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


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
> Volatile but successful Islay Scotch and coffee version of this classic

[ Bottle ][ Etre Gourmet ][ 33cl ][ $20 ][ Woodshop Snifter ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Pours clear sepia, weak but present yellowish foam. Tahnkfully not flat like some other H&V BA variants. Nose is muted smoke, savory meat, coffee, real maple syrup, brown alcohol. Assertive. Taste is bitter coffee, rich dark chocolate, no sugary sweetness or tomato, spicy, coffee liquor..Kahlua. Low formaldehyde style "smoke" from the Islay Scotch barrel that has ruined many a beer. Slightly anesthetic. Powerful espresso bitterness. Pretty nice one overall, successful. As it gets flat and warms up, the formaldehyde takes over only with more soil. Not really drinkable anymore.

>!< Don’t allow the carbonation to die and oxidize, low carbonation, formaldehyde is retrained but breaks through as it warms

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014

Draught @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Bowmore) ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy - virtually none, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, smoke - peat, chocolate, light coffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, chocolate, peat. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20130927]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Deep black with small tan head. Light smoke, thick chocolate, espresso, tart berries, vanilla, wood, nuts, tiny hint of wasabi and chili. Big sweetness with tartness in the middle and burnt bitter finish. Thick, syrupy body, light carbonation. Massive beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle at home, 8th March 14. Peaty, whiskey aroma, pours flat, palate good for the style, but thiner for the whiskey. Taste is not subtle, loads of whiskey, too much to start, mellows as it goes on and warns, unfortunately the whiskey out paces the other complexities of the stout, there is some oak, wood, not a lot more, still a lovely drink

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasted, vanilla, peat, leather, slightly burnt malts, licorice, tar and loads of whisky. Flavor is very bitter, burnt and roasted, but still remarkably smooth. Thick body, very low carbonation and quite silky. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6185) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of iodine, ash, peat, roast, coffee, wood roast/campfire coal, smoke, tar, liquorice and vinously burned wood. Flavours of of chocate, coffee, earth, spices, iodine, bitters, wood, smoke, peat, spicy, , wood roast, some light liquorice tints, sweet wood, sweet tar, coal, oak roast, light vinous, dark roasted fruit, some pepper, smoke and bandage. Aftertaste is bitter, spices, coffee, iodine, some chocolate, some wood and some coal. Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture. Another great barrel used for the flagship beer of de Molen and it turned out really good! Complex and very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, no head. Aroma is very smoky, definitely some intense bowmore character, wood, molasses. Taste is really whisky-like, hot, smoky, woody, roasty. Palate is a bit thin bodied, medium carbonation. A bit too harsh, lacks the nice chocolaty body of regular BA Hel & Verdoemenis. Still quite interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2014
Black beer, almost no foam. Low carbonation. Oily and thick. Very complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and peat. Very nice peated. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandervdbroek (19) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Hardly à head Licorice caramel vanilla excellently blended together. Very tasty, would definitely buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Chocolate! Coffee. Lingering aftertaste with licorice. Warm. Gets overall taste after a while. Very nice.

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