Hemel & Aarde | Brouwerij De Molen

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193 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Nickls on 08-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
43
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of akang
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Anatole
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedTarmac
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.21/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of meat, bacon, ash. Taste tons of smoke, ash, sweet malt, chocolate. Nice smoke!

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wanderlust389
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong wood notes in this beer. Spruce tasting? Decent, but not my thing.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle States 10.00%. 2011 Vintage.

Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights. The aroma has big peat smoked malt and also dark fruits. It breathes like a good whiskey. Big roasted malts in the taste, certainly some peat and earthy wood. The roasted, coal like goodness is complex and addictive. Character abounds from Hemel & Aarde, this is a Russian Imperial Stout from the Netherlands that is worthy of seeking out. Full bodied, lush, well carbonated. A pleasure and a real treat. Delicious stuff right here, I love the roasted and slightly smokey flavor.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of SadMachine
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of VashonGuy
4/5  rDev -1%

This is a very peaty stout. Classified as a Russian Imperial, but it sure reminds me of Scotland. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Nice head and lacing; very dark. Aroma is smoky, and the peat dominates the taste.

The flavor is very strong. My 8 ounce pour (on tap) was almost more than I wanted.

Not your everyday stout, that's for sure, but it's a great change of pace.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -4%

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -1%

Vintage 12/5/11

A - Pitch black with an off white, soapy looking, thick ring of lacing, gentle carbonation through
the middle.

S - Smoke, charcoal, faint dark roasted chocolate.

T - Well balanced throughout, smoky char, charcoal, dark roasted chocolate, oak, peat, and
light coffee.

M - Medium body, gentle carbonation and silky soapy bubble finish on the back of the palate.

O - A fantastic beer that will age for a long, long, time.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of leitmotif
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev -1%

Hemel & Aarde from Brouwerij De Molen
4.04 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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