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

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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

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Added by tpd975 on 07-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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31
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Photo of dangeru
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of pkeigs
4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love Hel and Verdoemenis, and this version of it is just stunning. With a great base beer, barrel aging really accentuates the complexity.

Poured from a 5.5 ounce nip bottle, I really wish they would do this one in a 12 ounce waxed dip, the bottle gives you a few swallows. Luckily I also got to try on tap at De Molen during the 1st annual Borefts Festival, and even though Narke stole the show for me, it gave me such an appreciation for De Molen. I ended up searching this beer out multiple during my 9 months abroad.

Pours black, black black, with just a slight ring to show that it is carbonated. Looks lovely in my De Molen glass.

Smells amazing, the thing I love about the base beer is how earthy it is, no citrus hops used here. The barrel aged version is fantastic, notes of vanilla, earth, dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee, espresso, caramel, dark fruit, I could go on and on.

Tastes fantastic, just so balanced, lots of earthy, chocolate notes, slight vanilla from the barrel and a little bit of booziness that I don't pick out from the regular version. The finish just seems to last, and last and last. Great complexity.

Only thing that makes this score less than a perfect 5 is the mouthfeel, it is not as thick as some of the great stouts I have had, it is oily, but just doesn't coat my mouth as well. A fantastic beer that I would like to cellar, just so hard to get here in the States...

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4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a teeny, tiny bottle that still said "750 ml" on the label. Looks like a bit of an oversight, since this bottle could not have been more than 8 oz. Hat tip to the Doodler for sharing.

Brewed July 23, 2009
Bottled June 8, 2010
Bottle No. 2364 of 2483

This beer pours what seemed like a slightly darker brown than regular Hel & V, but same as the original, not even a hint of head. Not the best looking beer out there, but that's not really the point, is it?

You get a lot of the alcohol on the nose, but also a slight tartness that is not present in regular Hel & Verdoemenis. There is a lot of spice and oak that takes center stage.

The flavor on this thing is really strong vanilla and oak, typical of whiskey barrel-aged beers, but this one takes it to a new level. The flavors are so defined and not overpowered by the beer. The Hel & V plays so well off the barrels, producing a strong caramelized raisin flavor with the same sharp bitterness that really cuts through the sweetness. It's heavy in the mouth, but the alcohol content rounds out the beer and helps it slide down far too easily.

What a fantastic beer. Not that this is surprising, but it just proves how many beers are begging for barrel treatment. The Wild Turkey barrels provide that really classic bourbon barrel-aged flavor profile, and it's nice to have something that, even though it's called a stout, tastes more like a belgian strong dark that gets this treatment. Very glad to share it, thanks to the Doodler.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of YvesB
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome. Really, really nice. Everything was right on here, nothing bad to say about this beer at all. Appearance was nice...deep black with a nice head; smell was nice. Taste was all there, nice bourbon notes with plenty of malt. Mouthfeel was probably one of the best if not the best. This beer is not too boozy, not to watery, everything really clicked as a really, really good stout. Great job by De Molen! Awesome!

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Photo of woosterbill
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nip, brewed '09 bottled '10, into a Birra del Borgo tulip. Huge thanks to the ever-generous Knifestyles for sharing this elusive, exciting brew.

A: Clear dark brown body, completely still. Mediocre.

S: Rich, smooth, and amazing. The smoky intensity of the base beer lends serious character, but is beautifully mellowed out by vanilla + toffee sweetness, as well as some oak and smooth bourbon. Just a lovely BA stout.

T: Follows the nose perfectly, with both powerful and finesse. Fabulous balance of booze and malt, sweetness and richness. Delicious.

M: Full, sticky body; no real carbonation. Not enough life to stand up to the power of the flavor.

O: What a tasty beer. This one is proof that carbonation isn't necessary to create a beautifully tasty barrel-aged beer. Yeah, it would have been more enjoyable overall if it had been carbonated (and it certainly would have been more drinkable, but that doesn't get counted anymore), but the flavors transcend everything else to make this a wonderful experience. I feel so lucky to have gotten to try this rare and delicious beer.

Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a very thin dirty brown bubbly head with minimal retention and not lacing. Aroma of well balanced roasted malt light lactic notes and warming scotch notes. Taste is also a well balanced affair between some well rounded scotch notes and a full body stout with lactic notes and light dry black chocolate. Body is about average with very low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. So easily drinkable yet so tasty I wish I could have this on a regular basis.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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