More by XmnwildX12
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-10-2013 21:23:17 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-10-2013 01:16:52 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-10-2013 01:15:22 | More by Texasfan549
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

09-24-2013 16:24:15 | More by Irish12
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At 10%abv., coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle; bottling date 03/05/2012, served mildly chilled in a long-stemmed wine goblet. Notes: the beer label specifies the ingredients to include water, munich, cara, brown, bruichladdish barley malts, premiant and sladek (late hopping) and yeast.

A: pitch black in colour, coming with a 1cm thick creamy dark khaki frothy head with very good retention, on top of rather mild carbonation.
S: the dense and oily aroma upfront is dominated 50-50 by the peated malts and savoury-sweet black prune-ish notes; given a good swirl, the pronounced peatiness mixes well with bitter cocoa, gristy black beans, vanilla, plummy fruit esters, black cherry skins, and bitter-sweet root herbs as of licorice. Complex, but also strangely the aroma is uplifted by the lovely peaty edge of the malts.
T: smooth in carbonation, the foretaste is slightly metallic, savoury-sweet and robustly peated-malty, delivering lots of smoky and deep-roasted aroma alongside smoked longan-fruits, black prunes, licorice roots and bitter chocolate syrup, followed by a dry tinge of herbal bitterness as well as a thick body of lubricating Munich and brown malts with an aromatic bready touch. The bitterness retains its intensity towards the finish, where the peated-malt and smoked prune-ish aroma lingers with excellent earthy undertones to elevate an otherwise potentially heavy aftertaste.
M&O: the mouthfeel is excellent, lubricating and soothingly carbonated at the same time, while the fulsome body doesn’t go quite heavy at all. This is a successful, robust and yet very approachable Russian Imperial Stout that drinks so well alone, but can also benefit from different types of barrel-ageing. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 18:15:05 | More by wl0307
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-11-2013 22:14:59 | More by crosenkrantz
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Hemel & Aarde from Brouwerij De Molen
89 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.