Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A. - Brouwerij De Molen
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
This practically oozed out of the tap as it had a thick body of jet black coloring. The head was a thin ribbon of foam with a nice creamy density.
The aroma was sweet vanilla and coconut with just a bit of coffee.
The flavors were more profound than the nose suggested as the coconut and vanilla were rich and robust. I also caught some chocolate malt a light bit of coffee an some smoky char. The Bourbon flavor is more an accompaniment and doesn't detract from the sweetness.
The feel is just as thick as the appearance would suggest with a deeply full swallow.
This is so well done and rivals any one of the Top 10 BA Stouts.
02-03-2014 19:56:23 | More by KYGunner
4.56/5 rDev +5.3%
January 28, 2013 bottling reviewed November 2013. Poured into a Great Lakes snifter. The beer pours out very black with just a trace of light peeking through the edges of the surface. Very low carbonation. As this is barrel-aged, I do not consider that a penalty. The nose has lots of rich, liqueur-like notes of vanilla, fudge, baker's chocolate, and bourbon.
Very full body and a nice, rich flavor. Lots of sweet malt up front, followed by some roasty, coffee-like bitterness. Right around mid-palate the bourbon notes charge in with their vanilla and oaky sweetness and alcohol warmth, enriching the flavor with toffee-like notes and pulling your chops into an irresistible smile. Nice bourbon warmth lingers on the finish with a hint of chocolate and coffee.
Overall, one of the better bourbon-barrel-aged stouts I've had recently. The malt, coffee, and bourbon flavors are the stars here, not dark fruit as in some others. The flavor profile of this one reminds me a lot of BCBS, except it lacks a bit of the body of that beer and is not quite as aggressive. Still, this is a wonderfully-made beer and the barrel-aging is very well done.
11-24-2013 01:18:03 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.49/5 rDev +3.7%
Bottle to tulip.
A. Pours very dark amber - almost black - with a fine bubble light tan head that retreats to a slight rim of similar color and consistency. Low viscosity.
S. Sweet aromas of vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, and marshmallows. The bourbon/oak aroma is there, but not as prevalent as most ba stouts. Some booze vapors come out as the ale opens. Moderate fragrance.
T. Very delicate and balanced flavors. Not near as sweet as the nose would suggest. Major notes of dark malts, bourbon, bourbon-oak, and vanilla with a slight hop profile.
M. Quite thin with low carbonation. Full bodied. A little sticky. These traits combine to make this ale extremely smooth with little to no aftertaste.
O. A very delicate ale that has a great flavor and can go down extremely fast. An excellent ba stout. Kind of pricey at $9.99/12 oz., but worth a try for sure.
11-10-2013 23:05:23 | More by macher0
4.55/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.
Out of the bottle pours very chestnut brown, and hits with a dark walnut brown to nearly black body. Lots of red hues on the edges as well. Head barely makes a finger, almost orange with a tan light one finger tall consistency. It falls quickly but always maintains a very large bubbled collar and simple whispy top.
What an absolutely gorgeous nose on this beer. Dense giant cookie dough and caramel biscuits. Coffee aromas and dark bitter chocolate, roast malts and just incredibly complex. I can't get over this biscuit cookie caramel angle it's just unreal and unlike any barrel aged stout I've had. Truly wonderful and impressive as all get out, so much going on here.
Palate comes with a real nice amount of flavors. The complexity continues matching from the bouquet, thick and doughy cookie, matching with a sense of dark chocolate and caramel. This is like biting into one of those chocolate centered caramel bars only better. Finish has a bit of hop action surprisingly hinting at lime and pine bitterness. Lots of roast coffee warmth to match and dark malt crackling char. Mouthfeel is the only thing that surprisingly lacks, it's slightly wet but the flavors all still manage to carry through wonderful. Hints of piping black licorice heat and warmth to match almost zambuca in a way.
A real stunner of a brew, just filled with lots of incredible complex flavors and qualities. So much here to enjoy even overlooking the slightly lacking body. In fact it now reminds me of biting into a bar of Twix sans peanut butter.. only... 100 times better.
10-07-2013 19:16:13 | More by smakawhat
Hel & Verdoemenis Bourbon B.A. from Brouwerij De Molen
95 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.