Hel & Verdoemenis - Bourbon BA | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged for 20 months

Added by Dope on 08-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.69%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
23
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Honestly the best beer I've ever had.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of random846
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of bbadger
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of KBlodorn
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of braican
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of polopaul20
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of starshark
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of randylangford
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BierJager89
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Pours pitch black with a mocha ring of head.

S: A touch of vanilla, some oak, bittersweet chocolate and perhaps a touch of dark roast coffee and some alcohol in the nose.

T: Vanilla, dark chocolate, fudge, oak, up front, followed by some citrus peel, particularly lemon, finishing where it began, with vanilla and dark chocolate. Just a touch of alcohol, but it doesn't distract from the deliciousness of the beer. Very well balanced.

M: Full bodied, gloomy, creamy smooth.

O: This beer is amazing. If you like your stouts bourbon barrel aged, then I could barely recommend a beer more. Imperfections lies merely in the faintness and lack of vanilla in the nose and the taste being very slightly tart with a touch of alcohol. Very minute details, though, as this beer is nearly perfect.

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Photo of YOSHl
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz poured into snifter

A: Black as your worst fears almost no head with the pour just a mocha ring

S: deep rich roast, smooth bourbon, light tobacco, and some leather

T: Perfect...it follows the nose it's very deep thick roasty bourbon with such nice dryness it's tobacco tasting without it overwhelming it's bourbony but dry none of the sweetness it's amazing it's almost liked chewed leather with all the best things about chocolate, toast, bourbon thrown in.

M: It's not viscous but this beer clings and coats

O: This beer gives you bourbon barrel but stripping away the sweet vanilla toffee that you expect and gives you rich layers of the flavors you don't see much in BA beers. It's just amazing

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4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Colby8938
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of DahWag
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jose9e
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Rainier
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Bp123
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.74/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of pkalix
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I also have the beer dated 1/28/2013 (as the last, and only, reviewer).
black pour. no head. smells VERY similar to the Eclipse I just drank. could this be continuation of such blessedness? a deep, rich aroma of bourbon mixed with all the other 'typical' stout aromas . . . .
taste is . . . . wow! very similar to the Eclipse I just had. a continuation of nirvana, to be certain. incredible! a plain, black n white scripted bottle with an incredulous nectar contained within. the day started out not so promising but is finishing quite soundly. bourbon on the peripheral, imperial stout as the base, and happiness within . . . . not QUITE as smooth as the Eclipse, but very, very similar in taste. I had no idea what I was purchasing at the time.... a little LESS stable, and a little more unbalance (but not by much!) than the Eclipse, but what a great adventure in barrel-aged brewing. this is a great experience. do the Eclipse first, if you can; but this is a great secondary for comparing to...

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Photo of brewskis
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rden4654
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lorenwhite7
4.6/5  rDev +8%

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Hel & Verdoemenis - Bourbon BA from Brouwerij De Molen
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