Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey B.A. - Brouwerij De Molen
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4.93/5 rDev +16.5%
I can't thank Erik enough for this amazing beer! poured into a snifter. Appearance is black and pours with a tiny head that quickly disappears looks to be medium thickness.
Smell is straight bourbon followed by unsweetened dark chocolate followed by some barrel, smells exciting. its almost like taking the cap off of wild turkey and smelling that. awesome
Taste follows the nose, bourbon first with dark chocolate, vanilla followed by some wood. I get some brown sugar in there followed by a nice alcohol burn. excellent, I need more of this stuff
Mouthfeel is pretty light compared to other big stouts, very little carbonation, alcohol is warming but nice.
I was very impressed overall by this beer. age would serve this beer well. pretty awesome beer in my opinion
08-17-2011 03:21:34 | More by TheBrewViking
4.85/5 rDev +14.7%
Busted this out at our weekly tasting with funkydelic and thagr81us, big ole WOOT WOOT to Greg for hookin this thing up!! Bottle was from first batch (96 bottles)you can literally smell the rarity on the bottle..
A) Pours a small head of mocha foam with very tight carbonation, Very nice lacing and a beautiful pitch black stout lurks below!
S) Smells of brownies, dark fruit, anise,coffee, very mild on the barrel and a little booze to tickle the nose hair!
T) POW!! One of the most complex Belgian stouts I've ever encountered. The Wild Turkey barrel brings a very wood forward , vanilla-caramel almost coconut lusciousness. Nice earthy notes, hints of roasted coffee, chocolate,sweet maltyish thingie that all blends awesome with the barrel that is much more present than in the nose.
M) Medium-full body with a soft persistent carbonation. The body seems to have been thinned by the barrel a bit but not at all in a bad way, it still has plenty of sweet malty sugar and flavor for days!
O) Overall this brew was worthy of all the hype! I wish the bottles were larger but oh well the small serving size made sure we all really tasted the rarity!!! I could see it holding up for many many years in the cellar, it's got PLENTY of backbone!!
06-13-2011 05:19:01 | More by beeruser
4.55/5 rDev +7.6%
.18cl CLEAR nip bottle, I thought the glass was brown until the beer was poured out into a snifter shaped wine glass. A HUGE thanks to jeffo for this one.
Pitch black, no head but a slight hiss did escape the bottle
The smell is intense it's got port, bourbon, sweet dark chocolate, and vanilla with some slight coffee undertones. An absolutely decadent nose.
The taste is much more coffee and chocolate forward with bourbon taking a backseat but present in the heat and flavor towards the middle and the back.
This is some HOT beer in both mouthfeel and flavor it's quite boozy, more-so than most bourbon barrel aged stouts. There's also a considerable earthy character that's duly noted in many DeMolen stouts I've tried.
Overall this is the perfect size bottle (never thought I'd say that) for something this intense both in flavor and heat. Mouthfeel is oily slick, hot and has a light carbonation.
07-08-2011 01:04:09 | More by STEG
4.53/5 rDev +7.1%
Massive thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one with funkydelic and I at an impromptu tasting! First batch (96 bottles)! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller sampler wine glass. Poured a massively dark brownwith a minimal light tan head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, wood, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, wood, and subtle sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was just an excellent brew. The aroma on this one was excellent. So much so, it actually took me awhile to take my first sip as I kept going back to smell it over and over. Once it did hit my palate I knew I was in the presence of a great beer. The flavor was very complex and smooth. All aspects of this one just seemed to work in unison to make the others stand out. Really a great beer that I was very happy to have the opportunity to try!
05-20-2011 11:17:08 | More by thagr81us
4.53/5 rDev +7.1%
18 cL bottle poured into a De Molen Eau de Vie glass at Kulminator. brewed Oct. 10 2010, bottled 14/21 Feb 2011. Reviewed 6/9/2011. Bottle 1487/1560.
Ar: Rich roast, full dark malt, whiskey (rough whiskey), vanilla, alchol, strong chocolate, mild burn/char
Ap: Low/medium dark tan head, good retention, thick black
T: Rich and full, roast, molasses, vanilla, strong whiskey, light smoke/char, dried dark fruit, strong chocolate, hop bitterness and unsweetened baking chocolate at end, raisin, brown sugar, toffee. A very full stout with good vanilla, roast, whiskey and char balance.
M: Smooth, alcohol warmth, low carbonation, full body, light alcohol bitterness, viscous
O: Very aggressive and very good, strong alcohol, very full and rich, amazing
08-22-2011 19:36:58 | More by DaveJanssen
4.51/5 rDev +6.6%
Bottled: 28 January 2013.
Were the normal version had a huge head yesterday this does not. A thin film of tan head that fizzes away quickly. Very different from the huge frothy head yesterday that stayed on forever.
Still a dark beer with some reddishes at the bottom of the glass.
You can still smell the base beer, a pretty roasty and charred stout but added to that is an unmistakenly boozy nose. Whiskey for sure. Some coffee still there as well. Vanilla from the casks. Interesting!
Interesting, I think the base beer is subdued a little by the barrels. As expected. It appears less fruity than the original with more of an oaky, vanilla, bourbon flavour to it. The barrels do not overpower the beer however. The fruitiness (or more like malty sweetness) that it has is still there with a oaky/vanilla-ish flavour from the Wild Turkey. Very very complex, especially for me a non-bourbon/whisk(e)y drinker.
Not alcohol from the actual beer.
Very smooth, probably even more than the original. Could be the additional 1% ABV this bottling has. Even less carbonation too. A nice full and oily body.
A very enjoyable beer. It is much better than the original? I don't dare to say but it is different for sure. Well recommended. The 666 version I had long ago is maybe even better.
04-19-2013 20:02:23 | More by IPA35
Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey B.A. from Brouwerij De Molen
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