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De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)

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


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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevlar95 (12) - Nysa, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste z beżową pianą. W aromacie uderzenie ciemnych słodów, gorzka czekolada, kawa. Smak - to samo, głownie czekolada i kawa, lekka wanilia. Dużo słodyczy, trochę kwaskowości i to wszystko skontrowane goryczką od słodów palonych. Alkohol niewyczuwalny, jedynie lekko rozgrzewający.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle split at Scopesters on melt day, thanks to Daniel, 01/07/15. Light black with a decent tan swirl. Nose is spice, dark fruits, coffee, toffee, charr. Taste comprises spice, caramel, light charring, dark fruit rinds, toffee fudge, cocoa powder, earthy tones. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a lick of booze. Ok impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tariczny (28) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Very dark brown, nearly black color with beautiful head, nice laceing. Aroma full of caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, home made cherry liqour and some grapefruit in background. Taste: bitter and sweet, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts and big boom of chocolate bitterness from roasted malt. Soft carbonation, full body and oily texture. Great beer for special occasion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle big thanks to Daniel. It pours dark brown with minimal head. The nose is rich, sweet, fudge, vanilla, wood, leather, toffee, light spice, umami and a dash of Worchestershire sauce. The taste is rich, oily, dark roast, salted liquorice, charred wood, tar, umami, toffee, bourbon, some alcohol warmth, vanilla and salty caramels with a slick, dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Solid imperial stout, but doesn’t quite match up to some of their other stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle share in Croydon. Bottled Aug 2013 at 12%. Black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is seeded bread, coffee, roast malts. Body is medium, smooth, not much in the way of carbonation. Taste is bready, light coffee, finishes astringent and a little bitter with some salt and ash. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Aroma of chocolate and coffee, some ash is also there. Pours pitch black with tan stable head. Taste is medium dry with coffee and dark chocolate. Bitterness is medium, body is medium to full. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Overall lovely stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours clear black-brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has some burnt cereal, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with bitter scorched earth, oily cocoa, some dried fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more earthy bitterness, burnt wood, baking cocoa. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle @ Croydonia. Deep brown with a tight tan head. Nose of meaty coffee ad cocoa. Pretty muscular. Oily chocolate shake. Similar flavour. Moderate hoppy bitterness and charred grain. Earth. Forest fire. Motor oil thickness. Boost juice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
IngetSlick (56) - - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bičre (2014). Small creamy, brown, head. Black body. Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted hops, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, almond, coffee, vanilla. Salt, sweet and sour with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1235) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle to stout glass Chocolate, coffee, light caramel and smoke, wood, and some very light barnyard. The colour is a very dark, opaque, brown with a thin mottled frothy dark tan head. Retention is good an there is moderate lacing. The taste starts with a light caramel, but then goes full on into dark chocolate and vanilla, leather, soy and hoppy bitteness round this out.

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