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


on tap

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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
Tap @ BBF ’11. Vintage 2011 version. Pitch black pour. A lot of coffee and liquorice. Very long aftertaste which seems to last. Very intense. Nice cognac hints. Some roasted malts and chocolate too. Just great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2011
Pour courtesy of the DeMolen crew at BBF 2011 - thanks! The cognac really comes through - very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
(18cl bottle, #347) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and oak with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of milk chocolate as well as some roasted malt and coffee. I also get a few whiskey notes in the aroma. The flavor is also outstanding. I get a lot of nuttyness, as well as loads of chocolate and coffee. The oak and roasted malt are also present, as are some whiskey and cognac notes. The alcohol is very well hidden. Thick, chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice Russian Imperial Stout. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6770) - 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 (7346) - 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 (4548) - 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 (1637) - 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 (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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 (5933) - 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!

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