The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017 ysolem (35) - - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incroyable comme d'habitude De Molen c est fou un délicieux goût de chocolat me transporte dans un torrent de volupté
October 2017 - Bottle from my 'cellar', shared at Magic Dave's Leaving Tea Party. As 'De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey BA', 11%, Jan 2013 vintage. Opaque black with a foamy brown head that leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, dense breads and chocolate. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, little plasticky-woody, boozy, vanilla against fruity notes. Very good, but is on the absolute limit of its aging potential in my opinion. (8-4-9-4-17=4.2) nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Quick RB taste at CBC Clerkenwell. 12oz bottle pours a thick black with some cloudy, tan head. Nose has licorice, marzipan, booze, caramel, cakey, wood. Flavor is nice, sweet with chocolate and caramel and molasses, sticky toffee, some booze, some very light hints of vanilla. Complex finish is oily, lightly sweet and a touch hot. beton (678) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. djd07 (15330) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle at RBSG. Pours black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, wood, whiskey, smoke. Medium body, roast, dark chocolate, smoke, char, wood, boozy finish, very nice. stevoj (5425) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle share at RBSG. Near black pour, kind of flat. Goes up from there, way up. Roasty, boozy aroma. Mild sweetness, more heat, syrup, chocolate. Superb throughout.
BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2017
12oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice great barrel notes smoke ash and roast. Taste is more of the nice roast malts barrel kick. Thanks you to iphone I have been wanting to try this one for year. BlazerT (1212) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Really nice brew. Chocolate, nice roasted malts, vanilla, dried dark fruits. Taste is slightly boozy, sweet, slightly oaky, coffee. In overall really nice one, worth trying. As always in De Molen stouts body should be thicker. Svartvit (917) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle shared at the Oirschot tasting. 2010 vintage, small clear bottle. Another old gem from De Molen. Pours pitch black with almost no head, small tan ring. Tons of bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, bit of coffee, raisins, sweet roasted malts. This one also shows it age but I’m really enjoying how smooth it is. Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. klm1 (1780) - Bled/SF, - SEP 5, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2017 On my holiday I took two specials brewed by De Molen, which I drunk head to head: Hel&Verdoemenis Wild Turkey BA, bottled on 7th januar 2014 and their youngest brother, H&V Bourbon BA, bottled on 26th of April 2016. This one I rated one month ago, (score 4.3), Wild Turkey for the first time:
I poured it in a half pint nonic glass: black color, clear, with long lasting tan brown head.
Aroma: intense dark, roadted malts aroma, with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, gentle bourbon in the background. Flavor: intense dark, roasted malts, with notes of espresso coffee, cacao nibs, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, tannins, intense, but very well balanced bourbon note on second half, slightly astringent finish, with roasted bitterness in aftertaste. Body is full, texture velvetly, carbonation is low. On the label is writen 11% abv.
I think younger brother will be very similar to older one in next two years....