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Hel & Verdoemenis 666 - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 72
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-09-2010)
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Photo of wordemupg
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 12/4/13 bottle 4624

A pretty black with a deep cola edge, finger of dark mocha foam sits for a few sips and leaves a single thick ring of lace

S boozy fudge smells great, lots of wood and cognac, a little smoke and raisin with just a hint of fennel, the booze works well for this one almost bringing the cognac to center stage and I love the taste of cognac

T more roasted barrel notes then the nose and even more cognac, char and burnt espresso, a little different form the nose but equally good, intense and tasty, the fudge is a little toned down but I'm loving the taste

M not too thick for the color with a little heat and a little grit left behind on the gums, long aftertaste of charred wood and cognac

O great liquid going on here, I'm surprised how noticeable the cognac really is, pretty solid brew that I'll be stocking up on for sure

I love the label and the beer inside the bottles even better, great today but this ones going to age gracefully and I'll be buying a nice little stash to ensure I get to enjoy it a few years down the road, stock up boys and girls if you can

wordemupg, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of mattsander
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The bottle is full nearly to the brim, odd and awesome. Pours jet black with 20mm of fluffy beige head that becomes a thick ring. Great looking beer.

S: Big time cognac oak, wow this smells phenomenal. Unique and liqueur-like barrel notes, booze, dark chocolate, licorice.

T: I am admittedly not familiar with cognac, but if it tastes like this beer I should probably get acquainted. A little bit hot, but that will improve with time. I will definitely be laying a few of these down.

M: Creamy and full bodied, boozy but never thin.

Awesome beer, huge cognac/oak presence, this far exceeded my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

mattsander, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of IanSpindler
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

IanSpindler, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

thanks as always to dave from willow park for hooking me up with straight off the truck brews. 330ml bottle poured into big rock snifter. half finger of mocha head which sticks around. definitely has legs. aroma is huge cognac. some roasted malts come through as well. dark fruit. almost smells like those delicious liquor chocolates

taste is wicked. definitely get a lot of cognac. lots of dark chocolate, some burnt fruit, caramel comes through on the after taste. great warming feeling as you swallow

overall this is an awesome BA RIS. I will definitely be grabbing a couple more to cellar. grab it while you can

schnarr84, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev -6.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on December 5, 2012 with black wax, bottle (batch?) number 6. Poured into a wine glass at Tørst in NYC.

A- Pours very dark brown with no head or lacing.

S- Chocolate, cake, vanilla, caramel, and a really nice but subtle cognac aroma. Smells damn nice.

T- Delicious. Huge and layered chocolate flavor, with dark and milk chocolate, chocolate cake, as well as vanilla, some roastiness, with a nice fruitiness and sweet cognac flavor towards the finish.

M- Medium to full body, smooth, soft feel, very mild alcohol warmth.

O- A great beer, the base beer is delicious and the cognac barrel gives it a very nice and tasty complexity.

WillCarrera, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of MCain04
3.75/5  rDev -12%

MCain04, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of straightlambic
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

straightlambic, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of mick303
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The 666 bottle from the Edinburgh Brewdog pub. 10% ABV
A- coffee ruby black , whispy lacing, basically no head on the pour, swirling does produce a bit of tan lacing.

S- boozey whisky/cognac barrel, honey, roasty coffee and malt, a lot of boozey whisky cask. Some cinnamon and clove spiciness, subtle chocolate comes through also. Intense.

T- whisky, vanilla, lots of oak, dark chocolate, boozy and dry on finish, dry cocoa, sherry/cognac chocolate sweetness, some dark chocolate and creaminess comes through. Crazy complex, hops are really slight. A lot of different things going on, all integrated really nicely.

M- really huge, quite dry on finish, little soft carbonation, big and quite smooth with slight boozy alcohol. Very smooth and creamy with slight alcohol prickle. Subtle malty sweetness, makes a very satisfying drink.

Overall a bit 'out of control' in the bet possible way. A big aged stout, tons of cognac and oak influence. Remains really complex, steller and quite well balanced. Drinks nicely and is quite pleasing. Glad I tried this. Awesome Imperial Stout.

mick303, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -12%

baybum, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of fbc24
3.75/5  rDev -12%

fbc24, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of jbuddle
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jbuddle, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of truebluebums
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 5 Dec, 2012 #1196

Appearance: Very black, w/ small tan head if poured vigorously

Smell: Booze. Cognac comes through the front with a Jenever like smell. Dark chocolate, coffee and hints of vanilla in smell. Some licorice could be mixed in there as well.

Taste: The brandy is very apparent in each sip. There's a fairly strong licorice taste to this H&V that overpowers the coffee and chocolate, but both still play a fair part in the palate of the beer. There's slight taste of vanilla and caramel in the end. The tastes of licorice, cocoa and dark malt liner on the tongue pairing with cognac aftertaste very well.

Overall: A very, very good beer. The cognac is a bit over powering for my taste, but I could see how some would prefer that way. Would love to try this beer with a few years on it and see if the liquor taste fades in to the background a bit. In the end, I think the H&V Wild Turkey aged wins for me.

truebluebums, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of EricTheRed
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

EricTheRed, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Googs
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Googs, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Matagal
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Matagal, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Denoas
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Denoas, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of mtbdonn
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mtbdonn, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of unclejazz
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tørst
8 oz. pour

Little to no head, a few bubbles at the edge of the glass, dark brown/black in color. It looked a bit flat

The smell of oak and cognac are really incredible, not to heavy on the roast malts in the nose. Quite nice.

A bit low on the CO2 for me, but the flavor worked and I actually like the low carbonation in this beer. It really allowed be the enjoy the cognac, Carmel, raisin flavors of this well crafted brew.

I wish I could also try this with heavier carbonation to see if their is a difference.

Cheers Jeppe!

unclejazz, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of bklynj
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bklynj, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pitch black. No head. Nothing more to say.

Somewhat alcoholic. Chocolatey. Touches of coffee. Actually a little light on. Some fruit notes.

Malt sugars. Chocolate. A little earthy and dry.

Full body with moderately-low carbonation. Not bad.

I don't get it. This beer is quite popular and well regarded and yet it is so empty and unfulfilling. It is lacking any real punch beyond generic malt and alcohol.

dgilks, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of ung
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ung, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of jegross2
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Hel & Verdoemenis 666 from Brouwerij De Molen out of Belgium. Batch 666 is Hel & Verdoemenis with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.
Score: 93

Bottle is dated 11/14/2011. Served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 02/05/13.

Appearance: Coffee colored body. Pours a thin layer of mocha head that settles to ring around the glass. Good lacing, average retention. 4/5

Smell: Milk chocolate, lots of roastiness, bakers chocolate, wood and a touch of menthol-y peppermint-like aroma. There is also something else in the aroma that is really intriguing that I cannot put my finger on -- maybe it's the cognac. Faint coffee and a hint of hops too. Perfect incorporation; deliciously inviting. 5/5

Taste: Tastes a lot like it smells plus some cherry, a little plum, and less chocolate than was present in the nose. Woody backbone with a mild amount of coffee in the finish. Faint hoppiness. What I suspect is the Cognac from the nose is more prominent too, but still not very bold. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation. Slightly sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. 4.25/5

Overall: One of the better Belgium-originating stouts I have had to date.

Recommendation: Seek a bottle of this stuff out. It is delicious! It has a mass appealing flavor profile too.

Cost: $11.99 for a 12 oz bottle.

jegross2, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -12%

beernads, Jan 05, 2013
Hel & Verdoemenis 666 from Brouwerij De Molen
94 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.