Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A. - Brouwerij De Molen
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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz bottle.
A: Pitch black with a very faint mocha head. Has great legs, though.
N: Rich mocha/dark chocolate covered espresso bean. Heavy amounts of vanilla/caramel/bourbon/oak. Some dark fruit.
T: Lots of bourbon. Quite sweet with oak acting as balance. Some moderate bitterness.
M: Oily, and medium-heavy body. Alcohol is very well-hidden.
O: This is far better than the regular version. It really is just about everything you’d want in a barrel aged stout. Plenty of flavor showing through, everything in coordination...I wish this didn’t cost so much or I’d buy a case.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 17:27:03 | More by writerLJBerg
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Big thanks to my buddy Cheeks for providing me with this bottle, always been meaning to try more of this series.
A- 12oz bottle poured to a snifter with a black, but not pitch black body. A tiny head forms only for a few moments before falling fast to a small, frothy ring. Lacing is spotty and rare.
S- Prominent aromas jump out of the glass with notes of deeply roasted malts, sweet dark sugars, candied raisins, bourbon soaked oak, vanilla and just a touch of alcohol. The dark fruits and sweetness bring an Old Ale factor into play that I find in high ABV Bruery beers.
T- Trifecta balance of Bourbon soaked toasted oak, dark roast grains and caramelized, sugar soaked raisins. The flavor drinks huge but the alcohol doesn't come into play, just rich if that makes sense. Notes of burnt cereal grains, dried dark fruits, cherry, vanilla sweetness, whiskey, oxidized caramel ala Old Ale, prunes and wood.
MF- Super thick bodied and oily like an Old Ale or syrupy Stout. Carbonation at a low-medium level but appropriate considering the decadence. Finishes warm but does not reach hot.
Sweet but in a good way, coming from someone who is not a fan of overly sweet beers. The sweetness is matched by a nice alcohol warming, Bourbon soaked oak and raisin dark fruit characteristics. De Molen is growing on me, big time.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 03:16:53 | More by cbutova
Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A. from Brouwerij De Molen
95 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.