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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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the famous Hemel & Aarde, brewed with Bruichladdich whisky malt, matured on oak casks from Bowmore and Coal Ila. The casks were mixed before bottling and casking

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Hemel & Aarde
Date: October 12, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, headless
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, smoked peat, touch of chocolate
Flavor: roasted flavor, lots of smokey peat, dark chocolate bitterness, long smokey finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8539) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2014
Well this is better than some in the series, but still not a beer I would ever revisit. Pours black, tiny brown head. I get some chocolate, some charred barrel notes, some peat, smoke, bandaid. Just ok IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5454) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, hkolzig, Kaffee, dunkle reife Früchte. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte, Holzfass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1518) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. Aroma: very peaty, salami, medwurst, chocolate. Taste: very peaty, used coffee grounds, strong and sweet Greek coffee, smoked meat, creamy chocolate, some licorice. Medium to full-bodied. As much as I love peaty whisky, this wasn’t completely successful. Still nice though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdwinLitzau (232) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Zeer donker, niet helder, beige schuim. Aroma van peat, ruikt erg lekker. Smaakt fantastisch, geroosterd, zwaar, islay/peat. Extreem goed bier. Lomp en zwaar, super.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (818) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Diep zwarte kleur met een aardige bruine kraag. Volle geur. Ruikt sterk peated, gebrand, koffie, rook, iets van stroop. Smaakt vol, peated, hout, rook, vanille. Goede alcohol smaak. Iets dikke structuur. Lekker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle with thanks to MrH. Pours opaque black with a medium brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is smoky, peat, roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor is quite smokey and peaty, scotch notes, roast, ashtray. Light sweet, medium bitter. Full body and creamy mouthfeel, fairly hot. This is a nice blend, one in which the scotch notes do not completely overpower the stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (521) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl. En beni bar house mes de noviembre 2013. Duelo con Hemel & Arde Bruichladich. Dos Alucinantes cervezas. De color negro intenso con espuma blanca algo oscura que desaparece poco a poco. Cuerpo fuerte con aromas y sabores intensos a maltas tostadas, chocolate amargo, café intenso torrefacto con algo de dulzor y un final intenso seco algo salado de madera de whisky de Islay, efectivamente Caol Ila domina sobre el añejado en Bruichladich aunque los dos juntos aportan un inmenso sabor final a madera de whisky. Una maravilla de cerveza. Para mi está mejor que la de barril Bruichladich ya que es más seca y menos dulce. Imprescindible, imprescindible repetir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2149) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma of peat, roasted malt , chocolate and whiskey. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some smoke. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2368) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours black with a small creamy dark mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and smokey with roasted malts, peat, alcohol, moist soil, burnt wood, smoke, sweet dark bread, minerals, cigar smoke, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla fudge and tar. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and smokey with roasted malts, burnt caramel, peat, moist soil, alcohol, tar, dark roast coffee, leather, burnt wood, melted snow, smoke and smokey single malt whisky. Mouthfeel is round, creamy, tiny roasted tart and medium to full bodied. finish is bitter, malty and smokey with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, peat, tar, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate, moist soil, melted snow, burnt wood and smokey single malt whisky. Better than expected...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9476) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Smoked woody leather aroma, peat, grass, sausage, dark chocolate, tar, licorice, some ash. Smoked leather flavor, peat, caramel, minerals, ash, tar, dark chocolate. Loads of smoke and peat, almost too much.

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