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Hel & Verdoemenis | Brouwerij De Molen

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4.17/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,943
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
666
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
174
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 666 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 4/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark tan head; almost no lace.

Blackberry, candle wax, cognac & faint bubblegum notes in the nose.

Thick, flat mouthfeel.

Black coffee, plum & faint bubblegum flavors up front; fresh earth & bakers chocolate notes on the finish.

A hearty, complex, rewarding RIS. This was welcome on a cold April night.

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

"Enjoy within 25 years" ? Bottled 7 NOV 2014 , so I guess we're still good. :)

Pours almost black, with brief 1/2" tan head, that leaves a ring, and a few very small islands of foam. Cola-brown when held up to the light.

Smells of roasted malt , cola, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and slight nuttiness.

Taste is dark chocolate, black coffee, brown bread(slightly sweet, roasty malt) , and a dusting of hazelnut. Some light lingering bitterness. On the first two or three sips, I got a slight vegetal flavor with the lingering bitterness, reminiscent of sautéed sage (not unpleasant) but it disappeared after that.

Feel is smooth , lightly oily, with very fine underlying carbonation, that produces some tingle on the finish.

Overall, quite good. Slight ear-warming at first, otherwise no indication of alcohol. Dangerously smooth & easy-drinking.

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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

De Zombier. En copa Teku. Viendo Deadpool 2. Imperial stout con recuerdos a barleywine. Cuerpo ligero, cafetosa, algo de humo, bastante amarga y con algo de acidez

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Photo of Zet
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black colour with an awesome blooming head of milk chocolate coloured foam that leaves nice lacing. A full nose (very full) with roasted malt, black coffee, dark chocolate and hops. These flavours return in the taste, where the pilsener hops add a nice accent to the massive stout flavours. Mouth feel is full, smooth and oily. Lovely RIS, too bad the high abv prevents me from grabbing another.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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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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
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 666 ratings