Hel & Verdoemenis | Brouwerij De Molen

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4.17/5
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659 Ratings
Hel & VerdoemenisHel & Verdoemenis
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by paco1029384756 on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,586
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
659
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
56
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178
Trade:
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Photo of bobv
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

"Enjoy within 25 years."
Virtually no head, but what head there is actually produces lacing! Dark brown, almost black body. Nose of bitter chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, dark malt, and slight roasted malt. Taste mirrors nose with a hint of milk chocolate flavor coming forward. Good feel and overall, a tasty nightcap and would have again. Cheers!

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Photo of mikeycibelli
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 13.5.15, opened 14.6.18
Poured into a snifter
Thin taupe ring over motor oil black liquid
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate
Taste of roasted grains, dark chocolate, ash
Slight coffee bitterness lingers on the finish

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Photo of stephenlee
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled January 2016.
Pours pitch black with hardly any head.
Smell is dark chocolate, zero smell of the barrel.
Taste at first was a bit bitter/sour, as it warmed up it became less and less. The scotch pulls through strongly.
Feel is warm and cozy.
Overall not a bad stout.

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Photo of stevoj
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #75 (2008) from Jeremy. INky black pour with a small beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast grains. Taste is dark, semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar. Sweet and smooth. Really nice.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

'09 vintage. This has held up exceptionally well, even with the expected thin body and lack of carb. Taste like a chocolate-covered coffee bean that's often served with espresso!

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Photo of StormAles
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AGoodStout
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emincems
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

black color with small dark beige head. retention isn't strong as I expected.
it smells burnt malt, bitter chocolate and slightly wood.
taste is very similar to smell, but there are also licorice and coffee.
full bodied, low viscosity and carbonation. high abv is not hidden.
it's really complex stout, but it would be more delicious if it has 8 or 9 abv.

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Photo of Casey_L
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honestly thought this was a sour for the longest time because it is right by that section in my local bottle shop, however upon reading the label and inferring from the ingredients that this was a darker beer I grabbed it. Poured from 12oz bottle into Spiegelau Stout glass. Bottled on the 27th of November 2014.

L: Completely black with ruby edges when held against the light, half finger tan head forms but then dissipates into a thick ring after a minute or so.

S: Smells of cocoa, sherry, wood smoke, dark chocolate.

T: Yeah a lot of cocoa with the sherry falling off here lending more to the wood smoke and dark chocolate with some faint coffee. Leafy hop.

F: Medium-Full body, average carbonation, semi-dry coffee like finish.

O: A pretty solid RIS and a good beer.

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Photo of igl
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of janubio
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a small brown head with no retention and almost no lace.
Aroma of cark fruits, raisins, milk chocolate, caramel.
Full body, sicky palate, good carbonation. Peroleum.
Taste of dark fruits, milk chocolate, raisins, caramel.

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Photo of GlennWB
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle poured in 2017

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Photo of schavuytje
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black body with a multicolored foam, scented to dark grains of plums and smoke, seemed to me a bit more powerful and layered,it is more Imperial Stout than Rusian, but managed well

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Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgsilva
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coal-black body; thick, tan foamy head. Chocolate, charred grain, and boozy aroma; hints of vanilla and mocha. Smokey chocolate; subtle sweetness and low-key yet surprisingly forward alcohol presence in the flavor. Crunchy (yes, some sort of sugar crystals!), sweet and velvety.

My kind of big, dark beer. The bottle was poured from a red wax sealed bottle. Intense and boozy yet with an appealing sweetness that nicely balances things out. Depth, complexity, blah-biddy blah-biddy blah...seriously, this is a compelling and highly intense palate pleaser...

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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 659 ratings