Hel & Verdoemenis | Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
4.17/5
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655 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:
#1,527
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
655
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 655 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of kristinc
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBuckley73
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anastajia
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,frothy,beige,head
S:
-licorice,nutty,coffee,nougat,burnt toast,plums
T:
-licorice,nutty,espresso,burnt toast,chocolate,caramel,oats,plums
F:
-low carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Very nice Imp Stout, but it doesn't really differ from their "Heaven & Hell".

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Photo of Euroglot
3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of phildow
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 08 April 2011
330mL bottle poured into a Bourbon County snifter type glass. Pours black, one finger tan head. Fades to a lingering lace that's present throughout the entire time drinking.
Smells almost like Bell's Black Note. Dried fruit, sweet sweet smell. Not much else present but that's OK.
Sweet, not much roast characteristics present. Just a little bit of roasted character noticeable in the finish after a drink of water.
Super smooth mouthfeel.
Wow. Almost hitting the "amazing beer" level, but a little one dimensional. Maybe a little sweet, but not too sweet to finish an entire 330mL bottle

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Photo of br075
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Black with 1 finger of dark brown head.

S - Dark chocolate with roasted coffee.

T - Bitter chocolate with roasted coffee. I also get a little molasses and black cherry.

M - Moderate-to-full body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat sticky. Alcohol is well hidden.

O - This is a really well done stout. The amount of roast and bitterness is perfect, while the somewhat sweet chocolate rounds it out.

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Photo of SayBoom
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_kizzle
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm really impressed they can achieve this flavor profile with so few, basic ingredients. An expertly crafted stout.

Hell and Damnation is just on the edge of being bitter, but it doesn't get there. Very well balanced, not going too far into chocolate territory, not going too far into coffee territory, and staying away from smokiness.

It has a nice roast to it, with a slight tang, and a fulfilling, soft mouthfeel.

This is beer that doesn't need anything else to help it along and it's an injustice to try to use other foods or flavors to try to describe it. Best to try it for yourself.

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Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: pitch black, small mocha head, little retention, little lacing. Pretty, nice
S: chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, butterscotch and vanilla on the back. Some leather, tobacco, and earth. Very pretty nose
T: taste learns hard toward the coffee and chocolate side with a strong tobacco tilt. Solid but not great
O: very, very nice beer. Love the nose and really like the rest of the beer. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of 57md
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with honey edges and about a half finger of tan head. The nose has notes of chocolate and mild roast. The flavor profile has a legitimate roasted essence to it but the body is thinner than expected.

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Photo of jmg480
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Saviour
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greasy
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BucBasil
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at a new craft beer place in Shanghai. Poured into a pint glass from the 330mL bottle.

A: The beer is a thick motor oil dark brown to black color with no light visible within. The bead is one finger thick and dark tan.

S: The aroma is able to be smelled from several feet away. Milk chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Some toffee and caramel within but covered up by a touch of booze so that the predominant note is dark chocolate.

T: Very smooth with smoky character throughout. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate within but mostly a roasted note covering up a hint of booziness. Pretty unbalanced beer but somehow works under the guise of a coffee drink.

F: Super smooth.

Overall: Tasty beer but not one that I would want multiple in a row. Try this one with something sweet for sure.

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Photo of YvesB
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 655 ratings