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De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate, roasted grains, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a chocolate malty and dark pitted fruity sweetness finishing with some smoky notes. Medium to heavy bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, this is a tasty brew that I recommend to others to try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatthijsE (123) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Dark brown, almost black with a medium brown head. Full complex body with low carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, burnt malts and alcohol. A very rich imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1588) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thick tan head. Lots if sticky lacing. Aroma of prunes, rich chocolate cake, wood and cocoa powder. Flavour of chocolate, raisins and a slightly peppery finish. Full body with a thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Rich and flavoursome. Hides the 11.9% ABV well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (283) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at het Arendsnest. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, alcohol, chocolate. Taste is sweet with hard roasted bitterness. Long, bitter, heavy roasted coffee, dark chocolate, aftertaste. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzbart (29) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
This is one roasty beer. Big and thick with wooden notes, molasses, chocolate, alcohol, smoke, big roasted malts, tobacco and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1357) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, ash, coffee, and chocolate - with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (652) - CROATIA - DEC 7, 2014
Pitch black color, thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke. Taste is the same plus coffee and notes of hops. Medium sweet taste, light bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very nice, but also without any surprises to blow you away.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
33 cl bottle (12%) @ home, bottled 01.08.2013
Aroma is rather nice with licorice and some ashy tones. Also coffee and truffles. Palate has no CO2 at all. Flavour has ash, tobacco, some coffee and licorice. Smooth and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - NOV 18, 2014
From tap at Brasserie 4:20, Rome, v2010. Pitch black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee and chocolate, light wood and vanilla. Sweet biter taste like the aroma with the addition of dark fruits. Medium to full body, oily, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours jet black color with a medium sized beige head. Dark roasted malts on the nose, dark chocolate, faint wooden notes, distant vanilla and mild coffee. Very thick and creamy palate, lots of dry chocolate and moderately bitter and roasty malts, subtle vanilla notes and cocoa on the lingering bitter finish. Very complex yet enjoyable slow sipper. Excellent.

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