De Molen Eiken Hel & Verdoemenis

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Imperial Stout
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed with brown malts, an English traditional specialty malt, we created an Imperial Russian Stout that has won prizes at festivals across Europe from Sweden to Italy. Its big, black, roasted and complex. We are convinced that not trying this ale will be a mortal sin to your taste buds and beer experience. Oak chips have been put in 40 year old cognac and then added to the beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de lige, partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral chez MartinT. Arme: Odeur de chocolat et de caramel avec une pointe de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf et de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel et dalcool. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de caf en arrire got. (Rating #2857)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
In short: A nourishing very roasted on the chocolaty side. Very good.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed relatively fresh, about 8 months after first bottle rating
The look: Near black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is typical but pleasant roasted chocolaty imperial stout. Taste has a bit of many things. Some chocolate cake, some herbal hops, a light earthy notes, some dried dark fruits, herbal leafy hops. Roasted level is medium-high and covers-up the sweetness very well. Carbonation is a bit too soft but the body is pleasantly nourishing. Overall this is a superior classic take on the style. I was surprised to learn that there is two variations of Hell & Damnation. I feel sorry for those living a good life for I will have a choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This Imperial Stouts striking malt personality develops chocolate chips, pumpernickel bread, hazelnuts, caramel and raisins which are all kept in check by coniferous hops. This is another very characterful and complex product from De Molen.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A circle of foam floats atop the brownish blackness.
-Carbonation is relatively soft, letting us perceive a plethora of flavors while never being bothered by heavy dextrins.
-Roastiness is generous throughout.
-The cognac notes are subtle, which is appreciated.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24776) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
Bottled at Monks Caf Wallingatan, Stockholm. Near black, abdolutely no head. Rich chocolatey nose. Sweet and dense, very chocolatey with full body. Prickly with white pepper, lots of milk chocolate, almost no carbonation. Feels viscous, almost thick. Sweetness comes through in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2010
75cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2009, from The Cracked Kettle Amsterdam, complex Stout, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
Black with a tinybeige head. Sweet aroma with dark chocolate, burned malt and espresso. Flavour was huge with burned malt, dark chocolate, wood, espresso and cognac. Full bodied. A master piece! Once again a brilliant beer from Menno.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle 717. Deep black-brown pour. The nose is very salty with a kiss of light chewy malt. Soy and a bit of intense rich roasty character. As it warms a lot of dark malt character comes to the fore as does the barrel contribution. A bit of light sweet chewy maltiness. Fairly peppery with a kisslot of ethanol character as well. A touch of roasted sweetness and a bit of chocolate. Fairly sweet and quite oaky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle shared by Maxxdaddy: Arouma of prunes, some choclate and other dark fruits and woodiness. Very bitter taste and a little sour. Thin body. Finishes warm with the alcohol. A strange brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2009
Black colored brew. Vinous aroma, oak. Very low carbonation, maybe non. Flavor is laural, creamy, buttery, oak, vinous, malty, nice intense bitterness. Very silky, nice to sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (12032) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
waxed 33cl bottle.batch 816, bottle # 540 clear dark brown, no head. roasted aroma, dark caramel, toffee, licorice, oak palate is watery, no carbonation whatsoever. flavor is sweet malty, licorice, ends sweet and roasted malty, slightly smoked. some wood. probably one of the least carbonated beers ive ever tasted.

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