Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A. - Brouwerij De Molen
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2.73/5 rDev -37%
330ml bottle. Tulip glass @ BierCab (Barcelona). Deep ruby color, cloudy appearance. Tan froth, lasting crown. Caramel malt, spiced aromas, hints of bitter orange & woody hues to the nose. Sugar & caramel malt at first sip. Medium body. Soft carbonation. All flavors & aromas are quickly overwhelmed by intense alcohol notes. Bourbon provides a harsh ABV sensation. Unbalanced.
02-04-2014 01:44:09 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.5/5 rDev -19.2%
Pour is dark brown with dark tan head. Nose is pretty balanced with nice bourbon notes, faint peat and wood notes. Some roasted malt notes and hints of dark chocolate. Taste has much more peat and some interesting yeast notes. More malt complexity and and depth but a bit of sweetness through the finish. Milky chocolate and light roasted malt with brown sugar and malt sugar left over. Medium body with a creamy feel and softer carbonation.
08-15-2014 15:57:53 | More by cpetrone84
4.01/5 rDev -7.4%
Pour into a snifter is absolutely, positively pitch black. Barely any psst when it was opened, but a small tan cap appears and quickly forms a bubbly ring which remains for the duration and leaves bits of lace. Smell is decadent, pretty bourbon forward with huge chocolate-covered cherries, caramel and coconut. Definitely on the sweet side with not much roast.
The taste is good but seems more muddled, and missing some of the the nuances brought by the scent. Definitely very bourbony and sweet with lots of chocolate, brown sugar and dark fruit, with some charred oak and light smoke to balance it out along with some hop bitterness. There is some oxidation taste mid-palate noticeable with almost every sip but not too much of an issue. Mouthfeel is oily with low-carbonation, a bit hot with alcohol, could use more heftiness. Certainly a sipper.
It's kinda harsh for my tastes but it grew on me after some time. Even with the 11.2oz bottle this is probably one that's good to split.
09-30-2013 01:46:41 | More by Chico1985
4.18/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
06-25-2014 03:16:53 | More by cbutova
4.25/5 rDev -1.8%
Says it can be kept for up to 25 years but i didn't want to wait :)
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle, bottled 28/01/13.
Dark brown pour with thin foam but the sides are slathered. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, chocolate and roastedness. Taste is very smooth, sweet bourbon mixes well with creamy coffee; hints of cocoa. next to no carbonation. While the yeast isn't a factor, it makes it a different kind of barrel-aged ale, more mellow. A very nice one to sip.
02-12-2014 19:22:35 | More by papat444
Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A. from Brouwerij De Molen
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