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

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Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A.Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged for 20 months

(Beer added by: Dope on 08-23-2013)
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Small format bottle from Tipples dated 1/28/13 poured on 3/28/14. Pours a thick dark black color with a small dark brown head. Beautiful fudgy chocolate bourbon aroma, caramel, vanilla, more chocolate. Flavor is lots of bourbon up front, sweet syrupy chocolate sauce notes, big burst of vanilla caramel on the finish. Huge thick mouthfeel with low carbonation. This reminds me a lot of BCS but with what feels like even more heft. Very nice...this just sits on the shelf here and I need to buy more of it (all of it?).

BMMillsy, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from an 12 fl oz bottle purchased at Redstone Liquors, Stoneham, MA
28/01/13
Served in a snifter

The beer poured dark chestnut brown, nearing black once in the glass. A frothy, inch-tall, caramel colored crown topped the liquid and slowly faded to a thick, bubbly, lasting ring. Tiny droplets of lacing clung to the glass.

The aroma was smooth and robust. Intensely malty with the malts initially seeming more toasty and nutty than roasty. Sweet, plummy, dark fruit notes came through strong. Loads of raisins. As the beer warmed, the nutty, toasty qualities were overshadowed by intense bourbon and vanilla notes. The roasted malts also came forth, along with some booziness.

The flavor profile was also rich, robust and remarkably smooth. Lots of sweet caramel malts and raisin notes on the front end. Moderately roasty. Slightly nutty and toasty. Loads of bourbon and fresh vanilla bean. Good dose of brown sugar. Although the bourbon presence was intense, the beer somehow avoided being overly boozy. Fudge-y, dark chocolate notes really came forth as the beer warmed. The espresso-like finish was roasty with a hint of char, but still incredibly smooth. Like the nose, the alcohol presence became stronger with time.

On the palate, the beer was a bit disappointing. The liquid contained an ultra fine and mellow effervescence, which made the mouthfeel seem almost flat. Somewhat soft and pillowy. The sugars in the beer left a slightly sticky film on my lips.

With all the fantastic barrel-aged stouts being produced domestically, I typically shy away from these pricier imports. This beer however was definitely worth the splurge. Fans of both bourbon and vanilla would undoubtedly enjoy this greatly.

Damian, Mar 06, 2014
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Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A. from Brouwerij De Molen
95 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.