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Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A. | Brouwerij De Molen

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Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A.Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A.
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77 Ratings
Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A.Hel & Verdoemenis Misto B.A.
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 tpd975 on 07-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,171
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
77
pDev:
8.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Dark brown body with a thin beige cap. Oak, vanilla, booze, cognac? Sweet almonds and booze, biscotti character. Delicious flavor. Easy drinking. Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Flavors meld so well together. Fabulous.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Most barrel-aged beers end up looking like death dug up but Hel & Verdoemenis Misto, which is aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, has retained a lot of its sleek black marble complexion (despite the best efforts of some sneaky and nasty-thick sediment). Its head, however, is another story; not even swirling can resuscitate that.

The beer smells like dark chocolate-covered cigars. It is terribly rich and intricate, but if we were to overlook all the subtle complexities we'd end up with a particularly vanilla-rich black forest cake. But bourbon barrels being what they are it's impossible to make things so simple - I'd have to hire a private detective to uncover all the flavours of this bouquet.

Hel & Verdoemenis is a pretty substantial stout in its own right; it boasts notes of bakers chocolate, teriyaki barbecue, french vanilla ice cream, blackberry jam, and coffee grounds. But to age even such a tall and broad beer in bourbon barrels is akin to slathering lettuce leaf in cream sauce - it won't hold up, one flavour is simply bigger than the other.

Fortunately, in the course of dominating, the charred oak and cigar smoke notes of the bourbon don't completely obliterate the roast maltiness or too much of its dark chocolate and coffee undertones. It makes no qualms about its strength but it is composed; give yourself a lot of time to drink this one (but rest assured you'll enjoy every minute of it).

I've had bourbon-barrel aged beers that taste like heaven... and others that drink like failed suicide. Hel & Verdoemenis ("Hell & Damnation") Misto, contrary to what its name suggests, is definitely a product of the angels; it is a divine, nuanced taste that blends Kentucky's barrels with barley's richest, roastiest flavours. Right on par with the 666, arguably even better.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Jeffo for this bottle!

Near jet black, ring of tan head, nothing in the way of lace. Smell is full of chocolate fudge, some oak, bourbon and vanilla, nice deep roast malt, a bit of dark fruit-raisin, before finishing with more fudge cake, reminds me a lot of a chocolate lava cake. Taste is like the nose with lots of chocolatey fudge, roast, vanilla, bourbon and oak, just a bit of the fruit from the nose comes across in the flavour, long roasted finish. Dry mouthfeel, syrupy, thick rich feel, lightly carbonated. Awesome stuff here and the best of the 3 Hel & Verdoemenis variants we had on this particular evening.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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