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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: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3307) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle. Almost black with a fine deep tan head. Very chocolatey aroma with roasted malt and the orchard in flower. Just a hint of really old stout underneath luscious fresh stout. 8+ Silky texture, low carbonation. If the aroma suggested roast in the background and too much chocolate, a sip puts those thoughts to bed. The chocolate is reeled in by coffee, spices and firm bitterness. The roast is more pointed and verges on acrid. There’s a little orange and juicy tropical touch as well. Really quite bitter at what seems to be the end, then there’s a green oakiness that creeps in. I didn’t dislike the finish but it made the beer seem less welcoming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2016
On Draught
Black with a very small head.

Hugely chocolaty on the nose with a bunch of roasty & almost espresso like with a bunch of dark fruit & some grapey alcohol.

Plenty of roasty bitterness, sweet.... but balanced enough with big bitterness that it works pretty well. Great chocolate & dark fruit... Nicely hoppy. Huge & delicious.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (338) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAY 16, 2016
A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of both sweet and roasted malts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin ring of beige head; sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, with some wood and floral notes; taste is more bitter than sweet with dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, and hints of wood and coffee; finish is dry and bitter with some dark chocolate notes and alcohol warming; very nicely balanced and delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1430) - - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1778) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Pours pitch black with medium creamy light brown head and good lacing. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and wood. Taste starts with moderate sweet and heavy roasted malt and coffee, follows by chocolate, licorice, some sourness and earthiness, too, mouthfeel is warming with well hidden alcohol, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Heavenly good, no relation to hell noticed...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2016
330ml bottle, bottled 31 Dec 2014. Impenetrable black with decent sized mocha head that recedes to a soapy film. Lots of milk chocolate in the aroma, some soy, molasses, a little coffee, alcohol. The taste has very roasty malt character, burnt black coffee, a little sourness, some molasses, alcohol sweetness, licorice. Less full and creamy in body than expected. Solid imperial stout but the roastiness is a little too acrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (1768) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 8, 2016
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 07/04/2016 BBD:31/12/2039 Color negro, espuma beige, sabor cafe, cuerpo denso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (172) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 7, 2016
Aroma intenso a Malta café y leve a cacao Buen aspecto con una espuma débil que se mantiene hasta el final En boca maltosa con final amargor suave y el final en boca a café puro ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probabeer (118) - - APR 5, 2016
Muy buena. Muy densa. Mucho cuerpo. Poco gas. El primer sabor es intenso y se queda en el paladar.

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