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De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)

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95
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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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common

on tap
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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout – 10,2% vol. Twice the amount of dark roasted malts used, massive Imperial stout. This is a mad one. Black brown colour with a thick and creamy tan head that can be added to as you wish if you give the bottle a swirl. Give this beer time to breathe and blossom into something truly stunning. Chocolate and alcohol are right there at the front but do not at all overpower the gorgeousness that is underneath. Full of leather, vanilla, amazing wooden notes, beautifully floral character from the hops, thick Belgian chocolate, much character. The flavour of crazy wooden tartness. An extremely bitter finish seems to come out of nowhere and is what really makes this quite unique. Superb width in the mouth and coats the whole palate beautifully. Alcohol 12% in latere versies


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1276) - BELARUS - SEP 28, 2016
Oil black, tan head. Stays as a bubbly lace. Aroma of coffee, earthy hops, nuts, brandy. Full body. Oily to sticky texture. Dryish taste. Roasted malts, coffee, earth, brandy, light to medium bitterness. Very good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1058) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2016
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg. as 12 %. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, light boozy and mild coffee. Black with tan head, mostly dim. Moderate sweet and moderate malt bitter. Full body, oily feel, light boozy roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1933) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 18, 2016
Massive beer but I’m not sure what else you could expect. Chocolate, roast, sweet fruits, lots of choc orange. Bang in line with the play book. Sweetness ramps up on the finish and very effectively seals it as a one-off taste (at least for today).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (2215) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 9, 2016
0,33l bottle at home from drinkshop.sk. Bottled 31/12/2014. BB 31/12/2039. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells of spices, raisins, licorice, light peat, hints of bacon, lightly dusty, light ketchup. decent smell, but not overly exciting. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes peppery, spices, some ketchup again, licorice, earthy, light smoke. finishes lightly earthy bitter with notes of spices and ketchup. quite unpleasant imp stout. probably this should have been consumed fresher, and i m not sure what the shop i bought it from, did with it, but for an imp stout this is heavy and rather unpleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1759) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2016
Aroma: Dark roasted malt with strong dark chocolate, coffee and dark berries. Flavour: Dark roasted coffee with chocolate, dark ripe berries and slight raisins. aftertaste is roasted malt and fairly fruity bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy and alcoholic warm. Colour: Pitch black with a brown head. From: Bottle @ FLASK Aarhus Jul. 2016.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2727) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 27, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark color. Thin brown head. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body. Dry finish. Aroma is alcohol, nutty, fruity, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, spices, flowers.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lord_zer0 (45) - Cáceres, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2016
Esperaba mas de esta cerveza. Poco aroma y demasiada presencia de alcohol. Deja un retrogusto muy amargo. Cuidado porque sube mucho.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 330ml bottle from Brewery Creek. Bottled 31/12/14. Tasting with Jamey. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt, some saddle notes. Taste is cocoa notes, chocolate, some booziness, burnt malt. Totally burnt malt, very dry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (920) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja, Višnja 666 and Goran. Thanks Višnja! Dark brown, small tan head. Dry fruits, alcohol, chocolate. Sweet, dry, barrel flavor. Quite drinkable, dry finish. Good, but not that special.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (687) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2016
Schlanke Schoko, Röst und Kakaoaromen. HÄMMER!! Dunkel und schwer. Extrem komplex, wobei viele Eindrücke von Bitterschokoladenaromen dominiert werden. Obwohl auch der Trunk und das Mundgefühl schlank wirken ist das Bier trotzdem voluminös und im Nachhall kommen noch kräftige Espressosäureempfindungen hinzu. FETT!!! Ein Klassiker. 0,33l Flasche direkt von der DE MOLEN Brauerei nahe Amsterdam. Ca.4-5 Euro.


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