Heaven & Hell | 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): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rvdoorn on 09-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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15
Gots:
49
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1
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Pitch black pour with a modest espresso-coloured head. Smells like roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, smoke. The taste follows the same notes, chock-full of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Smooth texture, full body and cherry bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,frothy,khaki head
S:
-chocolate,tobacco,coffee,molasses,nutty,spicy,slight mint,nougat,prunes
T:
-espresso,high bitterniss,spicy,chocolate,licorice,black bread,figs,prunes
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol detectable
O:
Very good Imperial Stout,which is a little too light

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Photo of dwoolley1
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kenmac19
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sonmor
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Жженно-шоколадно. Кремово. Плотно.

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of De Molen's Heaven & Hell a couple weeks ago at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try more beers from this brewery and I thought this one sounded good, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label is pretty bland and it's too eye catching. It poured a nice dark black color that didn't let any light come through with almost two fingers worth of fluffy and bubbly tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of small spotty lacing behind. This is a very good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the roasted and charred malts being the first to show up along with some sweet malts, chocolate and slight coffee like aromas. Up next comes a noticeable smokey aroma that has just a little bit of peat to it. towards the end comes the dark fruits which impart a nice mixture with no single fruit sticking out the most and it's followed by just a little more sweetness. This beer has a good aroma, it has a nice amount of complexity.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up, but this time it's the charred and roasted malts that stick out the most with only a little chocolate and hardly any coffee coming through. Up next comes that smokey aspects which is just a little stronger with a little more that peat aspect coming through. On the finish there's a little bit of dark fruits that go into lower amount of medium bitterness with a little more sweetness and charred malt and smokey flavors showing up in the aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, it's just a little more complex than more.

M- Fairly smooth, not crisp, a little velvety, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but I was hoping for more of a little thicker and creamier mouthfeel.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, it had everything I look for in the style with enough complexity to hold my interest. This beer had good drinkability, it wasn't boozy and I would be able to drink the full bottle without a problem. What I like the most about this beer is the taste and appearance, they were both very nice and the highlights of this beer. what I like the least about this beer is the mouthfeel, it could be a little thicker and creamier. I would buy this beer again, but only once in a while and I would recommend it. All in all this is a good beer and it lives up to the name. It's now my favorite from this brewery and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys this is one tasty stout.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljc973
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/6/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a thin dense dark tan head with solid retention; that reduces to a patchy lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, vanilla, char, leather, light smoke, herbal, wood, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of big dark/roast/bready malt; with light-moderate dark fruit, smoke, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, vanilla, char, leather, light smoke, herbal, wood, and roast/smokey earthiness. Good amount of herbal and roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted dark bread, raisin, prune, licorice, vanilla, char, leather, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of big dark/roast/bready malt; with light-moderate dark fruit, smoke, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this was an awesome Russian imperial stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of big dark/roast/bready malt; with light-moderate smoek, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jkhara12
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Alpineclimber sent me a couple of these. One for now, one for later. Cheers man!

Pours black with a thin brown head. Nose is dark malts and black licorice, dried prunes, and molasses. Taste is tons of dark roasted malt and a good amount of char, powdery dark chocolate, a touch of anise and dark fruit. Medium-full body, low+ carbonation. Big stout that hits all the right notes, very nice.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deac83
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black with no head like an extremely flat Coke, zero lacing as well. Usual Imperial Stout smell and taste with the chocolate, coffee and molasses. decent Russian Imperial Stout, not one of the best though...more middle ground.

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Heaven & Hell from Brouwerij De Molen
4.03 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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