Hemel & Aarde | Brouwerij De Molen

Hemel & AardeHemel & Aarde
BA SCORE
4.02/5
193 Ratings
Hemel & AardeHemel & Aarde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Nickls on 08-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,257
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
193
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
44
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros and Tim.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark brown hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of peaty smoke, caramel, chocolate, really rich peat. The smoke is not oppressive at all.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of peat, some smoke caramel, the bottle almost comes across as maybe over attenuated. Really decent.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, bit thin.

O - Overall this beer was rather tasty, nice smoke. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud, Dec 7, 2011

Big foamy thick head fades at a fair pace, mild bubbly lacing, super dark pitch black beer.

Nose big smoke, tons of Islay peat smoke, big scotch, plenty of roasted malt, iodine smoke, candy syrup toffee.

Taste big smoke, peat smoke and iodine, little medicinal, with chocolate background, creamy cocoa, bitter roast and char, little spicy hops, Smokey scotch, candy notes and yeasty phenol touch. Finish sticky but dry, bitter earthy hops, more Smokey peat and iodine.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, big fluffy carb.

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Photo of Rwalford74
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sohearn
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,creamy,khaki,head
S:
-smoked bacon,chocolate,nutty,molasses,phenolic
T:
The Peated malt really takes over here
-peat ,bacon,ash,medicinal,heavy burned plastic note,toasty finish
F:
-low carbonation
-medium to full body
-boozy
O:
De Molen mentions "Bruichladdich" malt on the label,so it was probably for their "Octomore" smoke monsters.I enjoy peated Scotch, but the burned plastic taste is just too prominent here and makes it hard to drink.

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Photo of madelf66
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkhara12
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

- 2011 vintage (aged 4 years)
- 11.2oz. bottle poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 9-Oct-15

Surprised at how much carbonation there still was. I had about 1.5-2 inches of head. It's too carbonated for the style. It had a bit of Belgian yeast sweetness to it, but not sure if they used Belgian yeast in it. Nice roast and malt profile, typical of an RIS. Based on this experience, this beer hasn't peaked yet. Overall, a good example of the style.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of personpitch
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schmoog
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque black with 1-finger tan head, rather low retention. Smell - peat, char, roasted . Taste - peated malts, oak, prunes, coffee. Chewy, oily body. Alcohol is hidden. Delicious.

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Photo of cbutova
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Stoutfest IV reviews.

Thanks big old musty blue shirt wearin' ass brown dog; aka Matt.

A- Two bottles poured into many glasses with a black body. Foamy and frothy one finger head with good retention. Large blanket remains and the edges become coated in massively thick sheets of lace.

S- Scotch from a certain island called Islay. Super smoky, seaweed saltiness, charred grains, toastiness and a tart feeling brought upon by the heavily smoked malts.

T- Peat and peat. Smoky seaweed saltiness, spiced burnt sugar coated raisins, chocolate and burnt barley, Islay scotch whiskey from the malts, toasted nuts, malted milkballs and a moderate sweetness.

MF- Thick but the alcohol makes it a bit thinner and somewhat slick. Consistency is oily and fairly crisp, frothy. Finishes with a bit of warmth but ABV is seriously invisible. Bitter cocoa.

Peat Islay Scotch and heavily roast tones from the malts; a serious smoke monster like the one that faced Mr. Eko. De Molen is always great to try. Keep it up over there with these beats.

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

Photo of Dactrius
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Jose9e
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parintele
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Petertauro
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hemel & Aarde from Brouwerij De Molen
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 193 ratings
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