Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Batch 666 was H&V with added wood chips soaked in a 40 year old cognac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5730) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
Shared bottle Pitch black colour, moderate brown head. Nice roasty aroma, notes of coffee, liquorice, oak and old brandy. The flavour has the same elements as the aroma. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle.Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate,alcohol, mocca and coffee. Flavor is sweet and warming with some roasted grains, coffee and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
Deep black colour, small but lasting tan head. Aroma of liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla with a boozy cognac and wood smell. Flavour of malt, alcohol sweetness, milk chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Alcohol seems somewhat overpowering, but nice nonetheless.
(draught@ Borefts ’11)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1471) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2011
On Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours deep black with steady beige head. Nose of roasted malts, mocca, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. All these come back in the taste, added with wax varnish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (4302) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Opened up to celebrate my 500th rating! Very dark body but no head. Aroma very similar to the normal Hel & Verdoemenis. A little more cherry and some leaves. Has a bit extra bitterness at first but ending is sharper. Not as creamy and smooth, but still delicious and sweet. Amazing brew but actually prefer the normal Hel & Verdoemenis. (1,5 years old) (Rating re-indexed)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (5484) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2011
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks unusual for De Molen, but good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Complex-malty aroma with a hint of liquorice. Starts strong, complex-malty, but not too much. Well balanced malty notes, a bit oily with hints of vanille and coffee. Finish very well balanced and warming. Wonderful drinkable. A masterpiece!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1551) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cognac, leather, coffee, espresso, dark dried fruits, wood, vanilla, caramel and liquorice. Taste is vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee, liquorice, cognac, some light hops, chocolate and dark dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
18cl bottle with thanks to Doodler, much appreciated Scott! Pours almost flat with a thin, spotty and slow rising tan head. Aroma is nice with a rich cognac aroma amongst some espresso and light chocolate. Flavor follows suit, with more cognac flavor and lesser notes of sweet milk chocolate and espresso. A better compliment to the base beer on this one than the Wild Turkey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2604) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Black, thin tan head. No lacing left behind, as if there was something to produce one anyway. Big roasted aroma, coffee, dark chocolate. Big chocolate taste, dry alcohol presence. Mostly dark chocolate and coffee. Awesome beer. Can’t wait to have more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tweeke (37) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at borefts. A bit too much of a good thing, the cognac is strong in this one. This results in a rather ’boozy’ taste, the alcohol isn’t hidden too well. Apart from that it is an interesting and enjoyable beer that really deserves the name its been given. Very sweet (just like the normal Hel & Verdoemenis).

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