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Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A. - Brouwerij De Molen

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Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A.Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 33
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tpd975 on 07-08-2010)
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

kscaldef, Jul 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

dangeru, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

drummermattie02, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of TheBrewViking
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is black with very little head but it does stick around for a while.

Smells of bourbon, molasses and cocoa.

Taste is bourbon, molasses, chocolate and vanilla with a good amount of char familiar with de molen stouts

mouthfeel is a bit on the thinner side for the style

overall I love me some stouts from de molen or hey anything from Menno is top notch.
Thanks Erik for sending this my way!

TheBrewViking, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ystazi, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Texasfan549, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kjkinsey, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

ajzy, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Farnswurth, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of IPA35
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle, 11% ABV and bottled 28th of january this year. So a pretty fresh bottle.

Pours dark brown, in the glass it looks black with dark brown at the bottom (when held in the light). A thin, tan head. Not pitch black though.

I does not smell unlike the Wild Turkey version I had a while earlier. Still the same dark beer with the obvious bourbon oakyness. A really nice scent: dark sweet malts, some char, chocolate, coffee and bourbon; vanilla, oak and that sort of boozyness. I think this smells better, the other was more on the bourbon if I remember correctly and this one has more of the stout.

The taste has less bourbon as well I think. This is a more malty sweet beer like the original.
Yes, this is a beer with a sweet, slightly roast maltiness combined with the oaky bourbon and a tiny hint of liquorice (had to think about what it was for like 10 minutes and that comes closest). This one hold the middleground between the normal beer and the Wild Turkey in a way. After having had the WT this one is a little underwhelming on the bourbon but it certainly is less fruity than the original as it still hass that oaky/vanilla component from the barrels. This one shows more of the base beer I think. As it warms up the bourbon becomes stronger fortunatly.

It is a highly drinkable and very balanced beer. The alcohol is there but pretty weak for a 11% beer when compared to a a beer with a similar strengt like Rochefort 10.

Not much hop to speak off.

Mouthfeel is medium-to full, nice and smooth and with low carbonation.
Quite dry on the finish.

A really nice RIS, the barrels work very well on this already great beer. If you want a big blast of bourbon I think the Wild Turkey would be the best choice however.

IPA35, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mtbdonn, Apr 17, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome. Really, really nice. Everything was right on here, nothing bad to say about this beer at all. Appearance was nice...deep black with a nice head; smell was nice. Taste was all there, nice bourbon notes with plenty of malt. Mouthfeel was probably one of the best if not the best. This beer is not too boozy, not to watery, everything really clicked as a really, really good stout. Great job by De Molen! Awesome!

4thelvofbeer, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jbuddle, Mar 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

BeerBaron, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Jeffo. Served in Hill farmstead stemware.

A - Quick-dissolving tan foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and a very dark brown body.

S - Sweet, biscuit and milk chocolate malts, caramel, vanilla, light oak, hints of smoke, and umami, and an increasing bourbon presence as the beer warms.

T - Taste is quite similar to the H&V Wild Turkey (which is part of this blend). An enjoyable melange of bourbon, smoke, toasted biscuits, chocolate, and a touch of umami. Barrel is more forward, with sweeter malt characters appearing in the finish. Well-hidden alcohol.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, with pleasant lower carbonation. Light tannic in the finish, with some residual stickiness. Not much alcohol warmth.

D - Definitely one of the strongest H&V variants - I prefer this one to the new Wild Turkey release. That being said, the differences are quite subtle. The nip bottle was greatly enjoyed and I found myself wishing this was a larger bottle.

MasterSki, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

whartontallboy, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

eawolff99, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

boatshoes, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

bbadger, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

uturn, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 18, 2011
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4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a teeny, tiny bottle that still said "750 ml" on the label. Looks like a bit of an oversight, since this bottle could not have been more than 8 oz. Hat tip to the Doodler for sharing.

Brewed July 23, 2009
Bottled June 8, 2010
Bottle No. 2364 of 2483

This beer pours what seemed like a slightly darker brown than regular Hel & V, but same as the original, not even a hint of head. Not the best looking beer out there, but that's not really the point, is it?

You get a lot of the alcohol on the nose, but also a slight tartness that is not present in regular Hel & Verdoemenis. There is a lot of spice and oak that takes center stage.

The flavor on this thing is really strong vanilla and oak, typical of whiskey barrel-aged beers, but this one takes it to a new level. The flavors are so defined and not overpowered by the beer. The Hel & V plays so well off the barrels, producing a strong caramelized raisin flavor with the same sharp bitterness that really cuts through the sweetness. It's heavy in the mouth, but the alcohol content rounds out the beer and helps it slide down far too easily.

What a fantastic beer. Not that this is surprising, but it just proves how many beers are begging for barrel treatment. The Wild Turkey barrels provide that really classic bourbon barrel-aged flavor profile, and it's nice to have something that, even though it's called a stout, tastes more like a belgian strong dark that gets this treatment. Very glad to share it, thanks to the Doodler.

joshclauss, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of pkeigs
4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love Hel and Verdoemenis, and this version of it is just stunning. With a great base beer, barrel aging really accentuates the complexity.

Poured from a 5.5 ounce nip bottle, I really wish they would do this one in a 12 ounce waxed dip, the bottle gives you a few swallows. Luckily I also got to try on tap at De Molen during the 1st annual Borefts Festival, and even though Narke stole the show for me, it gave me such an appreciation for De Molen. I ended up searching this beer out multiple during my 9 months abroad.

Pours black, black black, with just a slight ring to show that it is carbonated. Looks lovely in my De Molen glass.

Smells amazing, the thing I love about the base beer is how earthy it is, no citrus hops used here. The barrel aged version is fantastic, notes of vanilla, earth, dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, espresso, caramel, dark fruit, I could go on and on.

Tastes fantastic, just so balanced, lots of earthy, chocolate notes, slight vanilla from the barrel and a little bit of booziness that I don't pick out from the regular version. The finish just seems to last, and last and last. Great complexity.

Only thing that makes this score less than a perfect 5 is the mouthfeel, it is not as thick as some of the great stouts I have had, it is oily, but just doesn't coat my mouth as well. A fantastic beer that I would like to cellar, just so hard to get here in the States...

pkeigs, Aug 02, 2011
Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A. from Brouwerij De Molen
94 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.