Hemel & Aarde - Brouwerij De Molen

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89
very good

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Nickls on 08-26-2009)
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong wood notes in this beer. Spruce tasting? Decent, but not my thing.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle States 10.00%. 2011 Vintage.

Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights. The aroma has big peat smoked malt and also dark fruits. It breathes like a good whiskey. Big roasted malts in the taste, certainly some peat and earthy wood. The roasted, coal like goodness is complex and addictive. Character abounds from Hemel & Aarde, this is a Russian Imperial Stout from the Netherlands that is worthy of seeking out. Full bodied, lush, well carbonated. A pleasure and a real treat. Delicious stuff right here, I love the roasted and slightly smokey flavor.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.19/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

This is a very peaty stout. Classified as a Russian Imperial, but it sure reminds me of Scotland. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Nice head and lacing; very dark. Aroma is smoky, and the peat dominates the taste.

The flavor is very strong. My 8 ounce pour (on tap) was almost more than I wanted.

Not your everyday stout, that's for sure, but it's a great change of pace.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Vintage 12/5/11

A - Pitch black with an off white, soapy looking, thick ring of lacing, gentle carbonation through
the middle.

S - Smoke, charcoal, faint dark roasted chocolate.

T - Well balanced throughout, smoky char, charcoal, dark roasted chocolate, oak, peat, and
light coffee.

M - Medium body, gentle carbonation and silky soapy bubble finish on the back of the palate.

O - A fantastic beer that will age for a long, long, time.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Hemel & Aarde from Brouwerij De Molen
89 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.