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De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Bourbon BA)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1752) - GREECE - NOV 25, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Dark brown to black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, dried fruits, smoked, nutty, wood, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1108) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2015
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 10/10/2015. Bottled: 10/06/14 Color negro espuma beige, aroma torrefacto, cuerpo denso, final seco y alcholico.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarmok (649) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2015
Black liquid with minimal beige head. Aroma of whisky, chocolate, plum, rye. Taste: coffee latte, chocolate, plum. Palate: full body, sticky feel long late finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5328) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small, creamy, reawakening, tan head. Complex, sweet-ish, dark malty aroma, notes of treacle, vanilla, chocolate, hints of oak, leather, peat, shoe polish as counterpart. Taste delivers the same complex mixture of flavours; oily texture, slightly sticky palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2015
Impressive licorice aroma with a sour twist in an inky black pour. Taste is the same - with hints of chocolate and coffee and a tasty sustained finish. Barrel aged version improves on the regular brew by merging all the complex tastes perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (4152) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Black with a small brown head, quickly gone. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, roasted, burnt, smoke, licorice, bourbon, chocolate). Flavor medium+ sweet, light to medium bitter, light smoky, bourbon, wood, vanilla. Almost full body, some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Nikos. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and some smoke. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (5189) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
My godmother in law (if that is even a thing) is a saint for schlepping this and other beers from the Netherlands to break up the Kolsch train here in Cologne. Thank you Rianne! Pours opaque black, very small brown almost wispy head that dissipates pretty fast leaving a ring with some lacing. Aroma is a quite pleasant mix of bourbon, anise, roasty malts, cocoa powder, molasses. Flavor is a bit smoky, roasty, lots of deep roasted malts imparting some baking cocoa and molasses notes. Smokiness gives way to charred oak. Bourbon is present, but oak is perhaps more influential. Yep, this is a bit peaty, which is interesting given the stated barrel treatment. Rich and thick, full body, some ABV heat, but honestly pretty well masked for an 11% beer. This baby is a hundredth percentile beer, and fuck you if you don’t agree.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. shared with Simon of Round Tower Brewery to educate him on the wonders of barrel-aging!!! Thanks to my lovely Beer Fairy for this one! Opaque black with baige lacing. Aroma is huge. Oak, chocolate, Kentucky Bourbon, probably Wild Turkey, leather. Taste is blackcurrants, chocolate, raw cocoa, oak, wood, leather, Kentucky Bourbon and alcohol. Brilliant. Epic. Really drinkable too!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2911) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours deep black with menacing tan head. Lovely sweet bourbon aroma. Lovely sweet bourbon influence in the taste. The kind of beer you don’t write notes about.. you just lie back and absorb it’s wonderful warmth.

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