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De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Wild Turkey BA)

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


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
23rd Aug 2014: shared bottle with Fin and Mat at Sophieís Creperie. What a lovely beer, so smooth and interesting. The barrel aging has mellowed the base beer and given it an extra dimension. Chocolate notes abound and blend very well with the old oakiness of the barrels: most impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Matt, (cheers Matt!) We had this sat in the Creperie Sophie, in company of Mat, Loz, Jeremy and some of Jeremyís family, Shrewsbury, Saturday 23rd August 2014 Wonderfully soft and silky, warming, its smooth and has an air of indulgence about it, like a very fancy chocolate. Black with a light beige head. Superb, wonderful easy drinking big beer. The barrel ageing works wonderfully here integrating well with the beer as opposed to dominating which sadly is often the case with many other big beers like this. This is the best beer of the day and a beer that truly plays to Mennos strengths as a brewer, cheers Matt. A8 A5 T9 P4 Ov17 4.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized than head. Charcoal, coconut, vanilla, white wood, smoke, peat, black berries, alcohol, mushrooms, light/medium salty. Medium/full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Warming finish. Lots of impressions and not too raw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is whiskey, roasted and dark malty. Smooth roasted malty and dark chocolate. Light tarish. Smooth and roasted lingering dark malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Yummy. Pitch black with oily texture. Aroma is light smoke, bourbon, toffee, light molasses, and burnt toast. Taste is lightly boozy with great roast and balancing sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2014
purchased at de molen biershop, the smokyness is still there, great moderate barrel characteristics. The base beer is a big smoky beast, this is great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (751) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aromas are bourbon and roasted malt, some chocolate. Taste is more of the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (106) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
De Molen - Hemel & Aarde -- Appearance: 4/5. Cola-brown-black with so little head I was worried it had lost a seal in the cap. Almost flat in appearance, but a very tiny head appears after a few seconds and then fades. -- Aroma: 6/10. Smells fine, faint malt and smoke, difficult to get much nose off of it. Slight, pleasant sourness. -- Taste: 9/10. Gentle smokiness to start, with a *rich* chocolate midbody and lingering mocha over the tongue. Very sweet, with some acidity. Like a dark chocolate syrup brewed into beer, in a good way. Definite notes of caramel. Some molasses in the end. Pure dessert beer, yum. -- Palate: 4/5. Very smooth and silky, with only gentle lingering astringency and very milky, cloying sweetness, in a good way. -- Overall: 17/20. Really, the only failing in this beer is the lack of aroma intensity, but thatís the only real flaw to be found. Itís a marvelously chocolatey beer, and I feel like the overall rating score doesnít really do it proper justice. I donít find that much smoke to it though; itís pretty subtle, which isnít a bad thing. -- -- TL;DR: De Molen once again makes a world class imperial stout, for the hundreth time. Drink, enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle from the Borefts beer festival 2012. Pours a dark clear cola brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Flavors of licorice, oak, vanilla, dark fruits. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black whit tiny tan head.
Aroma vanilla, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, smoke, licorice, roasted malts.
Taste vanilla choclate sweet, some coffee bitter, smokey finish.
Mouthfeel oily, thick.
Awesome version.

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