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De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Cuvée

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Aged in Bordeaux wine barrels, Bourbon barrels and virgin oak barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2053) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has chocolate, roasted coffee, bit vanillin and bourbon. Some tobacco. Flavour is quite intense alcohol and coffee. Later on some tobacco and kahlua liquer notes. Very deep black malt notes. Layer after another. some port wine when warms. Huge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (386) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Black with a massive beige head. Aroma of wood, grape, bourbon, earthy hops, roast malt, chocolate. Taste is light sweet with a sour and bitter finish, well balanced. Thick oily texture, medium/low carbonation. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
Waxed bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 10.5% Pours totally black with a huge dark brown head, ever rising, thick, with great retention. Heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, wood, light bourbon, light wine notes as it begins to warm up. Taste of dark roasted malts, light acidity, liquorice, alcohol, light whiskey, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Not much of the wine and the bourbon is a bit faint, but it’s still very good. Full chewy body low carbonation. Sticky palate. Overall very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartlebier (1479) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Draught@FdB Köln 2014, SA. Perfectly balanced, very subtle and smoothed-out blend of their ImpStout classic, with that distinct, but again subtle red wine barrel deep red berry component, smoothing out the tar and barrel astringency towards silky succulence and excellent drinkability. Underneath, and at the core of this treat: deep 60% bitter chocolate, confident roasted malts not in need of proving they can play espresso; just the right amount of what feel like natural, supportive sugars and caramels, a separate dimension of butterscotch and bourbon vanilla. Seamy, creamy mouthfeel, with any yeast character remaining a ghostly absence. Hard to find fault or top, this gorgeously restrained (!) exercise in integrated less-is-more-despite-there-being-much-more-than-in

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, röstmalzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch, starke Aromen,.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1300) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 28, 2014
33cl bottle. Color is dark dark. Head is medium and brown. Body is super smooth and a light carbonation. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Some nice dryness. A long warm spicy finish. Aroma is coffee, wine, wood, chocolate, spicy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1580) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
33 cl bottle (bottled on 19 Nov. 2013). Black color. Rocky beige head with reasonable retention. Aroma’s: Sweet, chocolate, tar, a bit burnt, umami, barrel (oak), a bit vinous. Sweet, vinous, smoky, tar, chocolate, light vanilla, quite complex. Flavor is moderate sweet, hard roasted, tar, moderate bitter. Fairly strong alcohol feel. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with as, tar and quite bitter. Impies and wine are not the best match, but this is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2612) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Sample from a bottle @ ’t Antwaerls Bierhuyske, thanks to 77ships for sharing. Pitch black with a medium thick brown head and some lacing. Aroma is of fudge/chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt and berries. Taste is slightly sweet with a lot of fudge/chocolate again, bourbon, vanilla, berries and a roasted malt/bitterness finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel. Warming finish. Light alcohol touch. Rich, complex and decadent. Another good version of the Hel & Verdoemenis. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
Thanks! 33 cl. bottle sampled @ ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Pours pitch-black with a huge frothy chocolate mouse head. Nose is a thick syrupy roast with chocolate sauce, charred oak with blueberry and brambleberry syrup, lovely. Thick and warming, chewy feel to it with brambleberry, blueberry syrup, light roast, charred oak, faint bourbon but only a touch, palm sugar, dark chocolate. Lower carbonation, very decadent and very lovely. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma of grapes, wine, hint of chocolate, funky, taste is sweet, fruity, funky and sour, light vanilla, dry toffee.

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