Hel & Verdoemenis | Brouwerij De Molen

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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:
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Added by paco1029384756 on 01-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
647
Reviews:
218
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
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57
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174
For Trade:
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Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of br075
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_kizzle
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +2.9%
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 -0.5%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Saviour
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greasy
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BucBasil
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zpeckler
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing. The nose is rich with coffee, which opens up into mocha, roasty, and blackstrap molasses flavors. Hop notes are supple and balanced.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cork cage spun like twenty times before it came off so I know they bot this one sealed well. My pour generates a massive caramel brown head that climbs to over three fingers tall. Retention is great as it stays in your glass like a foam brick. A castle wall of foam lace is left as it slowly recedes. Body is pure Texas crude black. Nose is of roast malts, coco, anise and some background dark fruit and grain notes. Enters the mouth with a true tingle of complexity that carries with is some very unique features. Richness is multi layered with coco, coffee and toasted dark malts. Levels of dark fruit like raisins and over ripe plum play together on the back side of the palate. Anise and burnt molasses play in the flavor as well. One of the more complex stouts in terms of rollercoaster of flavors. This is saying a lot for a stout lover like me. Point of note here however is that this beer has been well cellared for approximately 2 years and could easily have gone another 10 more. Mouthfeel is a little thick but not at all unusual for the style. This beer is big on taste and throughly drinkable.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured pretty much completely black... dark mocha tan head poured very big thick and foamy with a pock marked meringue like topping which faded slowly to good thick covering with lots of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Big blast of roasted / charred chocolate malts, tar, sooty smoke, charred bread, molasses / treacle sweetness, dark fruits (black cherries and grapes, dates, raisins), roasted nut brittle, yeasty, very earthy, salty, burnt coffee beans...

Taste - Lots of charred / burnt chocolate malts and liquorice to the fore followed by treacle and molasses sweetness, sooty notes, strong espresso coffee, toasted / charred bread, stewed prunes, black cherries, slight candy sugar hints, grassy hops, light oakiness, vanilla, quite peppery, nice warming booze...

Feel - Sharp initially then and smooths out nicely... full bodied... incredibly drinkable for 10% although you can certainly feel the effects of the booze after one bottle..

Overall - An excellent and very complex beer... highly recommended...

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Photo of HopSavant
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alarmclock314
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle, dated 8/28/13. Pours black with a smaller sized khaki head. Smells of cocoa and roasted malt. Taste is close with roasted malt, cocoa, and some char. Some dryness in the finish; also somewhat harsh. Medium body and some prickly carbonation. Overall, it's a good example of a RIS, but a bit harsh.

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Hel & Verdoemenis from Brouwerij De Molen
4.13 out of 5 based on 647 ratings.
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